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Old September 9th, 2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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Question XLR8 JPIPE-V2 3rd Cat Delete Question

Hey guys I have the XLR8 JPIPE-V2 with the 3rd cat delete not installed just yet. I live in Georgia. I know it will pass the ecu test because there is no sensor there but I want to cover up the 3rd cat delete for visual inspection. Can I put the factory 3rd cat heat shield over it somehow? Or a DIY mod of some kind? or you think I could just pass it off? If anyone knows in the area where they wouldn't give me a hard time about it for inspection please let me know I am due in a few weeks for inspection. I am in the Kennesaw, GA area.

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Old September 9th, 2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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^ If he notices, with a suggestive look ask him "is this a $20 fix" and have money in hand ? LOL

You can probably rig something. Get under the car and start looking, or swap out and put stock Jpipe back on
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Old September 11th, 2014, 12:05 PM   #3
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Is it a state run facility that does the inspections or a typical mom and pop lube joint? Odds are that since you won't have any codes present, they won't look any further at most independent shops.

Here in Texas, all that is required is no check engine lights and the gas cap working right.
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Is it a state run facility that does the inspections or a typical mom and pop lube joint? Odds are that since you won't have any codes present, they won't look any further at most independent shops.

Here in Texas, all that is required is no check engine lights and the gas cap working right.

There are inspection stations all over the place that will do the inspection for like 15$-20$ I do believe they do a visual inspection. I'm not sure if there are any mom and pop stations that will do the inspection reason being; I have only lived here in Georgia since last October. I wouldn't mind putting it on and taking it off 1 time per year if I did fail. I'm just too mechanically inclined. I know there are only 9 bolts to take on and off the J-pipe so it sounds like a rather an easy thing to do. Do you know if any of the bolts are hard to get to and would I have to take off any other parts before I get to the first set of cats mounted near the engine? and also the tools needed to install it?

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Breaking bolts loose is the worst part about that job. If I was in a state that tested I would swap stock back in just to avoid the worry.

Sorry not very helpful. Basic socket set. Be prepared to fight bolts if you live Ina salty area. Otherwise get the car up on jack stands and knock it out.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 05:48 AM   #6
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If you plan on swapping it out all the time, it might be wise to invest in some air tools. Swapping it out with hand tools frequently would be a PITA.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 08:17 AM   #7
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I'd take it through as is. Won't be any codes, and not all visual inspections are that thorough. Worst they can do is fail you, then you'll know if you need to put the stock j-pipe in or not for each inspection.

Removing the XLR8 j-pipe is definitely easier than removing the factory one that's been on there forever. If its something you have to do each year, probably be able to get it down to an hour or so swap time.
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Dave go to xlr8 web site they have a straight pipe with tabs to bolt on your heat shield,i have it on my car.
But I have the ALTP j-pipe. [Maybe this will help?]

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