Don't think so. You gotta pass the visual part of the inspection. My car ran just as good with a cone filter, if not better, and they wouldn't pass me because of that. I had to go back home, reinstall airbox (non-modded) then they passed me. Anything done to the intake is "bad" because they won't pass you due to the visual. They said exhausts don't really matter because that's generally "sound related" (like mufflers). When's your smog due?
Some smog stations will pass you, some won't with the cone setup. Swiss cheese style shouldn't be a problem - the airbox is still intact minus a few holes. They look for the obvious. Either setup won't adversely affect emissions.
I don't think Euro Sport ever got a CARB exemption for their Cool Flo. Since the same style P-Flo from Neuspeed has one, it shouldn't be a big deal. If you know someone with the Neuspeed, you can borrow their sticker, or just find a shop that isn't so anal on the visual.
Econo Lube N' Tune in Chatsworth (818). I've been going there for 10 years with all of my cars for smog. They passed my old '95 Jetta VR last year with cams, 2.9L throttle body, exhaust, Cool-Flo, chip, etc. I told them the intake was CARB exempt, and we were ready to go. The car had hardly any emissions either!
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