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Old 06-20-2011, 09:07 AM
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Ok guys since I have been lurking this forum for about a month and done many searches I have seen many threads about exhaust and emission in Texas especially Houston.

So I just went and got my inspection done on the truck (2006 F250 CCSB) I ask the guy if he knows of any good exhaust shops around this area. I told him what I wanted to do 4inch turbo back straight pipe, no kitty, no muff. He tells me if I do that then I wont pass inspection anywhere. So we go back and forth for a few minutes as I ask questions and he says whatever.

So my question again as ask many times by others is: Do i have to have a muffler to pass inspection "legally"?

I know we can always throw the inspector a few bucks and get by or do the smooth talking thing. But I just want a clear cut answer to this question?
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:10 AM
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I know for Diesels here its "safety" inspection only is what they check. Even the print out he gave me said Safety inspection, nothing about emissions.

But when I asked he said if we look under and dont see it "FAIL"
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:40 AM
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well he wasnt messin with you. Its a visual inspection only. the cat could be gutted and a pipe through the muffler but as long as it looks like its got a functioning muffler it should pass. It does not have to have a cat in most counties in Texas. A lot of people that inspect will play the good ole boy card and let it slide but when they get caught is not goin to take long for them to loose there inpection permit. I was in Waco in a friends truck when he got pulled over for speeding and then had a $250 fine added to it for having a "faulty exhaust/emission system" (straight pipe) so it really, for now depends on where you are and how much the 5oh wants to nit pick.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:47 AM
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Ok thanks

What I will do then is put a little very unrestricted flow muffler on. Because he was saying if they look and see something that says Muffler on it then its ok.

So my next question is where can I find the most unrestrictive muffler to add on. I was trying to look at the MBRP site for one but the site is down.

What would yall add on there to "pass" that would basically be like keeping it straight piped?
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