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 Post subject: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:59 am 
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I got pulled over for modified exhaust... so according to MD title 22 sub-title 609. Modification that increases sound prohibited.- 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. its a $70 fine
So why does all these company's claim their exhaust is 100% 50 state legal?

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:23 am 
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They must have been looking for an excuse to pull you over. I've had two-chamber Flowmasters on my Mustang for almost 10 years now and have never had a problem.

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:27 am 
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He saw me leaving the hookah lounge in our town. He probably thought id be drinking. The guy is a dick, and he knows me from past experiences. (loud house parties 2 years ago) im just glad i didn't get a tint ticket or for my tail lights.

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What is the world coming to when a V6 mustang gets pulled over for exhaust :bs:

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:01 pm 
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That sucks! I think every pickup truck in the state has modified dual exhaust, plus all the other hot rods in the state, thats a shame, its like holding in the NFL, the refs could call holding on every play if they wanted to.

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:37 am 
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Considering all the motorcycles and jacked-up trucks with stacks that are deafening those are the ones the pigs need to go after. I don't have to go through emissions due to the county on the Eastern Shore my stang is registered to, but it's only a matter of time I get pulled over for not having cats on my Bassani h-pipe. As much as I get profiled by Harford County and followed to the point where they tailgate me into a 7eleven and watch me get out of my car, it's just stupid. They have better things to do with our tax money.

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Considering all the motorcycles and jacked-up trucks with stacks that are deafening those are the ones the pigs need to go after. I don't have to go through emissions due to the county on the Eastern Shore my stang is registered to, but it's only a matter of time I get pulled over for not having cats on my Bassani h-pipe. As much as I get profiled by Harford County and followed to the point where they tailgate me into a 7eleven and watch me get out of my car, it's just stupid. They have better things to do with our tax money.


Nuff said!! :btu:

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
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Hey Jess, I to live in Hazard County. I can vouch for the profiling. I've only had my Stang since July, no exhaust mod's or anything else yet, but just a simple cruise thru Aberdeen for me is an adventure. I get followed like I'm some kinda pied piper!! It was like that when I had my modified 86 12 years ago. Theres a guy here in town with a lifted, and I mean LIFTED chevy truck that nobody says anything to. Most cars in town can drive UNDER that truck, he's so high, yet I can't go to Walmart sometimes without an escort.

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:05 am 
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ichy51 wrote:
Hey Jess, I to live in Hazard County. I can vouch for the profiling. I've only had my Stang since July, no exhaust mod's or anything else yet, but just a simple cruise thru Aberdeen for me is an adventure. I get followed like I'm some kinda pied piper!! It was like that when I had my modified 86 12 years ago. Theres a guy here in town with a lifted, and I mean LIFTED chevy truck that nobody says anything to. Most cars in town can drive UNDER that truck, he's so high, yet I can't go to Walmart sometimes without an escort.


If the cops want something to do they can pull those trucks over, measure how far their tires are sticking out since there is a law on that and probably the lift kits. The cops see a sports car and it's like ooooh what can I pull that car over for, all while a Lexus with beyond obvious illegal tint blazes by. But I have fun with cops sometimes, especially Cecil County, because for some reason they just hate radar detectors haha. I was at a red light with my top down and the cop behind me actually took his radar gun and pointed it at my detector. Of course it starts flashing and beeping like crazy. I couldn't help but slide it off, turn around and laugh and show him. He had an angry look on his face but I couldn't help myself, he needed to look like a dumbass! He followed me for about 5 miles but tapping the brakes and the sequentials illuminating really annoys the hell outta people! If you have sequentials and really wanna confuse people on a heavy rainy day, go out on 95 and turn your 4-ways on, they'll all be behind you! (My father instilled the "Lead, Follow, or Get the Hell Out of the Way" motto in me at a very young age lmao)

