So, my 2005 WRX has been throwing a steady CEL for a few months. I asked the dealership to check the codes for me and they said my catalytic converter is shot. Its at 157K miles, so I guess that's not a stretch.
Anyway, I'm considering doing a full turbo-back system...either the full Cobb/Access Port setup with catted downpipe, or a pieced together setup using the Cobb catted downpipe/Blitz Nur-Spec RX cat-back/Access Port.
And I'm sure you all know what my question is - Will I (or a reputable shop) be able to tune this system to pass PA State Emissions Testing? I've been trying to find an answer to this question all over, and most people suggest using a stock cat for the test and swap out for your favorite flavor DP for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, I don't have a good stocker to start with, and buying two isn't financially possible right now. To make matters worse...my inspection is due in Feb, so I've got to get this done asap.
I don't know whether the testing varies across the state or not, so for reference I live in the Pittsburgh area.