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Old 09-19-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Got stopped by CHP today with my 1 year old son in back. Said he noticed my exhaust was loud. I run dynatech LTs with HFs, no resonator, x-pipe and Flowmaster 50s. He ran his mirror under the car and spotted the LTs right away. He said he could impound my car, but since I had my kiddo with me he wasn't going to. He didn't even cite me. He told me he'd seen/heard my car around and he was sure that he would again, but next time I had better have something with an EO on there or stock. So it looks like I'll be taking them off this weekend and putting the stock manifolds back on until I can sell the LTs and find a set of shorties. Just wanted to let you guys know that they're watching- even when it doesn't seem like it. I've been running this setup for a year or so, but it's not really loud, but definitely very throaty. Good luck to everyone else who's been getting by like I had been.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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Damn that sucks...just when I was looking into getting LTs myself. Seems like he was out to get you since he mentioned he had heard your car before.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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Could have been. I ran Borla ATAKs for a while in place of the FM50s, but I knew that would draw attention so I swapped them out to try and stay out of trouble. Just another day in Cali I guess.
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:53 PM   #4
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The laws here are pathetic......I think California THE MOST regulated in the country? Explain why California is bankrupt when we have the most regulations and taxes....LOL makes you think doesn't it!

I have Doug Thorley Shorty's on my car as of now...I've been told that they're now legal in CA? I just have to request a CARB STICKER from them....
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you're lucky.. my 300c got refereed and impounded for LT's, cost me a lot to correct it..
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The laws here are pathetic......I think California THE MOST regulated in the country? Explain why California is bankrupt when we have the most regulations and taxes....LOL makes you think doesn't it!

I have Doug Thorley Shorty's on my car as of now...I've been told that they're now legal in CA? I just have to request a CARB STICKER from them....
Wanna move to Texas, just kidding. I don't mean to intrude, but I am just shocked they would take the hassle and useless amount of resources to impound a car for such a stupid, stupid reason!
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:10 PM   #7
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The laws here are pathetic......I think California THE MOST regulated in the country? Explain why California is bankrupt when we have the most regulations and taxes....LOL makes you think doesn't it!

I have Doug Thorley Shorty's on my car as of now...I've been told that they're now legal in CA? I just have to request a CARB STICKER from them....
No kidding! I love how everything is 49 state legal and we all (who live here) know that the 1 left out is us as soon as we see it.

How do you like the Thorleys? I was looking at the JBAs...
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:12 PM   #8
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Wanna move to Texas, just kidding. I don't mean to intrude, but I am just shocked they would take the hassle and useless amount of resources to impound a car for such a stupid, stupid reason!
You're not intruding, we're all one big happy family here...

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Old 09-19-2014, 11:39 PM   #9
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Wanna move to Texas, just kidding. I don't mean to intrude, but I am just shocked they would take the hassle and useless amount of resources to impound a car for such a stupid, stupid reason!
Uh actually .....Yeah! As soon as I get more money, I want to move to Dallas and get away from all the rinky dinky Prius' I see each day! Literally going 12 miles to work from my residence, I spot (at the least) 15 to 20 .....It's simply ....pathetic! The same bland colors too.....Soviet Union Status.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:49 PM   #10
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I like my DT's! They made a HUGE improvement on the sound, and they're so light! Now from what research I've done, Shorty's can sound better then LT's. I'm not sure if this is 100% accurate, but it's only from what I've read where LT's give you better power in the mid to higher range.............but seriously man, how many seconds will you save?

Now I heard the sound of OBX Shorty's and they sound nice! I've heard the sound of pacesetter shorty's and they sound nice! The only shitty thing about Shorty's is they need to be WELDED ON which means most places want you to leave your car their because they need time to work on them where as LT's are bolt-ons if I understand correctly.....

I currently have Super 10 Flowmasters, and plan on putting back the Super 44's because it's too darn raspy when I punch it.......When I had my 44s there was barely any rasp at all............I also have a customized 3 inch HPIPE done by the shop I go to!

