Welcome to the official GReddy USA blog. -Think of this as our online weekly "GReddy Times," a venue for us to report what's going on or what just happened at GReddy USA this week (new products, new projects, racing news, even online store specials.) On our blog you can see what we are up to in the GReddy Sales floor, R&D garage, on the road or even from our Headquarters in Japan.

Monday, January 14, 2019

2019 Tokyo Auto Salon

News from TRUST / GReddy Booth

 

Tokyo Auto Salon was held on Jan. 11-13, 2019
In addition to the normal high performance products for Japanese domestics like the Swift and R34 GT-R,  TRUST is expanding on it's line of "Overlander" Vehicles like this GReddy turbocharged Nissan Patrol Safari.
The GReddy 34RX GT-R showcased some of the newest development parts for the BNR34:
new Suction box, Circuit Spec Oil Cooler, PE-R Ver.3 exhaust and more...
Also new to the Sirius gauges, is this (OBDII) ISO CAN Connection Harness, that will allow displaying of ECU signals like Speed and RPM as well as boost, temps and pressures. Coming soon... p/n 16401938

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Fact vs. Fiction: California’s New Exhaust Noise Law

 

 REPOSTED from SEMA Action Network:
      https://www.semasan.com/legislative-alerts/california/fact-vs-fiction-californias-new-exhaust-noise-law

https://www.semasan.com/legislative-alerts/california/fact-vs-fiction-californias-new-exhaust-noise-law

The Issue

California Assembly Bill (A.B.) 1824 was signed into law by then-Governor Jerry Brown in June of 2018 as part of the state’s budget process. The legislation amended how California law enforcement officials may issue a citation for exhaust noise violations.
The bill has generated significant concern within the industry and enthusiast community, along with some misinformation.  This document seeks to clarify the matter.  Most notably, enactment of A.B. 1824 did not change existing laws pertaining to exhaust noise or the sale and installation of aftermarket exhaust systems in California.  Here are the facts.

Were California’s exhaust noise rules changed?

No. Since 2003, exhaust systems installed on motor vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of less than 6,000 pounds, other than motorcycles, may not exceed a sound level of 95-decibels when tested under Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) test procedure J1169 (May 1998). This was not changed by A.B. 1824.

Is it now illegal to install an aftermarket exhaust system on my vehicle?

No. The sale and installation of an aftermarket exhaust system remains legal in California so long as it does not exceed a sound level of 95-decibels when tested under SAE J1169 and complies with all other exhaust and safety laws and regulations.

If exhaust noise laws didn’t change, what did?

Beginning January 1, 2019, a motorist cited for violating the current California exhaust noise law can receive an immediate fine. Previously, motorists received what is known as a “fix-it” ticket, which allowed for 30-days to correct the violation.

What are my options if I get a ticket?

Consumers in receipt of a violation still have the option of seeking a certificate of compliance from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) demonstrating that their exhaust emits no more than 95-decibels. This SEMA-sponsored program allows courts to dismiss citations for exhaust systems that have been tested and for which a certificate of compliance has been issued. BAR does not currently issue preemptive certificates of compliance.

If I get pulled over, will I receive a $1,000 fine?

According to the Judicial Council of California’s Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules for 2019, the suggested base fine/fee for a first conviction is $25 with a total fee of $193.

I’ve still got questions?

Please contact Christian Robinson, SEMA’s Director of State Government Affairs.

Resources

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

California Exhaust Noise Bill Goes into Effect

GReddy Performance Products, Inc.

Currently, we are working with organizations such as the SEMA Action Network, to clarify how the local California law is interpreted and implemented.  Please check back with us soon, as we gather more information regarding the required sound test procedures that are specifically called out for.  
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https://www.semasan.com/legislative-alerts/california/california-exhaust-noise-bill-goes-effect 
 

"California Exhaust Noise Bill Goes into Effect
California Assembly Bill (A.B.) 1824, which was signed into law by then-Governor Jerry Brown in June of 2018 went into effect on January 1, 2019. The bill has generated significant concern amongst the online enthusiast community. Despite what is being circulated, enactment of A.B. 1824 does not change existing laws pertaining to exhaust noise or sale and installation of aftermarket exhaust systems.

Under existing law, exhaust systems installed on motor vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of less than 6,000 pounds, other than motorcycles, may not exceed a sound level of 95-decibels when tested under Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) test procedure J1169 (May 1998). This was not changed by A.B. 1824.

A.B. 1824 amended how excess exhaust noise violations are handled by law enforcement. Beginning this year, a vehicle cited for violating the current exhaust noise law will no longer receive what is known as a “fix-it” ticket. Instead, violations will result in an immediate fine.

Consumers in receipt of a violation still have the option of seeking a certificate of compliance from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) demonstrating that their exhaust emits no more than 95-decibels. This SEMA-sponsored program allows courts to dismiss citations for exhaust systems that have been tested and for which a certificate of compliance has been issued."



https://www.semasan.com/legislative-alerts/california/california-exhaust-noise-bill-goes-effect 

https://bar.ca.gov/Consumer/Referee_Program/Vehicle_Exhaust_Noise_Level_Certification.html
https://www.semasan.com/legislative-alerts/california/california-exhaust-noise-testing-program-open-business 

http://pages.message.sema.org/san-signup/?_ga=2.67737430.697985364.1546908292-8520454.1546908292

https://www.change.org/p/nullify-fines-for-loud-mufflers-ab-1824-section-4-in-california