Mikal, does it come with a cat? would fail emissions tests over here if it didn't.I have a midpipe. You can easily see it in my pics. And yes the can doesn't get hot at all. I can touch the Carbon and it's not even really warm. I can even touch the aluminum tip/end and it's warmish.
Here is a picture of the kit I got. You can see the midpipe/center pipe there in the middle. It is roughly 9 inches long and has 2 hooks welded on for the springs. You will need 1 of these with the correct inlet and outlet size