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freewithfire

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Hey, by the way, does anybody know where I can get those black out kits for the XJ headlights? Somebody's gotta know what I'm talkin about. I can't find 'em at JC or anything. Any ideas?
 
red91inWA said:
Are they even LEGAL ??? or is it one of those....BORDERLINE things, like Radar Detectors ?
If they're not illegal they should be: I almost ended up taking a vehicle that had black out kits like that as in the dark they mess with the distance perception of the vehicle that's running them.
 
Kejtar said:
If they're not illegal they should be: I almost ended up taking a vehicle that had black out kits like that as in the dark they mess with the distance perception of the vehicle that's running them.


That was what I was thinking...nothing like being able to see in the dark.
 
chameleo78 said:
In PA they are legal during the day, but if your headlights are off you can't have the covers on.
QUOTE]

And I thought OREGON was stupid. It would stand to reason that you COULD have them on if your lights wern't on. And taken off if your lights WERE on.


:rolleyes:
 
chameleo78 said:
In PA they are legal during the day, but if your headlights are off you can't have the covers on.
I hope you mean if the headlights are on you can't have them on.

Might want to check local laws before complaining about things.
What's that got to do with anything? IMHO they are idiotic and dangerous and I don't care what the local law says. I didn't care till I almost creamed a ricer cause he had those stupid things on and I didn't realize he was that close (plus he was lowered in order to scrape asphalt).
 
red91inWA said:
chameleo78 said:
In PA they are legal during the day, but if your headlights are off you can't have the covers on.
And I thought OREGON was stupid. It would stand to reason that you COULD have them on if your lights wern't on. And taken off if your lights WERE on.
ROTFLMAO
 
red91inWA said:
chameleo78 said:
In PA they are legal during the day, but if your headlights are off you can't have the covers on.
QUOTE]

And I thought OREGON was stupid. It would stand to reason that you COULD have them on if your lights wern't on. And taken off if your lights WERE on.


:rolleyes:

Check my edit on the post above.....
 
chameleo78 said:
red91inWA said:
Check my edit on the post above.....

Thats almost as good as saying radar detectors are LEGAL...until the cop that pulled you over detected you had one. uh..oh...there goes another $100.00 to the local court system.

DANGEROUS....I agree.
 
red91inWA said:
Are they even LEGAL ??? or is it one of those....BORDERLINE things, like Radar Detectors ?

Radar detectors aren't borderline. In most states the things are legal. A few don't allow anyone and some don't allow commercial vehicles to use them but no borderline stuff nowhere.

Sarge
 
Sarge said:
Radar detectors aren't borderline. In most states the things are legal. A few don't allow anyone and some don't allow commercial vehicles to use them but no borderline stuff nowhere.

Sarge
I could be wrong but now I think its illegal to have them in any commercial vehicle everywhere.
 
DrMoab said:
I could be wrong but now I think its illegal to have them in any commercial vehicle everywhere.
I think there are a few staes where it's legal to have them but illegal to use them. I remember reading about that and trying make sense of the law and the only thing that made sense would be for it not to cause trouble for those who use it out of state....
Anyways... when I was still in HighSchool I built a radar detector trip kit which would trip the radar detectors when you press a button. Oh it was fun to observe the freeway from an overpass :D
 
Kejtar said:
I think there are a few staes where it's legal to have them but illegal to use them. I remember reading about that and trying make sense of the law and the only thing that made sense would be for it not to cause trouble for those who use it out of state....
Anyways... when I was still in HighSchool I built a radar detector trip kit which would trip the radar detectors when you press a button. Oh it was fun to observe the freeway from an overpass :D
I haven't looked up the law but have been told by other truckers(this doesn't mean much) that its illegal to even have them in a commercial vehicle.

Since I don't drive in Ca anymore and mostly stay in UT,WY,NV and AZ...all of which have a speed limit of 75 and my truck is governed at 77 I don't worry anymore anyway....God its nice not to have to go 55 anymore.
 
DrMoab said:
I haven't looked up the law but have been told by other truckers(this doesn't mean much) that its illegal to even have them in a commercial vehicle.

Since I don't drive in Ca anymore and mostly stay in UT,WY,NV and AZ...all of which have a speed limit of 75 and my truck is governed at 77 I don't worry anymore anyway....God its nice not to have to go 55 anymore.
Oh I don't know about commercial, I was talking about us regular folks......
Hey if you ever end up driving through SoCal and have time, post in the chapter forum and I'll buy you a beer. (btw, in SoCal you can get a ticket for being in the wrong lane with a trailer! Don't ask how I know)
 
(btw, in SoCal you can get a ticket for being in the wrong lane with a trailer! Don't ask how I know)

I think there are a few states like that, where if you have a trailer, you have to stay in the slow lane, no matter what you're driving. On some of the interstates here in Illinois, trucks with trailers have to run 55mph while the rest of the motoring public gets to go 65 mph, figure that one out. We also seem to be the only state in the midwest that refuses to go up to 70+mph on the interstates too, Iowa's going up to 70 or 75 this summer.

I'm not a fan of blackouts on almost anything, I think they look kinda lame (unless it's on a all black 89-96 T-Bird or simularly styled car). I tend to lean toward "Clear-Outs" on almost everything I've had (don't worry, never wasted money on them) since all but my ZJ had sunken sealed beam headlights of some kind.
 
The point behind making trucks with trailers do 55 is that a trailer adds weight and makes the vehicle take longer to stop/slow/turn. By making them do 55 it helps to counteract some of the braking deficiency brought on by the trailer. That and I've seen way too many idiots weaving through traffic w/a trailer acting like they're every bit as maneuverable as the next guy. Its just one of those common sense/protect us from ourselves and other idiots laws. I've seen that law most places I've been to, except NY where the speed limit is usually 55-60...
 
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