Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday August 5, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Tri-State Area Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Regional Areas > Tri-State Area Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-01-2008, 06:07 PM   #26
elohdaeh78
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 61395
Join Date: May 2004
Location: North NJ
Vehicle:
2005 WRX
CGM

Default

Yes its a shorty.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
elohdaeh78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 06-01-2008, 08:52 PM   #27
ScoobyNubieToo!
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 75234
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Williamstown, NJ
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Wagon with
07 STI 6-Speed Goodness!

Default

I passed two years ago Stage2 and catless. I took the heatshield off of the 3rd cat and bolted it right onto the aftermarket turboback. I used aluminum shears to cut an opening out for the relocated 02 sensor to poke through but it worked like a charm!
ScoobyNubieToo! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2008, 09:21 PM   #28
WC LATHE WERKS
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 175549
Join Date: Mar 2008
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: 2004 STi, 2006 C6
Vehicle:
Buy my SHIFTKNOBS
www.LatheWerks.com

Default

I passed catted stage 4 with an accessport pro-tuned last summer
WC LATHE WERKS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 07:27 AM   #29
99ways2die
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 96269
Join Date: Sep 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Vehicle:
... blond with
long legs

Default

Dop they object to muffles (noise-wise)?
I doubt any of you "stage-1-2-3-4" run a stock axleback.
-99
99ways2die is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 09:08 AM   #30
InfamousDX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 25413
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: North NJ
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Imports View Post
they check under the car, someone must have been being lazy when he brought his car in
Thank you sir... will have to do the old heat shield over the rotated DP sometime.
InfamousDX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 05:45 PM   #31
Evil Imports
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 14732
Join Date: Jan 2002
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Global
Vehicle:
+ 13 B8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by InfamousDX View Post
Thank you sir... will have to do the old heat shield over the rotated DP sometime.
that should work for the most part (unless you come to where i work)

Just make sure all the I/M are in ready state before you come
Evil Imports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 08:46 PM   #32
ScoobyNubieToo!
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 75234
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Williamstown, NJ
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Wagon with
07 STI 6-Speed Goodness!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 99ways2die View Post
Dop they object to muffles (noise-wise)?
I doubt any of you "stage-1-2-3-4" run a stock axleback.
-99
The noise drew a ton of attention! It didn't help that I went in the morning and in the middle of the month when it was me and like 4 other cars there. They spent 15 minutes just looking around under the hood and looking at the catalyst diagram. They pointed out my SPT intake and then they also noticed my 50-state carb sticker. It was actually comical really.
ScoobyNubieToo! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 09:33 PM   #33
mxpunk
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 132130
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2002 Ford F-150
Graphite Gray

Default

depends where you go, some places dont check at all.

you should pass w/ stage 2 as long as you arent throwing codes & your I/M readiness is done
mxpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 09:57 PM   #34
PolarisSnT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 85905
Join Date: Apr 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Staten Island
Vehicle:
2004 WRX

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by elohdaeh78 View Post
I don't have my stock exhaust anymore. I don't have the cat in my downpipe or uppipe, but I do have the last cat still on the car. So you guys are saying I can just take it how it is to inspection and it will pass? I can leave it on the stage II map? I am going to put my exahust silencer in to quiet that down also.
With the last cat in you will pass no problem and unless your car is really loud your current exhaust will be fine.
PolarisSnT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 10:26 PM   #35
ScoobyNubieToo!
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 75234
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Williamstown, NJ
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Wagon with
07 STI 6-Speed Goodness!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PolarisSnT View Post
With the last cat in you will pass no problem and unless your car is really loud your current exhaust will be fine.
Yup.....should be no problem for you passing if 3rd cat is still there.
ScoobyNubieToo! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 10:31 PM   #36
thunder_lizard_1976
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 145642
Join Date: Apr 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Sellersville, PA
Vehicle:
2007 WRX Ltd
Cuz Chicks Dig The Wagon

