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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2001, 09:05 PM
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How friendly are Phoenix and AZ to off-roaders?

I'm planning to move to Arizona soon (from Massachusetts), and expect to be in or near Phoenix. Would Phoenix be a bad move as far as emissions and other regulations might go? I thought I'd heard that that is the only city in AZ that does emissions tests, but I may not be remembering correctly.

Fwiw I drove a friend's Cherokee while I was down there and didn't see _any_ inspection sticker on his windshield. Do they even do inspections there?

Any info would be helpful. Thanks.

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Re: How friendly are Phoenix and AZ to off-roaders?

Phoenix has some bad air quality problems, yes they do emissions test, most everywhere in AZ.

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Re: How friendly are Phoenix and AZ to off-roaders?

I am in Tucson, Az.....we have to do emissions here.....Not all that restrictive...what exactly do you want to know about wonderful Az...besides that it is hot as heck in the summer and perfect in the winter........they do have inspection once a year to renew your tags...you don't have a sticker on your car to prove it though. They do the inspection at the MVD when you are updating your tags.....

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HAHAHA! I laugh at you all.

Up here in BC CANADA there are very few places where you need to get "AirCare" tested.


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Re: How friendly are Phoenix and AZ to off-roaders?

you will get tested once a year when tags are up. required by the state and you take car to a contracted station. for around $5 they check visually first for tampering of any smog jazz missing or altered and look under for catalitic converter. then they stick the wand up your exhaust and test at idle and then on the rollers you speed up for fast idle test. DON'T let it scare ya and come on over to the dez! we all seem to pass it somehow! you can "dummy-up" smog stuff CARREFULLY and slip by.

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Re: How friendly are Phoenix and AZ to off-roaders?

I used to live in Prescott about a year and a half ago at that time they didn't have emission testing there.It was a very nice place with lots of trails around,but it is a little small about 28,000 people in the town and about 100,000 in the county,it's approxamately 100 miles from Phoenix.

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Yes, the key is to find a rural area that isn't testing. Before we moved to NM 5 years ago we lived in Safford in SE AZ, the population of the whole county was under 30,000, the wheeling was awesome, and no emissions testing. About 130 miles from Tucson, 175 from Phoenix at the foot of the 3rd tallest mountain in the state, Mt. Graham at just a little under 11K ft..

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