Originally Posted by radomirthegreat
Sure, shops can't, but I can't find anything that shows privately removed cats leading to fines.
removing the cat is violating a federal law, punishable by a fine...
with that being said, removing cats and installing performance parts is nothing new....it'* been going on for decades. i'd say you have a better chance getting struck by lightning than being caught without a cat. but at the same time you have to know full well that if you're caught...you gotta pay up
even in some emission states, they don't do a visual test for cats...only the sniffer and pcm test(for emission related codes). i've seen cars pass emission tests without cats....the regulations aren't that strict.