Well for years I have had a buddy of mine in NH gloated that he only had to pass a safety inspection and the first thing he would do was cut the cat out and put straight pipes. Well I got call and it was Norm call to complain that his state has been over run by M***holes (oh how we forget that he originally came from Lynn) and now he has to comply with new emissions testing he has four vehicle that currently do not comply he said that all the emission devices that where installed from the mfg must be there. I said they have to be there but if it dose not work and it passes and it does not throw a code you should be ok. He was not sure but he said he has two car that are dew in March he has me checking junk yards for F150, Tbirds, Caddys, & Toyota's I told him Tbirds & Cougars on problem. I also told him to wait and see how far they where going to inspect before panicking.