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Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Why do they always say the EvoVehicle:
is the "dark side"
06 Evo #7 STU, 03 IS300
The MAIC "exhaust ticket/tint ticket/cops hate me" FAQ
I got pulled over. Stupid cops! Shouldn't they be stopping murder or something? My tax dollars at work! Yada yada bla bla bla
Here's a very eloquent description of how to interact with the police. It was written by a DC police officer. If you stick with this, you'll be in good shape.
No. The fact that it came from the dealership doesn't mean anything. It almost certainly had a sticker on it somewhere that said it was for offroad use only. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Subaru does advertise on the SPT site that the exhaust is louder than stock.
UPDATE: The SPT muffler is pretty clearly not "50 state legal" or any of that jazz:
So, buy a Harley or domestic V8 if you don't want to get harassed. You own an import; some cops harbor stereotypes, in large part due to the stupid activities of some import owners. You having your loud ass exhaust is not helping the stereotype.
What does Virginia law say about my mad tyte catback y0?
The law in Virginia:
How do they measure that?
What the hell? How can they have a law like that?
They tried to fix it:
But it didn't work.
But doesn't the sentence as written just say that it can't be louder than the exhaust of private passenger motor vehicles? So as long as my car is quieter than the loudest factory car it should be legal, right?
That's one way to read it, and probably the most accurate way, but my guess is that the judges don't interpet it that way.
Where can I find Fairfax County Code?
The law in Maryland is much clearer:
What can I do to AVOID an exhaust ticket?
1) Own a quiet exhaust.
1a) Stock is quiet.
1b) If you don't do this, get a stock-looking exhaust: Prodrive, Scoobysport, Stromung, Borla, etc.
2) Don't drive like an asshat.
3) Don't have illegal tint.
4) Basically, don't give them another reason to pull you over.
What can I do to FIGHT an exhaust ticket?
1) Put the stock one back on.
2) Try to argue that the law is ambiguous or unjustified. ( )
How loud is my exhaust?
Exhaust dB data gathered by Unabomber
Someone from Maryland want to chime in?
Last edited by Butt Dyno; 12-17-2008 at 10:26 AM.