how's this for a ca smog test tale. i go to get my test on monday, the test guy says he'll overlook the fact that my timing was off a bit, but that my header, built to be ca legal, won't pass. he says the O2 sensor isn't properly located. wonderful. $50 gone. he gives me the # to the ca state smog referee, who might okay it...yes, there is such a thing. on tuesday, the ref tests my truck, and says he won't pass it for 3 reasons...the timing is off, my hot air riser tube has a tear in it....like those things do anything anyways?? and that my header doesn't have the part # stamped into it. so i call my header manufacturer, and ask about this. they say it's crap, and that they don't have to do that, it's part of the exemption # sticker that you get when you buy the header. the smog referee is an a*hole, and treats me like i'm a moron, acting all cocky and says to show him that on paper....yes, i almost decked him. i go home, $30 lighter. so i again call header manufacturer, this time asking for paperwork. they do not have it, but say call ca air resource board....that's the people who supposedly okayed the headers to be ca legal in the first place.....so i do. the guy on the phone there was actually cool, and said he'd document all this, and give it to the regional manager of the so cal region, who would get back to me in a day or two. an hour later, i get a call from the referee guy, saying if i fix my timing and hot air tube, he'll pass the header, as a phone call from his regional manager helped him out on some info he must've overlooked, and that the header i bought is the type that doesn't have the # stamped on it. he sounded nice and sheepish this time, almost apologetic.