I've run long tubes and high flow cats on other cars I've owned and I'm used to the fuel/exhaust smell. I'm also aware of the inherent smog issues of living in this state. My question lies rather in the concern is it worth going catless around here? I plan to run long tubes to stock mufflers. My V is not my daily so I'm not too worried about the extra sound. Just trying to get some real world opinions on those that aren't running cats in Socal or Los Angeles.