Q: Is it illegal to straight pipe my car?

asked by on

I want to straight pipe my car just to see how it sounds and run it like that for a while until i get a proper exhaust i just want to know if it is illegal to drive with a straight pipe.

Each state has its own laws for noise decibel levels your exhaust can put out and may be illegal in yours. It is illegal to remove the catalyst on your car in any state though.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Is it illegal to straight pipe my car?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: heavy white smoke tailpipe

That sounds like steam coming out of the tailpipe. You may have noticed the coolant level being low. If coolant is getting into the cylinders, it makes steam come out of the exhaust. This is a classic sign of a...

Q: I stomped my gas and it backfired out of the tail pipe

Hello. Backfiring can be caused by many things. A few common causes are low quality fuel or problems with the fuel, ignition issues, or a problem within engine management systems. If the vehicle is filled with low quality fuel, it...

Q: Exhaust Manifold cracked, does the catalytic converter have to be replaced too?

He's correct in that the sienna catalyst is integral with the exhaust manifold. That is done by the manufacturer to ensure that the catalyst reaches operating temperature as quickly as possible. It's not true of all cars so your friends...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...