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dumped exhaust for inspection?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by colinb17, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    colinb17

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    may have a little problem on my hands. over the summer i dumped my exhaust before the rear axel. i need to get the virginia state inspection done in the next week or so. i am under the impression that the exhaust just has to go past the back end of the passenger compartment...but then someone told me they thought it had to actually curve out and exit the side or back of the vehicle. does anyone have any idea what va state law says. i googled it but couldn't find much. any printed verification that i could take to the inspection would be great too. thanks everyone,
     
  2. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    Might just have to pass the rear axle.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    Perhaps you can find a slightly used stocker in your area or borrow one for the inspection.
    Not much to remove and install.
     
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    I grew up in VA, a lot depends on the shop you go to, some are strict and some are not. Granddad had a dumped exhaust on his truck for years, going to many different inspection stations never having a problem with getting a new sticker. His was dumped behind the cab. Like you have heard that is the most important aspect of it I believe.
     
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    or get a shop to bend you a piece of pipe that will exit the side/back of the truck that you can attach with a muffler clamp just for the inspection, then remove as soon as your done
     
  7. Jan 7, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    Route it out anyway and keep it that way. You are probably cooking your axle with the early dump anyway.

    Ever get sleepy in traffic?

    Under the vehicle exhaust exits = bad idea.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    x2, good advice.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    Usually as long as the exit is away from the passanger compartment you are fine. So dumped near the axle on a truck should be fine. Dumped exhaust on a car will fail, unless it dumps out after the rear axle.

    Take a look at the large delivery trucks, the exhuast dumps about 2-3 feet behind the cab, under the bed.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    thanks for all of the quick comments. i actually just go back from getting it inspected. my plan was to just stop by and ask what the guyys there though before actually paying to get it inspected. i went to two shops, the first was unsure and said that he would make a phonecall to check tomorow morning. the second shop said that it was fine since it exited behind the cab. so i went ahead and got it inspected.

    so as dark knight said earlier, it depends on the shop.

    as for the link janster, thanks, i did actually see that before i left, and printed out the exhaust section. unfortunately it is still a little fuzzy, but i and the shop read it to mean that the exhaust must exit behind and passenger compartment including trunks, but that a truck bed does not count since it is not attached.

    yota1, i know exactly what you mean, that's actually where i got the idea to rout it like that and believed it was legal in the first place.

    so in conclusion, it looks like there is still no solid answer as if it is legal or not. just depends on who you ask.

    thanks again for all of the input
     
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