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All aftermarket exhausts and many stock exhausts are illegal in NY.

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So today I finally got a CBE after 2 years of being stock, and day 1 I get followed by a cop for a while. I wasn't pulled over or anything but it sort of ruined the fun of having the exhaust. I decided to look up what my course of action would be if i were to be pulled over, turns out you can't do ANYTHING about it. Any modification to your exhaust or mufflers is illegal, if you have any exhaust or muffler mods you only haven't gotten a ticket because the police have decided not to give you one.

Not only is it illegal under NY State traffic law to modify your exhaust or mufflers AT ALL, but it's also illegal to have bypass valves in your exhaust.

Can anyone with a legal background explain to me how manufacturers that have sport modes on their exhausts aren't all being sued?

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Cars don't just operates on roads, private roads, tracks, etc also exist. As a result, manufactures/sellers can sell them because they are not "intended" for road use. Also the reason they are technically illegal is to give law enforcement a legal reason to be able to mess with you should they be suspicious of something else, since they need a reason to initiate interaction with you.

EDIT: aimed at aftemarket products
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