You need to also have a tuner to disable the rear O2's. In VA, you have a visual AND an OBD-II reading.now that does make sense. Here in Va I only have to pass a visual inspection. so a set of hollowed out cats (ones with a pipe shoved through and welded up on both ends) will pass inspection here. just eating my options.
Yeah, the original idea was to give the illusion that I had functional cats on the car.I think he's trying to keep the illusion that he has cats. Do like the rest of us, buy a new mid pipe and keep the stock "just in case". Buy multiple years at a time during inspection, if you can.