This is a discussion on New owner being hassled by the man about exhaust within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by mcdbrendan What part of CO are you in? I live in Alma CO which is in Park ...
NY has this same ambiguous crap in their VTL.Originally Posted by Glyndiana_J
Originally Posted by Glyndiana_JFYI, that is not a Cobb exhaust. Cobb exhaust looks pretty stock, where that looks like an angled fartcan (I know for sure it's not a Cobb, at least).Originally Posted by Glyndiana_J
At this point, you have three options:
1) Return the catback to stock
2) Swap to a catback that looks and/or sounds stock
3) Leave the current catback on and risk getting pulled over / ticketed
Forgive me for being less than fully knowledgeable about my car. I have only had it about a week and I'm looking forward to getting more accustomed to the terms and developing a rich understanding of the vehicle. Luckily my roommate is an electrician and former mechanic. Feel free to request more detailed pictures of whatever. I took those very quickly because my phone was about to die.
Nothing to apologize for.Originally Posted by Glyndiana_J
Looking at the exhaust, I can tell it's modified. I'm sure any LEO who is half-awake would be able to state the same. Since your VTL is ambiguous, it puts you into a situation where an officer needs to use their discretion whether to stop / cite you. If I were in your shoes, I would take option #2 in my previous post. Invidia Q300 comes to mind, as it looks OE, isn't too expensive, and is a pretty good quality exhaust piece.
Interestingly enough I'm moving back to NY in a few months. I could be remembering wrong maybe it's just a Cobb access port. Also it is entirely possible that it's catback; I honestly don't know how to tell. These parts are all new to me and I'm admittedly quite ignorant of the terminologies. You guys are a great help for me right now. I'm incredibly impressed with the quality of response and response time from ya'll at clubwrx.
Another option would be to find a stock STI axleback.
The one on the car looks like one of the older Perrin exhausts.
And as Zax stated, you're better off getting rid of the turbo timer.
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To be honest it was almost five minutes after I passed him that he sped up behind me. He was in the process of pivoting his car around in an area off the side of the highway that was under construction. I think he was faced towards traffic doing radar a few minutes earlier but was just finishing so no radar at the time I passed. But the worst part was how he got in the left lane and boxed me in behind a semi going five under while a long string of cars began to get caught behind him. This lasted about three minutes and I knew I was going to be pulled over the whole time.