[MR2] Washington State Exhaust Law
seawa.anon at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 22:10:24 EDT 2010
Thanks all; I especially like the tip about the $30 Radio Shack dB
meter. Sounds like it'd be worth my time to get one and take a
reading before I take off the stock exhaust.
Now, as it turns out, Greddy Power Extreme systems are no longer
available for MR2s. Any other suggestions?
> From: "Ken Blake" <kblake at royalmoore.com>
> Hell yes it's louder! Especially if you have the 3" piping. That's without going into the fact that it violates Federal DOT standards because it eliminates the secondary catalytic converter. I'm sure it says "for off-road use only" somewhere on KO's
> From: Byron <autoxer at sbcglobal.net>
> If you received a ticket, and you know that it's no louder than stock,
> get a sound level meter, measure the sound of your car and a stock car
> and take the information to court.
> My Greddy Power Extreme exhaust is very quiet, unless I'm at full
> throttle and then it's a low throaty sound, unlike the Honda coffee can
> exhausts. It passes the CA smog check every other year, even with no
> secondary cat, and emissions are much lower than the law allows.
> From: JDeRyke at aol.com
>> If you received a ticket, and you know that it's no louder than stock, get
>> a sound level meter, measure the sound of your car and a stock car and
>> take the information to court.
> Not sure about VA or WA, but most such laws are often described as
> "anti-Harley" and courts become uninterested if a street car shows up with such a
> ticket from an overzealous officer.
> Radio Shack sells the dB meter used in CA- p/n 33-2050, for around $30. In
> CA, the meter is described in the law as being 'set 90 degrees to the
> direction of travel, 50 measured feet off the edge of the road. It is adjusted to
> "C" scale weighting, Fast response. It cannot legally be fired up the
> tailpipe' by an official intent on proving his point. This same setup is also used
> to black-flag too-noisy racecars at many of the open track events around
> the country. Get out your IPhone and take photos of the setup they're using.
> Good luck in Court if it comes to that- J DeRyke
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