06-08-2006, 01:41 PM
and on top of that i got hit for the tints which were measured by teh cop at 26%. total fine was $300. I tried to tell him that the exhaust was no louder than stock but he wasnt having it. he said the reason he pulled me over for the exhaust being loud, which is hard to believe as i have been unable to go on boost for the past 2 days due to a vac line failure. Im planning on going to court on this one for sure. I figure i will have to change the tints out, as for the exhaust I need to find a dealership to write me a letter stating that it is not louder than a stock spot exhaust. anyone have any ideas or know anyone who might be willing to write such a letter?
06-08-2006, 06:03 PM
You in NH or Mass. What I would do is prove that a R32 or 350z exhaust is just as loud if not louder. See on my car I have APR exhaust and it sayS APR right on the tips, so when I get pulled over I tell em it a rare Audi PAckage and the exhaust is audi performance racing from the factory and compare it to an R32.
06-08-2006, 06:14 PM
Were you minding your own business, or were you having, shall we say, "a little fun"? I'd hate to get pulled over just cruising along at 2K RPM in 3rd or 4th gear. That sucks big time!
06-08-2006, 06:18 PM
Keep a print out of these documents in your glovebox:
I've proven a couple cops wrong in nashua, they try to argue and then just walk away when they realize they've lost.
06-09-2006, 06:13 AM
Where are you so I can avoid that area!!! My stock exhaust is very loud when you step on it..
06-09-2006, 06:54 AM
Ive argued this several times and infact you can get off in court very easily. The reason for such is as follows; read the law it states a vehicle cannot be modified souly to be louder. They also have had to repeal the modified exhaust law yet again because its well stupid and they had major complaints. The other way for recourse against this is while getting pulled over ask if he has a decibel meter and the stock decibel levels for your vehicle then inform him that there is no set decibel level for any one vehicle make (there is general one). Also ask said officer if he has been trained to know every vehicles stock exhaust etc etc when he answers no politely drive away. :)
06-09-2006, 08:49 AM
I would like to avoid the areas where the police are likely to enforce it. I don't drive like a nut on the streets and I'd hate to get ticketed when I'm just minding my own business. But if I'm acting like a maniac, then I brought it on to myself and I'll accept the consequences even thought the law is BS.
Basically, ANY car that has an aftermarket exhaust that is louder than OEM (very subjective, since our legislators struck out the original "over 95 decibels" wording) is in violation of the law.
I didn't realize we had this law until AFTER I had the AWE Twin1 exhaust installed. It's loud... but it has grown on me. I'm not keen on replacing it, especially since the S4 is not a daily driver and is my track-day car.
06-09-2006, 12:48 PM
im planning on appealing it this time and taking it as far as i can go with it
06-09-2006, 12:51 PM
I had been limping the car to and from work for the past two days. i think i may have said that in the original thread, not sure
06-09-2006, 12:54 PM
But had a girlfriend in South Hadley.
That's interesting. Never heard of anyone getting stopped on a highway for a loud car around here. It's usually around town where the problems occur.
aftermarket exhaust bull****. i have a milltek 3" which is probably just as quiet as factory. they pulled you over just to be a dick. he let me choose between getting a ticket for the exhaust, or for "blue tinted headlights" aka normal xenons. what a toolbag.
06-10-2006, 08:27 AM
I feel that if the car has passed inspection it should be legal. They should issue the ticket to the inspection station.