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Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:00 pm 
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EPA is a national rating, 92 in vic and everywhere else, I almost got done in one of my old XR's 91.7Db, that was only a set of the old style lukey extractors, the mandrel not the press bent ones in mild steel and a 2½ inch redback with a 4 inch hotdog.

the cop was that sure of it he tried to defect me on the spot for it, I ended dragging him to the EPA with me when it was to be tested, just to prove a point.


why am i being told its 90db?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:03 pm 
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http://www.airpowersystems.com.au/falcon/legalities.htm

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:37 am 
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i got EPA'd last night ..

They said that the legal limit is 90DB with a 1.9DB leway

my car came up at 91DB at 3400RPM so its just in ...

they mesured it at 1mtr away, But this was on a rd at 10:30pm ... (big RBT in noosa) was towing at the time, (had to take off trailer lol)

They said that the laws are changing in 6mths time. because under rev up and de-cell the car was over 100DB .. Thats not what they are mesuring though at the moment, but they said that in 6mths time they will be changing that ... so it ALWAYS has to be under 90db .

funny, I always thought the loudest point in my car was about 2600rpm .

there was also a old kingswood there that was 101DB im sure he coped a fine big time!
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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:34 am 
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its funny about these anti-mod laws, 95% of harleys make lots more noise than my car.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:32 pm 
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its funny about these anti-mod laws, 95% of harleys make lots more noise than my car.


Yes, but they get off because they are classed as 'farm machinery'.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:40 pm 
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there is a simple solution to it all though.


have the system built properly the first time. or if you didn't go have it done properly and then get it tested.

just dont complian when you get fined if your exhaust was never done right.
they dont need to be loud to high flowing.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:35 pm 
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Yep gotta love Vic and NSW...

Can't say I complain about living in SA at times like this. Last week I was pulled up for an RBT, and even had rubber sprayed up the side of my car (from a night at the drags) and wasn't questions about it, all they were concerned about is my BAC level and my rego lable.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:22 pm 
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yah the police down here dont take kindly to ex-tyre on your rear bar to much do they...lol

burnouts....me??...never, would i lie to you officer.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:22 pm 
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Yep gotta love Vic and NSW...

Can't say I complain about living in SA at times like this. Last week I was pulled up for an RBT, and even had rubber sprayed up the side of my car (from a night at the drags) and wasn't questions about it, all they were concerned about is my BAC level and my rego lable.


Lol, reminds me of the 05 Bathurst trip, I've pulled over on pit straight after a few hot laps, wheels black and brakes still smoking when a copper pulls up, asks us all what's going on and if we're being good. "yes officer".

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:38 pm 
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there is a simple solution to it all though.


have the system built properly the first time. or if you didn't go have it done properly and then get it tested.

just dont complian when you get fined if your exhaust was never done right.
they dont need to be loud to high flowing.


yer mate.. i was gonna get a straight thru but considered that it might be loud and went on the recommendation of the shop to get a hotdog or muffler....

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:43 pm 
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i have and ESA system. front muffler is is straight through and the tail pipe has a small straight through muffler (not hotdog/resonator) and at idle you can't hear it. it's very quiet with the windows up you can't hear it up to about 80kmh in 5th. at 100kmh you can hear it. retail $250 fitted

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:46 pm 
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so have u been tested to see if ur under 90db?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:23 pm 
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no official tests done. but when one the local engineers was testing an other car we had at work, ( engine conversion) i had him test mine, it came up at 89db @ 4500rpm

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:30 pm 
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going in tomorrow... wish me luck!!!

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:43 pm 
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97db ... @ 3750rpm
holy f**k
the guy reckons its a straight through muffler even though i got a hotdog on it

no fine.. just gotta get it fixed before next week

 

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