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Old 01-10-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
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Question Lunchbox Removal Q's

ok so here's the deal:

I searched the forum and liked the way people reacted to the lunchbox delete. I am thinking about having it removed and a tip put on it. The only thing I am worrysome about is the California laws and the smog test.

I checked the DMV online, ( http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d12/vc27150.htm ) and it basically says a vehicle must have a muffler preset. Will the first muffler be adequite to pass this test if the lunchbox is gone?

Also, it says somewhere else that a car under 6000 lbs shouldn't exhibit sound above 95 dB. Will removing the lunchbox make that much noise?

lastly, I was wondering if it will pass the smog test next time. My dad is a real ogre about modifying anything from stock (esp. if it makes it worse).

FYI: Stock 05 zx3 (want a nice sound, but have no $$$)

thank you for your input


 
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:15 PM   #2
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anyone? please?
 
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this may be a dumb ?? but what part is the "lunchbox"?
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:05 PM   #4
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hahah... he has an ST... ST foci dont have a "lunchbox"... anyways, it WILL pass emissions and it WILL NOT be louder than 95dB... it does sound fairly nice too... let me look I have a short video of my car when I had just the muffler cut off... btw, you dont HAVE to put a tip on (thats how i did mine) I'll be back with a clip...
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ok here is a link to the exhaust clip enjoy and I hope you like (PS, this isnt how my car sounds now... I have a 2.5" Magnaflow flexback now...)

http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...t=101_1963.flv
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no wonder i dont know what the hell a "lunchbox" is then
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no wonder i dont know what the hell a "lunchbox" is then
haha yea I guess we wont hold it against you... but next time we hear u ask "what is a lunchbox muffler?" we'll know your just breakin balls... haha
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well atleast im tryin to learn instead of bein like NOS spray it and make your vision blur like mad
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does the lunchbox-cutoff sound to ricey?
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its up to you... go to MY second post on this thread and I have a link to what it sounds like with the lunchbox cutoff...
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