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Exhaust Legality Question:

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ben B., Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Ben B.

    Ben B. 1/2 ton status

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    I want to shorten my exhaust system, which currently exits under my rear bumper. I want it to exit before the rearend with turn downs...would this be legal?
     
  2. Kyle Strong

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    Don't see why not, I do it in my car and my truck is hacked off right behind the muffler, below the rear seat. Then again I'm not in PA, but I don't forsee any problems
     
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    Not sure of your state laws, but in Indiana, in passenger vehicles the tailpipe must exit the body, but on trucks it may exit under the bed, as long as it is behind the cab. Thats the exhaust law in Indiana
     
  4. 0cP

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    Inspection code says aslong as the exhaust goes out side of the body your fine.

    http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/067/chapter175/s175.80.html

    (6) Inspect exhaust system and reject if one or more of the following apply:

    (i) The vehicle has no muffler or muffler has external repair.

    (ii) There are loose or leaking joints.

    (iii) There are holes, cracks or leaking seams in exhaust system.

    (iv) There is a muffler cutout or similar device.

    (v) Part of the exhaust system passes through the occupant compartment.

    (vi) The elements are not securely fastened with proper clamps and hangers.

    (vii) The exposed exhaust system does not have adequate heat shield or protective system.

    (viii) The exhaust does not discharge to the outside edge of the vehicle body, including a truck bed, or as originally designed
     

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