I've been in CO for a year now for work. Just recently bought a beautiful 06 WRX from Miami, FL. My old 4runner passed emissions, But I'm pretty sure this suby will not. I'm new to the tree hugging emission regs, hehe. My Temp tag runs out on the 9th of Nov
The upgrades I know of;
-3" Cat back (not sure what brand)
-Bigger fuel injectors
-A tune (FOR 93 OCTANE IN MIAMI!!!) that's locked (EcuTek?) and stopping me from tuning for Colorado
I've read that the Cat in the up-pipe was ditched in the 06+ model WRX. I called a local guy who says he will put a stock up pipe in for $200 to pass, then come back to remove. I don't know if it's that simple though. I read the up pipe in the 06 doesn't have a cat!
My main question is, Can I just buy a 3" universal hi-flo Cat, Have it welded on, & pass emissions??? I would rather do this than go to the shop mentioned above.
Any advice appreciated, you fellas have some beautiful cars.. Can't wait to get involved & learn more about my new ride!!