Emissions Notice
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Emissions Notice

Notice of Emissions and Inspection Non-Compliance

As a professional racing team, we develop, manufacture, and sell parts that are designed solely for use in racing, track, or other off-road uses. These products are offered to the general public but marketed to individuals, shops, and other race teams who share our motorsport hobby and profession and intend on using these part(s) only for off-highway racing or competition use. There are certain products sold on the BimmerWorld website that are designed strictly for race, track, competition, or other off-road uses. These products are typically marketed with labels such as "Race", "Racing", or "Track" and we make every reasonable effort to notify the consumer that these parts are intended for such use. BimmerWorld makes no warranty or guarantee that any part we sell is emissions, safety, or inspection compliant in your state, province, county, or city.

Removing, disabling, or altering emissions equipment on a pollution-controlled road vehicle is against federal and some state laws. Installing devices or software that trick, disable, or modify emissions controls and monitors on a pollution-controlled road vehicle is also illegal. Some products available from BimmerWorld are not legal for sale or use in California on any pollution-controlled motor vehicle and we have stated as such, or with the phrase "not CARB exempt", or similar. Other states or jurisdictions follow or have adopted California (CARB) emissions regulations and our disclaimers for California also apply to these regions.

It is the vehicle owner's responsibility to ensure his/her vehicle(s) conforms to all federal, state, and local regulations, including emissions and safety regulations, if the vehicle is to be used on the roads and highways. We encourage all of our customers to have annual safety and equipment inspections and to proactively maintain their cars in peak operational condition. For dedicated race and track vehicles we strongly advise safety and equipment inspections by qualified and/or experienced race mechanics before and after each event, and to adhere to the tech inspection guidelines issued by your sanctioning body or club.

Please note: BimmerWorld will not sell racing parts for your street car if we have determined those parts, and/or their use, are in violation of federal and/or state laws. It is against the law for us to sell you those parts. It's also against the law for you to use racing parts on the street. BimmerWorld will confirm a customer's racing license, entry, or track participation and reserve the right to cancel part(s) that are not for legitimate racing or track purposes. If you have a legitimate permanently-modified track or race car we are happy to sell you parts and support your efforts. See the RPM Act below. But please do not insist or ask us to break the law.

If in doubt on the status of any part we sell, please contact our sales/customer service staff for clarification.

We support the RPM Act and you should too!

Currently, the federal EPA has no definition for a dedicated track or racing car. Under the language of the Clean Air Act, any modification of the emissions control system on a car is illegal, regardless if the car has been permanently converted to a race car. That includes nearly all of the vehicle's engine, intake, exhaust, and electronic components. In the eyes of the EPA, permanently converting your street car into a race car is illegal. Imagine every Spec E46, Spec E30, Spec Miata - virtually every amateur and club racing car since the 1970s being illegal because the emissions system has been modified. We need to give the EPA a better definition and guidance for track and race cars.

The RPM Act is proposed legislation in the US Congress that better defines racing, motorsports, and the parts and industry that supports it. The RPM Act clarifies and adds language so that the federal EPA has a better understanding of the motorsports industry in the US market. It gives businesses such as ours a legal framework to continue producing and selling race-only parts while not weakening enforcement for violations of the Clean Air Act. The RPM Act is supported by a large bi-partisan group of US Representatives but is stuck in a House sub-committee.

We strongly urge you to visit the SEMA website to learn more - saveourracecars.com.


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