Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 27, 2012.
As of Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
112512002-2006 Cadillac Escalade 5.3L, 6.0L

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-629-5
  • Executive Order 629-5 / D629-5
  • ARB # D-629-5
  • Executive Order No: D-629-5
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-629-5
  • Resolution D-629-5
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Download: Executive Order D-629-5 PDF

D-629-5 Document:

                                        State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—629—5

                          Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                  of the California Vehicle Code

                                      Spectre Performance
                                        Power Plate Kits

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of the Vehicle
Code; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and 39516 of the
Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—02—003;                ‘

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That installation of the Power Plate Kits, manufactured by
Spectre Performance of 1720 South Carlos Avenue, Ontario, California 91761, has been found
not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution control systems, and
therefore, the Power Plate Kits are exempt from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the
Vehlcle Code for installation on the vehicles listed in Attachment A.

This Executive Order is based on Supplemental Federal Test Procedure:—USO6 test and
On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD—II) System tests conducted on a 2011 5.3L Chevrolet Tahoe
(OBD—II Test only) and 2009 Ford 4.6L Ford F—150. Test results showed that the Power Plate
Kits installed did not cause any adverse impact on emissions and OBD—II monitoring function.

If evidence provides the Air Resources Board with reasons to suspect that the Power Plate :
Kits will affect the durability of the emission control system, Spectre Performance shall be
required to submit durability data to show that the durability of the vehicle emission control
system is not, in fact, affected and/or that the addon or modrfred parts demonstrate adequate

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the Power Platée Kits do
not recommend tuning the vehicles to specifications different from those of the vehicle
manufacturer.                                                          »

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Power Plate Kits, as exempt by the
Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the vehrcles emission control
system, shall invalidate this Executive Order.                              -

Marketing of the Power Plate Kits using identification other than that shown in this Executive
Order or for an application other than that listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited
unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.


Exemption of the Power Plate Kits shall not be construed as exemption to sell, offer for sale, or
advertise any component of the kits as an individual device.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Power PlateKits advertised, offered for sale, sold
with, or installed on a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the Power
Plate Kits may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by'the Air Resources Board," may be made with
respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or written communication.

In addition to the foregoing, the Air Resources Board reserves the right in the future to review
this Executive Order and the exemption provided herein to assure that the exempted add—on or
modified part continues to meet the standards and procedures of California Code of
Regulations, Title 13, Section 2222, et seq.


Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this Executive
Order. The Executive Order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of intention to
revoke the Executive Order, in which period the holder of the Executive Order may request in
writing a hearing to contest the proposed revocation. If a hearing is requested, it shall be held
within ten days of receipt of the request, and the Executive Order may not be revoked until a
determination is made after the hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this Z 2         day of July 2012.

                                       Annette Hebert, Chief
                                       Mobile Source Operations Division


                                     EVALUATION SUMMARY

Manufacturer Name: Spectre Pérformance

Name of Device: Power Plates (throttle body spacer) Kits

       Spectre Performance of 1720 S. Carlos Ave. Ontario, CA 91761 has requested an
exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code for its Power
Plates (throttle body spacer) Kit. The vehicles in the appllcatlon mclude 1986 through 2011
model year vehicles.                                                     .

       Grant exemption to Spectre Performance as requested and issue Executive Order
D—629—5. The throttle body spacer kits exempted under this Executive Order are identified in
Attachment A

Device Description:
      Spectre Performance‘s Power Plate Kits are throttle body spacers designed to
improve airflow efficiency through the throttle body of the engine. The throttle body spacers
are made from a metal alloy and are all one (1) inch in thickness. All Power Plate Kits
include the required gaskets and installation hardware and operate in conjunction with the
existing emissions control system.

Discussion/Basis for the Recommendation:                                  |
       This exemption is based on: Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (SFTP) USO68 test
and On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD—II) System tests conducted, with the Power Plate (throttle
body spacer) installed, on a 2011 5.3L Chevrolet Tahoe (OBD—Il Test only) and 2009 Ford
4.6L Ford F—150, by Spectre Performance. Test results showed that the throttle body spacer
did not have any adverse impact on the vehicles‘ emissions and OBD 11 systems function.
Similar results are expected when any of the Spectre Performance‘s Power Plate kits,
included in this application, are used on the vehicles listed in Attachment A.

