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February 18, 2018, 09:04:15 PM

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Newbs & FAQs / Re: Catless inspection.
« Last post by Kavik on February 16, 2018, 04:13:29 PM »
When i was cat-less i always toyed with the idea of having a flaired section welded onto the pipe, with a dead o2 sensor threaded into it to pass the visual :2funny:
(i know, that's not helpful here.  I knew a guy most times, but when I didn't i got lucky with quick lube type places, when they were slow and just had some young kid working so didn't really care)
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Newbs & FAQs / Re: Catless inspection.
« Last post by deadlydave on February 15, 2018, 08:55:53 AM »
I guess that was my question. I am definitely not taking it to a dealer, but would I be better taking it to a mom and pop place or a valvoline jiffy lube?
Honestly I'm nervous because I am selling the car and I don't want to have it fail and to end up having to put on the stock exhaust just to get it to pass then to sell it. I know that sounds like I'm cutting corners, just has a tune and all and I don't want to pay to get it re-flashed.

If you know the people and the business, and feel comfortable, taking it to the small-time mechanic is probably a better bet.  If you don't, or don't want to inconvenience/potentially get them in trouble...take it to a quicklube type place. 
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Newbs & FAQs / Re: Catless inspection.
« Last post by ryno509 on February 15, 2018, 08:51:08 AM »
Inspection rules and Traffic law differ on exhausts.  They used to differ in tint too, but the 2017 inspection rules change now matches them up. Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer and I don't hold a NYS DMV inspectors license.

Inspection: Is there a muffler? Catalytic converter? No leaks in exhaust?
Traffic: ANY exhaust change that makes it louder than stock.

Who is doing the inspection is still a factor?  Small cheap oil change place with high turnover 'kids' doing inspection?  Mom and pop?  Big corporate chain?

I guess that was my question. I am definitely not taking it to a dealer, but would I be better taking it to a mom and pop place or a valvoline jiffy lube?
Honestly I'm nervous because I am selling the car and I don't want to have it fail and to end up having to put on the stock exhaust just to get it to pass then to sell it. I know that sounds like I'm cutting corners, just has a tune and all and I don't want to pay to get it re-flashed.
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Newbs & FAQs / Re: Catless inspection.
« Last post by deadlydave on February 08, 2018, 12:48:06 PM »
Thanks Dave.

I mean even if it's blatantly obvious? And I thought it would fail with any aftermarket exhaust? - I haven't had a real inspection in about 10 years. Or is more relaxed now?

Inspection rules and Traffic law differ on exhausts.  They used to differ in tint too, but the 2017 inspection rules change now matches them up. Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer and I don't hold a NYS DMV inspectors license.

Inspection: Is there a muffler? Catalytic converter? No leaks in exhaust?
Traffic: ANY exhaust change that makes it louder than stock.

Who is doing the inspection is still a factor?  Small cheap oil change place with high turnover 'kids' doing inspection?  Mom and pop?  Big corporate chain?
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The Lounge / Re: Smart commuter car decision help
« Last post by skyphix on February 07, 2018, 04:18:04 PM »
I commute 100-140mi/day and an additional 1000ish miles per month in a 2009 Accord 5 speed. Its far less boring than its predecessors, comfortable, and I get anywhere from 28-33mpg depending on traffic or whether I'm on the highway or not. With snow tires, I haven't had any issues on the ice and snow of downeast Maine.

Driving long distance is a requirement in this part of Maine if you dont want to spend 600k+ on a house, so here I am.
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Newbs & FAQs / Re: Catless inspection.
« Last post by ryno509 on February 07, 2018, 10:16:02 AM »
I've previously had good luck with quick lube type places; Valvolines, Jiffy Lubes, ETC.

Thanks Dave.

I mean even if it's blatantly obvious? And I thought it would fail with any aftermarket exhaust? - I haven't had a real inspection in about 10 years. Or is more relaxed now?
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Newbs & FAQs / Re: Catless inspection.
« Last post by deadlydave on February 07, 2018, 09:38:48 AM »
I've previously had good luck with quick lube type places; Valvolines, Jiffy Lubes, ETC. 
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Newbs & FAQs / Catless inspection.
« Last post by ryno509 on February 06, 2018, 02:55:17 PM »
Hi,
I haven't been around this forum much since I bought my car 6 years ago.

My mechanic switchds shops and can no longer do my inspections.

I'm running a stage 2 with a catless turbo-back. CEL has been turned off with my Dom Tune.
Any reccomendations?

Thanks.
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Member 'For Sale' Classifieds / Yokohama 265/40r18 neova ado8r
« Last post by RE543 on February 01, 2018, 12:06:08 PM »
Selling my Yokohama neova ado8 off my wrx. They have about 3k on them. All evenly worn with no camber wear or toe wear. Size 265/40r18. Little bit of marks from fender rubbing. Amazing performance tires and tread looks awesome. No tears or punctures. Went with a smaller size. Asking 600 obo. Tires 280$ a piece brand new. Text only at 518-551-3211 will make a better deal for unysoc members
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Member 'For Sale' Classifieds / Ej255/ ej257 case halves and shortblock
« Last post by RE543 on February 01, 2018, 12:04:20 PM »
Cleaning out the garage and i have 2 pairs of casehalves and 1 bad shortblock i dont need. One 2012 sti casehalf set. 80k on it spun a rod bearing. One subaru replacement engine case halves for a 05 lgt. Also spun a rod bearing. Probably purchased from subaru around 2011 with 55k on it when it spun. Lastly an 09 shortblock with a bad rod bearing. Still together with pistons rods and crank. Has 130k dont know if it was original to the car or not. I have a set of rods and pistons for the 2012 block and a crank from the 05 replacement block. Might have pistons from the 05 block too not sure. Tryna make room will sell for a good deal to unysoc members. Text only at 518-551-3211
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