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Old 05-09-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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Street Legal Laws In North Carolina?

Before I go to the DMV and get them involved with knowing about my car, I wanted to see if you guys could tell me if my car is totally street legal or not?

SN-95 - 1994

Here in NC anything later than 1995 must have smog inspection.

Everything is different! Block, racing pistons, racing crank, racing cam, heads, intake, rockers, headers, injectors, water pump, radiator, pulleys, 373 gears, clutch, transmission, exhaust ( H-Pipe )


H-Pipe says " Off Road Use Only "



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Your probably illegal as the H-pipe does not have cats. You will need to find a shop that will "HELP" you get a sticker. Depending on how strict the rest of the laws your whole list of mods may be illegal. In Louisiana anything installed on the vehicle that wasn't sold on the vehicle is considered illegal, although not enforced.
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In Louisiana anything installed on the vehicle that wasn't sold on the vehicle is considered illegal, although not enforced.

NJ was the same way

Best bet would be to ask some friends that are into cars..


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DUDE! (SORRY IF I AM BEING AN ***) But PLEASE do something with those tips SOON!. Need to bring them in about 5 or 6 inches it looks like!!
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I can't bring the exhaust tips in any further. There is a welded support bracket in the way that holds up the tail pipes, and the tips are about 1 foot long. (Magna Flow Stainless Steel)

I have a Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi and they are also sticking out. like many custom trucks and cars. The tips are sticking out about 4 inches past the bumper.

Do you think that they look stupid, or is there another reason that you don't think they should be in further?

Several people have told me that they wish that they would have longer tips that would stick out so you can see them better.

If you can't see the nice tips, I can't imagine why people would buy them in the first place!

Are they illegal like this, or does it not matter?

I think that they look pretty cool myself, sort of like a custom bike.
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Re: Street Legal Laws In North Carolina?

He made the suggestion because they look kind of horrible sticking out that far. an inch or so should be the max they stick out. Mine are about an inch just enough to read BORLA and there are days where I think they are out too far.
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To each their own. I don't like it when they stick out that far personally.
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To each their own. I don't like it when they stick out that far personally.
+1 I'd be breaking out the dewalt sawzall
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+1 I'd be breaking out the dewalt sawzall
tip less? or would you need to borrow a welder?
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tip less? or would you need to borrow a welder?
cut'em back !!!!! I have access to a welder
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Mustangs, Camaros, Fire Birds, Nova's, are Trailer Park / Hot Rod / Getto cars anyway!

Who are we trying to fool?

Straight Outta Da Trailer!

I don't think that a couple / few inches of chrome sticking out of the back will change the general public's opinion of my lifestyle, or my car!

I'm proud to be a poor Mustang, redneck, tacky, wanna be, trailer park, red neck, type of person!

What about you?
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Mustangs, Camaros, Fire Birds, Nova's, are Trailer Park / Hot Rod / Getto cars anyway!

Who are we trying to fool?

Straight Outta Da Trailer!

I don't think that a couple / few inches of chrome sticking out of the back will change the general public's opinion of my lifestyle, or my car!

I'm proud to be a poor Mustang, redneck, tacky, wanna be, trailer park, red neck, type of person!

What about you?
I hear ya !! You can be all that But with a few inches less chrome But like Brent said to each their own
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To each your own MY ***

Your tips have offended my eyes, and I will not stand for this.
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Re: Street Legal Laws In North Carolina?

hold i think they mean 1995 and up. i know in WI its 1995 and up. anything under doesnt need an inspection
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1996 was the first year OBDII was ran in cars. Therefore allowing the use of Emissions testing. Most states have stricter laws on 1996 and up, but similar non-OBDII emissions laws on pre-1996
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I cut 3 inches off of the exhaust tips this morning, and moved them forward.

They stick out about 1 1/2 inches now. That is all that I am going to be able to get out of them, otherwise they won't mount and they will leak.

They look better now, I think?

They look better than the discolored way that the pipes looked before I put them on anyway.





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Thats awesome! Your car looks 100% better. Hopefully I didn't offend you I wasn't trying to be an *** (although looking back maybe I was harsh). Most of the time I am always joking.

I think your car looks great and now the tips look even better!
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I agree. While your tips still look like they are out there at certain angles like in the first pic, your car looks 100% better now.
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You guys are taking me too seriously! The part about the Redneck or Dukes of Hazzard was supposed to be a stereotypical joke.

All of the snobs that drive a Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, or whatever, around here always think that Camero, Mustang, Hot Rod, or jacked up Pickup Truck drivers are all Rednecks.

