Originally Posted by Nightfire
O/R exhausts aren't illegal. As long as it passes inspection, its legal. A cop can camp under your car and stare all day at the absence of cats.....he cant do **** if it passes inspection.
Any reason why you're opting for an X over an H? H's sound much better IMO
Acually it is very illegal , here in ohio if a cop thinks your are running a modified exhaust and wants to be a dick he may well look under your car, the absence of cats can earn you a ticket and an order to get the exhaust repaired back to stock. It doesn't happen often , but it does happen. This is why exhaust shops will not install after market catless exhausts here.
Just because someone employs the use of mill eliminators on there car to pass inspection, does not mean its legal. If they do a visual inspection of smog related equipment it matters not what the obdII scan read the inspection will fail. Not all inspection locals operate in the same manner, it depends on how " by the book " the inspector is. If they are very strict they will do a visual inspection , while others may just do a scan to verify system is operating normally.
Texas law prohibits any tampering of emissions related devices including cats, You are not even allowed to use an o/r pipe for vehicals that are strictly used off road, if it came with cats from the factory , by law they must be there.