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Old 09-20-2010, 11:08 AM
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:23 AM
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What crap! I move away from the politics to just get in the middle of it again. Here is another expense and no increase in income coming in. Are they trying to force us to the streets?
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:28 AM
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That sucks. The SW corner of Weld County is really just as much 'Denver' as Douglas, though.
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The only thing i smell out here contributing to the front range air quality is the turkey poo... horse crap.... cow doo.... goat pee.... i am sure i am missing a smell or two.
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Air quality and auto emissions are directly related. I'd rather deal with emissions than breathe the infamous brown cloud of Denver's past. Yes, this is coming from a guy who took 7 tries and 100's of dollars before passing a week or so ago.

I was told by people at AirCare that testing facilities will be opening up in both northern and southern suburbs. Colorado Springs was mentioned by name.
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Crikey! They just canned the emissions testing a few years ago up here!

Sure am glad I did my PS mod on the 40 to include the air pump. (Then also glad I got collectors plates for the 40 and 55)

They are doing a lot of monitoring using those mobile vans on the on ramps @ I-25 up here. I just drove through one this morning...
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The aircarecolorado.com site says these vehicles (among others) are exempted:

Pre -1975 collector-plated vehicles

So, this implies that a collector-plated '78 FJ40 would not be exempted.

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The aircarecolorado.com site says these vehicles (among others) are exempted:

Pre -1975 collector-plated vehicles

So, this implies that a collector-plated '78 FJ40 would not be exempted.

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Effective: September 1, 2009:

Vehicles 1975 or older can apply for collectors plates at DMV
One (1) Tail-pipe emissions test is not required
Registration is done every 5 years
If ownership changes: emissions test is not required if new owner applies for collectors plates at DMV
But if new owner applies for regular plates, emissions test & registration is required every year.

"Grandfathered" Collector Vehicles:

1976 to 1984 vehicles registered as collector vehicles before September 1 2009 If owner does not register vehicle before end of grace period, collector plates are no longer valid; therefore, owner must get the appropriate emissions test and will receive regular plates

If ownership changes:
Vehicle cannot be automatically registered as collector vehicle; must comply with emissions standards.
1984 to 1982 dyne test - 1981 & older tail-pipe test - 1975 & older no test (see above definition)
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Thanks Mike. I had to read through that a couple of times back in 2009 to get it straight.

I think there was talk in Weld Co. a few months ago that they were wanting to ignore the State mandate anyway. Did anyone else hear that also?

The test seems kind of silly anyway for a vehicle that most people drive less than 5000 miles per year. Not a big contributer IMO.

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Air quality and auto emissions are directly related.
True, but I believe the studies have shown that emissions testing has done little for the improved air quality around here...What has helped most is newer vehicles replacing older vehicles and the fact that the street sweepers are typically out in force after snow storms to pick up the gravel/sand before it get crushed and blown up into the air. Just what I've read and from what smarter people than me have told me
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