I was in getting an oil change/tire rotation yesterday and spoke to the inspection mechanic there. I asked him about changin out my intake with the Vararam setup and replacing the stock muffler with a performance muffler, and would it pass inspection. He said that they are starting to be more lenient towards performance mufflers, as long as they are not straight thru cherry bombs and obnoxiously loud, simply because so many customers want this upgrade and as long as it has a cat and muffler, they are satisfied. Can you say WOOOOHOOOO!!!