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    Texas Vehicle Inspection?

    I apologize in advance for this type of post/question.

    The problem with using the search function is that these concerns cover an ever-changing issue.

    Moving to a county in Texas (El Paso) that does smog checks on vehicles.

    Texas does not require smog for diesel, from what I understand.

    However, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicle website lists criteria for inspections on all vehicles, regardless of fuel type.

    Does anybody have issues with vehicle inspections there recently?

    Specifically, the visual inspection or even an OBD check if it happened.

    I know tons of trucks run deleted in Texas, but I considered putting mine back to stock.

    I would have to wait for my household goods to arrive from Hawaii.

    My plates expire soon, so I am trying to get as much info as possible and hopefully keep the little time I have on my side.

    Thanks for any info.


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    Re: Texas Vehicle Inspection?

    Houston also requires gas vehicles to do emissions testing, but not diesels.

    You do not need to put your smog crap back on for the safety inspection in Texas.

    It’s just a safety inspection, no emissions or OBD engine check.


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    Re: Texas Vehicle Inspection?

    I live in El Paso.

    Diesels are not required to do smog testing.

    Only safety inspection.

    Costs around $20.

    It has been deleted since 2016.

    Not once have they mentioned anything to me about the exhaust.

    2016 Ram 2500, Deleted & Tuned by DRD, 5 in Flo-Pro exhaust, REVMAX ZeroFlex Valve Body, Thuren 2.5 Fox suspension.

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    Re: Texas Vehicle Inspection?

    This makes me happy!

    Thanks for the replies!

    I never got a notification that somebody had responded, so this was nice to see when I logged in.


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    Texas Vehicle Inspection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevent85 View Post
    I live in El Paso.

    Diesels are not required to do smog testing.

    Only safety inspection.

    Costs around $20.

    It has been deleted since 2016.

    Not once have they mentioned anything to me about the exhaust.
    Have a recommended shop?

    I like places I can build relationships with and have other work done if needed.

    Edit: You can PM the reply as well.

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    Re: Texas Vehicle Inspection?

    If you mean a diesel mechanic shop, not really.

    I have done all the work to my truck myself and with the help of a friend.

    I have heard good things about one shop, but they mainly work on Ford.

    What type of work are you planning?

    2016 Ram 2500, Deleted & Tuned by DRD, 5 in Flo-Pro exhaust, REVMAX ZeroFlex Valve Body, Thuren 2.5 Fox suspension.

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