Found this while browsing youtube. Anyone else experience this in CA or in any other state?
... If his car was stock, it would be a non-issue. The exhaust isn't the problem, it's everything else he installed that's raised the DB level. ...
Sometimes, truthful frankness has it merits!!:grin: Maybe, the wife needs to take his keys and tell him to catch the bus?:wink:So this guy starts a YouTube channel for his modified car. Then he gets a ticket for his modified exhaust. Then he claims to go back to stock. No one else seems to have the problem with their car- just him. His "stock" car. (precisely and we have a few Californians here as well!:surprise
There's lots of ways to fool the dealership into thinking a car is stock. (Ditto) They don't pull off parts to check if anything is removed or gutted or de-catted or if the ECU is tuned. (Ditto) Tuning can make a car sound different. They look at the exhaust only. (Ditto, especially after you have tell the dealership you got a ticket for the OEM "choke" exhaust! and want them to verify it only.:grin:
Then he gets (yet) another ticket (ah, for the same offense no less.:wink after he modified his car again with an aftermarket exhaust. But it's CA that hates him. (Of course, this is the gospel truth.). Hyundai made a car that can't be sold in one of the world's biggest markets. Obviously Hyundai never thought of that. surprise: don't tell them that! Oops you just did!:grin
Does this all NOT add up for anyone else? Is it just me who doesn't buy into this guy's bullshit? (Ditto again and of course it DOESN'T.)
Been there done that as well.His biggest problem isn't the exhaust but him getting popped with non CARB approved aftermarket pieces, the intake etc. He's definitely paying a fine and if he doesn't learn he'll keep going until they crush that car. I seen mobile random smog checks in So Cal where they pull cars to the side and they have a mobile dyno/smog machine, an Air Resources Board rep, and a trained/savvy Highway Patrol officer. If the car tests as a gross smog emitter or has modified emission related parts without CARB approval you get to walk home, hopefully pay impound fees and fines and return your car to stock for reinspection