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Exhaust laws?

Discussion in 'Plains Region' started by Lotsa_Faith, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. Lotsa_Faith

    Lotsa_Faith 1/2 ton status

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    Is it illegal to dump your exhaust befoer your back axle in texas?
     
  2. j20m715

    j20m715 1/2 ton status

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    The way I understand it, is it has to be past the passenger compartment or out the side of the body. For example on a truck it can stop just past the cab. On a blazer you can turn them out the side in frt of the rear wheels.

    I do not believe it is "legal" to turn them down on a blazer but no one enforces this.

    Call one of the muffler shops around you and ask, if they will do it, I wouldnt worry about it.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. sluggo45acp

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    Dont know the legality but ive got turn downs and passed inspection yesterday. (Grayson Co.)
     
  4. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    It depends on the inspector. They will be the ones deciding whether or not it's okay. But legally, the exhaust has to exit past the passenger compartment. Turndowns are okay...as long as it goes past the body on the blazer (or under the bed somewhere on a pickup
     
  5. bigblue86

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    on my old 86 suburban I just ran pipe from the headers back NO muffler.. Lets just say make sure to take it to a small shop in Hunt Co if you want it to pass. I got a ticket for it being to loud but [censored] happens.. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif Most cops dont care as long as its not 1 am and in Plano and your balls to the wall drivin /forums/images/icons/cool.gif cost me $150 for my ticket there..
     
  6. SWAMPRNR

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    The book says the exhaust has to exit from under the body on a blazer. If it is a pickup it has to be past the cab unless it has a camper shell then it has to exit from under the truck like everything alse. They consider the camper shell a passenger compartment like the blazers. Been doing inspections for 6 years
     

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