Originally Posted by Nubzub
Was gonna it tested today, but it's raining so they can't test under those conditions.
I'm going to revert back to stock for the test. Was testing with an iPhone app according to the ADR specs - idle was at 80dbs and at 4000 rpms, it was sitting around 92db. Given the inaccuracy of iPhone apps, an actual test would pull higher.
Re: Exotics and even AMG - apparently if it comes out of the factory loud, then EPA can't fine you for it. Was told this by one of the licensed testers - AMGs come out loud, and their limit is 105 for EPA purposes.....
Double standards much?
It seems you might have to invest in a hoist. What an outrage, just because of a few problems with hoons everyone gets targeted. If you really need to find out your dB levels, you can always visit a Jaycar store and try out a higher end dB meter. The guys in those stores are pretty good and won't mind demonstrating one.
I tested an Akra when I had one on my car and I think it was 95-96dB at 5K RPM so your decision is very wise to do a temporary swap and it may avoid a further test if you get pinged in future.
Good luck and let is all know the outcome.