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Old 03-24-2019, 02:22 PM
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Default Problems Being Del***d in Texas

Hey everyone (mainly folks living in TX with a del***d truck), I've heard that Texas is very tough on mod'd diesels. Specifically, I've heard that you can expect to be running down the highway and get pulled over, ticketed a crazy amount, & possibly have to get your truck towed if caught being del***d. I guess they'd notice by the exhaust or clearly if ya blew black smoke. That's frustrating and seems to be a little embellished to me. But, I'm moving to OK for about 4 yrs, plan to drive around in TX sporadically, & plan to del*** my new truck soon. So, I thought I'd see what I could learn from y'all on here. I appreciate any solid words of advice/ experience.
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:40 PM
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Lots of guys running trucks that way here, I'm sure if you're obnoxiously smoking, you might get a ticket, but doubtful.
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:45 PM
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This is the first I’ve heard. I don’t intentionally blow smoke, or at least don’t desire it. However, it happens when I punch it and the motor is loaded; it has happened in front of cops. There are businesses that advertise ****** stuff here. I was concerned about it, knowing the “rules”, but did it anyways.
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:29 PM
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I haven't been pulled over or had any issues being del3ted and I drive around different parts of Texas plenty. Truck is usually loaded and sings a pretty decently loud tune most of the time. Truck doesn't really smoke tho.

I get mine inspected at a Strouhaul tire by the house and they have never ask or mentioned the fact that it's del3ted.

Don't worry about it and just run it.
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I haven't been pulled over or had any issues being del3ted and I drive around different parts of Texas plenty. Truck is usually loaded and sings a pretty decently loud tune most of the time. Truck doesn't really smoke tho.

I get mine inspected at a Strouhaul tire by the house and they have never ask or mentioned the fact that it's del3ted.

Don't worry about it and just run it.
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This is the first Iíve heard. I donít intentionally blow smoke, or at least donít desire it. However, it happens when I punch it and the motor is loaded; it has happened in front of cops. There are businesses that advertise ****** stuff here. I was concerned about it, knowing the ďrulesĒ, but did it anyways.
'Preciate it gents, the person that told me was an older guy, at my chosen local dealership truck shop. He's a diesel guy & has been working on em since non-turbo 7.3s. But, he works at a Ford dealership and his '11 is bone stock. I trust a lot of what he says, but not everything.
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They dont even open my hood for emissions, it is just a safety check.

I burn clean though, no smoke.. That is for the flat brim cap folks.
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They dont even open my hood for emissions, it is just a safety check.

I burn clean though, no smoke.. That is for the flat brim cap folks.
Flat brim cap folks I'm with ya there
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That is for the flat brim cap folks.
Lmao! Sadly true though!

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They dont even open my hood for emissions, it is just a safety check.

I burn clean though, no smoke.. That is for the flat brim cap folks.


you sir made me chuckle!


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