The Road Legal Four Wheel Drive Association is pleased to announce the Team Stealth directive and pledge to reduce noise out on the trails and roads via our Sworn To Silence campaign. Through 30 years of being with organizations like TreadLightly! Blue Ribbon Coalition, The National 4-H OHV Youth Vision Team, and the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), we know that sound kills trails. Riding on trails with vehicles that echo through the woods is one of the fastest ways motorized recreation loses trail use. 

Back in the '90s, Dirt Rider magazine launched Project Stealth designed to raise awareness of excessive sound for motorcycles. The campaign went through a number of changes over the years until it finally was lost altogether. There's a history of sound being a reason things get shut down which can be traced back to the '50s. We'll write more on that stuff in our blogs at a later time, just know there's a long history of "less sound = more ground". 

We're coming up with a logo for this directive and it'll be available to those who wish to pledge "Sworn To Silence". Those that do, will have access to our exclusive stickers, hats, jackets, patches, and more to promote awareness of sound closing trails. 

This page will be updated as this all comes together. 

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Ordered some stickers to send with membership packets... will post them on the store as well.

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you can get an app for free on your phone that does a good job, but I hear ya

William Thompson
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Ya but most of the apps have a limiter on the phone so the reading when loud isn't accurate anyway. Found that out the hard way. Maybe it's better now, but... ya.

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What is the recommended db, other than quiet? our race cars are allowed 104 and that is loud. a little honda 2000ui generator is 47 at idle and you can hold a conversation with one close

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I would like to recommend something easier to self-administer so you don't need an expensive DB meter. Something common sense we can judge live out on the trail. I'd think if it echos, it's way too loud. If you can be heard at more than talking...

I would like to recommend something easier to self-administer so you don't need an expensive DB meter. Something common sense we can judge live out on the trail. I'd think if it echos, it's way too loud. If you can be heard at more than talking DB beyond 100 feet away, it's too loud? Something like that is easy to judge. We have an expensive DB meter at the office, but really can't expect others to carry one.

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Ryan Harden
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Here's the original article from 1992.

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