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    I never really understood this, isn't it illegal at the federal level, and therefore at all levels below, to change or remove a cat? Emissions laws around here are strict as hell. I'm assuming they just don't care, change all their eq out right before the test, then go back to an illegal ride and hope they don't get caught?

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    Quote Originally Posted by degobah77 View Post
    I never really understood this, isn't it illegal at the federal level, and therefore at all levels below, to change or remove a cat? Emissions laws around here are strict as hell. I'm assuming they just don't care, change all their eq out right before the test, then go back to an illegal ride and hope they don't get caught?
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    Absolutely, but who's going to enforce it? Do you want someone to come to your house and search your car for illegal modifications. And while they're at it, go ahead and search the car for drugs, install a breathalizer ignition key, a speed limit gps transponder. The point is, they only enforce it as much as is allowed by law. So yes, you are illegal, but they're not going to raid your house for illegal exhaust component trafficking.

    Even when they stop people on the side of the road and ticket them it is a rare event depending on where you live, if they even bother to stop you at all. It all depends on your area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by degobah77 View Post
    I never really understood this, isn't it illegal at the federal level, and therefore at all levels below, to change or remove a cat? Emissions laws around here are strict as hell. I'm assuming they just don't care, change all their eq out right before the test, then go back to an illegal ride and hope they don't get caught?
    Basically.

    Who at the federal level is going to enforce it? The FBI? US Marshalls? CIA? EEA?
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    Ok, that's what I figured, just making sure I wasn't missing something.

    I found a reputable WRX tuner like 5 miles from me so I'm wrapping my head around what I could maybe do, and not do, and how others are doing it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Basically.

    Who at the federal level is going to enforce it? The FBI? US Marshalls? CIA? EEA?
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    They're gonna have to catch me first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by degobah77 View Post
    They're gonna have to catch me first.
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