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Old 03-31-2009, 07:08 AM   #1
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can i get my truck inspected if i do this?

i live in NC and i was wondering if i trimmed my exhaust pipe to the axel would it still pass inspection??
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:42 AM   #2
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let me find my books but you can look online for the nc dmv state insp. Im lic as a nc state inspector.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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I believe it has to run past the axle and/or exit the side/rear of the vehicle.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:48 AM   #4
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from what i just read no it would not fail your truck just make sure you dont pinch the end of it. But i would check with the place you are having it inspected to see what the individuel inspector would say.
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In most cases, the exhaust has to exit past the body of the vehicle - and that's because of the exhaust gases/fumes.

If you cut it short, you take the chance of the gases/fumes leaking into the cab.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:54 AM   #6
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ok thanks for the help!!
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:44 AM   #7
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is it illeagal in sc?????
cuz i already did it
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is it illeagal in sc?????
cuz i already did it

we dont have to pass inspections we dont even need to have an exhaust pipe or a cat lol
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:50 AM   #9
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we dont have to pass inspections we dont even need to have an exhaust pipe or a cat lol
wow thats crazy
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Cutting it off at the rear axel seems like it would create alot of extra head around the rear end thats not necessary therefore causing additional wear on the diff. fluids. I had this problem on a heavy duty truck before where the tail pipe rusted out and ended up costing more than just a new tail pipe.
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Cutting it off at the rear axel seems like it would create alot of extra head around the rear end thats not necessary therefore causing additional wear on the diff. fluids. I had this problem on a heavy duty truck before where the tail pipe rusted out and ended up costing more than just a new tail pipe.
Not sure i understand what you are trying to say. "extra head" and wearing the diff fluids??
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opps sorry heat! extra head around the rear diff.
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we dont have to pass inspections we dont even need to have an exhaust pipe or a cat lol
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wow thats crazy
and neither of yall are even old enough to remember when we DID have inspections either


i've had mine cut off in front of my rear axle for a bit over a year now...with no issues whatsoever
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i think im gonna do it....i thought about cutting it after the muffler about a foot or so and 90 it down...
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and neither of yall are even old enough to remember when we DID have inspections either


i've had mine cut off in front of my rear axle for a bit over a year now...with no issues whatsoever
i just cut mine off a little over a month ago
u gave me the idea
so far its been worth it
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i think im gonna do it....i thought about cutting it after the muffler about a foot or so and 90 it down...
that 90 turn down will help with fumes and heat under the truck
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