Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: South Carolina
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Virginia requires emissions testing so Not in Virginia. You'd be close to NC but, as you know, NC requires emissions testing also.
Do they offer telecommuting? I've been working from home for almost 15 years. Saves me tons of money commuting costs and I can work from anywhere where I can get internet access including cellular data. My employer is based out of France and my customers are all over the US. The only time I leave my house for work is to go to our data center an hour away or to have lunch or dinner with my customer in Charlotte.
I was offered a job a few years ago in downtown Charlotte making about $15K more than I made back then. When I factored in fuel and maintenance for driving both ways and parking or driving, parking and taking the rail, I'd be taking home less money and I'd be traveling an extra 2.5 + hours a day with traffic.
If the job is worth it to you, you may have to give in and put it back to stock so you can pass emissions. Your other option is to not register it and drive a different car. It may be possible to keep it registered in your current state if you have an address there you can use but most states require your vehicle registration to match your current address. I suppose you could keep your license and registration in your current state if you have an address you can use, but again, that would be against the laws of most states as they give you a short time for moving license and vehicle registrations to your new residence before facing fines. I know two people who've done this for many years this because they have no driving privileges in NC due to DUI convictions. They got their license and vehicle registrations in states that don't have reciprocal agreements with NC, AKA Driver License Compact (DLC). One was from Michigan and had family there. The other, Georgia. Party girl still to this day at 45.
If it was me, I'd just put it back to stock.
Last edited by KDodge75; 02-08-2019 at 12:28 AM.