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Unread 12-14-2010, 01:51 PM   #46
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Do this BEFORE you go to court if it's not too much work...


- Take a picture of your exhaust...try to make it one long shot so you can see your cat AND muffler in the same shot.


- Print off the Rusty's add for the exhaust kit you bought, receipt too if you have it.




Thatís just how it works.
Congratulations, you not only just gave him advice on how to lose the case, but also had him do all the prosecutions work for them.

Massachusetts does not allow ANY aftermarket exhausts. It doesn't matter if it's louder or softer or what. If it's not OEM it's a fine and 2 points on your license.

That's just how it works.

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Unread 01-03-2011, 12:49 AM   #47
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We drive around with no cats/mufflers here and dont know what noise violations are.

That sucks man, sounds like a vehicle-nazi state.
Same here, in TN we have no inspections. Any regulations are just on the books, tint and stuff is usually ignored, but the cops around here do HATE the sub systems with their THUMP THUMP lol.
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Unread 01-03-2011, 12:53 AM   #48
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the cop was jealous that he didn't have a jeep like yours.
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Unread 10-07-2011, 03:16 AM   #49
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I am a cop and sound meters are required for sound violations. But a muffler violation, atleast where I work in RI, is a different animal all together. The muffler statute rigl 31-23-13 states "any vehicle operated in the state of rhode island that has ANY modification to the exhaust system that causes the exhaust note to be LOUDER or HIGHER PITCHED or causes excessive smoke is a violation". just an fyi...
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Unread 10-07-2011, 03:27 AM   #50
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Also, comments like "wave the bird to those guys" and "burn his house down"... Is that kinda stuff really necessary. its called doing our job, I love modifying my vehicles and appreceate those who take pride in thier modified vehiles, jeeps or otherwise. But laws are laws, end of story. You dont want tickets then dont have your vehicle in violation of the law simple as that. If you get caught and get a ticket its not the cops fault, personal accountability for your vehicle has to step in at some point...
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Unread 10-07-2011, 09:55 AM   #51
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A fax machine does it's job. A photocopier does it's job. A human being has the ability to use discretion.

"Just doing our job" was the #1 excuse at the Nuremberg trials.
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Unread 10-07-2011, 10:51 AM   #52
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I didn't read the entire thread so forgive me if this has been said already. If the officer did not measure the sound level with a calibrated measurement device he can not write you a ticket for a sound ordinance violation. He ear is not a calibrated measurement device.
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Unread 10-08-2011, 12:40 AM   #53
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Discretion can be applied to modifying your vehicle as well. Use discretion when putting aftermarket items on your vehicle and police interaction can be avoided all together. Or dont, get stopped, get a ticket and blame the officer for not using his/her discretion.. Again it comes down to being accountable for your own vehicle and your own choices. Oh and Nuremberg trial nazi reference.. Really? You can always tell the people who have gotten or deserve to get a ticket.
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Unread 10-09-2011, 04:16 PM   #54
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SO i go pulled over because of my exhaust, i have the exhaust kit from rustys with the flowmaster 40. The tickets for 100 because of excessive noise when im driving. Im obviously gonna appeal it, now what are somethings i should bring up, just pretty much that it is a muffler i still have a working cat, therefor its legal.
What is some good stuff i should bring up?

oh BTW i live in mass.
I got pulled over heading into Boston two weeks ago going 105, just floating along.

Cop gave me a verbal warning and asked about the new 2012 srt8. 1 decent cop in MA and I got him, should have been arrested.
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Unread 10-13-2011, 12:41 PM   #55
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Good luck getting out of it usually a cop is right no matter what which sucks but, thats the way it is. A cop can pull you over for anything and depending on the cop or what kind of day they are having they take it out on the few good people they pull over. Try to fight it but, don't be mad if you get stuck with it. A judge has to go with the cop because otherwise it would mean the cop was lying and though it most certainly was a judge can't say that because it makes the whole system look jacked.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #56
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"how loud those harley davidsons are.
i never see any cops pulling them over for having loud exhausts.+does not allow ANY aftermarket exhausts." Same in Pa. And Riders rarely get stopped.
Just getting into jeepin' after 20 years off. I build loud bikes. I usually drill the baffles out for customers. Stock pipes, but straight thru flow. H-D charges $350 for 2 slightly louder mufflers. And now w/ injection, you need to spend another $100, if they'll do it, to reflash the 'puter. Most of the the time they don't even get you 2HP more. On a 1200cc 10HP can really wake a machine up. Luckily never a sound ticket even after setting off car alarms! My avatar is not my loudest.
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