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Old Jun 26th, 07, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi everyone.

I have an 02 Z28 vert and have obviously been thinking of mods. Please let me know what you've been able to do in regard to modding the exhaust, but keeping it street legal.

In a perfect world, I'd like to go with Kooks (with air bung), and a catted y. I haven't decided on the after cat portion, but probably Borla or Corsa. The big question is, can I do this and still pass the emission test. PA says you can't remove a "working" CAT, but since I got that wonderful letter from GM about the cats taking a dump and how they've extended the warranty, I figure I have that covered.

If I sound like a worry wart, I just don't want to spend $2K on an exhaust that won't pass muster.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Craig
2002 Sunset Metallic Orange Z28, 6M, vert: SLP lid, ram air kit, smooth bellows.
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Old Jun 26th, 07, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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if they can't prove the removed cats were bad . . .

if you replace with the same # and in same location it shouldn't be an issue far as I know

enjoy your ride!

btw, I luv corsa and am NOT a fan of the borla catback sound
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Old Jun 27th, 07, 11:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the opinion on the Corsa. As for the cats, the same day I received the letter, I had been driving the car, and it let one rip, like it ate an 80 egg sandwich, so I should be ok if I had to "prove" they were bad.

Craig
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Old Jun 30th, 07, 05:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Where are you from in Pa?I live in York just south of Harrisburg.I have seen a lot of views on emissions I run a speed for Wright Brothers and here emissions is by the book,but a lot of your smaller garages will pass a OBD II car as long as it passes the computer scan or you can exempt it if you drive it less than 5000 miles a year.Yes we have emissions but they are not black and white there are a lot of grey areas.If you need help with the install give me a shout I love working on all f-bodys or any ?s about emissions
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Old Jul 2nd, 07, 08:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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I'm in Montgomery County, just northwest of Philly. Is your county one that has to deal with the extra smog regulations, the summer gas, etc. ?

I really want to keep it smog legal, but play with it as much as possible. I guess my biggest issue is with the y pipe, and the placement of the cats. Most opinions I read are that shortie headers are a waste. So if I go with the Kooks, I imagine that it would place the left cat further down, and create an issue with PennDot. Or maybe it wouldn't, because I would be replacing both cats and using headers with an O2 sensor bung, and not simulating anything. I dunno, and the PennDot website doesn't explain anything real well.......

It amazes me that I can go out today, and have a head/cam package put in, and no big deal, but heaven forbid I move one cat 12"-18" from where it was factory.....

Craig
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Old Jul 2nd, 07, 10:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Craig -

I'm over here in Chester Co, and subject to the same regs. Now, my Camaro is a 1st gen so I don't have to deal with the tests on that car, but I do on my other three.

As far as I know and have observed, this latest iteration of emissions testing does not even involve a sniffer or dyno run for OBD II equipped cars. The shop just plugs into the OBD II port, and dumps the data looking for trouble codes. No codes = sticker. I'm looking at the last report (March) for my 96 Camry, and the section for visual/functional inspection is "N/A" for all components for all but the fuel cap.

So, unless shops less than 3o miles from here are doing differently, as long as your change doesn't cause the computer to throw a code, you're fine. Even if they did a visual, it still has cats so it would be fine.
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Old Jul 5th, 07, 08:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Thanks Mike and Eric. Going right now to buy the stuff from Kooks!

thanks again

Craig
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Old Jul 5th, 07, 11:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
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No problem need any help give a shout.
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