Sorry I'm not replying about the third member. I'm Air Force and may end up at Hanscom AFB. What are the emmission laws/lift laws for your neck of the woods. I'm running about 9 inches of lift and no emmissions except a high flow cat.
Pat, I'm in the same boat as you. In Mass. you need to have a cat. from 84 and up. And as far as lifts. I think you can't be 2" over stock.
This years my emmisions. They do it every other year. All I have is headers into flowmaster. It's tuff finding a place, but I will.