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I was pulled over today on the interstate because my exhaust was too loud. I was issued a 30-day fix it ticket. Do I have to replace my exhaust with an original OEM exhaust?
Nope, just go buy a $15 silencer, and pop it in, then show up to inspection with it, remove when you're done. The ticket is not really for the exhaust itself, just for being too loud.
 

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Really? Cool! Where is the best place to buy a silencer from? And how do I know it'll fit?

EDIT: I just looked on Ebay and I see they come in different sizes. Do these really work?
 

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Really? Cool! Where is the best place to buy a silencer from? And how do I know it'll fit?

EDIT: I just looked on Ebay and I see they come in different sizes. Do these really work?
Yes, they really do work. Narrowing the exhaust tip with a silencer, it causes the sound to reverberate inside the muffler more before it exits. If the problem is that the car is turbo-d, you may get more help from putting in a resonator, or a glass-pack somewhere in the line.
 

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Hes N/A turbocharged cars dont have loud exhaust(generally speaking).

Find the noise ordinances for your area, and the codes your car must fall under, make sure that your not breaking any laws. Also what time was it? Sometimes the after hours noise ordinance will be a problem for louder cars.

I think they are just yanking your chain.
 

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Hes N/A turbocharged cars dont have loud exhaust(generally speaking).

Find the noise ordinances for your area, and the codes your car must fall under, make sure that your not breaking any laws. Also what time was it? Sometimes the after hours noise ordinance will be a problem for louder cars.

I think they are just yanking your chain.
Sometimes Turbos aren't loud but they will make a high pitched noise that some find irritating, especially the fake turbo exhaust additions (annoying as hell). Generally speaking, nothing should be heard coming from your car (music/exhaust/engine) more than 50 feet away, and if it can it is up to an officer to tell weather it is too loud. Literally it is not based on dB or anything, just weather a cop thinks it's too loud. It is written.
 

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There are most likely some kind of ordinances for vehicles.

It's usually stipulated that a given type of vehicle cannot exceed a set decibl level at X distance. This is usually more restrictive at night and/or through a residential area. The thing is here is that the officer elligedly sited him for his exhaust on the interstate.

Interstates are rather noisey by nature, so who is it that he is disturbing with his exhaust? I could possibly understand a ticket in a residential area, after 9-10 pm.

OP do you have the CAT removed? Or no resonator?
 

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I didn't mean by asking if he was turboed that it makes his car louder, but turbo guys tend to not run cats on there cars, and if he got an exhaust ticket, more than likely they will check (if he got sent to a state ref that is). I've gone through two exhaust tickets already so I know what to expect, but it depends on his location, so until he answers all that, all of our suggestions don't have any real meaning.
 

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You could do what I did, and ask to see the DB meter. I was pulled over and the cop wrote me a ticket for having an "exhaust too loud for that type of vehicle"

After asking what it meant, and how I get nailed when there are 50 ******* ******* running around town with cherry bombs on their trucks, or harldly davidson **** with exhausts that hurt your ears. After not getting a good answer, I said, well let me see your DB meter, because frankly, I don't believe your discretion in this case is good enough, my exhaust should have been legal, and it was. So he VERY reluctantly repealed the ticket. I was laughing the whole time inside of course at this douchebag who pulled me over for really no reason other than the fact that he didnt like my car.
 

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You could do what I did, and ask to see the DB meter. I was pulled over and the cop wrote me a ticket for having an "exhaust too loud for that type of vehicle"

After asking what it meant, and how I get nailed when there are 50 ******* ******* running around town with cherry bombs on their trucks, or harldly davidson **** with exhausts that hurt your ears. After not getting a good answer, I said, well let me see your DB meter, because frankly, I don't believe your discretion in this case is good enough, my exhaust should have been legal, and it was. So he VERY reluctantly repealed the ticket. I was laughing the whole time inside of course at this douchebag who pulled me over for really no reason other than the fact that he didnt like my car.
In california that wont work. officers dont have to carry decible meters and their discretion is enough.
 

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In california that wont work. officers dont have to carry decible meters and their discretion is enough.
Reason #12097398 I will never live in CA.

thats fucking gay as hell. Seems to me that law is too vauge to enforce, I'd take it up in court.
 

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and having guns that hold more than 5 rnds.

And fun in general.
 

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I told you the dB didn't matter, especially here in CA, only if it sounds "too loud" but people can ride around on Harley's with no sp. arrestors or muffler or anything and not be hassled ever, and that shit hurts the ears.
 

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Reason #12097398 I will never live in CA.

thats fucking gay as hell. Seems to me that law is too vauge to enforce, I'd take it up in court.
I agree..its way too vague and there is too much room for interpretation...and taking it to court wont do you any good. Precedent has already been set in california where lack of metered testing is not grounds for dismissal.
 
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