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exhaust laws in texas :rules:

i'm wondering if i can legally straight pipe my truck
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I have a '97 straight piped. Got my new inspection sticker 3 weeks ago w/ no problem.
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i'm str8 piped, got inspected last week

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I got an inspection done on my 08 with a straight pipe.

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is that a back yard inspection? or is it legal? I just cut off my muffler a few days before putting my stacks on and I'm a little worried about getting tagged. I'm in Canada so the laws may vary a bit. Without the muff, my truck idles the same as with the muffler which is a good thing if I am sitting beside the police. It does whistle alot when I do take off from a light but I thought the engine would have been louder. It does honk when i lay into it at round 2000RPMs. And do the police go off that sticker or do they run with their own set of rules for exhaust?

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Me 2. Technically NO it will not pass. Depends how picky they are. An extra $20 in the dudes pocket never hurt either.

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The sticker is legal, but if a cop decides you need a muffler he will rite you a fix it ticket. But technically a turbo is a muffler since it is a mechanical device in the exhaust.

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I'm a certified inspector. TECHNICALLY those are illegal inspections. With a safety inspection, you test headlights, turn signals, high beams, seat belts, brakes, powersteering, brake test, tires, lug nuts, at least one mirror, serpentine belt, brake lights, tag lights, and an intact exhaust system. For a gas, EVERYTHING coming out of the back pipe must have gone through a cat and a muffler. The guy didn't know much about diesels because I asked did a turbo count just to see what he'd say. He didn't know much haha. So, again, TECHNICALLY, everything coming out the pipe (which must exit somewhere behind the cab) must have gone through a muffler.
We don't care at our place though PLENTY of straight pipes come in. We just make sure the basic common sense stuff works.



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The sticker is legal, but if a cop decides you need a muffler he will rite you a fix it ticket. But technically a turbo is a muffler since it is a mechanical device in the exhaust.
And that sticker may be a real one but not legal per se. Because if they passed a straight pipe then it was an illegal inspection, and so the sticker was illegally given to you and entered into the Texas inspection database. Not that I care As long as it is safe I'm happy.



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And that sticker may be a real one but not legal per se. Because if they passed a straight pipe then it was an illegal inspection, and so the sticker was illegally given to you and entered into the Texas inspection database. Not that I care As long as it is safe I'm happy.
Well I meant legal in the sense that i took it in and the guy did all that stuff he just didnt care to look under the truck. Not a back alley one where I paid a guy $50 and the next day he brings me a sticker.

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