Hmmm.... I have Ecutek and third gear is when the car really takes off, similar to yours. No hooking issues with the R888R's. Interesting. Thanks.
There are options, no? Hot smog ($500-600ish nowadays, allegedly), Lake County (but I think you still need an initial transfer smog?), Montana LLC ($1000ish, initial cost), and a few others...What do you mean SoCalBroski? Anyone in California buying your car would never be able to get it smoged with how bad it's gotten here.