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    Weistec Stage 1 Supercharger is now 50 State Legal

    Congratulations to our current and future Stage 1 customers! This means a lot to us here at Weistec, not only to provide our customers with street legal products, but providing performance that does not harm our environment.

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    Congrats...CARB approval....and to think some people said it would never happen.
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    Well that's a pretty big deal, congratulations.

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    Why isn't this in the M156 section...This is major new. Front page news Sticky!!!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    Why isn't this in the M156 section...This is major new. Front page news Sticky!!!
    I'm going to move it over with a permanent redirect. They were likely either going to post it in both or wait for me to do it which is my responsibility.

    Jim, I have an article queue. The front page isn't instant as I space out the updates for maximum exposure and to keep it fresh. The forum is instant though Click here to enlarge Yes, I agree, this is front page news.

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    very cool news. congratulations are in order to a really great company.

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    That is great news and an huge accomplishment, congratulations!!!

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    quite the accomplishment. congrats guys!
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    Weistec Engeering Stage 1 63 AMG M156 V8 supercharger is now 50 state legal - CARB certification approved

    A major congratulations is in order for Weistec who managed to pull off what many said would be impossible. CARB certification (California Air Resource Board) is extremely difficult due to the strict emission controls employed in the state. It is usually only large manufacturers making parts for domestics that have any luck with CARB certification using aftermarket superchargers (Magnusson, NOVI, Stillen) and we searched but could not find another modern example of a CARB certified aftermarket supercharger system for a Mercedes, BMW, or Audi. Not Dinan, not Renntech, not Active Autowerke, not VF-Engineering, not APR, not ESS, not Gintani, nobody producing superchargers for the aforementioned makes has achieved this on a platform produced in the last decade. That should put things in perspective.

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    It's great to see a company doing things the correct way. Great job Weistec.

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    This is great news. Now bring on Stage2.

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    This is gold! That brings the market to more ppl now. Good work!
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    Great job on what has shown to be one great product. Hats off to all involved for a job well doneClick here to enlarge

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    Incredible job on making this happen.... congrats Weistec Click here to enlarge Does this mean dealers can install the supercharger now without worrying about emissions issues? Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
    Does this mean dealers can install the supercharger now without worrying about emissions issues? Click here to enlarge
    I believe so.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I believe so.
    But the warranty will be gone though, right ? Not sure why anyone would ever have an MB dealer do the install with their jacked up labor rates. Plus, they don't really have much experience modifying cars. I realize the Weistec kit comes with detailed instructions, but it's not your "average" mod...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    But the warranty will be gone though, right ? Not sure why anyone would ever have an MB dealer do the install with their jacked up labor rates. Plus, they don't really have much experience modifying cars. I realize the Weistec kit comes with detailed instructions, but it's not your "average" mod...
    Well a dealer could install it now legally after the warranty is up for example.

    This could lead to dealer agreements that would not void the warranty though.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    But the warranty will be gone though, right ? Not sure why anyone would ever have an MB dealer do the install with their jacked up labor rates. Plus, they don't really have much experience modifying cars. I realize the Weistec kit comes with detailed instructions, but it's not your "average" mod...
    I think they meant Weistec dealer
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    I think they meant Weistec dealer
    I believe @Exeenom was referring to MB dealers as Weistec dealers were already doing installs.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I believe @Exeenom was referring to MB dealers as Weistec dealers were already doing installs.
    Yes I was referring to Mercedes dealerships. Regarding supercharger/turbocharger installs, the most common answer I got after asking dealerships if they would do an install (in the past) was that they couldn't simply because it was NOT legal. So now after Weistec has been approved, assuming the customer doesn't care about warranty, would this facilitate such a process?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
    So now after Weistec has been approved, assuming the customer doesn't care about warranty, would this facilitate such a process?
    Yes.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Yes.
    I think that alone was worth the trouble.... Many people tend to deal with local dealerships instead of going through all the trouble of using a longer-distance shop and so this option will provide a great solution for them.
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    Obtaining CARB approval for any aftermarket hot rod hardware is neither easy nor inexpensive.

    Congratulations are indeed in order to Weistec Engineering for having jumped through those substantial bureaucratic hoops.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    This could lead to dealer agreements that would not void the warranty though.
    Not really. LZH is right.

    The vehicle warranty comes from MBUSA, not the dealership. MB dealerships' independent agreements with third-parties don't "trump" whether or not MBUSA honors or denies a warranty claim.

    Say hypothetically an MB dealership installs a Weistec S/C on someone's C63. Then the car starts running rough and they diagnose that a con-rod has weakened/bent and needs to be replaced. That dealership might go to bat for the customer with MBUSA to try and get an exception... but that's about as far as they'll go, and if MBUSA still says "no" - do you think the dealership is going to warranty it themselves and eat the expense? Not likely.

    This noteworthy achievement is simply about meeting Federal and State emissions legality in the United States... it'll have no bearing whatsoever on affecting MBUSA's new-vehicle warranty coverage.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
    Not really. LZH is right.

    The vehicle warranty comes from MBUSA, not the dealership.
    Just like with Dinan the dealer would put in place their own warranty in lieu of the manufacturer warranty. That is why I specifically said dealer agreements and not MBUSA as a whole.

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