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    I voted no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinger1168 View Post
    I voted, yes I want a bi modal exhaust system. Three modes would be nice. Open, closed and engine RPM (not car speed) activated. That system from Germany that's "speed" activated is not what I would like if I understand it correctly. I'm wondering if something got lost in translation and they meant to say engine speed?
    No you got it right. It‘s car speed based. Has to do with the german regulations. It‘s like that because that‘s the only way to run it legally here and that exhaust system development was focussed on the german market. In Germany a car is not allowed to be louder as stock at low speeds. So Bastuck had to be sure that the valves cannot be opened < 70km/h. So if you don‘t live in Germany you should really think twice if it makes any sense for you to buy/import this solution - esspecially if you consider the price.

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    I don't think a cutout's legal in the U.S. anywhere, is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazz View Post
    I don't think a cutout's legal in the U.S. anywhere, is it?
    Not sure, but the Lumen one or whichever one Kia is testing for broader use surely will be a properly integrated system that doesn't bypass any emissions equipment or cause undue sound issues. Like the ones already available from the factory on many other cars for many years, including the usual suspect German ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazz View Post
    I don't think a cutout's legal in the U.S. anywhere, is it?
    As long as it's after the cats, you could get refused inspection for unsafe exhaust exit (if it's before the rear wheels and the tech actually inspects it, but this varies by state and county) or a ticket for noise if a cop hears you. If it's before the cats then you'd be refused inspection for emissions modification (again, if the tech actually looks).
    Cutouts are legal to buy and install.

    Note that 70 km/h is only 40mph or so, which you get to pretty quick. Sure, it won't scream while revving in the parking lot, but I think that's ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazz View Post
    I don't think a cutout's legal in the U.S. anywhere, is it?
    I think for states that require a visual inspection it may be a problem, not really familiar with their laws, but on states that only requires an emissions inspection, it is not a problem.

 

 
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