Originally Posted by Dave07997S
Aus, I have seen a few that were re-welded. If it is a good clean cut with a good welder I doubt anyone would be hard pressed to tell you had the xpipe cut.
I'm lucky found a used one for $150 awhile back and cut that one up while keeping the one that came on the car.
Thanks Dave. I'm hoping the smog guys will overlook a clamp as long as it's still the OEM X-pipe as long as it passes the sniffer or OBD inspection in a few years. For the people who don't know, we have to also pass a visual inspection in addition to the sniffer. Later on, Cali should only have an OBD port inspection and visual inspection.