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Ractive mufflers legal?

Old 19-Aug-2007, 11:07 AM
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Ractive mufflers legal?

Ok, got a ticket last night for "improper muffler 75(1)" and speeding 85 in a 60 (Mavis). This was all about 10PM Saturday.

First question before I get to the muffler. Is 25 over demerit points? I can't seem to see anything on the ticket or anywhere else.

I bought my car with a Ractive muffler and the dealer said something (my friend heard the muffler, but I assume the box the muffler was in) has a "legal" or something similar written on it. I have checked the muffler, just "Ractive" writtin on it.

I told the cop that I bought the car with this muffler and it passed safety and emissions. He told me to turn the car on and rev it a little. His response was "it's louder than my cruiser, it's illegal".
He also said "that's why normal people don't buy these mufflers". Meanwhile six other civics go by with louder mufflers than mine.

Any advice? Something to show that this muffler is legal?

If I have to change my muffler back to OEM, I may just as well pay the ticket.
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Old 19-Aug-2007, 11:55 AM
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15 to 29 km over the speed limit is 3 points.
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Old 19-Aug-2007, 08:41 PM
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That's a lot. I know I wasn't going 85. But this was my first ticket and I was nervous so I just wanted to get out. I didn't ask for the radar to see it.

I believe I can get the radar readout by requesting discloser?
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