You guys just aren't thinking far enough outside the box. I've been in Commifornia my whole life. I remember when they made emissions inspections state wide in the late 1980s. There was panic and complaining and fear mongering and price gouging on used emissions parts and then we figured it all out. Everything going on in the diesel world now is a repeat of California back then. The funny thing is, because of the way the rules are, if you play nice, you can get emissions exemptions for a lot of different parts and that opens the door to all kinds of fun.
Diesel enthusiasts just haven't pulled their heads out of their holes (you pick the kind of hole) yet and tried to play by the rules. If demand is there manufacturers CAN make legal parts that don't defeat the federally mandated emissions laws. Sure, the parts will cost more to be compliant, but who cares, these new trucks are upwards of $50k, what's $5000 to make the same power $2500 used to without defeating emissions devices.
Wait until they go after all the little guys marketing EGR delete kits and demand accounting records to assess fines. This isn't going to stop at the big guys. Bulletproof diesel as an example, should be registering their upgraded EGR coolers as direct replacements and applying for CARB exemption because their design is not the same construction as the OE part and may be deemed illegal without California's blessing. That's the kind of thing that needs be addressed, and the reason I say get it made CA legal is because CA emissions are tighter than the Fed's, so the Fed honors all CA exempted parts. I started a thread some time ago trying to encourage an aftermarket 3.5" downpipe for 6.0L trucks with a CARB exemption number but it generated no response. Why? No one cared and no one wanted to spend the money to insure they were legal.
None of us want to pay more but the fact of the matter is, we are going to have to.
The Current Truck (Oct-2013 to Present):
1999 (Early) F-350 Lariat, CCLB, SRW, Black/Tan
7.3L Powerstroke, 4R100, 4x4, 3.73, 37x13.50-18s, '05 Axle Swap, 6" Fabtech lift, GTP38 "D66" turbo upgrade, SCT 4-position chip with custom tuning by me, Straight Piped 4" down pipe through 5" dual stacks, N-Fab full length triple steps, Pro-Tech cab guard and tool box, louvered 5th wheel gate, Hella 500 Fog and Driving lamps, much more to come...
The one I'll miss, (Mar-2009 to Jan-2014):
2000 Excursion XLT 4x4
6.8L V-10, 4R100, 4.30, 285/75-18, 271whp / 388wtq
The one I won't, (Jul-2005 to Sep-2012):
2005 F-350 XLT, CCLB, SRW, 4x4 FX4
6.0L PSD, ZF-6S650, 3.73, 35x12.5-18, 4.5" Lift