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Old 04-25-2012, 01:33 AM   #18
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LA Sheriffs pulled me over a few weeks ago. I simply lied and told them that they were signed off on as 50-state legal, and were Amber, in accordance with the international traffic and safety standards. The deputy responded by saying I may need to carry paperwork to prove that, but he'd let me off with a warning.

What we really need is new bulbs for the front that are the same color.

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Thanks Ed. I argued with this CHP officer so long, my head hurt. I wish there was a true yellow to avoid this. I pm'd AAC to get a statement. I'll take that to court. I know the difference in spectrum, and can see it displayed in these lights. This guy was just not listening to any explanation. If I get this signed off, I'll leave the papers in my glovebox.

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I got pulled over this weekend on a Navy base for my amber halos on my Tahoe. He said they were red. I said they were amber. He said they were red. I flipped the switch to make them white. He said have a nice night.

We run red / dark orange halos and fogs on our Camaro without any issues. Sounds like the guy was just being overly enthusiastic (or jealous). The side markers are one of my absolute favorite purchases for our car.
Hahaha I wish I could have had color changing sidemarkers, sorta like your halo's. On base I've had no issues. He looked at the front and back, and said the only difference was the shade of red. Oy vey!
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:36 PM   #19
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Pics of front AAC sidemarkers as promised!!! Do these look red or orange, honesty?





If that's red, I don't know how I passed the color and vision test I had to take as part of a military out processing physical. Jeezus H. Christ!!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #20
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Looks Orange to me! You should of knife hand him gunny then made a run for it. J/k
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:23 PM   #21
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Looks Orange to me! You should of knife hand him gunny then made a run for it. J/k
I seriously felt like giving this guy my best one back, two back...Dave Chapelle style. I just can't figure out how he couldn't see orange there. Even as cars passed us on the freeway, he said their tail lights were the same color as my sidemarkers. GTFOH!!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:27 PM   #22
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If you need us to provide documentation from the LED manufacturer Bridgelux showing the frequency of the diode which determines the color in the spectrum and prove your point that it is operating within the color that FMVSS considers to be "Amber" and threrfore street legal just send me a PM
I would love to whip that out if an officer pulled me over!
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:13 PM   #23
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I would love to whip that out if an officer pulled me over!
Waiting on it now! I'm gonna take it to court, plus leave it in my glovebox.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:24 PM   #24
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U would think r BLACK CAMAROS would show the color diff. better than any other color! DUM ASS COP!
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:07 PM   #25
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U would think r BLACK CAMAROS would show the color diff. better than any other color! DUM ASS COP!
Granted it was night on the freeway with not streetlights, but get real. He wouldn't even compare the two at a distance. Only time he looked at the rear sidemarkers was when he came up to my car, and when he went back to write the ticket. The only thing he had on his mind was "red in front...red in front". I'm gonna get my stuff together for court.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:11 PM   #26
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same thing happened to my cousin last night gunny, Got cited because of the red rear sidemarkers, these cops had to be idiots they said only amber or white were allowed... also got cited for having too blue of headlights! they are oem RS brightness .. smh court may 8th gonna pm jonathon for those documents
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #27
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same thing happened to my cousin last night gunny, Got cited because of the red rear sidemarkers, these cops had to be idiots they said only amber or white were allowed... also got cited for having too blue of headlights! they are oem RS brightness .. smh court may 8th gonna pm jonathon for those documents

Only amber or white in the rear?? They'd be pulling over a he'll of a lot of cars with stock markers if that were the case!
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:37 AM   #28
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same thing happened to my cousin last night gunny, Got cited because of the red rear sidemarkers, these cops had to be idiots they said only amber or white were allowed... also got cited for having too blue of headlights! they are oem RS brightness .. smh court may 8th gonna pm jonathon for those documents
Probably won't even need the statement from AAC. Sidemarkers, for one, aren't even required. The rears must project red...not amber or even white. As a matter of fact, white projecting to the rear would mean a vehicle in reverse. That ticket is bogus, and will probably get tossed. Look up your states vehicle code. Good luck to your cousin bro!

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Only amber or white in the rear?? They'd be pulling over a he'll of a lot of cars with stock markers if that were the case!
Agree. In California, rears shall project red. new Mexico, who knows.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:03 AM   #29
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Keep looking for more and more of this type of crap to happen. The Governor just made a $3.5 Billion dollar oops with the budget. CHP is a money maker for the state and they raised the "fine" on fix it tickets for a reason.

There is no way anyone could look at the amber side markers and think they are red. I'm sure the colorblind wouldn't have an issue with these things. They are bright as hell.

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Old 04-30-2012, 01:20 AM   #30
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Keep looking for more and more of this type of crap to happen. The Governor just made a $3.5 Billion dollar oops with the budget. CHP is a money maker for the state and they raised the "fine" on fix it tickets for a reason.

There is no way anyone could look at the amber side markers and think they are red. I'm sure the colorblind wouldn't have an issue with these things. They are bright as hell.

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Thanks 2010... I'm working a few angles to just get it signed off. Part of me wants to go to court and make this officer look like a fool. Not to bad mouth LEO's, just to prove a point. Red is red, orange is orange. I don't think there's a fine for a fix it ticket, though. At least I hope not. I kep reading the Ca Veh. Code, just to see what he could have been thinking. I'm lost though. BTW, your IOM looks sweet with the black GFX.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #31
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Got bail hearing on this case Monday. I think they want $194 bail. Fix it ticket after corrected is $25 fine. I don't believe I deserve a fine at all. I'm gonna plea not guilty, then take the statement from AAC and pictures to court. CHP officer won't even be present from what the paper said. Coward!
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:32 PM   #32
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Go in full Marine uniform and see if they toss it out.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #33
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Hate to say it but they do hinge on red from the pics. They are NOT amber (amber is not orange) and I think this is the point the cop was trying to make.

That said, what a douche for writing you a ticket. Seems like a Ford man perhaps.

Courts will most likely throw it out, but dont take in the pictures you posted. I think they may do more harm than good. Just take the letter.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:23 PM   #34
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had same problem also, i had my amber{aac} fogs on and had 2 popo stop me and said they were redder then amber, i said i can turn them off and that made them happy..they had no issues with the sidemarkers. but from the front, my halos and fogs looked to reddish for them...thanks god i wired them to seperate switch..lol
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