This is a discussion on No muffler ticket within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by zax Resonators are tuned cavities designed to dampen acoustic resonance from the exhaust pulses. Mufflers are usually ...
Yeah, but if it is a Nameless midpipe, the resonator looks like a long performance cat, not a muffler.
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OP: I'd just pay the fine and bring your car up to spec.. Unless you like how it sounds.. Then just keep paying the fines.
In NY if you just bought the car it is the shop/dealers fault for not changing it before it was sold. All you have to do is show that you just bought it and they have to make it right. Not sure how Ontario is.
Here in my city (subburb north of Montreal), they can pull you over when they suspect an illegal exhaust.
They dont have to get the dB checked, if the exhaust makes more noise than stock and doesnt have the same caracteristics as stock(i.e free flow) , its illegal.
They could just give a warning for the first offense, but hey...they're also paid to bring money in.
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Plead not guilty and go to court. Half the time the cop doesn't show up anyway, and no prosecution witness means no case (they get thrown straight out at the start of the session). If he shows up then he might negotiate the fine before the session. Or if you want to be cheeky and can keep your cool...
1. Change your exhaust
2. Take a picture nearer the court date (so it's dirty)
3. Tell them the muffler connection had come loose and deny that the cop ever looked under the car, and that it's now fixed (as per the picture)
The worst that can happen in Alberta is that you pay the full fine, but at least you get some entertainment value for the money. Not sure about Ontario. This is only worthwhile if the time is of no consequence to you.
No muffler? Pay the fine.
Love the sound sans muffler? Keep paying the fine.
Don't like paying the fine? Buy a quieter exhaust.
If you violate any part of the VTL while operating your vehicle on public roadways, a LEO is within his right to have a roadside discussion with you. Typically, you would look under the "Vehicle Equipment" section of the VTL to read the exact statutes in place for mufflers/exhausts in your state.Originally Posted by hawkeye26