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the law: anything not from the factory = illegal (archive)

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Posted by Eric on January 21, 2002 at 14:25:24:

In Reply to: modified exhaust ticket? posted by Jon on January 21, 2002 at 12:39:40:

WTF? That happened to me recently. Only, the cop just heard me accelerating onto the freeway. He followed me for a while and flipped his lights on when I exited.

He wrote me a ticket for "defective emissions equipment," because he said my car was loud but not loud enough to be the muffler so he thought it was the "Cadillac convertor."

A trip to Midas for a free "inspection," two trips to the court house, and 30 seconds with the prosecutor got that thing dismissed.

So, WTF is a "modified exhaust" ticket anyway?

Oh, and my guy put speeding as the reason for pulling me over too. I wasn't. And my Escort 8500 didn't go off. Total B.S.

Traffic cops...


i got a 16.10 at 84.6mph

i didn't think that was so bad since it was my first run, and at the end of the run i was watching the G-tech more that the road cause a stop sign was approcing fast and i wanted that dang counter to stop so i could brake!

i was also my first time ever dragging the car so it bogged on the launch (sp?) and these new tires are stickier than i thought the would be

well on the next run, the g-tech fell off the dash after i shifted into second so i lef off the gas. still going rather fast in second i notice a car pulling up on a side streat, so i slow down incase he doesn't see me and pulls out in front of me. then i notice those lovely red and blue lights above the roof.

I pass him, luckily my window is down (tint) and he pulls behing me, and follows me for about 1/8th mile. right about this time the street (industrial complex) turns into the back intrence to a Sams club shopping center. he flips his lights, and i pull over under a street light to be curtious of his safety.

he tells me he pulled me over cause my taillight is out (good excuse isn't it) and that my exhaust is definetly not stock. then he notices this

and asks what those control (he's thinkin NOS) he has a hard time believing that these 5 switches control a little guage, and one little LED to show off my speakers

I tell him that the only thing you find under the hood is a de-tuned Group A racing motor from the winning most car in racing history.
so he says "so you win anything yet" i tell him that i only auto-x the car and take it to driving schools on race tracks.
he then asks "can beat any of those hondas," i tell him that i've never raced them in this car, and they are just a waste of my time.

so he goes back to his car for a LONG time. finally he comes back and shows me that i'm only getting a ticket for the modifyed exhasut and tail lamp out. then he says "i wrote down that you were going 50mph but didn't write you up for it since i really didnt see you speeding, but you need to slow down cuase i heard you from a mile away (he heard my first run)

then i showed him that my buddy just got a G-tech for christmas and he wanted to see what this car would do in the 0-60. he then told me to go to a country road to test that out becuase the road that i was on can be dangerous,
so i got pretty dang lucky. if that g-tech hadn't fallen off my window, i would have flown past that cop at about 70mph and i would have been in huge trouble, ha, and say God doesn't watch over you!
thanks for listening

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