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    Passing New York State Visual Inspection

    I am planning on getting up and down pipes with high flow cats for my WRX. My question is if any of you guys living in New York State have these parts and pass visual inspection with ease. Your response is greatly appreciated.

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    I have a downpipe and high flow cat....I dont know what a "visual inspection" is, though.

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    Well the beauty of all that god forsaken piping that wraps all over our engine bays is with those heat sheilds on you really don't know what you are looking at or seeing. I would think unless they know what to look for on a wrx they will not see a aftermarket dp. Just figure a way to use the heat sheilds.

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    I dont know what a "visual inspection" is, though.
    In New York State they check take a look at your car to see if you have cats. Since the WRX has 3 would inspectors know to look for all three? or would they see one and be happy because they don't know that there's supposed to be more?

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    I passed New York inspection with only an up-pipe cat, and no marker lights.
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    By the way, what is my second year inspection going to be like? I know that they test emissions at that point, but how? The inspection place that I went to had a two wheel dyno lookin' thing, but that wouldn't do much for me.
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    By the way, what is my second year inspection going to be like? I know that they test emissions at that point, but how?

    Well first off New York City and Upstate New York inspections are different. I believe that in most counties of Upstate NY one only gets a visual inspection to see if he has the correct emissions equipment. In New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, I think they inspect what is actually coming out of the tail pipes with some sort of carbon detectors and the such.


    Getting back to my original question, would inspectors think my high flow cats were the original? Because it is against federal law to replace a cat unless your car has 50,000 mi or something is wrong with it.

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    Originally posted by j-man
    Getting back to my original question, would inspectors think my high flow cats were the original?
    It's pretty obvious that it really depends on the experience, intelligence, perceptiveness, tolerance, and straight up kindness of the particular inspector.

    I would bet money that they'd have no idea, and if they did, they'd let you get away with a high-flow cat (at least it's a cat).
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