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  1. Angry Exhaust Mod Illegal in MD?

    Okay, I know this is a common topic, but I could only find info on this for VA and not MD. On Thursday I was pulled over (in my own neighborhood) for having a modified exhaust and was told it is "illegal in MD to have any type of modification to your exhaust". My exhaust set up on my Evo IX MR is by far the most quiet one I have heard and I have been driving it this way for over a year now. I don't rev it and I don't blast around town with it. For 13 years I have had some type of car with an aftermarket exhaust and have NEVER been pulled over for this. I was given a warning and the young cop told me his own RX 7's exhaust is way louder!! WTF? A second cop car pulled up behind the first and it looked like I was getting busted for something and all my (stupid) neighbors could see. Now I'm paranoid and ticked off. Any insight guys??
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    Looks like they were bored or wanted to check you out.
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    Last I checked there was no law regarding exhaust in MD only VA! I sure that is why you only got a warning. The reason I know is because Younger Motorcars in Hagerstown install Greddy and AEM exhaust products at their dealership and the manager told me that is why they can legally do it. I'm sure you could check with the DMV.
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    Which part of MD do you live? Never got pulled over for my exhaust and Im in MD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbyevochick View Post
    Which part of MD do you live? Never got pulled over for my exhaust and Im in MD.
    +1 Never been pulled over in Maryland for exhaust.
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  6. I'm in Brunswick, MD, Frederick CO. It's right near Burkittsville (The Blair Witch movie place). Yeah, out in the boonies. Even when I lived in Howard County I wasn't bothered.
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    Might be where you are , I ride past the cops all the time and you can clearly see that I'm not running a stock exhaust and they don't say anything. Did they give you a repair order or just a ticket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red03Evo View Post
    Might be where you are man, I ride past the cops all the time and you can clearly see that I'm not running a stock exhaust and they don't say anything. Did they give you a repair order or just a ticket?
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    opps, sorry...my error.


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    Found this:

    http://mlis.state.md.us/cgi-win/web_...exe?gtr&22-609

    Article - Transportation: § 22-609.
    (a) A person may not modify the exhaust system or any other noise abatement device of a motor vehicle driven or to be driven on any highway in this State in such a way that the noise emitted by the vehicle exceeds that emitted by the vehicle as originally manufactured.
    (b) A person may not drive on any highway in this State a motor vehicle with an exhaust system or noise abatement device modified in a way prohibited by subsection (a) of this section.

    That's like how most people drive around with illegal tint and dont get pulled over. I agree that the cops must be bored because they have no one else to pull over.

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    im running catless and a open wastegate, ask bbyevochick or red03evo how loud my car gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j3ffw21 View Post
    im running catless and a open wastegate, ask bbyevochick or red03evo how loud my car gets.
    waking up the whole damn neighborhood n shyz. those damn ricers!

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    I don't know about MD, but I was just pulled over Friday for my exhaust and lack of front plate in VA on Friday. I have been running like this for over 2 years, it is possible that they are now starting to crack down. I wasn't even given a fix it ticket just the straight fine. Still sucks that I have to pay out the $120.00 bucks but I guess that is the price you have to pay around here to have an import. Never heard of any american cars getting pulled over and I have a buddy with a loud a$$ mustang cobra and a built GTP as a daily driver. He has never heard of such a thing on any of his forums.
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    Modified exhaust is technically illegal in MD. It is rarely an issue because MD cops tend to not enforce vehicle code violations (except not having front tags).
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