I've been looking at getting midpipes but can't justify spending $500+ on midpipes. Looked at couple websites and they went for around that. Do midpipes help enough? Maybe thought of buying a midpipe with no cats but haven't found one yet. I should of got longtube headers to begin with but when I bought my headers I decided to get some that were state legal (CA- smog test). I found out that I don't need to smog my car until 4 years. I'm looking for a quick and easy fix and decided on getting midpipes.