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
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Not disagreeing with anyone but the exhaust system modification/noise limit law has always been on the books in Maryland, nothing new, just if the local law officer wants to enforce it. You should have gotten a state inspection repair order also beside the fine if he was really on his game. In the 1970s I got a ticket for the side exhaust on my AAR Cuda & had to prove to the inspection station that it came with side exhaust stock from the factory. The troopers just don't enforce the old law as much as they use to. The deisel pick up truck exhaust, tires past the body line, & lift kit thing is a big problem also that leaves you open to a ticket & inspection RO at anytime the officer wants to pull the trigger on you. Most the time these inspection violations are just a good excuse to pull you over to look for other big things like drugs or alcohal, expired licenses, etc. Stopping one for having the rear of your car raised just 3" from stock bumper height always got you a ticket years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:11 pm 
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Not disagreeing with anyone but the exhaust system modification/noise limit law has always been on the books in Maryland, nothing new, just if the local law officer wants to enforce it. You should have gotten a state inspection repair order also beside the fine if he was really on his game. In the 1970s I got a ticket for the side exhaust on my AAR Cuda & had to prove to the inspection station that it came with side exhaust stock from the factory. The troopers just don't enforce the old law as much as they use to. The deisel pick up truck exhaust, tires past the body line, & lift kit thing is a big problem also that leaves you open to a ticket & inspection RO at anytime the officer wants to pull the trigger on you. Most the time these inspection violations are just a good excuse to pull you over to look for other big things like drugs or alcohal, expired licenses, etc. Stopping one for having the rear of your car raised just 3" from stock bumper height always got you a ticket years ago.



Bingo! What ^^^ he said!

Sorry I am late to this thread.

You ride around with a provocative plate that says "RACE ME" and then wonder why you have a problem? Thats like screaming "LOOK AT ME OFFICER"! You got a break by just getting the ticket and not the repair order also! Thats ok though. With the new Etix system "the pigs" can now keep track of who was issued what warnings, SEROs and tickets. This enables them to make an informed decision into issuing you the proper piece paper in the future.

And for the record, just like in every profession, you have some officers who go to extremes. Not that they are wrong; quite the opposite. The law is what it is and its "Mr. Pigs" job to enforce it. Be glad there is a little thing built into his authority called "discretion" - otherwise none of us would be able to drive anywhere with out getting a ticket!

What is it with the paranoia about being followed by a Police Officer? I have news for you, 75% of the time, they are driving from here to there just like you - and just as frustrated by you driving 10mph under the speed limit! Yes, they are checking to see if you are drunk, status of your license, running your plate to make sure you're plates are valid, condition of your car and, of paramount importance to most enthusiasts, the car is not stolen! Whats wrong with that? Nothing! Because when your precious lil pony car gets stolen or damaged, I am the guy you will call to help you! Thats right, I am a LEO and see many MCOM plates go by each and every day. I've been a Mustang owner and member of this club longer than many here have owned a Mustang.

Here is a tip, attitude is everything on a stop. You can "charm" your way out of anything (within reason) by using common sense and having the right attitude!

So take a minute before you refer to that Police Officer in your rear view in a derogatory way, he might just be the guy who comes to your rescue some day!

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:44 am 
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Mach Rocket wrote:
Not disagreeing with anyone but the exhaust system modification/noise limit law has always been on the books in Maryland, nothing new, just if the local law officer wants to enforce it. You should have gotten a state inspection repair order also beside the fine if he was really on his game. In the 1970s I got a ticket for the side exhaust on my AAR Cuda & had to prove to the inspection station that it came with side exhaust stock from the factory. The troopers just don't enforce the old law as much as they use to. The deisel pick up truck exhaust, tires past the body line, & lift kit thing is a big problem also that leaves you open to a ticket & inspection RO at anytime the officer wants to pull the trigger on you. Most the time these inspection violations are just a good excuse to pull you over to look for other big things like drugs or alcohal, expired licenses, etc. Stopping one for having the rear of your car raised just 3" from stock bumper height always got you a ticket years ago.



Bingo! What ^^^ he said!

Sorry I am late to this thread.

You ride around with a provocative plate that says "RACE ME" and then wonder why you have a problem? Thats like screaming "LOOK AT ME OFFICER"! You got a break by just getting the ticket and not the repair order also! Thats ok though. With the new Etix system "the pigs" can now keep track of who was issued what warnings, SEROs and tickets. This enables them to make an informed decision into issuing you the proper piece paper in the future.

