Paid my first ticket in a couple years this week. I was leaving my weekly rec-league soccer game about a month ago, stayed in second (~5mph) leaving the parking lot after looking to make sure all was clear in both directions; noticed I was being followed by a police car about a mile down the road and got pulled about 5 miles into my drive home. He said he followed me because I rolled through the stop sign (true) and then gave me a ticket for excessive exhaust noise. I didn’t hit the aggressive cam and I do have a cat (albeit a high-flow). That said, the dual-exhaust Invidia exhaust is fairly loud vs. stock, and Virginia does have a law against aftermarket exhausts...

In retrospect, I think he was both giving me a break (no pts on license) while hitting his quota. It was an excuse to pull me and check my records, and I’m a guaranteed ticket. On my end, no points and it was only $100, and I don’t have to certify that I’ve changed anything. Still, assuming I get a couple of those per-year, that’s $200/year; not chump-change.

I am considering trading the exhaust for a stock setup. Between the fact it makes me a target for police and causes my ECU to frequently pop the P0420 code (I shit you not, that’s Honda’s 2nd O2-sensor code) I’m not sure I really care enough to keep it. Come to think of it, P.O. had it de-catted so it could just be the sensor’s burnt out from running in dirty flow—- I should change that I suppose... at least get rid of half the problem while I debate whether or not to keep the (great sounding) aftermarket exhaust.