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Old 12-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default california opinion needed - exhaust volume

moving from illinois and need to know if this exhaust it too loud and will get me pulled over, i know cops are more strict with mods in cali



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Old 12-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
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Hell yeah thats loud!
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:11 AM   #3
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why are you disturbing the peace here
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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It's not all exhaust but the way you drive as well. If you ask for attention you'll get it. My exhaust is at 120db (near 10 months, daily driven vehicle) and I have not yet been pulled over for noise level.

Be respectful to cops, they'll be respectful to you
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:32 PM   #5
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It's not all exhaust but the way you drive as well. If you ask for attention you'll get it. My exhaust is at 120db (near 10 months, daily driven vehicle) and I have not yet been pulled over for noise level.

Be respectful to cops, they'll be respectful to you
agreed. just drive safely and dont be a _________ when you drive.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:36 PM   #6
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It really depends on the cop. If you irritate them, they'll definitely peg it on you. But, if you're respectful, they will probably let it slide.

Just to be safe, I try and keep it in neutral and quiet when I can because it's not worth it. Only been a couple months for me, but no extra attention. Been pulled over twice with it, and they didn't mention it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:23 AM   #7
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thanks for the responses, its pretty low key at idle and normal driving conditions, but it gets loud past 3k, shouldnt be an issue
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:39 AM   #8
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You should be fine, I roll 3" out to a 3" cat as a muffler. Tip is pointed down so that helps a bit. All in a full built stage rally car that's DD. As said before it will all depend on the cop and how you are driving.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:52 AM   #9
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it also depends where you are moving to (originally from Carbondale area)

some cities are areas are harsh on this...Huntington Beach, Burbank, Culver City, etc...HB is very very bad!

then again i have a catted TXS stealth with a straight pipe...it's damn near harley loud, but i keep it cool and save the noise for the canyons

i get puckered up when i drive beside a cop, but i'm not an asshat and i save the dumb stuff for the track days
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:00 PM   #10
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just a heads up, not sure if you plan on registering it over here when you move but if you do, you might have trouble with that exhaust passing smog visual if you have anything done besides the 3" catback.

And like everyone says, just be smart bout it when you're driving around the city and you won't really get hassled for it unless you get pulled over doing something else unless the cop is asshat and needs to fill his quota.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:17 AM   #11
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just a heads up, not sure if you plan on registering it over here when you move but if you do, you might have trouble with that exhaust passing smog visual if you have anything done besides the 3" catback.

And like everyone says, just be smart bout it when you're driving around the city and you won't really get hassled for it unless you get pulled over doing something else unless the cop is asshat and needs to fill his quota.
I have an uppipe, downpipe, aem cai, and headers, will that be a problem
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:24 AM   #12
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I think the AEM is CARB legal. The other stuff might not pass visual. Sweet ride though!
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:25 PM   #13
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I have an uppipe, downpipe, aem cai, and headers, will that be a problem
You should be fine as long as you re-install a factory dp...
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:58 PM   #14
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You should be fine as long as you re-install a factory dp...
Ok, I will try to hunt one down
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:38 PM   #15
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Ok, I will try to hunt one down
I may have one for sale 02-07
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:37 AM   #16
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I had same set up on my 04 wrx for almost 5 years and no problem. I got my 06 sti with cobb catted turbo back and got stoped for being loud. going back to straight exhaust.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:25 AM   #17
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eventhough it seems to be loud from the video, just wanted to say your car sounds great. love that you can hear the turbo whine through the exhaust
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:02 PM   #18
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eventhough it seems to be loud from the video, just wanted to say your car sounds great. love that you can hear the turbo whine through the exhaust
thanks
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #19
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does sound good
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