A smog inspection failure is not a negotiation. All modifications must be proved to be legal as defined by the State of California and not ANY aftermarket part manufacture. An email if not proof of legality.
A common misconception is that if you don't use your vehicle often then the vehicle should not fail the smog inspection. This is wrong. Vehicles that are not used on a regular basis have a higher chance to fail for many reasons.
Every comment is the result of an experience. We can not make this up.