And for the record, just like in every profession, you have some officers who go to extremes. Not that they are wrong; quite the opposite. The law is what it is and its "Mr. Pigs" job to enforce it. Be glad there is a little thing built into his authority called "discretion" - otherwise none of us would be able to drive anywhere with out getting a ticket!

What is it with the paranoia about being followed by a Police Officer? I have news for you, 75% of the time, they are driving from here to there just like you - and just as frustrated by you driving 10mph under the speed limit! Yes, they are checking to see if you are drunk, status of your license, running your plate to make sure you're plates are valid, condition of your car and, of paramount importance to most enthusiasts, the car is not stolen! Whats wrong with that? Nothing! Because when your precious lil pony car gets stolen or damaged, I am the guy you will call to help you! Thats right, I am a LEO and see many MCOM plates go by each and every day. I've been a Mustang owner and member of this club longer than many here have owned a Mustang.

Here is a tip, attitude is everything on a stop. You can "charm" your way out of anything (within reason) by using common sense and having the right attitude!

So take a minute before you refer to that Police Officer in your rear view in a derogatory way, he might just be the guy who comes to your rescue some day!



I hear ya. Unfortunitly, It`s hard to understand till your on the other side. Attitude is everything and it`s not hard to find PC on someone. If you dont drive like an ass and move to the RIGHT when a LEO comes up behind you, you`ll be fine and probley overlooked. It`s simple respect. When they come flying up behind you with no lights on MOVE!!! 10 out of 10 times they`re going to assist another officer but cant go code 3 due to YOUR saftey. :usaflag:

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:15 am 
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..or you can be just cruising up 95 with the top down on a nice day and an Expedition comes up next to you and scares the crap outta you by hitting the siren... :yikes: Yeah I still remember that Charlie. Thanks buddy. :thumbsup2:

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
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Defyant must be a cop of some kind

I have actually thought about toning my sleeper down just because I don't need any additional attention. I don't race my car although I occasionally gouge on it. I live down in Calvert County and Boss Hog and Roscoe are there too I just try and not act like Bo and Luke and nothing like Daisy and life is good.

If it is revenue our state and county needs then there are plenty of opportunities to haze the community with bikes, trucks, cars, stereo's and even window tint. But really until examples are really set I am not too worried about getting hassled. And even tho I don't know
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yet I would say you are kind of putting salt into a wound with your plates and you made a decision and if you need a escort when you cruise then look at it as you are important and nothing more. :bows:

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
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..or you can be just cruising up 95 with the top down on a nice day and an Expedition comes up next to you and scares the crap outta you by hitting the siren... :yikes: Yeah I still remember that Charlie. Thanks buddy. :thumbsup2:


LOL, it was good to see you enjoying that 'vert!

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
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Mach Rocket wrote:
Not disagreeing with anyone but the exhaust system modification/noise limit law has always been on the books in Maryland, nothing new, just if the local law officer wants to enforce it. You should have gotten a state inspection repair order also beside the fine if he was really on his game. In the 1970s I got a ticket for the side exhaust on my AAR Cuda & had to prove to the inspection station that it came with side exhaust stock from the factory. The troopers just don't enforce the old law as much as they use to. The deisel pick up truck exhaust, tires past the body line, & lift kit thing is a big problem also that leaves you open to a ticket & inspection RO at anytime the officer wants to pull the trigger on you. Most the time these inspection violations are just a good excuse to pull you over to look for other big things like drugs or alcohal, expired licenses, etc. Stopping one for having the rear of your car raised just 3" from stock bumper height always got you a ticket years ago.



Bingo! What ^^^ he said!

Sorry I am late to this thread.

You ride around with a provocative plate that says "RACE ME" and then wonder why you have a problem? Thats like screaming "LOOK AT ME OFFICER"! You got a break by just getting the ticket and not the repair order also! Thats ok though. With the new Etix system "the pigs" can now keep track of who was issued what warnings, SEROs and tickets. This enables them to make an informed decision into issuing you the proper piece paper in the future.

