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Getting stopped for exhaust violations is largely depended on how one chooses to drive the car.
I can't even imagine a stock scat pack being stopped for loud exhaust unless the driver is intentionally driving in a way to make noise.

For instance...
Yesterday I was stopped at a light in downtown Columbia, SC. I heard an exceptionally loud Mustang way before I saw it. It came from my right and powered hard through the intersection. I guessed that he was showing off towards my B5 SP. I wasn't impressed. I made my left turn and followed in heavy, dual lane traffic about 6 cars back. He continually revved it and you could have heard it 10 blocks back. Well, I looked in the mirror and saw a patrol car about 6 cars behind me. Oops! The cop didn't make any attempt to get through the traffic and we travelled through several traffic lights with the Mustang still showing off. Finally, the mustang turned right and when the cop got to that intersection, so did he, and lit it up.
So, this was a blatant case of stupidity in downtown traffic. I suspect a whole lot of people get themselves into messes just because they don't use their heads.

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Stupid behavior will get the cop's attention.


There are other things, too. Once in a while I'm stopped at a stop light and there's a police car or a CHP car positioned so I can observe the officer.



Invariably the officer's head swivels to pick up a real loud car or one all tricked out in special wheels or weird body parts or lowered or with garish paint, or at the other end of the spectrum a real beater of a car. If the driver does anything stupid he's going to get pulled over.
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Last time I had an inspection was about 2014 I think. Couple new cars in a row, first time ever for me, and I've avoided the tax.

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Anyone here effected by it? I'm curious how that applies to Challengers that are loud from factory?
It seems some cars pre 15 were fairly quiet for a V8 powerhouse?
Are you legally allowed to "upgrade" at all or are you required to keep it as the factory set-up regardless?
(upgrade with MOPAR pts. vs. aftermarket)

Well that didnt take long lol.
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They’ll continue to conduct “studies” until they get one that effectively shuts down cruise nights.


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It sounds like California is getting to be like Virginia.

any modifications - tint, lowered suspension, added on lighting, exhaust will get you in trouble there.

As related from a number of ex-Virginians that live in NC or SC have mentioned
Our free country isn't so free any longer. They impose laws to project or as stated in another post to enforce the politicians agenda's. The price of freedom is tolerating certain things. Laws shouldn't come into play unless some could be physically/emotionally hurt by someone else. I don't think loud exhaust and tinted windows is going to hurt anyone. They pick on tint because it doesn't allow cops to see into your car, which I think kind of infringes on the privacy rights. Regarding establishing laws to protect, some are to protect people from themselves, and it's typically for reckless people. And lets face it, that relates back to the survival of the fittest. Dumb enough to take risks then you pay the consequences. Freedom isn't always safe, doesn't mean it should be removed.

I wonder if the people in these states can start protesting things laws to get them removed?
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Many cities already have posted no cruising signs and laws. Basically no passing the same point in a certain time period, such as 2 hours. If it's the city center, I can understand, but many were long empty stretches with everyone turning around at either end. It's been a long time, but it was just see and be seen, rarely anyone burning rubber or racing. Engine revving sure, but it was peaceful and rarely any trouble.

Sideshows are not cruising, people doing doughnuts with people hanging out windows and doors, people in the middle, shootings, etc. Oh well...Get off my lawn!

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Our free country isn't so free any longer. They impose laws to project or as stated in another post to enforce the politicians agenda's. The price of freedom is tolerating certain things. Laws shouldn't come into play unless some could be physically/emotionally hurt by someone else. I don't think loud exhaust and tinted windows is going to hurt anyone. They pick on tint because it doesn't allow cops to see into your car, which I think kind of infringes on the privacy rights. Regarding establishing laws to protect, some are to protect people from themselves, and it's typically for reckless people. And lets face it, that relates back to the survival of the fittest. Dumb enough to take risks then you pay the consequences. Freedom isn't always safe, doesn't mean it should be removed.

I wonder if the people in these states can start protesting things laws to get them removed?
Actually it is getting more free in my area. The cops stop chasing you for speeding and just send you a ticket with a picture of your plate. No more "fleeing and Alluding" charges for me and no more points going on my license since the ticket goes to the car owner and not the driver, there are no points. Makes me feel like I can drive however fast I want, I just "pay a fee" to do it.
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