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Post: #1   PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:40 am    Post subject: Removing Muffler? Reply with quote

Sorry if this has already been posted, I'm brand new here (1st post) and couldn't find any answers, I have a 04 SXT and I love the deeper sound when I unbolted the muffler yesterday, I live in CA and was wondering if anyone knows the following:

If I bolt a pipe to make it exit the rear bumper is it illegal?
I plan on leaving the CAT in and making the pipe un-bolt for smog purposes. can I legally run the CAT and straight pipe as long as the tip exits past the body?
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pretty sure any mods in cali have to be cali or carb compliant even for cold air intakes and exhausts etc. Meaning probably the only legal way is to get a legit axel back such as what modernpeformance.com offers.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah if it came with a muffler it has to have one, in Cali they're anal
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it has to meet certain sound level requirements too. The axle back (Rear section) isn't bad to remove/replace, I would just swap the two when it's time for testing. You may want to put a resonator in the pipe to keep the sound police at bay. The less attention, the better.

Just coat the pipe where it clamps with antiseize to make removal/install a bit easier.
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bobsmuffler.com/noise.htm

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=veh&group=27001-28000&file=27150-27159
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want that loud, raspy, super obnoxious sound just bolt a stock SRT-4 rear section on... people sell them cheap when they put an upgraded exhaust on and then at emissions time you can swap back to your stock muffler. It's CA after all, no rust to worry about, right?...
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Post: #7   PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, I've come to find out that r/tguy02 is tight and the car must have a pipe.
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