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Old 07-27-2001, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default new exhaust and muffler law passed

here ya go!
Please excuse the double post, but for us CA guys this is important!
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Old 07-28-2001, 03:31 AM   #2
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So I guess Ferraris are illegal now(greater than 95dB)?
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Old 07-28-2001, 04:24 AM   #3
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Hmmm, if I'm reading that correctly, this is a win for our side. It specifically states that you can get a dismissal if you can prove that your vehicle was properly equipped at the time and not exceeding 95dbA when the ticket was written.

About freaking time they closed that overabused loophole. Bet there are a lot of unhappy cops now.
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Old 07-28-2001, 04:26 AM   #4
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Isn't this the bill that a petition was passed around on this club to sign, and or write to our congressmen about?
If so did we pretty much get what we wanted?
Man, the Harley Rider/straight through exhaust appears to be exempt, must be a heck of a lobby there ( all the yuppy lawyers/politicians who ride these things these days ) plus in some fairness to biker safety - hearing one coming adds to awareness of them on the road.

So does this mean it doesn't matter what your tail pipe looks like so long as it does not spit out something louder than 95db's???
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Old 07-28-2001, 04:39 AM   #5
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That's the impression I'm getting. It states that 95dbA is the limit for vehicles under 6000 lbs...It finally gives a legal recourse for the lazy asses who do nothing but look for aftermarket exhausts as excuses to generate revenue.

And, yeah, I can understand why the motorcycles are exempt. A lot of a$$hole Harley owners like to rumble around and goose the throttle to get their jollies, but cagers (that's people driving 4 wheeled vehicles) have a hard enough time seeing the cars that share the road with them, let alone a teeny little bike and rider. We need all the attention from the Excursion driving soccer moms we can get!
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Old 07-28-2001, 04:44 AM   #6
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Old 07-28-2001, 06:01 AM   #7
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Old 07-28-2001, 06:03 AM   #8
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k, now exactly how loud is 95 dBA and does it include a distance of measurement (where the sound level measurement is taken)? im not acquainted with the sound level stuff
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Old 07-28-2001, 03:22 PM   #9
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the Harley Rider/straight through exhaust appears to be exempt, must be a heck of a lobby there ( all the yuppy lawyers/politicians who ride these things these days )
aren't they called Hells angels
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Old 07-28-2001, 09:53 PM   #10
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Maybe I missed something(hard to read that thing) but did it actually provide for a testing procedure or are the cops still free to guess the noise levels for themselves?
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Old 07-29-2001, 12:10 AM   #11
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Default It didn't specify a noise test procedure per se, but...

It does specifically state that the citation is dismissable if you can prove the exhaust was compliant at the time the ticket was written. The previous law was worded vaguely enough that there was no specific language that you could have a ticket dismissed at all, even if you had hard evidence that your car wasn't exceeding the noise limit.
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Old 07-29-2001, 03:03 AM   #12
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I wonder what SEMA and its members have to say about this. It could literally kill one segment of the aftermarket industry.

What a bunch of BS though.
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Old 07-29-2001, 03:16 AM   #13
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uu ar ex, there are/were laws in effect that are worded in effect that could be taken to mean than an individual can't modify any part of his intake or exhaust ('air pollution')...

there was and still is a source for aftermarket parts... it's the enforcement that you have to watch out for, laws without enforcement mean nothing. kind of like that other hackneyed saying...
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