I got a question fur you guys. I'm looking at getting my first WRX. We are looking at getting a white bug eye wagon. I've found a few, but the one that I'm kinda liking is 02 with a FMIC, Cobb AP, uppipe, and turbo back exhaust. Looks really clean and sits on 18's. My only concern is this. This is Oregon car, and I'm in Cali. I know most up and down pipe replacements remove the cat. Having not owned one yet, it's my understanding that there are 3 cats on these right? One on the up, one on the down and then one in the normal location on the exhaust. If the ones on the up and down pipes are removed, does the car run dirty? Will I have a hard time smogging it?
Other questions. I've read nothing but good stuff about Cobb and the Access port. Is that the best programmer out there? I've also seen Vishnu's stuff as well, but it doesn't seem to be run as much as the Cobb stuff. What is the best setup suspension wise for a guy who will daily drive the car, wants a nice stiff ride with out being jarring and will very rarely see a autoX day?
Thanks in advance