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Old 05-28-2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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Post IL Automotive Laws

I will be moving to Chicago in December or January. I'm looking to get a head start on researching laws in IL when it comes to all aspects of owning my Camaro.

Help me compile facts here in this thread. We should post laws that will affect our driving experiences. These laws should include emissions, safety, speed limit, and other laws that will make owning a performance car a little more difficult.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:05 AM   #2
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What did you have in mind?

emissions - CAFE Sucks! Once you can see the sun in Beijing then we'll talk.
safety - Good intentions, but makes cars too heavy
speed limit - Too slow. Luckily, no one follows them anyways. Running 70 mph in a 55 zone near Chicago will get you run over.

and other laws that will make owning a performance car a little more difficult - Welcome to Illinois, land of regulations
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:38 PM   #3
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i can tell u that u are not allowed to have tinted windows. i have 5 tickets for tinted windows and the last one was a Class C Misdemeanor. it sucked. and i think its plain ass stupid.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:09 PM   #4
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I want specifics on emissions in Illinois. Having looked online, the Illinois EPA indicates that the test is OBD-only. To me, that says that I can tune my computer to dupe the testers. I want to know if this is the case or if I have to consider the possibility of keeping my cats in place.
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:07 AM   #5
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We dont have any testing stations here for cars and since it is new you wont have a problem with it. If it is loud you might want to keep it down so as not to get pulled over for noise but that would be about it.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:19 AM   #6
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i can tell u that u are not allowed to have tinted windows. i have 5 tickets for tinted windows and the last one was a Class C Misdemeanor. it sucked. and i think its plain ass stupid.
Been seeing on some other forums that that law has now changed to 35%. I still haven't got a conformation though.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:01 AM   #7
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Chicago cops are legit and dont really pay attention to petty traffic shit. Unless your a stereotypical gangsta or wangsta. They have real issues to worry about. Emissions are obd only and you can pass pretty much anything, as long as it isnt something entirely obvious, like a h/c motor dumped right after the headers.

As far as the highways, 90 and 290 ar 55mph limts but traffic is usually doing 70-80mph. Your good at that speed until you hit the suburb area.

Tint is illegal (on sides,not sure on rear) 2 plates are required, but Ive never been pulled over or ticketed for it and Ive been driving with one plate for most of my driving career.

The one thing they kill people for in Chicago and the suburbs is street racing or unsanctioned car gatherings....that 99% of the time lead to a race.

Chicago bums are the best people in the world, I give them money every time I see one. They have great stories, just dont let them wash your windshield.

Stay out of the southside, it smells like trash.

If you see JJ Fish, your probably on a bad street.

Its mandatory to go to at least 3 Blackhawks games this year, or they tax you $500 made payable to me.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:39 AM   #8
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Chicago cops are legit and dont really pay attention to petty traffic shit. Unless your a stereotypical gangsta or wangsta. They have real issues to worry about. Emissions are obd only and you can pass pretty much anything, as long as it isnt something entirely obvious, like a h/c motor dumped right after the headers.

As far as the highways, 90 and 290 ar 55mph limts but traffic is usually doing 70-80mph. Your good at that speed until you hit the suburb area.

Tint is illegal (on sides,not sure on rear) 2 plates are required, but Ive never been pulled over or ticketed for it and Ive been driving with one plate for most of my driving career.

The one thing they kill people for in Chicago and the suburbs is street racing or unsanctioned car gatherings....that 99% of the time lead to a race.

Chicago bums are the best people in the world, I give them money every time I see one. They have great stories, just dont let them wash your windshield.

Stay out of the southside, it smells like trash.

If you see JJ Fish, your probably on a bad street.

Its mandatory to go to at least 3 Blackhawks games this year, or they tax you $500 made payable to me.
I'll make sure to get to those Blackhawk games in that case.

And just for confirmation, I will have no problem running long tube headers and high-flow cats; am I right? I'd hate to have to undo this for testing later.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:59 AM   #9
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I'll make sure to get to those Blackhawk games in that case.

And just for confirmation, I will have no problem running long tube headers and high-flow cats; am I right? I'd hate to have to undo this for testing later.
youll be find, i had Hooker LTs, no cats, custom made 3' duals, dumping under the car before the axle, running a TSP magic stick 3 cam on my 2000 Z28 and passed the test with flying colors

just tune the computer and dont ever worry again
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:02 PM   #10
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youll be find, i had Hooker LTs, no cats, custom made 3' duals, dumping under the car before the axle, running a TSP magic stick 3 cam on my 2000 Z28 and passed the test with flying colors

just tune the computer and dont ever worry again
This is going to be one crazy Camaro.
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:03 PM   #11
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If you see JJ Fish, your probably on a bad street.

Its mandatory to go to at least 3 Blackhawks games this year, or they tax you $500 made payable to me.

oh the stories my chicago friend has told me about jj fish
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:04 PM   #12
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This is going to be one crazy Camaro.
same here, kenne bell's site just put up their camaro blowers, the only mod i want to do

now my issue is pay the bike off or kenne bell the camaro
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:07 PM   #13
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same here, kenne bell's site just put up their camaro blowers, the only mod i want to do

now my issue is pay the bike off or kenne bell the camaro
I hope you manage to pay it off soon. I'll be looking forward to seeing some other Camaros up here that can meet up. After all that planning for the Timeless crew that I'm setting up, I have yet to find a local member in Chicago.

When I'm finally in a position to order, I will start posting plans for my Camaro for discussion.
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:29 PM   #14
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Where in Chicago are you? Are you in the city or the suburbs?
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:16 AM   #15
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Where in Chicago are you? Are you in the city or the suburbs?
I'm staying in Deerfield for now, but I should be moving relatively soon. I'll probably stay in the suburbs.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:32 AM   #16
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Tint is illegal (on sides,not sure on rear) 2 plates are required, but Ive never been pulled over or ticketed for it and Ive been driving with one plate for most of my driving career.
According to this posting and the IL Gov website tint in now legal in IL.


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Snap. I havent lived there in like 10 years. I just stop by from time to time.
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