I hear ya on the chambered stuff. Here, the law is that it tneeds to be FACTORY ISSUED if its not, it wont pass unless it made proff thet the muffler consists of a chamber of expansion, etc etc etc they have a very strict description of how a muffler needs to be made INSIDE. And they have an expert there fighting for them on every fought ticket. He stands there with his cutted out mufflers and shows the judge why they are not LEGAL. You cant get out of it it seems.
I seen some decisions taken to superior court, WON, with a lawyer, with all the points finally read by a Sup Judge as they should be and the guys (were 5 in same case fighting they had been arrested together on bikes) and in the end, they won but later the decision has been called again and in the end they were reconducted to the original crime accusation by a law of rights or something....
They dont go by noise and thats what pisse me off as my car dont make more noise than before!!! I was even a bit deceived when i put that american thunder kit on ans even my wife said "thats all?" When she first heard it lol!! Hey, its a lowly 2 bbl 327 thumping thru 2.5 pipes. But it has a light rumble thats perfect for cruising, they dont have sonometers so they cant say. That was even the main point of the superior judge saying the law says "you cant modify, change or replace bla bla bla to make more noise" so his argument was that in order to found a point youd need to have the noise level the car pushed out ORIGINALLY in order to be able to prove that its now making MORE noise. Thats all the law says.... So in reality they cant issue tickets as they cant tell. But then, they have their expert and he says green so the Judge says "im gonna go with my expert....he said green so it must be.....HE is an expert...are you? There you go, thank you and pay 162$ Plus fees on your way out.
Argghhh!!!! They really are Suit bandits!!