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Unread 03-20-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Wilson NC
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Thank you for your response. Looks like I can either get the truck jumped and risk driving it to/from work for a day or two in order to log the miles needed for the monitors to be inspectable, or get with her for a more conventional solution whenever she's back in town.
Not that I condone any sort of illegal behavior, but most vehicles will set the monitors to ready between 35 and 100 miles. For legalities sake, you could just add the vehicle to your policy....at least that way you would be insured.
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Unread 06-24-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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Hi there,
I moved from another state a couple of years ago. My back tint passed last year at one place and is passable in my previous state. It's not really that dark as all I really want is protection from the sun and heat. However, this year, I took it to another location and it failed. I would rather not spend money to get it removed since I won't have this car much longer (getting old). Is it possible to take my car back to the old location that passed it last year? Or is this considered illegal? I really have no idea how all of this works.
Thank you!
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Unread 06-25-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Wilson NC
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Hi there,
I moved from another state a couple of years ago. My back tint passed last year at one place and is passable in my previous state. It's not really that dark as all I really want is protection from the sun and heat. However, this year, I took it to another location and it failed. I would rather not spend money to get it removed since I won't have this car much longer (getting old). Is it possible to take my car back to the old location that passed it last year? Or is this considered illegal? I really have no idea how all of this works.
Thank you!
The state has a limit on the tint(32% +/- 2%) and they are cracking down on people who's tint is too dark. By having your vehicle inspected at another location you risk the computer flagging it for investigation(Do the math, a re-inspection is free, who in their right mind would willingly pay an extra $23.75 unless something was going on?....) If it is investigated, there is a chance an enforcement officer could show up at your house, check the tint, discover it's too dark, fine the shop that passed it and revoke your registration.
Yes, you can take it back to the place that passed it last year if you wish, you can pay the money again, but, if they've been caught before, they'll probably fail it. You are out an extra $23.75.
I'd get it removed if I were you, and get it re-tinted if you absolutely positively have to have the tint. Why bother? Y0u already said you were getting rid of the car soon.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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I want to modify my exhaust to upgrade performance with a Remus exhaust - it will delete the second CAT - any issues passing inspection?
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Unread 12-19-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: NC
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I want to modify my exhaust to upgrade performance with a Remus exhaust - it will delete the second CAT - any issues passing inspection?
If your CEL doesn't go on with this change, then you should pass the OBD2 test without a problem. Depends on the light.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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What I have to lose is my right to privacy and due process. If they think I have done something wrong they should go about proving it in the proper manner. Innocent until proven guilty - what happened to that?
It doesn't work like that. Driving is a privilege, not a right. It's just like an audit at the IRS, you are guilty unless you can prove otherwise.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Not that I condone any sort of illegal behavior, but most vehicles will set the monitors to ready between 35 and 100 miles. For legalities sake, you could just add the vehicle to your policy....at least that way you would be insured.
Most insurance policies will not cover an illegal vehicle. If the tags are dead, so is the insurance.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I want to modify my exhaust to upgrade performance with a Remus exhaust - it will delete the second CAT - any issues passing inspection?
If they do a visual inspection of the emissions system, most likely it will fail. I had the devil of a time getting my Mustang through. It had 4 cats from the factory but all of the replacement H pipes only have 2 cats.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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It doesn't work like that. Driving is a privilege, not a right. It's just like an audit at the IRS, you are guilty unless you can prove otherwise.
Call it what you want you don't lose constitutional protections depending on how the government classifies something.

But you are replying to a message that is more than 14 months old. Jumping on old threads can be a good thing but I'm not sure debating this exact point is a good idea.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Wilson NC
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I want to modify my exhaust to upgrade performance with a Remus exhaust - it will delete the second CAT - any issues passing inspection?
Two answers: Technically if a cat is removed, it violates the inspection requirements because an emissions control device has been removed, and should fail. That being said, some late model cars have a secondary catalytic converter that is not monitored, basically it has no O2 sensor behind it. Removing this converter will not turn the check engine light on. If this is the case, you will probably pass, simply because the system will not have a code. It's a roll of the dice moment, and is dependent on who is doing the inspection.
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