Humm... sounds perfect. Any issues passing smog with the setup?
I'm in the San Diego Diego... I wonder who has experience working on our cars out here.... exhaust and such.
So here is the deal.
BY LAW in CA, you cannot change your stock cat unless it is damaged and non-functional. Thus if yours is working no reputable shop will touch that stock cat.
If it is non-functional...say somehow a screwdriver punctured the cat in some way...you can only replace it with a NEW CARB approved cat. For our cars, the only CARB approved cat is the OEM cat. This means that even if your cat is damaged you must replace it with a new OEM cat...you can't even replace it with a used OEM cat off a damaged car.
Now, if you replace your cat anyway with something like the Solo high flow cat, there is a chance that when you go to smog the car the smog tech will have no idea if your cat is OEM or not. The high flow cats will pass a sniffer test but since they do not have CARB certification they technically are not legal and would fail the visual part of the inspection IF noticed.
As for the exhaust from the cat back, that's still legal but I would definitely go with someone who is a big name brand exhaust company like MagnaFlow or Borlla. The reason I mention this is as of January 1st of this year, if you receive a ticket for a modified exhaust, you can no longer just fix it then pay the $25 fee for a fixed infraction. Now you have to fix the exhaust AND pay the full fine of the ticket which I'm hearing (and still need to get verification because it seems excessive) can be up to $1,000. I know my MagnaFlow exhaust meets the state requirement of 95 db under their testing standards and hence why I run it. If I get cited, I can take it to a ref station and have it certified if need be.
For installing the exhaust, it is pretty easy. Jack up the car, pull the plug on the O2 sensor, pull off the four hangers that hold on the exhaust, and then undo the two bolts that attach the exhaust up front. Putting on a MagnaFlow is a bit more difficult since you have to assemble the pieces of the pipe and clamp them together as you install it. Still, not hard.