Originally Posted by quality_sound
In CA an officer can follow and cite you if they believe the exhaust is outside the limits. At that point you have to go to a referee station and have it measured. Nothing the cop did was illegal or even suspicious.
Then there's the removal of the secondary cats which is another illegal move in CA. The car wouldn't even pass the visual portion of the smog check.
Really, the OP has NOTHING to complain about here.
true i was just telling a story i wasnt trying to say "oh why did this cop gimme a ticket for this" i was just ranting LOL