well its been a year and took my car in to get my inspection sticker. in NY for newer cars is seems as if they dont do any emission checks on the cars, all i paid was $10 for a safety check. they check the lights, the tread on the tires and pull one wheel and check brakes. so those of you that live in NY, you can prob get away with a exhaust that eliminates the cats. just thought i would pass on some info to you.