          SETP USO06 test on a 2009 Ford 4.6L Ford E—150 Truck

                                                   USO6 Emissions (grams/mile)
                 |                           —|   _NMHC+NOx                co
                      Test Results                  0.0452 _        o    1.9122
                     SFTP Standards      |             0.6     .              11.8
                        Pass/Fail                      Pass                   Pass



                                        ATTACHMENT A

                                           Power Plate Kits

Part Number Model Year                         Model                                    Engine
            2002-2006                      Cadillac Escalade                           5.3L, 6.0L
                         Chevrolet Silverado 1500-3500, Suburban, Avalanche,
            1999-2006                                                           4.8L / 5.3L / 6.0L / 8.1L
  11251                                          Tahoe
            1999-2006               GMC Sierra 1500-3500, Yukon                 4.8L / 5.3L / 6.0L / 8.1L
               2007        Chevrolet/GMC Silverado Classic, Sierra Classic         4.8L / 5.3L / 6.0L
            1986-1995              Chevrolet C/K1500, 2500, 3500                    4.3L / 5.0L / 5.7L
  11252     1988-1995                Chevrolet/GMC S-10/S-15                               4.3L
            1986-1995               GMC C/K1500, 2500, 3500                         4.3L / 5.0L / 5.7L
            1987-1990             Chevrolet C/K/R1500, 2500, 3500                          7.4L
            1987-1990                 GMC C/K/R2500, 3500                                  7.4L
            2000-2005                      Ford Excursion                               6.8L V10
            1999-2005               Ford F250/F350 Super Duty                           6.8L V10
            1999-2003                   Ford F150 Lightning                            5.4L DOHC
            1999-2004                    Lincoln Navigator                             5.4L DOHC
            1992-2002                    Dodge Ram 1500                        3.9L V6 / 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8
  11255     1992-2002                    Dodge Ram 2500                             5.2L V8, 5.9L V8
            1992-2002                    Dodge Ram 3500                                  5.9L V8
            2007-2011                     Cadillac Escalade                           6.0L / 6.2L
            2007-2011                   Chevrolet Avalanche                           5.3L / 6.0L
            2007-2011                 Chevrolet Silverado 1500                  4.8L / 5.3L / 6.0L / 6.2L
            2007-2011                    Chevrolet Suburban                           5.3L / 6.0L
  11256     2007-2011                     Chevrolet Tahoe                       4.8L / 5.3L / 6.0L / 6.2L
            2007-2011                       GMC Denali                          4.8L / 5.3L / 6.0L / 6.2L
            2007-2011                     GMC Sierra 1500                       4.8L / 5.3L / 6.0L / 6.2L
            2007-2011                  GMC Yukon/Yukon XL                       4.8L / 5.3L / 6.0L / 6.2L
            1999-2000                     Cadillac Escalade                         5.7L Vortec V8
  11257     1996-2000              Chevrolet C/K1500, 2500, 3500                 5.0L, 5.7L Vortec V8
            1996-2000                GMC C/K1500, 2500, 3500                     5.0L, 5.7L Vortec V8
            2007-2008                      Chrysler Aspen                             5.7L Hemi
  11258     2003-2008                      Dodge Durango                              5.7L Hemi
            2003-2008               Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500                        5.7L Hemi
            2004-2009                      Ford Expedition                            5.4L SOHC
  11259     2009-2010                        Ford F150                               4.6L 3-Valve
            2004-2009                        Ford F150                                5.4L SOHC
            1997-2004                      Ford Expedition                             4.6L, 5.4L
  11261     1997-2010                        Ford F150                               4.6L 2-Valve
            1997-2003                        Ford F150                                    5.4L


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Document Modified: 2015-01-15 11:28:29

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