Originally Posted by DubVChamp
Another thing is i live in WV and they have no emission laws here it says they don't check for smog but sometimes they will check if you have cats.. How does that make any sense?
I think that all depends on where you go and how much they care. On my old Thunderbird I had no cat ANd a cutout (which are technically illegal by WV statute), took it to Monro in Morgantown, they looked at it for awhile but passed the car without a word. They are supposed to do a VISUAL emissions equipment check but I think a lot of places don't.
I also thought I'd have issues with the longtubes on my car but they didn't say anything about them either. I honestly wouldn't worry about it too much...and if it happened and you did fail you could swap back to the stocker if necessary.
And, FWIW, I had an X pipe on my car for awhile and just didn't care for the sound it had.