...i've learned...living here in california...anything with a sound dB higher than stock is illegal, but everyone modifies their exhaust. my girlfriend was pulled over for a modified exhaust on her acura integra...and it's only a few dB's above stock...it's really up to the cops discretion whether to pull you over or not! If sounds such an issue, what about those Harley's?!?!?!...it also helps if you have friends who are cops to sign off those fix-it-tickets! :bigthumb:
'98 Dodge Ram 1500 QC SLT 4X4 5.2, 5" SkyJacker Stage II Kit, 35/12.50/15 GoodYear MT/R's on 15X8 Weld Sidewinders, Flowmaster Cat-Back Exhaust System, Volant Cool Air Intake System w/ Ram Air Scoop, Custom Audio System.
27200. (a) The Department of Motor Vehicles shall not register on a dealer's report of sale a new motor vehicle, except an off-highway motor vehicle subject to identification as provided in Division 16.5 (commencing with Section 38000), which produces a maximum noise exceeding the applicable noise limit at a distance of 50 feet from the centerline of travel under test procedures established by the Department of the California Highway Patrol.
Limits for Vehicles under 6000 GVWR
27206. For the purposes of Section 27200, the following noise limits shall apply to any other motor vehicle, not specified in this article, manufactured:
(1) After 1967, and before 1973 86 dbA
(2) After 1972, and before 1975 84 dbA
(3) After 1974 80 dbA
Limits for Vehicles Exceeding 5,999 Pounds Gross Vehicle Weight
27204. For the purposes of Section 27200, the following noise limits shall apply to any motor vehicle within the specified manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating and date of manufacture:
GVWR-Pounds Date of Manufacture Noise Limit -dbA
Over 6,000 after 1967 and before 1973 88 dbA
Over 6,000 after 1972 and before 1975 86 dbA
Over 6,000 after 1974 and before 1978 83 dbA
Over 8,500 after 1977 and before 1982 83 dbA
Over 6,000 but not over 8,500 after 1977 80 dbA
Over 8,500 but not over 10,000 after 1981 80 dbA
Over 10,000 after 1981 and before 1988 83 dbA
Over 10,000 after 1987 80 dbA
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All 3 of my trucks exhaust systems are modified and very loud, my motorcycle was too, I've never been pulled over for that(knock on wood). You can be pulled over but it's all up to the peace officer. They don't usally pull you over unless it reallllly loud and annoying. Come to think of it, kind of like my diesel, which you can hear coming for like 4 blocks. It's only a fix it ticket anyways, you can fix it and pay $10 or forfeit bail(not fixing it) and pay some other fee, guessing around $100.
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