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Does anybody know whether or not a Off road H-pipe is illegal in Virginia? I would like to get one to replace the one I have now. Also would it have any loss in power compared to the one with cats?
 

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If all you have done is CAI and dual exhaust, you will actually lose low end torque by taking out your cats. It will give it a better tone, but a small loss in power. As far as being legal, google up virginia emissions laws and check it out.
 

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It's nationally illegal to remove or mess with working cats, if I'm not mistaken. That's why it's "off-road": they're not supposed to be used on street-legal cars. (wink, nudge, say-no-more)

As far as Va, how strict are the emissions tests?
 

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in TN all they do is the mirror test. they stick a mirror under your car to see if it has cats. and they check your gas cap and ecu
 

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I had a buddy of mine tell me that to pass inspection in VA you have to have the same amount of cats on ur car that it comes stock with. I think i'll just stick with the h pipe with cats although I would like to get some headers
 
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