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Old 01-08-19, 09:18 AM
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Never lived in Cali but being in the tech field there's a lot of companies out there to work for but the Cali emissions bs is just one part of the reasons I'll prob never move there. I like my emissions free county registered vehicles out here in CO too much.
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Old 01-08-19, 09:48 AM
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I've had limo tint and no front plate for over 15 years and have never gotten a ticket in Southern California. Its also 68 and sunny today so I hope everybody moves out of this state.

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Old 01-08-19, 09:51 AM
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^^^^Back in '95, when I lived in Santa Barbara, I got a ticket for no front plate on my then '93 SC300 5MT. I was parked in underground parking at a mall with my front facing the wall. I was pretty pissed

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Old 01-08-19, 10:53 AM
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Default California Exhaust Law - Say goodbye to brap brap brap

Surprised there hasnt been a thread on this yet.


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Old 01-08-19, 11:16 AM
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It could be because that's what it's always been:

I got a ticket back in like 2010 for this. The referee station recorded that my Greddy came in at low 94. Judge signed off that I was good to go and that was that.
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Old 01-08-19, 11:21 AM
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^^ That cop must had been one angry douche to do that.
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I feel like the only thing that would cause some real undue attention are the straight pipe and some of the full header/cat-back folks. Other than the Apex'i exhaust, I don't think any of them are really obnoxiously loud.

BMW M cars, RC/GS-F, and most Porsches are all louder than my 350 with a cat back. I'm sure there will be plenty of factory exhausts that will get tickets too though.
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I have a standing offer for anyone in Cali selling their INVIDIA Q300 60mm Midpipe for $200 shipped.

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Old 01-08-19, 12:52 PM
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Yup the law hasn't changed, only how it is enforced and cited. People are making a big deal out of the supposed "mandatory" fine and the cops stating that it's "not a fix it ticket anymore" but it's essentially still how it's always been. Once you get the ticket, you will need to prove you are legal by going to the ref. If you're not legal, then you pay a [bigger] fine now. It's just being strongly enforced, for now, because of all the idiots and their street takeovers/side shows.
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Many of these existed prior in the CVCC though the noise will be handled differently following passage of AB1824. These will now come with fines along with the fix-it for an offending exhaust system.

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what is AB1824, I find no information on this bill except one with that number dating back to 2016 in relating to service animals.
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Sorry to hear this kind of garbage. Funny thing, laws were created to protect citizens. A lot has changed over time.

Weather sucks in the salt belt, but they donít monitor cars at all. If you have money to pay the fee, you can plate anything. No silly rules.
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I'm not trying to get political here but it's funny because the President has been actively trying to get rid of CARB and rollback California's ridiculous emissions standards and is wanting to get them to conform to federal standards which means you can do whatever you want to your car. California has so much power that manufacturers are forced to abide by their standards for new vehicles which increases the cost of new vehicles by several thousand dollars. There's a lot of interesting articles online everybody should look at. I also saw somewhere that after 2020 whatever emissions come out of your exhaust will have such a minuscule effect on climate change that it does more harm than good to have these strict emissions standards. So I wonder what all the car enthusiasts would say if he actually gains some ground on this fight and the media gives it some attention.
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Originally Posted by flowrider View Post
^^^^Back in '95, when I lived in Santa Barbara, I got a ticket for no front plate on my then '93 SC300 5MT. I was parked in underground parking at a mall with my front facing the wall. I was pretty pissed

In Emeryville (NorCal), my coworker's wife parked her car (G35) in the street during her lunch break and came out to find a ticket on her windshield for no front plate. I've also been pulled over in my wife's infiniti (M35) last year in Napa for not having a front plate.

I feel like most v8 mustangs, camaros, chargers, and v8 trucks are 5x as loud as our ISF's. I have a feeling a lot of the FRS/BRZ community will feel the most from this new law since almost all of them I see on the road have modded shiny/loud exhausts.
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Old 01-08-19, 06:16 PM
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I wonder how they’ll manage motorcycles? Every Harley in CA would be affected
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