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    Quote Originally Posted by dmb View Post
    But it is one of the nicest and safer places to live in the U.S.A. let alone ca,
    That's only because they don't count HOA's ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clit_Beastwood View Post
    Got pulled over today for a roadside “compliance check”, justification being that he heard my blowoff valve. He said my exhaust is fine since I left everything pre-cat alone and he liked the sound and it’s really quiet for no muffler. He looked for other mods and started to take issue with the hose left dangling from the symposer delete. I showed him that it ran to the passenger compartment, explained what the symposer is and that it makes the car sound like cruisin’ USA and he agreed it’s unlikely an emissions component runs into the passenger compartment. I was let go after being told that it’s very unlikely an Injen intake came with a CARB sticker and that I should sell it out-of-state. It was an overall positive experience, I asked questions about his bike and so on, but it’s very annoying how many extremely modified cars are around but yet another officer pulls me over for my mostly-stock FiST. It’s frustrating how aggressive they’re getting about car modifications in CA. I never get pulled over in some of my higher value vehicles, just the freaking FiST - probably because everyone thinks the driver is going to be a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XR650R View Post
    They presume that you're not a man of means.

    If they see that you are, they'll leave you alone. You're not the target.

    If they see that you are not, they will pile on the misery.
    Are you suggesting Fiestas are for poors?

    I deal with that crap on the daily. None of the guys at work believe me when i tell them i drive a Ford Fiesta and not some mangly truck.

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    That's why North Carolina is great and I live out in the country I can do whatever I want basically. I would never live in a HOA ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clit_Beastwood View Post
    It’s just annoying - I medically can’t ride motorcycles anymore so I bought a small fun car to hoon around as my daily. The fun noises and crackles are what make being stuck in a cage bearable. They’ve stepped up enforcement hard lately. I preordered a 2j intake that I should be getting soon and I don’t know if I’ll even bother installing it. Might just swap to a veloster N or something that at least makes me giggle stock. The FiST is a fine car but it sounds like a Dustbuster stock. I have fast toys, I just wanted something silly and fun.

    Backstory - I get pulled over every few weeks for this shit, I’m just nearing the end of my patience.
    Got cited for no front plate three times in a single year. Like roughly 3 out of ten vehicles here, I don't have one... and still don't. Fugg'em. It's what's known as "selective enforcement". College campus security guard murdered someone... oh, sorry... "killed"... oh sorry, "defended himself" because he drove off after being told he was being stopped for not having a front plate.



    Quote Originally Posted by XR650R View Post
    They presume that you're not a man of means.

    If they see that you are, they'll leave you alone. You're not the target.

    If they see that you are not, they will pile on the misery. ACAB
    Bingo. There's a local highway exit where you'd regularly see a cop hiding under the overpass behind a pillar... the proverbial bridge troll. One day the city started seriously discussing shutting down their entrance/exit ramp. I noticed around that very same time, they disappeared from that bridge; never to be seen again after regularly seeing them there for at least several years. Fast forward a few years later and the dept was busted up over some criminal behavior. What I really suspect happened is, they pulled over the "wrong" person... someone with means, influence.
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