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Old 01-26-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
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Just curious... are there legal limits on horsepower and if so is there a website listing it by state?
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Just curious... are there legal limits on horsepower and if so is there a website listing it by state?
I think they took care of it the easy way and posted speed limits.
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Never heard of anything like that. Like Bill says, speed limit restrictions, emission restrictions, laws against rapid starts, and safety restrictions on are the only things I am aware of that restrict what you can drive on the street.
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Never heard of anything like that. Like Bill says, speed limit restrictions, emission restrictions, laws against rapid starts, and safety restrictions on are the only things I am aware of that restrict what you can drive on the street.
how would they check it???

i think its kind of hard to bring an entire dyno machine to the side of the road
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Now, insuring a car with gobs of excess horsepower is another thing...

It'* the old catch 22 thing. You are obligated to inform your insurance company of any major changes to the vehicle. Most people don't. However, I believe you can lose your coverage or be denied a claim if you have an accident and it is discovered you have modified your vehicle to "make it unsafe".

That'* my understanding, and a way to restrict the amount of power you drive over the road...
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Ah cool. Guess my source is full of it.

Well, time to head to walmart.
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