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      12-31-2010, 06:09 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Cris View Post
You will need all your emission items installed when having your vehicle inspected on base (actually at Vogelweh). After passing your inspection, you can do whatever you want with your exhaust system. Just note: every time you have your vehicle inspected, you'll have to reinstall the stock system to comply with emission and noise standards.

Congrats on your assignment, what's your AFSC?

I couldn't help but notice your posting this from Denver. Sounds like the TUV is much more strict there. I put a SVT focus through vogelweh inspections with no CAT and a Magnaflow exhaust, that was at 94db. People in this area generally do not remove Catless downpipes for inspection especially because they are a PITA. Also inspectors do not know what the OEM emission items are for all makes and models off hand. So try it with all your exhaust if your failed go home take off the dowpipe back bolt on OEM and try again the next day.