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Exhaust Cut Outs

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by chcav1218, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    So, I saw a thread on here about exhaust cut outs. What I am wondering is if it is illegal (or if I wont be able to get a sticker) if I have them installed BEFORE that cats and the muffler. Also, I have heard that they are still very loud even when thay are closed. Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
  2. ilovechcav

    ilovechcav Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    umm

    no. xysport
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    1. There illegal...
    2. why do you think you need them or want them?
    3. it would make no sense to have them after the cat or muffler.
    4. what about the OX sensor?
     
  4. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,873

    they would be legal for offroad use but not plowing?!:confused:

    why would you even want them?
     
  5. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    no i dont want them for plowing, just to open up the pipes, get some better mileage on the highway
     
  6. tim096

    tim096 Senior Member
    from wny
    Messages: 100

    you wont get better milage, you will get worse, you will also get a headache
     
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    :rolleyes lol :Both as noise laws don't discriminate

    old wives tale.( no exhaust = better performance)
    louder does not mean more power.
    Get some ceramic coated headers and wrap then with tape run the exhaust out the back..

    The exhaust will have to go by the OX sensor-s first, before any cut out.
    and they would be illegal out on the highway too.

    Are the cut outs going to be under the truck?
    what about carbon monoxide poising?

    Your customers arn't going to like your loud-n-proud truck at 3am...;)
     
  8. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    yeh I've got pretty quiet exhaust on there right now, i just saw a thread about these around somewhere so i was just curious
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2008
  9. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,873

    i dont know about the rest of the states but here in michigan you are allowed to have open pipes for a dedicated offroad vehicle.
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    lol and when your neighbors call the police and complain it will not matter if it is an off road vehicle..

    there are areas that will let you make all the noise you want but thats not what he wants to use it for.

    I know what your getting at, that there is no one to complain out in the woods.
    but the noise laws extend out to the wilderness, national forest etc etc too.

    I can have a gun in town too but as soon as I use it the neighbors complain about the noise.;)