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is it illegal?

This is a discussion on is it illegal? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; is it illegal to remove cats even when the vehicle is registered where there are no smog/emissions checks?...

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    is it illegal?

    is it illegal to remove cats even when the vehicle is registered where there are no smog/emissions checks?

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    Probably, as is an open cutout, LT/ORY, etc. in states with no testing. Some localities will write you a ticket just for being loud.

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    yes

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    cats are federal mandate. federal overrides any local laws.

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    I still did it and I'd do it again.

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    the only reason i ask is because i dont have the place to do it myself and i wanted to know if a shop would run straight pipes for me.

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    A shop that gets caught doing that would face severe fines. It'll be tough finding one that's willing to risk it. I've heard that cash talks.

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    yeah there are shops that will do it. usually have to kick em an extra 20 or so and pay them in cash...so i've heard.

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    Yes it is illegal and yes you can find shops that will do it.

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    if it comes on the car factory it is supposed to be on there. so like a 73 camaro does not need cats

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    It can cost you 10k is you admit you did it and most shops will only do it if you really trust them. Shops can get slammed really hard if they get turned in for it.

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    if you can't find anyone to do it...buy an ory

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    to answer ur question: yes

    will u get caught for it? probably not if ur exhaust isnt obnoxiously loud.

    i got pulled over by a state trooper for no muffler... (my cars loud as hell. i heard a lt1 caprice today without mufflers or cats and my cars way louder)... he pulled me over, i talked to him, he wrote me a written warning...
    but u CAN get in trouble for it.

    cats dont affect the sound half as much as mufflers tho.

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    i remember when i was running open header s one time....this state trooper just stared at me while i was leaving the gas station...

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    the cops by me are cool

    i flew past one cop i know pretty well goin about 15 over today, he turned on his lights cuz he was gonna pull me over, till he realized who it was, i saw him look and shake his head. lights turned off lol

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    State troopers are the only ones really to worry about around here or rookies.

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