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      07-17-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Stealth test pipes

I was wondering if anyone felt the need to conceal their test pipes (with a hollowed out cat for example)? I know most of our cars are so low that the LEO would need a mirror to see, but I also don't want to get any grief from the dealerships. Should I just wait till my warranty is up in 2015 and I go with a third party extended warranty with PenFed who don't care what you do to your car?
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      07-17-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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You have two sets of cats-totally legal man. Your second set is absolutely fine and legal. Now totally catless I would never ever do but you are good to go
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      07-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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Are you sure? It won't pass emissions and any modification of the exhaust is technically illegal.
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      07-17-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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Are you sure? It won't pass emissions and any modification of the exhaust is technically illegal.
that is correct in most states and if your looking to fool the dealership your kidding yourself. just do what you want and if you get caught gotta pay up. im catless on my e46 and run it on the street. had to use a fake address in an area that doesnt require emissions testing.
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      07-17-2013, 11:24 AM   #5
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I was wondering if anyone felt the need to conceal their test pipes (with a hollowed out cat for example)? I know most of our cars are so low that the LEO would need a mirror to see, but I also don't want to get any grief from the dealerships. Should I just wait till my warranty is up in 2015 and I go with a third party extended warranty with PenFed who don't care what you do to your car?
There's a member here locally that has the OEM x-pipes but both primaries and secondaries gutted. Looks completely stock, but obviously isn't. Not a bad way to go if you are concerned about people giving you grief.
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Or you could use these, super high flow and wont get grief from the stealership or the popo.
http://www.mandrelbendingsolutions.c...High%2C/Detail
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Or you could use these, super high flow and wont get grief from the stealership or the popo.
http://www.mandrelbendingsolutions.c...High%2C/Detail
It would be interesting to see how these flow compare to something like Akra or test pipes. For $130 doesn't seem to unreasonable.
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You have two sets of cats-totally legal man. Your second set is absolutely fine and legal. Now totally catless I would never ever do but you are good to go
This is incorrect for all intents and purposes.
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      07-17-2013, 11:56 AM   #9
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Penfed if you mean pentagon federal credit union they won't do m3 or any m's and cretin p cars. I tried them
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Penfed if you mean pentagon federal credit union they won't do m3 or any m's and cretin p cars. I tried them
Sure they do. I have them financing my M3, and a buddy has an '08 that is fully covered by them. I'm sure it won't be a problem.

Regarding Longwong's misinformation, after his collossal troll fail in the most recent BPM vs ESS thread, I know to disregard anything he posts.
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Sure they do. I have them financing my M3, and a buddy has an '08 that is fully covered by them. I'm sure it won't be a problem.

Regarding Longwong's misinformation, after his collossal troll fail in the most recent BPM vs ESS thread, I know to disregard anything he posts.
dam thats crazy i no they finance but when i tried to get a extended covrage wit them they said they dont do m3.
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Back on topic... why couldn't you gut the primary cats if you are worried about warranty?
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Back on topic... why couldn't you gut the primary cats if you are worried about warranty?
or paint the underside of the car in camo to confuse officers and SA.
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