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Old 03-01-2011, 10:37 AM   #51
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The black'ed out tail lights or any black light on your car here in maryland is a no no period! I just dont see how some of you guys run around your state with those black out lights. Maybe you live in the boonies where you barely see peoples?
only for looks bud. even though i dont live in the "boonies", theres nothing wrong with it. you get away with more stuff.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:11 PM   #52
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I think CA is it's own country when it comes to vehicle laws. Idk about your guy's inspections, I do know the you have to get your smog done every few years. Not sure what the interval is.
I think the smog check is every 5 or 6 years. But have never heard of having to get a visual inspection every year. Glad I live in CA, because if I had to get my car inspected every year that would suck.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:45 PM   #53
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The black'ed out tail lights or any black light on your car here in maryland is a no no period! I just dont see how some of you guys run around your state with those black out lights. Maybe you live in the boonies where you barely see peoples?
Where we, "barely see peoples?" Sounds like you live in the boonies. I have blacked out tail lights and live in Charlotte, heard of it?
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:18 PM   #54
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CA has a six year exemption on NEW cars getting smogged. After that, you have to get smogged every two years.

There is no safety inspection in CA. You CAN get pulled over for too dark of tail lights or too dark of tint or whatever but you won't fail smog over that.

What will fail smog is ANY visible modification to the engine. Doesn't matter what it is or what it does, ANYTHING will fail your car

Riddikulus5Gen: If you are buying your Camaro out of state, I don't know how this applies to you. Last I read (on this forum I think) Camaros are 50 state legal so you shouldn't have problems but you might want to double check.

I used to live in Utah and we had to do Safety/Smog check every year for older cars and every other year for newer ones. The safety check could fail you for tint/headlights/etc. but the smog was simple. Just check to see what is actually coming out of the tailpipe and call it a day. They don't care about mods in Utah (for the most part) as long as the car is still clean so it was easy. And for the really new cars, they just read the computer and if the computer give a green, then you're golden.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:38 PM   #55
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Anyone have good tips on a tint-friendly inspector around Charlotte? My guy suddenly won't do it now.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:12 PM   #56
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Inspection in RI is every two years and exactly how much work they do is dependant on how much work they wanna do and how much money they want out of you.
Emissions, tires and breaks are the norm and newer cars are less likely to have their wheels pulled off for the breaks to checked.
I just had my car inspected and if I didn't tell them it was being traded in when my camaro arrives the front tires wouldn't have passed.
Luckily my dad does business there so they threw the sticker on and away I went.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:23 PM   #57
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Anyone have good tips on a tint-friendly inspector around Charlotte? My guy suddenly won't do it now.
you dug up a 2yr old thread to ask that?
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:01 PM   #58
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sorry to hear that !!!people are jerks and just dont think before they act, Maybe you demand something of value from them., Like a free set of tires that you can take tyo your dealership to have install .
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:22 PM   #59
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So I took my Camaro in to get it inspected at Family Tire here in New bern, NC. The f'ing punk who inspected my car inappropriately revved up my car! So I went up to the little key puncher cash register guy and told him that I don't appreciate this mf'er revving up my car. I watched this idiot cruise by the bays, with the clutch in, and purposely revved to get the attention of the other mechs in the shop. These people's excuse was "I'm sorry sir, we don't get many of these cars in here so he got excited." I was like "really dude!?" I'm not taking my car back there again.

On top of that, this is how GAY north carolina is.....I have my vinyl, static cling blackouts on my taillights, side markers, reverse, and front turn signal lenses from camarodecalstore.com, which are AWESOME! Thanks again Reggie! The people at Family Tire made me take them off b/c if I get pulled over and the cop doesn't like the fact that I have them on my car, he'll ask where I got it inspected and then Family Tire will get fined.....AGAIN! Apparently, they have already had one incident where they let something slide. I've driven past many cops and haven't been pulled over. I even mentioned to these mf'ers that they just peel right off.....and still they made me take them off. Nonetheless, I put them back on!! This just pissed me off this weekend and it's one more reason why I can't wait to leave this state!
They inspect your car there? Geez, in AZ, we only have emission tests after 5 years old and then only in a few areas. None of that other nonsense
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thats cool and like I said I'm not a ball buster about that kind of stuff like you found out thats more of an inspections deal.
We have State inspection stations at DMV here and it doesn't cost anything less shady stuff going on, but they can get strict as well. They made me take a tiny sticker off of the corner of my tag that my kid put there and they were going to fail my GMC Jimmy back in '96 because the factory glass looked like it was too tinted for them. WTF? Luckily a senior guy heard me get cranked up and overruled the other guy. Talk about screwed-- how in the hell do you get a lighter tinted window than from the factory? So I've been there trust me.
In reference to the gas yeah they are probably going to tell you to take a hike.lol But since you are USMC they better do it nicely. I know how you guys get. HA HA my Dad was Kilo 3/1 '68-'69
You Eastern guys sound like you live in China, not America.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:28 PM   #61
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you dug up a 2yr old thread to ask that?
Does in matter how old the original thread is? The topic is what is important
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:02 AM   #62
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Right, seemed like the relevant thread.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:33 AM   #63
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I disagree that it is the state, The issue lies with Family tire. My mechanic does my inspection. I don't use the chain shops for anything. Give NC a pass on this one please.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:38 AM   #64
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lol looks like people from NC have thin skin. Can't say anything bad without them getting all upset. Do you really care what other people say that much? Sticks and stones guys from NC, sticks and stones.

For example of sticks and stones : Camaros in North Carolina look worse than Camaros in any other state.

Inspections suck.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:42 AM   #65
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The great state of NC does not require inspections at all on cars over 35 years old. So pick up a 1st gen or 2nd gen and enjoy!
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:04 AM   #66
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The great state of NC does not require inspections at all on cars over 35 years old. So pick up a 1st gen or 2nd gen and enjoy!
Really? Lol
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:00 PM   #67
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Anyone have good tips on a tint-friendly inspector around Charlotte? My guy suddenly won't do it now.
How dark is your tint?
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:34 PM   #68
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25%-ish. It comes up around 22% on the meter.

I got them tinted up in Mooresville, only lived here for a few months and didn't realize the hassle I got myself into. I'm sure I can figure it out. I think it looks really good dark, so I don't really want to take them off and get 35%, but I guess if it saves the hassle, I could always do that.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:49 PM   #69
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Yeah, they have really been cracking down. 22% is better than 5, but even if you find someone to pass the inspection you will probably continue to be hassled by the law out on the road.
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Move to South Carolina. No inspections or emissions and you pay a registration fee for window tint to make you legal.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:37 AM   #71
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Move to South Carolina. No inspections or emissions and you pay a registration fee for window tint to make you legal.
Yeah but you can keep your $1000 annual car taxes. I'll happily pay $300 tax and $30 inspection

But you do have some pretty women! I nearly crashed 3 times driving through College of Charleston campus
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NC vehicle taxes are lower, but SC is not nearly as high as people think. I pay under a $1100 for three vehicles including a 2006 Silverado, 2010 Camaro and 2012 CTS. A lot of that depends on the county as well. Also, my property taxes and state taxes are lower than NC.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:10 PM   #73
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Well D@mn...if a few "strict" inspection laws is all it takes to make a bunch of yankees pack up and leave the state, then perhaps we should consider tightening them even further. LOL...I'm kidding (well...Ok, not really).
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Also, my property taxes and state taxes are lower than NC.
For that mosquito-infested swamp "land" I should hope so
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Anyone seen an update on the bill to get rid of NC vechile inspection?
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