To be honest, most SS Camaro's i've seen here in the Bay Area don't even sound great..........They sound like a STOCK V6 at idle (the ones i've seen at least). I did today (even though you hate FORDs) see a 2013 Mustang (blue) driven by a blonde hottie that MUST OF had Long Tube, Hi Flow's and a nice exhaust with no resonators because it sounded JUST LIKE a C63 AMG V8 Benz without the resonators and these sound BITCHEN!!!

If I were u, save ur money and try out Pacesetter Shorty's...they're inexpensive and a lot of older Gen Camaro Owners produce nice sound with them.

I went with DTs because my family friend met the guy and I supported his suggestion which was to go for them since DT's have been in the business for MANY years....JBA's from what I understand have a lot of leaks.....
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Uh actually .....Yeah! As soon as I get more money, I want to move to Dallas and get away from all the rinky dinky Prius' I see each day! Literally going 12 miles to work from my residence, I spot (at the least) 15 to 20 .....It's simply ....pathetic! The same bland colors too.....Soviet Union Status.
I think it costs more to live in Cali than Texas. At least "ya'll" have good scenery there and nice wide open roads!! Lol

Oh those little bastards are here too. But I must say you have NOOOOO idea how fun it is to pass all those priusssses with your lifted truck or suburban or camaro flooring it past them taking them one step back from "saving the earth". But I think here all they want in a Prius is better gas mileage... That's it! |
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:05 AM   #12
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So I understand that they want better gas, but i'm more then sure most of the ones here are pretty darn radical when it comes to the enviroment.....but again what about the battery?

Because of the Prius Hybrids here in California, 1 good thing happened and the end result was predicted by my old man (Dad). The cost of gas went down for a little so now the good old corrupt politicians in Cali want to TAX everyone for EVERY MILE THEY DRIVE...I think this starts next year?

That's a bunch of crap! This state is beyond screwed up, and now I can understand why Mr Draper wanted "SIX California's". Heading home today from work, some dork in his Prius decided to block the two lanes on the street I was on by making an illegal u-turn.....I let him have it with the horn, but now my next mod is going to be a Train Horn.
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So I understand that they want better gas, but i'm more then sure most of the ones here are pretty darn radical when it comes to the enviroment.....but again what about the battery?

Because of the Prius Hybrids here in California, 1 good thing happened and the end result was predicted by my old man (Dad). The cost of gas went down for a little so now the good old corrupt politicians in Cali want to TAX everyone for EVERY MILE THEY DRIVE...I think this starts next year?

That's a bunch of crap! This state is beyond screwed up, and now I can understand why Mr Draper wanted "SIX California's". Heading home today from work, some dork in his Prius decided to block the two lanes on the street I was on by making an illegal u-turn.....I let him have it with the horn, but now my next mod is going to be a Train Horn.
I think we all hate pruisesssseses and yeah that battery is NOT bio degradable. Yup what pisses me off is when your on a 2 lane road stuck behind a group of cars riding each other's ass and going 57 in a 65 and led by what else... A Prius! Then you gotta put your life in danger to pass 3 cars at a time! Damn those things. If I was a cop I would stop them for holding up the flow of traffic!

Wait are train horns legal in Ca? There not down here!!!
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:27 AM   #14
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I think we all hate pruisesssseses and yeah that battery is NOT bio degradable. Yup what pisses me off is when your on a 2 lane road stuck behind a group of cars riding each other's ass and going 57 in a 65 and led by what else... A Prius! Then you gotta put your life in danger to pass 3 cars at a time! Damn those things. If I was a cop I would stop them for holding up the flow of traffic!

Wait are train horns legal in Ca? There not down here!!!

Honestly, not sure.....I rarely use my horn, and the violator has to do somthing to really irritate me. I see so many violators every day, and in my opinion, LOUD PIPES are the last thing to bug me....LOUD PIPES SAVE LIFES

This video is an AMG C63 Benz...honestly.....I saw one recently driven by a dude who had his resonator's deleted.....sounded awesome! Check this out SKIP TO 2:23 TO SEE CHASE...lol crazy stuff but THIS is the sound I love the most!

