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Will Adding an Exhaust Tip Cause a 2008 Ford Fiesta to Fail Inspections

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Hi I have a 2008 ford fiesta st 150 I was looking at exhausts but dont know what to go for resonated or non resonated I know non res is louder but will the non res fail an mot test my car is stock and will only be getting the exhaust so it will be stock nut with a miltek res om mon res catback I dont want anything that will fail an mot test any help or guidance would be much appreciated

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The great thing about exhaust tips that clamp on, such as # MF35212 as an example, is that you can take it off, have your safety and emissions tests done, and put it back on afterward. This will ensure that the vehicle does not fail inspections based on any exhaust tip added.

It is unlikely that the addition of an exhaust tip would cause the vehicle to fail inspections though so I would not worry about it.

We have a lot of exhaust tips, see link, and the ones that fit will be based on the outer diameter of your existing exhaust pipe. I have found resonating tips are a bit louder than regular ones but in either case they shouldn't cause the vehicle to fail inspections.

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