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Old 01-21-2010, 02:29 PM   #1
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Angry Meineke says Muffler Delete is illegal?

So I just got back from a local Meineke and asked them how much it would cost to do a Muffler Delete, well the Administrator walks up to me with an attitude and says its against the law. I was like I just want to cut my mufflers off, replace the voided space with pipe, and reuse the stock tips, he said its illegal and no place does muffler deletes. Was he an idiot or is this true?

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Old 01-21-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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Nobody does muffler deletes eh. I think he is an idiot. Somebody will do them. But I remember a thread....

Here is a thread for you.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...muffler+delete
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:36 PM   #3
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Sounds pretty true, you can actually get pulled over and fined for your car being too loud...although ive never seen it happen haha, and my friend has a 454 Chevelle with straights on it and he's never caught any flak for it...it is semi-illegal yeah but if its done nobody would know unless they somehow caught a glimpse of the underside of your car or if it was rediculously obnoxiously loud afterwords (which again, the Chevelle had no problems so i dont see an LS3 having any)

If you want it done though you'll have to do it as an at-home project, not a whole lot of work, can probly have it in and out of the garage the same day...also if oyu just wanna make your car sound better you should consider a cam upgrade, not only will it dramaticly help the sound but it will give you a nice performance boost as well
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:37 PM   #4
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Thanks man, this guy is a moron hes like 50 years old, my friend at Meineke says he will have to do it as a side job due to the old guy being a major C-block with mods lol.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:38 PM   #5
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Does ANYONE know if this voids any type of warranty? If its warranty with the exhaust I really dont care lol.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:41 PM   #6
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Just take your business elsewhere, someone would be willing to do it. Laws vary from state to state.

For instance in CT it's up to the discretion of the police officer whether or not it's too loud. They'll just ticket you and send you to inspection. You are allowed an "altered" exhaust, as long as it doesn't severely amplify the sound.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:43 PM   #7
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Well I live in Texas, my chevy truck has a 383 stroker, electric cutouts, LT headers, and a cat back system and they have never messed with me.. Theres just limited places getting this job done where I live, if anyone has gotten Muffler Deletes will they please share where they got it done at?
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:44 PM   #8
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I don't think it voids the warranty. In my exsperience, Meineke won't do any custom exhaust work, nor will they work on a vehicle that has a custom exhaust. As for leagality, You have to check local regulations. Most states the laws stipulate how loud the vehicle can be, not what equipment you can use, but that may be different for where you are.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:46 PM   #9
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Well I got my exhaust installed on my Skyline at this same Meineke so they have to do custom exhaust work.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:01 PM   #10
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Well I got my exhaust installed on my Skyline at this same Meineke so they have to do custom exhaust work.
you got a Skyline? Sweet. How did you manage to bring it in? Any major hassles?
I owned one with I lived in Japan back in 1986-1988.

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Old 01-21-2010, 03:07 PM   #11
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Where in TX do you live? I can give you some places if you're in the DFW area.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:56 PM   #12
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Back in 2003 , srt4 didnt even come with mufflers from the factory ......
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:26 PM   #13
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the only way it is illegal is for noise pollution for being too loud. it does not harm the environment and will not void a state inspection. if any inspector gives you smack about it, go somewhere else!
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Id call Hes an idiot. The damn car has 4 cats and 2 baffles. Noise levels arent nearly loud enough to be illegal
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