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Old 06-04-2012, 04:05 PM   #113
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(Quote) Headlight/Taillight Tint and/or Modification:
  • It is illegal to modify the headlight or taillight with tint. (Thanks Silver2SSRS6spd)

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V.C. 26101. No person shall sell or offer for sale for use upon or as part of the equipment of a vehicle, nor shall any person use upon a vehicle, any device that is intended to modify the original design or performance of any lighting equipment, safety glazing material, or other device, unless the modifying device meets the provisions of Section 26104. This section does not apply to a taillamp or stop lamp in use on or prior to December 1, 1935, or to lamps installed on authorized emergency vehicles. (END Quote)


Does that mean that this is not legal in California? http://www.apex-speed.com/camaro-com...ear-lamps.html



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Old 06-11-2012, 11:26 PM   #114
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Have to update the military info ... Those who transfer have per DMV "Nonresident military personnel stationed in California or their spouses may operate their vehicles with valid out-of-state license plates from their home state or the state where the military person was last stationed". Now that changes once you - Claim a homeowner's exemption in California.
Rent or lease a residence in California
Military personnel, stationed in California are exempt from payment of the vehicle license fee (VLF) on any vehicle owned or leased and registered in California provided:
  • The nonresident military owner is shown as a lessee or registered owner of the vehicle.
  • The vehicle is not operated "for hire.
Thanks for the updated information! Just did the update. I appreciate the help on this issue as Federal/State boundary stuff with the military is somewhat confusing to people like myself who are not in the military.

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(Quote) Headlight/Taillight Tint and/or Modification:
  • It is illegal to modify the headlight or taillight with tint. (Thanks Silver2SSRS6spd)

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V.C. 26101. No person shall sell or offer for sale for use upon or as part of the equipment of a vehicle, nor shall any person use upon a vehicle, any device that is intended to modify the original design or performance of any lighting equipment, safety glazing material, or other device, unless the modifying device meets the provisions of Section 26104. This section does not apply to a taillamp or stop lamp in use on or prior to December 1, 1935, or to lamps installed on authorized emergency vehicles. (END Quote)


Does that mean that this is not legal in California? http://www.apex-speed.com/camaro-com...ear-lamps.html

Going by that V.C. I would say it is illegal (Unless Section 26104 claims otherwise). BUT I doubt you would get pulled over as it still offers sufficient warning and does not impede the actual intended original effect of the lamp. IE: It still gives off warning that you're turning, in fact a better warning I would assume then the original version.

Personally I don't think this will cause a problem if installed albeit "illegal" as it might be deemed. But then again that is a personal risk we take with some of our modifications I guess.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:35 PM   #115
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Regarding Gun Laws

I'm staying clear of this subject as much as possible. California laws seem to change frequently and the laws are often convoluted. I refer people to Cal-Guns for law specific information as this is a car website.

If the laws were very simple; cut and dry, I wouldn't mind posting it in the Law and Reg section but this is a car website so the mods might not be okay with that.

My Advice
  • Keep your guns unloaded while transporting them
  • Keep them locked while transporting them
  • Keep ammunition and weapons seperate
  • Transport them in the proper containers

This advice is particularly cautious as I know the laws differ from weapon type (IE: Rifle, Hand Gun, Assault Rifle) but because of strict laws I don't take chances when transporting my guns to the range.

Most Importantly
Do your own independent research, don't rely on me or anyone on this forum unless they are in fact very well versed/officers and can give appropriate advice. Some members may be correct, but take no chances. Unlike having a modified car, incorrect gun use has dire consequences far exceeding a ticket. I by no means think guns are unsafe in the proper hands, I'm mostly worried about legal repercussions involving transportation.

Be safe, have fun.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:19 PM   #116
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Thanks for the updated information! Just did the update. I appreciate the help on this issue as Federal/State boundary stuff with the military is somewhat confusing to people like myself who are not in the military.



Going by that V.C. I would say it is illegal (Unless Section 26104 claims otherwise). BUT I doubt you would get pulled over as it still offers sufficient warning and does not impede the actual intended original effect of the lamp. IE: It still gives off warning that you're turning, in fact a better warning I would assume then the original version.

Personally I don't think this will cause a problem if installed albeit "illegal" as it might be deemed. But then again that is a personal risk we take with some of our modifications I guess.
Thanks for the answer. Iīm a bit confused about this law, because it says you canīt do the modification, but these lights work better (in my opinion). At the same time, they are pretty awesome, and might cause people to have a look instead of slowing down..
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:14 PM   #117
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Thanks for the answer. Iīm a bit confused about this law, because it says you canīt do the modification, but these lights work better (in my opinion). At the same time, they are pretty awesome, and might cause people to have a look instead of slowing down..
I wouldn't worry too much about the "looking instead of slowing down" haha, people do that enough with our cars already. The Mustang has similar turn signals on some of its models I believe so it really shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #118
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Hi Flow Cats?

Read this thread thoroughly and saw no mention of hi flow cats. Are they in fact legal here in cal? Since I can't do long tube headers, I was thinking short tubes with high flow cats to get the most out of the shorties.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:25 AM   #119
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Read this thread thoroughly and saw no mention of hi flow cats. Are they in fact legal here in cal? Since I can't do long tube headers, I was thinking short tubes with high flow cats to get the most out of the shorties.
Good question, I'm not sure on the answer but my guess is they are illegal. My reasoning would be that they will move the catalytic converter (even if it is just a few centimeters) and therefore this makes it illegal. Plus changing anything from stock on cars in California can be deemed "illegal" it seems; although rare. Now whether or not you get caught/pass smog checks is another issue. You would most likely pass I would assume, especially on a new Camaro with good maintenance.

Another factor to look at is if the shorty headers you are going to get will have the CARB certification. I'm not sure if any manufacturer has actually gone ahead and got a CARB cert for the shorty headers. Therefore any shorties would be deemed illegal.

All this being said, without a visual inspection you might be able to get away with it. Let me see if I can't find a specific Yes/No on the high flow cats or maybe another member knows.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:50 AM   #120
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I got stopped for having my front windows tinted...its all bs!!
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #121
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So being in the military stationed in california with out of state plates and license I should be okay with my mods that were legal in my cars registered state? Also am I exempt from having to get that smog check ya'll have to do?
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:22 PM   #122
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So being in the military stationed in california with out of state plates and license I should be okay with my mods that were legal in my cars registered state? Also am I exempt from having to get that smog check ya'll have to do?
I'm not sure about the mods but if you plan on driving your car on base you will have to get stickers. So if you plan on keeping you car registered in another state you will need to get your car smog to get base stickers. I know because they did that to my 2012. You will not need the certificate so that should save you 7 bucks. Should be $43 for a smog. But i don't know if this applies to all of California or just to the San Diego area.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:01 AM   #123
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Well I guess in 2014 when my florida base stickers expire I'll mess around with the damn smog thing...damn california is going to be a pain in the @$$ with my car
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:12 PM   #124
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I don't think they can enforce the front plate for out of state cars. I'm originally from Delaware. They won't give you a tag for the front. The only way you get a second plate is if you report the original one stolen.
Delaware! I just moved to Ramona from Delaware this past summer.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #125
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Thank you it is really helpful..
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #126
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Anyone know the laws on colored halos and LED scanner/grill lights???
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