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Old 03-18-2012, 09:17 PM   #21
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Thus why you get a laser rangefinder and take pictures to prove they're leagal
Oh, so on your particular given day, the light emitted may fall within the guidlines, but when Murphy'* Law comes into play, your cards wont hold nothing.
This is the catch all rule right here.
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The Federal lighting standard says: no other vehicle equipment is permitted to impair (reduce the visibility or intensity performance) of the required lamps.
I'm not saying all this as bashing, but people have the right to be informed.
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Another neighbor works for Firestone and said it wouldnt pass either.
Well yes in your case, but not if you had done lighter coats

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Oh, so on your particular given day, the light emitted may fall within the guidlines, but when Murphy'* Law comes into play, your cards wont hold nothing.
This is the catch all rule right here.
I'm not saying all this as bashing, but people have the right to be informed.
If I can produce sufficient evidence in a court of law that they are visible at X distance, the officer would have to provide counter evidence that shows they are not. Trust me if my tails were illegal the ex-police officer that I live with (my mom) would have made me undo them longggg ago
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Well yes in your case, but not if you had done lighter coats



If I can produce sufficient evidence in a court of law that they are visible at X distance, the officer would have to provide counter evidence that shows they are not. Trust me if my tails were illegal the ex-police officer that I live with (my mom) would have made me undo them longggg ago
He told me the state of missouri DOES NOT allow modification of lighting.
I have also seen tinted headlights too and that sorta defeats the purpose of headlights lol.
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One thing about federal is, the state can't take away from it, but they can add to it.

The rule I quoted is a blanket rule.

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Which means. You cannot ADD or REMOVE anything to have an effect on the performance of the lights.

I don't see how this statement can be confusing. It'* pretty self-explanatory. Don't screw with the lights.
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One thing about federal is, the state can't take away from it, but they can add to it.

The rule I quoted is a blanket rule.



Which means. You cannot ADD or REMOVE anything to have an effect on the performance of the lights.

I don't see how this statement can be confusing. It'* pretty self-explanatory. Don't screw with the lights.
You nailed it. That rule is also the same rule that means you can't add HID bulbs to a car that didn't come with them, legally. Doesn't mean tons of people don't do it, doesn't mean you'll get pulled over and ticketed for it, but it'* not legal.

Ask me if I care though about that one though? I'm making my car (with projectors designed for HIDs) safer, that rule is dumb in that sense IMO.
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I think the HID rule came about because once they were installed, the lights were actually misaligned blinding people. That'* the only thing I can think of.

LOL, Nick, if people started flashing you, then I'm sure you would have the decency to re-aim your lights.
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I think the HID rule came about because once they were installed, the lights were actually misaligned blinding people. That'* the only thing I can think of.

LOL, Nick, if people started flashing you, then I'm sure you would have the decency to re-aim your lights.
When I first put them in, I got flashed. Turns out my drive side light was too high. Sucked too because the way Brian made the lights there was NO way to re-aim without tearing them apart. Luckily when I was messing with them I was able to just pull up on the back, which aimed it farther down. It moved enough on the threads I guess and stayed. No more blinding!

Same goes for my truck, but with stock reflectors. Previous owner had ALL the lights aimed to high. My fog lights were aimed higher than the low beams!
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Uhhh yea, that was my first retrofit so it wasn't perfect. Gonna put something for adjusters on the next set.

And crap, I missed that part Mike. Guess I'll just tear my car apart, rebuild it enough to qualify as a custom built vehicle and get a new VIN and inspection, then they can't argue j/k
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Uhhh yea, that was my first retrofit so it wasn't perfect. Gonna put something for adjusters on the next set.

And crap, I missed that part Mike. Guess I'll just tear my car apart, rebuild it enough to qualify as a custom built vehicle and get a new VIN and inspection, then they can't argue j/k
I'm expecting you to fix them when you move down here, and install the better LEDs for me too.
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Sure, sure no problem. I'll work up the parts list and labor cost later
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