Fordmods Logo

Is it illegal in NSW to remove mufflers???? 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 11 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Is it illegal in NSW to remove mufflers????
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:21 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 954

Joined: 18th Jul 2007

Gallery: 16 images

Ride: BA XR6T

Location: Penrith
NSW, Australia

hi guys, i live in NSW and own a 95 Fairmont, i am looking at puttin a exhaust on my car in the not to distant future and was wondering if i was able to remove the muffler just after the cat and run a single muffler system on the car, is this legal in NSW????

Cheers Josh

P.S. sorry if this has been covered already as i cant find anything on it.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:41 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 308

Joined: 9th Apr 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: R33

Power: 142 rwkw

Location: Pennant Hills, Sydney
NSW, Australia

hi mate, i got a one muffler system on mine, but i removed the rear muffler like most others do instead of the middle one, this usually gives a meater and louder noise, and dosnt drone. but im pretty sure its illegal and its too loud too.

 

_________________

R33 GTS-T - 222.6rwkw
EF - 142rwkw

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:52 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 10826

Joined: 17th Apr 2005

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

Spoondog wrote:
hi mate, i got a one muffler system on mine, but i removed the rear muffler like most others do instead of the middle one, this usually gives a meater and louder noise, and dosnt drone. but im pretty sure its illegal and its too loud too.
almost all 2.5 inch cat back systems for the falcon i6's are designed this way.... has the centre muffler still but deletes the rear muffler... and is a bolt in system... there's a few different company's that sell them on ebay... cat backs from $300 upwards...

 

_________________

Todd: Nurse, suction.
Nurse: The patient's not even here yet.
Todd: I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GQpRYRcAiA

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:56 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 954

Joined: 18th Jul 2007

Gallery: 16 images

Ride: BA XR6T

Location: Penrith
NSW, Australia

Yea i have been looking on ebay and stuff but i just dont like how the centre muffler sits so low, as im getting my car lowered on the weekend i dont want cops pulling out there magic wond and go "your car is to low now we are going to defect you", and is there anyway i can bring the mufflers up a lilttle bit to give me more clearance???
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:59 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 10826

Joined: 17th Apr 2005

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

BeastyEF wrote:
Yea i have been looking on ebay and stuff but i just dont like how the centre muffler sits so low, as im getting my car lowered on the weekend i dont want cops pulling out there magic wond and go "your car is to low now we are going to defect you", and is there anyway i can bring the mufflers up a lilttle bit to give me more clearance???
well..WITHOUT it will certainly give you more clearance.. but will put you well over the noise limit thus still rendering you defectable (catch 22)... perhaps you could chop the factory muffler out and install a smaller aftermarket one???

Ive had the exhaust system with the centre muffler for near on 5 years.. and you know how low my car is... :wink: ive never had a cop crwl under to check before... :wink:

 

_________________

Todd: Nurse, suction.
Nurse: The patient's not even here yet.
Todd: I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GQpRYRcAiA

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:08 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 954

Joined: 18th Jul 2007

Gallery: 16 images

Ride: BA XR6T

Location: Penrith
NSW, Australia

Yea i no how lonw your car is but your not a red p plater that the cops like to hassle, thats the only reason im asking is because i am a red p plater and would like cops to stay of my back ( i have had enough trouble with them as it is).
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:12 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 10826

Joined: 17th Apr 2005

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

BeastyEF wrote:
Yea i no how lonw your car is but your not a red p plater that the cops like to hassle, thats the only reason im asking is because i am a red p plater and would like cops to stay of my back ( i have had enough trouble with them as it is).


well... if you want
*lowered
*legal db (quitness)
*ground clearance..

i'd try with a smaller muffler..
if you ran JUST the rear muffler.. it might exceed the DB limit...

 

_________________

Todd: Nurse, suction.
Nurse: The patient's not even here yet.
Todd: I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GQpRYRcAiA

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:19 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 954

Joined: 18th Jul 2007

Gallery: 16 images

Ride: BA XR6T

Location: Penrith
NSW, Australia

Ah yea thats a better idea, i was thinking of trying a smaller muffler.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 598

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: Modified EA-S Falcon

Power: 142 rwkw

Location: Southern Highlands
NSW, Australia

there is nothing illegal about removing the muffler or resonator as long as your car remains under the 90DB limit and passes all emissions (which i doubt it will).

get your extractors, a 2 1/2 cat back system with a single mi mount muffler. if hieight is your problem talk to an exhaust shop and get one cusotm made, pipe work work is easier to start with nothing than try and patch existing pipework
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Is it illegal in NSW to remove mufflers????
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:05 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6166

Joined: 8th May 2007

BeastyEF wrote:
wondering if i was able to remove the muffler just after the cat and run a single muffler system on the car, is this legal in NSW????



Do you have comprehensive car insurance?

I assume you dont, so who cares if its "legal"?

If you dont drive like an idiot theres hardly any chance it'll ever be picked up, and if you ever did get caught with it being too loud, simple trip down to the exhaust shop to weld a resonator on maybe $70 total.... no big deal !!!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:12 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 954

Joined: 18th Jul 2007

Gallery: 16 images

Ride: BA XR6T

Location: Penrith
NSW, Australia

Ah ok cool well will see what i can do later on down the track when i do go pricing up a new exhaust, i was going to make my own but dont have the facilities to do so.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 11 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:53 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names