Default

Aparently from what I've gathered through this and various other posts, NJ IM inspection is pretty much the same as PA for OBDII cars.. if it is supposed to have a CAT, and it LOOKS like one is there ( hollowed out housing,) most techs won't know the difference or even care.. it passes the visual. What you need to do with the AP, is verify there are no current codes, all the monitors are set ( some years allow one or two not set), and you should be good for the emissions, catted or not. Just do not reset the comp or the monitors before inspection..Iit will come up as not ready for testing, and you will be fooked until you drive enough to reset the monitors, which can take 200 miles or more.
thunder_lizard_1976 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2008, 07:20 AM   #37
99ways2die
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 96269
Join Date: Sep 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Vehicle:
... blond with
long legs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PolarisSnT View Post
With the last cat in you will pass no problem and unless your car is really loud your current exhaust will be fine.
Hmmmm, well...my (for example) SPT with STI's mid-pipe is not "loud" by our/any standards, but once you drive that mother into their hangar is doesn't sound too innocent anymore (jsut like when in enclosed garages/etc).
I'd hate to get automatic fail, just for the muffler alone, right off the bat.

Also, with a catted DP such as COBB, would one need to worry about installing the "heat shield trick" or will it be enough?
Obviously the cat is there...just don't want to argue with someone at the inspection station who doesn't know better, and keeps tellign me that it doesn't "look" like one.
Thanks.

-99
99ways2die is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2008, 07:21 PM   #38
txswrx20
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 152398
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Vehicle:
2007 WRX STi SWP
Precision built w/dom3xtr

Default Spacer

The cheapest and easiest way i found to get rid of the CEL is GP Moto-Oxygen Sensor Boss i originally got it at scooby tuner but found it at http://www.grdstore.com/grd-oxygen-s...ix-p-2914.html
it worked as far as getting rid of the CEL goes and it take like 30 seconds to install ive personally got the turboXS tbe with no cats so post up the results of the inspection. Good Luck
txswrx20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2008, 07:25 PM   #39
ScoobyNubieToo!
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 75234
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Williamstown, NJ
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Wagon with
07 STI 6-Speed Goodness!

Default

Ha! my friend who failed the visual inspection when back through with my 3rd cat heatsheild in place and passed!
ScoobyNubieToo! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 11:48 AM   #40
AWDrifter21
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 51112
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
2004 WRX-sold T_T
now 2005 STi ^^

Default

not to bring up an old thread and go into another topic,
but would I pass NJ inspection with a lowered car, catback w/ silencer and K&N short tame intake ? I am just curious about the catback w/silcencer and my car being substantially lower.
AWDrifter21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 12:50 PM   #41
CC4nj
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 136945
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Under my hood.
Vehicle:
2005 WRX/CRX/LGT
Obs. Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RayO View Post
We have obdII tests here in PA as well.
What he means by "drive it around" is that after a reset of any kind(stock -to -stage2, stage 2 -to -stock), the ECU sends a "not ready" message. If there are no CEL's (and with an AP there won't be), you still can't pass because of the "not ready" status. Thirty or so miles, and a couple of stops and starts will put the ECU in the ready mode.

After resetting my ECU i drove for 120 miles and they where still not ready ...ended up going about 250 miles and everything was good.

I did a little research on the not ready subject.
Different makes of cars have different "parameters" to meet each "status"
(dont know my vocab on this topic)
For example you have to maintain 55mph for 10 minutes
or let your car idle for 4
CC4nj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 01:10 PM   #42
plode
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 116910
Join Date: Jun 2006
Default

