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isaac Jun 4, 6:04pm - #5114 
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PROOF: Modified Exausts are legal in CA

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/pdf/CHP_Bulletin-Exhaust.pdf

Modified exhausts are completely legal now (as of 2001 or around there), the only thing is though it can't exceed 95db. Which from what I hear is pretty damn loud! grin

You can have a 10 inch tip there if you wanted to as long as it is NOT harmful to other drivers, etc... but you get my point.

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That's why I didn't get a ticket when I got pulled over. I show him my certificate.

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That's why I didn't get a ticket when I got pulled over. I show him my certificate.
but as long as you're under 95db, you can have an APEXi, BLITZ, GREDDY or any type of aftermarket exhaust installed smile

(KAZOOMA is noted as one of the loudest though [Tasty] )

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Yeah. But, does Apexi, Greddy, or Blitz come with a certificate saying it is under 95db? They key here is to prove it to officer before he writes the ticket or you will have to go to court and prove it to the judge. Big hassle. frown

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mmmm... i want veilside exhaust..
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Yeah. But, does Apexi, Greddy, or Blitz come with a certificate saying it is under 95db? They key here is to prove it to officer before he writes the ticket or you will have to go to court and prove it to the judge. Big hassle. frown
so, i guess that just because the officer GUESSES that your exhaust is too loud, based on using his own ears, across the street and in his patrol car with the windows rolled up and the police radio turned on... he is gunna be right?

Last time I checked, the patrol cars didnt have sound level checking devices on them spineyes

But also - I guess that in California, you are ALWAYS GUILTY, until you can prove yourself inocent thumbsdown

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Getting a ticket does not necessarily mean you're guilty of the violation. It only means that you have to prove to the judge that you didn't commit the violation. That means taking time off of work and go down to the court. That is why I said the key is not go get the ticket in the first place. The only way to do that is to convince the Officer not to write one. That means you have to education him/her on the violation in question.

In the case of the exhaust, even if the law says 95db is the limit, I don't think any officer can tell you precisely what db each exhaust is giving out. Therefore, he/she have to rely on common sense and experience. In my case, it was obvious that the officer thought my exhaust was beyond the legal limit, but I proved him wrong by showing him the certificate and he let me go without giving me a ticket.

no ticket=no need to go to court=no need to take time off=no hassle.

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TRD is the only company that i know of that gives a certificate.
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I talked to a police officer in Burbank about exhausts, and how they judge whether its legal or not. He says most officers do not pull over for exhausts because 95 db is very loud. Most of them can't tell, if not any.

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No wonder I've never been pulled over though I take off my silencer
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O, but Kazuma exhausts are illegal smile

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