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Hey guys i have a few questions about Mid Pipes for a 06 Gt i heard it sends the check engine light on? is that okay? will it hurt my car and is it possible to take it off without a tune? 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?
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I have a shorty high-flow catted xpipe with LT headers, it throws the CEL every now and then. For example, if i just start the car cold and drive at cruising speed, there's a good chance it'll pop up (usually bank 2 under threshold, sometimes 1) and then I just take my tuner out and clear it... No biggie. Take it really slow for the first 5 minutes.
I really don't want to spend the money for a high flow cat mid pipe and honestly I guess I could just put the stock pipe back on when I get it inspected. I just want a H pipe because I know I will like it I feel like I could possibly like a X pipe but I'm not sure of I will some I hear sound good some sound bad I already have borla stingers
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.
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