I dont run cats, but I wouldn't dare enter a state inspection around me with out them. Its a federal crime to remove catalytic converters from a vehicle, I'm not getting pinned to the wall with that. I can almost guarantee if you run it in the inspection station by me, they will persue the fines or what ever comes along with the federal crime thing. The guy tried failing my motorcycle for having a stock exhaust system on it. He told me I'd have to have a truck come pick me up, or have it towed home. He claimed it was aftermarket, until I showed him where it's engraved with Suzuki on it, he felt pretty dumb then, I'm sure. He also tried failing me for my tires, which are DOT legal, he claimed they weren't and even if they were they "weren't legal in New Jersey" I had to explain to him that if they were stamped DOT by the US Department of Transportation, that means they are legal anywhere in the US. He then argued that I "stamped DOT in the tire" myself.
Since this guy proved himself to be a moron from the first second he opened his mouth about my -stock at the time- bike, I called for a supervisor, who said yep looks good, let me see the lights, horn, here's your sticker.
plode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 10:55 PM   #43
IMPREZive 02 WRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11436
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
1999 Impreza RS
eBay racing edition!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AWDrifter21 View Post
not to bring up an old thread and go into another topic,
but would I pass NJ inspection with a lowered car, catback w/ silencer and K&N short tame intake ? I am just curious about the catback w/silcencer and my car being substantially lower.
As long as your alignment is still decent and you have no CEL, you should be OK. I passed @ a NJ state facility with a JDM engine swap, lowered on coilovers with a 3" exhaust.
IMPREZive 02 WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 11:05 PM   #44
virpacalis
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 19214
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: near Philly
Vehicle:
'07 STI
in the slow lane

Default

My '02 lowered a lot with coilovers and having only 1 cat passed twice at NJ state inspection centers without a problem. IMO they're more concerned about tints and CEL's.
virpacalis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 07:06 PM   #45
SilverWRX13
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 119571
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New Jersey
Vehicle:
2007 Legacy 2.5GT
350Z 35th Anniversary

Default

I didn't want to make another thread, so I'll bump this one up for additional information to pass along.

I got my car inspected and failed due to there computer not able to read my OBDII. They tried 3 times and still couldn't read anything. Passed everything else. I went back after I unmarried my car and still failed. I didn't even unhook the battery yet. My mods are,

- Cobb AP Stage II
- Helix catless bellmouth downpipe with CEL fix.
- Stock Mid-pipe
- STI Axleback

What I've done so far, I've reprogrammed back to stock and reset (unhook the battery for 40 Min.). I'll probably put 250 miles before I go back to the NJ inspection facility in Paramus.

After switching back to stock, the car feels very slugish and eats up alot of gas.

Last edited by SilverWRX13; 12-01-2008 at 08:22 PM.
SilverWRX13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 10:21 PM   #46
plode
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 116910
Join Date: Jun 2006
Default

so what do you do if their computer wont connect, its not your fault...
plode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 10:34 PM   #47
mxpunk
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 132130
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2002 Ford F-150
Graphite Gray

Default

not all places do the visual

my 96 is a na car w/ a turbo kit, totally catless and passed w/ flying colors. i dont recall them ever checkin for a cat on my 2001 s10 chevy pickup when i had it. if your car is quiet im sure they wont bother..

if my old 1.8t impreza could do it, your wrx can too.
mxpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 10:37 PM   #48
IMPREZive 02 WRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11436
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
1999 Impreza RS
eBay racing edition!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by devb16a2vtec View Post
so what do you do if their computer wont connect, its not your fault...
Yes it is. If it wouldn't connect to any car, it's their problem. If it won't connect to your car but will connect to others, the problem is your car.
IMPREZive 02 WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 10:40 PM   #49
IMPREZive 02 WRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11436
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
1999 Impreza RS
eBay racing edition!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mxpunk View Post
not all places do the visual

my 96 is a na car w/ a turbo kit, totally catless and passed w/ flying colors. i dont recall them ever checkin for a cat on my 2001 s10 chevy pickup when i had it. if your car is quiet im sure they wont bother..

if my old 1.8t impreza could do it, your wrx can too.
They did the visual on my car, but since I have a high-flow cat I passed that portion of the test.
IMPREZive 02 WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Seat Need to Pass NJ inspection? STiDriver Tri-State Area Forum 13 03-06-2008 08:43 PM
FS: Wrx Cobb Stage II NJ 2002-2003 Pappa Grande Engine/Power/Exhaust 3 04-03-2007 02:41 PM
FS: (Feeler) wrx Cobb Stage II NJ 2002-2003 Pappa Grande Tri-State Area Private Classifieds 9 01-24-2007 03:37 PM
how to pass NYS inspection? STIsmoker Tri-State Area Forum 19 10-05-2006 03:50 PM
Failed to pass NYS inspection with Cobb Stage 2 skalarakis Tri-State Area Forum 13 09-19-2006 10:41 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.