If they hear your vehicle engine in traffic, at a stop light, or somewhere, they just give you this "Dumb Redneck Go To Hell" look.

They think a car should have no sound at all, because it might upset their dog or babies in the back seat, I guess!

We have a lot of rich people living on the Intracoastal Waterway and lakes around here. They complain about boat and Jet Ski noise. If they didn't want to hear a boat, or people having fun, why did they move on the water in the first place. They should have put their million dollar house out in the woods.
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You guys are taking me too seriously! The part about the Redneck or Dukes of Hazzard was supposed to be a stereotypical joke.

All of the snobs that drive a Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, or whatever, around here always think that Camero, Mustang, Hot Rod, or jacked up Pickup Truck drivers are all Rednecks.

If they hear your vehicle engine in traffic, at a stop light, or somewhere, they just give you this "Dumb Redneck Go To Hell" look.

They think a car should have no sound at all, because it might upset their dog or babies in the back seat, I guess!

We have a lot of rich people living on the Intracoastal Waterway and lakes around here. They complain about boat and Jet Ski noise. If they didn't want to hear a boat, or people having fun, why did they move on the water in the first place. They should have put their million dollar house out in the woods.
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No we understood you !! But we like to **** with people Your stang looks 100% better We're also highly-opinionated ******** from time to time except for SaleenFiend he like that full time Stick around you'll get used to the flow of the site
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Okay,

After reading many posts on different sites, I think I've found the best look for the car exhausts tips now!

You have talked me into it!

Honda owners beware, and stay back 40 feet!

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Hell Ya !!!! Gonna do mine just like that
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Today, a buddy of mine brought over some new exhaust tips that he has been working on and talking about for weeks! Don't tell too may people, he is trying to get a patent on them at the moment!

I think that these will really bring out that Mustang "Trade Mark" sound that everyone enjoys!

They are also good for plowing fields and doing landscaping work in general.

They seem to be great around around bushes, flowers, and pretty much any type of yard work! They also make a great wedding gift, in case you decide to marry your first cousin, like I did!

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+1 I'd be breaking out the dewalt sawzall
its dewalt reciprocating saw milwaukee made a sawzall its a brand name. Just thought i'd throw that in there
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Today, a buddy of mine brought over some new exhaust tips that he has been working on and talking about for weeks! Don't tell too may people, he is trying to get a patent on them at the moment!

I think that these will really bring out that Mustang "Trade Mark" sound that everyone enjoys!

They are also good for plowing fields and doing landscaping work in general.

They seem to be great around around bushes, flowers, and pretty much any type of yard work! They also make a great wedding gift, in case you decide to marry your first cousin, like I did!

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buahahahaha

You've got the trumpets, where's the drums?
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You've got the trumpets, where's the drums?
and here I was thinking it was a tuba
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its dewalt reciprocating saw milwaukee made a sawzall its a brand name. Just thought i'd throw that in there
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Reciprocating Saws, DEWALT Products

Thats dewalt.com its a recipricating saw. Not that it matters.
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Serious Question / No Joke!

I realize that you probably think that I am an idiot by now!

This thread has been kind of funny, but it's getting pretty silly as you all know.

Is there a problem, when you can see where the exhaust connects to the existing pipes, under a car, or does the pipes sticking out past the bumper a little bit bother you the most?

Before, I did the modification, you could hardly see the exhaust pipes, now you can see them. They are nice shiny stainless steel.

Some people hates the color yellow. Some people hates Mustangs, period! Some people hate my wheels! Some people hate the skinny tires on the front of the car! Some people thinks the hood looks stupid!

Some people think that the exhaust tips that I bought completely destroys the looks of the car, but I am not seeing it, for some reason! Yeah, they were pretty long before, but they are only sticking out about 1 3/4 inches past the bumper now.

A lot of people won't even drive a Ford. A lot of people won't drive a Chevy, Dodge, Lexus, etc.!

At this point, I have decided to quit asking so many questions because it is a never ending answer. Everyone likes different things. I wish that I could make everyone happy, but it will never happen.

If I get laughed at in traffic due to my car's color, tires, hood, exhaust, or whatever, then it was meant to be!
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Serious Question / No Joke!

I realize that you probably think that I am an idiot by now!

This thread has been kind of funny, but it's getting pretty silly as you all know.

Is there a problem, when you can see where the exhaust connects to the existing pipes, under a car, or does the pipes sticking out past the bumper a little bit bother you the most?
Are you talking about the tip into the actual tubing connection? If so, no it doesn't bother me. Also 1 3/4 is not a bad tip. More than most but I'm sure its fine. Your good to go!
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