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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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Old 11-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #127
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Anyone know the laws on colored halos and LED scanner/grill lights???
25950(a) VC, IIRC.. Ive written it, but cant remember the exact section. White/amber only to the front. Off highway (car shows), and you should be fine. ANY red to the front is a big no-no..
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:06 AM   #128
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Window Tint Information Specific to California:
The CHP's (California Highway Patrols) has this under its FAQ's sections.

Source: http://www.chp.ca.gov/html/answers.html
The Camaro's look sharp with tinted windows. I see tinted windows all the time in California.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:29 PM   #129
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dumb question guys..... having a new car with no plates yet are you required to display the dealer plate in the back or can i just have nothing back there until my plates come in..? dont like my car being a means of advertising..
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #130
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dumb question guys..... having a new car with no plates yet are you required to display the dealer plate in the back or can i just have nothing back there until my plates come in..? dont like my car being a means of advertising..
I do not believe you have too. It might increase your chances of being pulled over, which is fine as long as you have the dealer paperwork. The dealer plates just signify its new to police; albeit advertising at the same time.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:15 PM   #131
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Nope.

All you need is the temporary registration paperwork/tag displayed on the front windshield.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:24 PM   #132
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:28 PM   #133
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Anyone know if its a fix it or actual ticket if the po-po gets you with CIA?
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:38 PM   #134
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Anyone know if its a fix it or actual ticket if the po-po gets you with CIA?
I believe you mean CAI? Cold Air Intake. It is in fact a fix-it ticket. They can be pricey. I'm not positive but sometimes for CA Smog violations they base the fine off of how long the modification has been on the vehicle. If they don't know how long it has been on the vehicle they can put it at the maximum possible fine for that particular violation.

But to answer your question, yes it is a fix-it ticket.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #135
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I believe you mean CAI? Cold Air Intake. It is in fact a fix-it ticket. They can be pricey. I'm not positive but sometimes for CA Smog violations they base the fine off of how long the modification has been on the vehicle. If they don't know how long it has been on the vehicle they can put it at the maximum possible fine for that particular violation.

But to answer your question, yes it is a fix-it ticket.

isnt a fix it ticket fix and no pay or is it fix and pay?
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #136
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I don't even know how you guys have a car and motorcycle culture with the way your laws are. So is there no CAI that passes CARB? I love the fact that even if your car burns cleaner than factory if it looks modded on the exhaust it fails, that is awesome.

For the guy that said he doesn't belong there, pack up and move east we'll take you. I'm in Alabama but you might prefer Atlanta, Ga. They have inspections but not like yours at all and just for the Atlanta metro area, but Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, no inspections.

Seriously I'm no trying to kill the environment, I'm trying to reduce weight on my car. I've heard some say they can drop 100lbs in exhaust weight. So can anyone comment on after market brands of headers, cats, and cat back that have passed CARB, you know, in case I decide to look for a job on the left coast later.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:40 PM   #137
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isnt a fix it ticket fix and no pay or is it fix and pay?
I think it is fix AND pay since it is a SMOG violations.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:46 PM   #138
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I don't even know how you guys have a car and motorcycle culture with the way your laws are. So is there no CAI that passes CARB? I love the fact that even if your car burns cleaner than factory if it looks modded on the exhaust it fails, that is awesome.

For the guy that said he doesn't belong there, pack up and move east we'll take you. I'm in Alabama but you might prefer Atlanta, Ga. They have inspections but not like yours at all and just for the Atlanta metro area, but Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, no inspections.

Seriously I'm no trying to kill the environment, I'm trying to reduce weight on my car. I've heard some say they can drop 100lbs in exhaust weight. So can anyone comment on after market brands of headers, cats, and cat back that have passed CARB, you know, in case I decide to look for a job on the left coast later.
The problem is that submitting something to CARB costs money and time. Most companies don't bother with it. If the market is big enough they will, but most companies are small and don't have the funding to do the R&D and submit for CARB testing.

CARB; like most California environmental things, is usually just a pain and won't pass things for various reasons.

SMOG checks are changing supposedly in a few years. They will use a different method using the vehicle's computer etc. So you can mod your car as long as it makes it cleaner burning. At least so I'm told, who knows when it will be implemented.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:02 PM   #139
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I think it is fix AND pay since it is a SMOG violations.
thats ridiculous.... anyone ever have any trouble or got a citation for cai??
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:49 PM   #140
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I got pulled over by CHP for no front plate and tinted windows...after he walked up to my car...he asked if I could pop the hood. He saw my K&N intake and said, where's your CARB legal sticker. Said don't know...it has to be legal because they wouldn't ship it to CA. Lol...he said that he would write me a fix it ticket for the windows and warned me on the no front plate, Intake and my exhaust being loud.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #141
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what the hell prompts CHP to look under the hood??? i go by CHP and FD softoball games were there are challengers, camaros, mustangs all obviously with mods to engines, lights, windows. I wonder what is possible under citizens arrest because I want to tag them back for all the "love" they give me.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:49 PM   #142
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what the hell prompts CHP to look under the hood??? i go by CHP and FD softoball games were there are challengers, camaros, mustangs all obviously with mods to engines, lights, windows. I wonder what is possible under citizens arrest because I want to tag them back for all the "love" they give me.
What prompts them is either excessively loud vehicle or if your car LOOKS heavily modded. I'm not sure legally if you have to pop the hood, but i've heard of several officers saying things along the lines of "pop the hood or I'll give you a ticket for every little infraction." They have their methods.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:26 PM   #143
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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.
FWIW (and I know I'm responding to an older post): American Racing sells CARB compliant shorties and I believe Volant and Injen both sell CARB compliant CAIs.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:55 AM   #144
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anyone know where i can get a no drill License Plate Relocator bracket for my front license CHP is cracking down.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #145
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anyone know where i can get a no drill License Plate Relocator bracket for my front license CHP is cracking down.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:28 AM   #146
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There are a few threads in the ZL1 section that describe how people made their own brackets. One solution is a Corvette bracket. Search in there and you'll find a few.
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Well got pulled over again today for no plate and tinted windows! I have a show n go plate and it was down! She was really nice and sweet but due to being in trouble with the law years ago...they searched the car while I was in the back of the cop car. All good...they let me go with a warning, so No Citation...just took the tint off 30 minutes ago.

Damn...I hate not having tint but It's not worth it to me.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:38 PM   #148
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That is why I built my car around no tint and a medium level exhaust. The halos get enough attention, however they are legal so they cannot do anything about it.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:28 AM   #149
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Well got pulled over again today for no plate and tinted windows! I have a show n go plate and it was down! She was really nice and sweet but due to being in trouble with the law years ago...they searched the car while I was in the back of the cop car. All good...they let me go with a warning, so No Citation...just took the tint off 30 minutes ago.

Damn...I hate not having tint but It's not worth it to me.
I hope you only took the front window tint off. Back window tint is fine in California. Glad they let you off with a warning.
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:25 AM   #150
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anyone know where i can get a no drill License Plate Relocator bracket for my front license CHP is cracking down.
got pulled over for no plate. What I did is use toggle bolts in the lower two holes on the stock bracket and double sided tape along the top edge so the bracket doesnt scar the paint. The bolts go through my lower grill. All nice and secure and no holes drilled.
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