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If you reset your PCM and don't drive the car a couple of days to get data on it - fail
If your service engine soon light is on - fail
If your service engine soon light is off but you have a stored or pending PCM code - fail
No visual inspections. I knew someone several years back who ran an O2 cheater (home built using a 555 IC) jumpered to the battery in plain sight under the hood and they passed twice. Lived in IL all my life and only failed once because I reset the PCM the day before (replaced faulty TPS) on an infiniti. I am running corsa extreme cat back with a maggie and am very confident the car will pass next year. Also have a friend with a supercharged bimmer running O2 cheaters downstream and he passed 2 months ago. Back when they use to run the cars on rollers and monitored, exhaust, checked gas cap, did visual inspection...it was a little more difficult to pass. Back when I was in college (90's) I had a fiero and the knuckle head placed the front tires on the rollers even though it was rear wheel drive. In short, you will be fine.
It's the increase in gas tax, the sweet drink tax, increase in income tax, property tax, tolls that you should worry about...well that and the state is financially broke.
Last edited by ChallyTatum; 08-10-2017 at 11:00 PM.