And for the record, just like in every profession, you have some officers who go to extremes. Not that they are wrong; quite the opposite. The law is what it is and its "Mr. Pigs" job to enforce it. Be glad there is a little thing built into his authority called "discretion" - otherwise none of us would be able to drive anywhere with out getting a ticket!

What is it with the paranoia about being followed by a Police Officer? I have news for you, 75% of the time, they are driving from here to there just like you - and just as frustrated by you driving 10mph under the speed limit! Yes, they are checking to see if you are drunk, status of your license, running your plate to make sure you're plates are valid, condition of your car and, of paramount importance to most enthusiasts, the car is not stolen! Whats wrong with that? Nothing! Because when your precious lil pony car gets stolen or damaged, I am the guy you will call to help you! Thats right, I am a LEO and see many MCOM plates go by each and every day. I've been a Mustang owner and member of this club longer than many here have owned a Mustang.

Here is a tip, attitude is everything on a stop. You can "charm" your way out of anything (within reason) by using common sense and having the right attitude!

So take a minute before you refer to that Police Officer in your rear view in a derogatory way, he might just be the guy who comes to your rescue some day!



I hear ya. Unfortunitly, It`s hard to understand till your on the other side. Attitude is everything and it`s not hard to find PC on someone. If you dont drive like an ass and move to the RIGHT when a LEO comes up behind you, you`ll be fine and probley overlooked. It`s simple respect. When they come flying up behind you with no lights on MOVE!!! 10 out of 10 times they`re going to assist another officer but cant go code 3 due to YOUR saftey. :usaflag:


Indeed. The exhaust / loud music issue is easy to avoid. Dont do a sound display at the wrong place at the wrong time! Like going WOT in traffic, in a school zone, a neighborhood,.....etc.

Good point on your assumption of "code 3". Lights and siren have a strange effect on some drivers. Many will slam the brakes in what ever lane, pull to the left, or just not hear you.... Often we shut it down so we dont alert the bad guys we are in the area. They are a tool. Sometimes you use'em, sometimes you dont.

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
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You ask a good question about the AM manufacturers. Just googled this and saw section§ 22-610. Sale of mufflers and other abatement devices. I wonder if the suppliers are in compliance?

(a) Sale of nonconforming devices prohibited.- A person may not sell or offer for sale in this State for use as part of the equipment of a motor vehicle any exhaust muffler, intake muffler, or other noise abatement device that, when installed, will permit the vehicle to be operated in such a way that the noise emitted by the vehicle exceeds that emitted by the vehicle as originally manufactured.

(b) Certificate of compliance.-

(1) The manufacturer of each exhaust muffler, intake muffler, or other noise abatement device sold in this State for use as part of the equipment of a motor vehicle shall file with the Administration a written certification that the particular device, when installed for its intended application, complies with the requirements of this section.

(2) The certification shall be on the form that the Administration requires.

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
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I do believe the OP had his V6 S197 at the time of this? But I do agree on tags and stuff like O/R exhaust, it does say something.

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
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You ask a good question about the AM manufacturers. Just googled this and saw section§ 22-610. Sale of mufflers and other abatement devices. I wonder if the suppliers are in compliance?

(a) Sale of nonconforming devices prohibited.- A person may not sell or offer for sale in this State for use as part of the equipment of a motor vehicle any exhaust muffler, intake muffler, or other noise abatement device that, when installed, will permit the vehicle to be operated in such a way that the noise emitted by the vehicle exceeds that emitted by the vehicle as originally manufactured.

(b) Certificate of compliance.-

(1) The manufacturer of each exhaust muffler, intake muffler, or other noise abatement device sold in this State for use as part of the equipment of a motor vehicle shall file with the Administration a written certification that the particular device, when installed for its intended application, complies with the requirements of this section.

(2) The certification shall be on the form that the Administration requires.


Hence the reason why most manufactures put a disclaimer on their products and say "Not for use on pollution controlled vehicles. Off road use only"

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 Post subject: Re: I got pulled over for modified exhaust...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:06 pm 
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I'd the say vanity plate raised the flag. If your still using the one in your sig. I know mine can be loud because I have the side pipes wide open and they don't know whether it's factory or aftermarket by listening. Did they use a db meter? You might have an edge if they didn't.


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