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That's what he gets for driving like a moron. Exhaust sounds great btw Damn, was that a black series? And to think I was going to buy a 2008 SL500 huh!
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That's what he gets for driving like a moron. Exhaust sounds great btw Damn, was that a black series? And to think I was going to buy a 2008 SL500 huh!

Yep, was a Black Series! I don't like how he's running from the LEOs like that, but I do like the sound! Those AMGs sound like Muscle Cars in person!

Speed....by the way....Did u order the Throttle Controller?
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Yep, was a Black Series! I don't like how he's running from the LEOs like that, but I do like the sound! Those AMGs sound like Muscle Cars in person!
Yuuup and not those ricey fancy-toyotas, AKA Lexus!

I just don't like how they caught up to him. And when they turned their weee wooo weeee wooo lights off going about 100+ wasn't quite smart on their part.
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Honestly, not sure.....I rarely use my horn, and the violator has to do somthing to really irritate me. I see so many violators every day, and in my opinion, LOUD PIPES are the last thing to bug me....LOUD PIPES SAVE LIFES

This video is an AMG C63 Benz...honestly.....I saw one recently driven by a dude who had his resonator's deleted.....sounded awesome! Check this out SKIP TO 2:23 TO SEE CHASE...lol crazy stuff but THIS is the sound I love the most!


video looks like it is from a video game..
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video looks like it is from a video game..
Was about to say that!
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:29 AM   #20
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Have to say that is one thing I love with NPP that I can drive without hassle and then open it up when I want. Can you got a system with cut outs so your legal when you have to be and loud when you want?

I get the noise thing as we've got a few in the neighbour hood who feel it's the thing to do and rip around the residential area in the middle of the night. Pisses me off when I get woken up at 2:00am and got to go to work in the morning. Secretly I love the sound of some of these cars but these idiots ruin it for all if us.

Just a thought to look at some electric cut outs, might be a happy compromise.,
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This is why I love my NPP GM exhaust!

If the CHP put the mirror test under the car they'll see the GM stamp on the exhaust.

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I honestly feel bad for you Cali peeps. Law enforcement here in AZ mainly targets window tint violations. I got nabbed at least a half a dozen times on my previous show car for tint. DPS, Phx PD, Sheriff, Glendale PD....smh.

When I used to roll out to SoCal for car shows on many an occasion, I'd see CHP coming the opposite direction, spot my missing front plate and turn around. They'd roll up to my rear bumper, see my AZ plates then peel off.

But with the state of California in a financial crisis, I can see why CHP is busting chops out there to generate revenue.
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Yep, it the end it's a revenue thing .......I think CA and Chicago are the most corrupt ...
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I have lived in SoCal my whole life, since I'm 58 I think I've seen pretty much everything when it comes to how this state was before and after CARB.

First let me say that it frustrates me that I can't put a CAI on my Camaro without having to change it out before a pending smog check, or that I can't install high flow cats and long tube headers. It doesn't seem to make much sense to me that the Cat is required not to be moved. Like most everyone here we want to mod our cars and make them as fast and beautiful as we can. Having said that I remember back in the late 60's when I had my beautiful 67 Camaro (wish I still had it) and not being able to see a mile down the road with all the low lying smog that floated over our city. Playing a round of golf and not being able to walk with my lungs compressed to that same smog. Not being able to see the skyline of LA but just an incredible brown and white haze that seemed never to go away. Im no friend of the CARB limits that we have to live by but today I can drive and not have to see that white haze and be able to breathe like a normal human. Not to mention I can walk 18 holes and not have to reach for the oxygen mask. CARB was not created out of corruption or to do its best to keep us from modifying our car. It was done to clean up a problem that made us the dirties state in the union. CA has its share of problems and I choose to live here because its an incredible beautiful state (not too many places on the planet you can go from the beach to the desert to a mountain ski resort within a couple hour drive)

Personally I choose breathing!
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Hopefully i'll find somebody who will look the other way and pass me for a few hundred. I have an Intake on my car, and Shorty Headers.
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