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Old 02-20-2009, 06:52 AM
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Any updates on fighting the good fight?

When I was on Kauai a few weeks ago it seemed like every other vehicle on the road was what I call a tonka truck (huge lifted truck) with a modified exhaust. I couldn't believe how many there were, and I can't believe that they all get away with being completely illegal.

I'd be amazed if the laws were ever made to be more specific. Vague laws allow cops to write tickets based on feelings, more tickets means more revenue for the town/state.

I'm currently working on a Subaru / aftermarket parts oriented business in which I would definitely need at least a slightly modified (catback, suspension, aggressive wheels, and stickers on the back windows) STI for marketing purposes. If my move to either Oahu or Maui (depending on job situation) goes through this summer, I guess I'd have to return the car to stock when I get there? Since I'd be a n00b in town I wouldn't have any hookups, which I'm assuming is how all of the bajillions of modified cars get by, including the dozen or so modified subies I saw. I really would not want to have to lug all my stock parts out with me.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:49 AM
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kauai has no recon law as well as every other island except ours!!! i know sucks ***** huh?? just look at my car im sure you will be fine as long as you dont drive like an ***!!
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:29 PM
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Woah! Had no idea. Kinda working as motivation to wind up in Kihei!
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:58 PM
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exhaust db?

is there a db limit for an exhaust system? what is the cut off?
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:59 PM
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AFAIK, hawaii doesn't have an approved/standardized method of measuring dB for exhausts.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by hulk197 View Post
is there a db limit for an exhaust system? what is the cut off?
there is a db limit...but unable to enforce until every safety check inspection carries a db meter...its basically the discretion of the inspector to pass you or not...
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:07 AM
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Might be the gayest laws ever. Hawaii is the only state to make u register ur car with out of state tags. Everyone else just lets u alone with out of state tags
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by zao96854 View Post
Might be the gayest laws ever. Hawaii is the only state to make u register ur car with out of state tags. Everyone else just lets u alone with out of state tags
Honestly, CA's pretty **** about it too, not just HI
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I'm sorry I blacked out do to the gayness
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:03 PM
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So i went and got a safty i failed for no cats and modded suspention. If u are mil dont get safty on post they are really strict
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:41 PM
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Any station will fail a visibly modified car which doesn't have a recon sticker. Go get recon, then try again.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by sneezerboi View Post
Any station will fail a visibly modified car which doesn't have a recon sticker. Go get recon, then try again.
i dont have a crash beam because of my fmic. any thoughts on ways to make it work here.
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anybody have issues passing safety with a catless d/p?

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im sorry to pull the military card here, but i got modded suspension and no cats..the guy wouldnt pass me at first then i told him i just need to update my saftey and registration so i can get my car on the boat to ship it out that month....3 months later still on island but yeah in the end he just wanted me to take down my filipino sticker i had on my window....really???
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Originally Posted by WRaigeX View Post
anybody have issues passing safety with a catless d/p?
I have own modded cars since i got on island 8 years ago, and I have never had any problems, they dont check for emmisions and they aint gonna go down and inspect your engine bay (thats my experienced so far). you shouldnt have any problems passin safety inspection if "thats your only Mod in the car".
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