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Old 06-14-2013, 01:47 PM
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So, I went to a local shop to get my Magnaflow 14" and Y-Pipe put in. The owner tells me it is illegal to swap out the factory y-pipe due to emissions laws and he wouldn't do the y-pipe. He gave me such a good deal on the muffler install ($80) I did that anyway. When I went to another shop they didn't even mention the y-pipe law at all when I got an estimate. Is it a j-walking type law in that it is illegal but no one gives a crap?
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Can't say I've ever heard of a law against Y-pipes. I don't see what a Y-pipe has to do with emissions either....
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I guess it is the removal and modification of the old one that is illegal, not the y-pipe itself.
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i dont see why it would be a problem. if you where to go with tru-duels and headers there would be no y pipe, dont see why it would be illegal?
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It probably depends on your state. Everything is illegal in the great commonwealth of va it seems.
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It probably depends on your state. Everything is illegal in the great commonwealth of va it seems.
go to Maryland, then talk about some restrictions. haha.

the county below me has no emissions testing, u can run whatever u want
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Sure hope removing the Y pipe isn't illegal in Texas. Just had a Magnaflow put in my truck and when I asked about getting a better Y pipe, Jerry said that he had a DI/DO and that I could get rid of the Y pipe all together. Inspection is due this month, I reckon I'll see real soon.
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I know that in North Carolina you can basically lift your truck like a monster truck and drive in on the public roads. In va there is a limit on how high it can be and the cops will measure it every time they stop you. Same with lowering, cops like to use soda cans to see if a car is to low. Lol. 50% window tint limit on the front windows also which is probably light than the factory tint on the ram.
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What shop did you use? I'm in Arlington and looking for a decent shop.
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My exhaust shop told me something similar. More importantly, they told me they wouldn't do it because they had in the past and guys were getting their warranties denied at the dealer. Just what I was told.
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