No emissions testing here in florida either... But they can check for it if they want to.. And you can be fined... But at the same time I have never seen a cop check for a converter.... But I guess it just depends..
I've been running without the CAT for about 2 weeks now. With TOG headers it sounds great and the feel in the seat of my pants tells me it was the right decision.
No bad smells. No loud droning. No black exhaust pipe. In fact it'* hard to tell from inside the car, you really have to listen but the growl is definitely there.
Standing behind the car is where you can here it the best, that staccato sound of catless header power. Sweet.
If you **** off any Police officer, they will nail you for something. Kiss *** when ever possible.