Not sure about the years, or why yours has a SS pipe?? I do have a y pipe from an 02 and it is black. And one that I have seen advertised on e-bay from an 02 was black?? So I really don't know factually what determined when Honda made them black and when they made them SS. I thought I recall reading about it on this site about the years each one was made. In any case, I do want the SS version.
Thanks for the comment though, maybe we will get the scoop on it before this thread is over??