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Old 05-15-2012, 05:21 PM
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Decided I'm going to pull the trigger on some shorties. I really want the JBA but am a little concerned about emissions. Anybody run into problems with these? The alternative is Gibson, but I haven't heard of anyone running those. Also, should I go with the titanium ceramic coated or will I be OK with stainless? I know I SHOULD get the titanium ceramic, but is it really necessary? Hoping to pull the trigger on these today.. just looking for some peace of mind!
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:26 PM
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stainless will just turn brown and bluish from all the heat, what makes you go with gibson?
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What about BBK?
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I've got more negative feedback on BBK than JBA and Gibson. Anybody on here have BBK and happy with them? If nobody has had any emissions problems with the JBA, particularly in CA, that's what I'm looking for.
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05Ram... Just saw you have the BBKs... what is your take on them?
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Great so far just make sure you get OE manifold gaskets no matter what ones you get. What was the bad on BBK?
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I don't think the BBKs are applicable with 4x4 trucks... or at least they only sell them under 2WD applications. I see yours is 4x4... any difference in the 05 and 08??

4wheelparts' web site claims the JBA shorties are 50 state legal. However, JBA's web site says they're for offroad applications only.

I'm mainly worried about not passing a visual inspection. I think the Ginbsons have a CARB number and are smog legal.
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BBK's fit the 4x4's.
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I'll take your word for it, being that you have them installed. The rep I spoke to yesterday told me it was a no go.

Think I'm just going to go with JBA and deal with it come time I have to get smogged...
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are you going to install yourself? how much are you finding them for aswell?
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