Having decided to make a megaphone exhaust for my 26 gowjob project, I have been anticipating firing it up for the first time next spring. Unsure how loud a four banger is without a muffler, just thought I would ask, you know, police issues? Anyone here driving a speedster like that?
Probably not an nuisance issue at idle, but just like a Harley, you can hear it when you crack the throttle quickly.
Jon, They're not too bad if you have an open cockpit. When you install a top it gets noticeably more annoying.
It's never been an issue for me. It's about like a Harley, that's a good approximation. It's only really loud when you get on the throttle.
I don't know about MN, but here in CA unmuffled exhaust is illegal all by itself. Then, on top of that, is the matter of excessive noise, muffled or not.
Having said that, I have an exhaust cutout on my TT, which I believe is also a vehicle code violation, and typically run with it open. I've gone right past many cops and they just smile and wave.
Like Henry says, I think the car itself buys you a lot of latitude with the cops. They have to be in a really bad mood to not smile when they see a T on the road AND be willing to write a ticket.
Here are three flag-outs from the Montana 500
No. 1 Muffler
No. 2 Straight-pipe
No. 3 Megaphone
I wasn't able to open the files.
Yeah, me too. I just get a screen with a "Play" button, but nothing happens when I touch it.
Most states if it was factory your ok
Try opening it with Quicktime.
You could always build it like some hot rodders do with unmuffled headers. Make it so a bullet shaped glass pack muffler is hidden securely in it, but yet is removable if you want maximum performance and noise.
On a PC, right click the file, save it, then open it locally. Don't know why they won't stream for you.
I had to let them buffer up for about a minute before they would play. Jim
All 3 opened in about 8 seconds on my laptop. Megaphone sounds best.