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Is there anyway to make the exhaust sound a little louder?
Okay, I realize im going to get flamed for this, but here goes. Im new to this forum and have got ask....
I have a stock 2013 Ram Cummins. Its my first diesel and I love it, with one exception, I wish it sounded at least a little more like a diesel, just a little bit louder like a diesel should.
Back ground, Ive heard from 2 unconfirmed sources that the next generation of smog checks will be able to identify if a computer has been flashed/burned or modified and will fail a truck and/or fine for modification of SMOG equipment. Similar to how the dealers can tell. Unfortunately I live in this Utopian state of California. I was very close to installing a programmer and deleting the EGR, DEF and the rest of the BS. Not for power gain but for reliability. Since then, I have scrapped that idea until I know more whats coming down from the EPA goons. At the moment I have accepted having to keep the DEF, EGR and the rest of the SMOG crap.
My question is: In an effort to get a little more sound (more than a VW rabbit), is it possible to hollow out and/or install a pipe sleeve with-in the cat? Would the system still work with out throwing codes? I only want it to be slightly louder, leaving the CAT in would allow it to pass visual. It appears that there are only 2 sensors on the cat???
Does anyone know if the "new generation" smog checks will actually be-able to identify these mods?
I swear Ive searched all over this thread, Im sorry if this info is burred where i couldn't find it. Im new to all the new "diesel Tech" so Im sorry if this is a stupid question..
Thanks in advance for any advice.