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Old 08-01-2011, 01:35 AM   #76
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Agreed, but Mindz has said that a bill has passed in California that may eliminate the sniffer test and only go through your cars computer to check "smog". When they will implement who knows; especially with the states current financial situation. This would allow long tube headers as long as all your sensors are correct, or so it seems.

Remember you have 5-6 years after your new car is purchased before you're required to do another smog test unless you sell your vehicle to my understand. So you could switch back to stock, pass smog, and switch back. A lot of work, but it is 5-6 year away
Or move up into the Sonora Jamestown area in the mountains and there is no smog laws because they are above the mountain range so the smog doesn't get stuck in the valley. I want to buy a piece of crap house up there and register my car to it.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:54 PM   #77
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Wheel well lights & blue Halos

And only get hasseled when racing around and they can't catch me in the act.
Actually had one A-hole CHP tell me he was gonna impound my car if he saw me with the tint on again. I told him he'll have to catch me first, he was pissed and made both tint ticket & front LP NON- correctable infractions.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:11 PM   #78
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What do you use this for?

If you see a cop and you're speeding, or you see you're getting lasered you switch it and hit the brakes without drawing attention to the fact you're hitting your brakes?
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:53 PM   #79
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What do you use this for?

If you see a cop and you're speeding, or you see you're getting lasered you switch it and hit the brakes without drawing attention to the fact you're hitting your brakes?
yep, for when they're coming up behind you.
Just have to remember to turn it back on or someones gonna be towing a ride in your trunk.

oh yea also just got a vanity plate that is VERY hard for someone to remember if they are trying to call you in.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:31 PM   #80
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I talked to a cop and he told me the Tint on my tail lights, grille lighting, and window tint are illegal but said that they really on use that as a way to pull suspicious people over. Also, i was pulled over yesterday and received a double ticket and the cop looked right at my red grille lighting and didn't say anything. And no, he was not letting me of easy.
Just a head up.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:22 PM   #81
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I talked to a cop and he told me the Tint on my tail lights, grille lighting, and window tint are illegal but said that they really on use that as a way to pull suspicious people over. Also, i was pulled over yesterday and received a double ticket and the cop looked right at my red grille lighting and didn't say anything. And no, he was not letting me of easy.
Just a head up.
What did he write you up for?
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:46 PM   #82
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I talked to a cop and he told me the Tint on my tail lights, grille lighting, and window tint are illegal
The tint shop should have told you that - unless you did it yourself?

That's a drag about the tickets.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:55 PM   #83
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Radar Detectors
  • Radar Detectors are in fact legal in California.

The only states where Radar Detectors are illegal to my knowledge is Washington D.C. and Virginia (Thanks monstertodd). They are also illegal on Military Installations/bases (Thanks cplabaunza) , which is most likely a federal offense if caught (that means a big fine).

In my Army experience, I had front gate guards advise that radar detectors are illegal on Federal Installations, and that I was advised to remove it on Post. Some guards don't notice it at all or don't say anything. I have been pulled over three times on base. Only once did an MP notice my detector, he advised that it was illegal on post and that if i disconnected the detector this would only serve as a verbal warning. He then informed me that the next time it would be a small infraction with a small fine. Its only illegal to operate a radar detector on a military base. It also seems that it just depends on the observation skills of the MP

Radar Jammers
  • Radar Jammers are illegal in California (Thanks Silver2SSRS6spd)

Radar Jammers are illegal on a federal level because they violate FCC guidelines.

Laser or LiDar jammers are illegal to operate and sell in California. But Lidar jammers are usually very discreet and double as parking sensors so they are extremely easy laws to get around.

^^ btw, i happen to know where to find these if anyone wants one.

Hope that helps
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:09 PM   #84
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Radar Jammers are illegal on a federal level because they violate FCC guidelines.

Laser or LiDar jammers are illegal to operate and sell in California. But Lidar jammers are usually very discreet and double as parking sensors so they are extremely easy laws to get around.

^^ btw, i happen to know where to find these if anyone wants one.

Hope that helps
Thanks for the information, I updated the sticky
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:31 PM   #85
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I found this link for a petotion on line to change the CA law regarding front plate requierment. http://www.petitiononline.com/caplate/petition.html
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:55 PM   #86
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I found this link for a petotion on line to change the CA law regarding front plate requierment. http://www.petitiononline.com/caplate/petition.html
Sadly I doubt it will ever happen but thanks for the info!

I also updated the "Moving to California" section to include info for active military members (albeit not very helpful) from other states that are stationed here with their vehicle. Any information that is verifiable accurate to the law please let me know. Updated because of this thread:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186032

Also added a new section:

Headlight/Taillight Tint and/or Modification
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:23 PM   #87
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Where's the petition to allow long tube headers to be legal?
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:24 PM   #88
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MikeL,I pmed you, probably should have just commented in here, but, I got a 2011 back in August shipped from a dealership in Arizona and the local DMV made me get the vehicle smogged. Not sure why or if it was really necessary but either way they made me do it.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:35 PM   #89
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Updated to include additional information on smog issues. Thanks for the heads up Kas!
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:05 PM   #90
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Just wanted to add a bit of additional information to the thread as i just moved to SoCal from colorado with longtubes on the car.

In order to register an out of state vehicle you need to first go through a VIN Verification by the DMV or an officer. I had already arranged a way of getting through the SMOG check, but couldn't find any information in regards to the VIN verification and what that entailed.

To avoid any issues, i pulled my intake off, threw on the factory and put the original engine cover back on to try and cover the Longtubes best i could. To my surprise the DMV employee popped the hood, poked around, pointed out the headers but still passed me.

So, looks like for the VIN verification portion of those moving in from out of state you can rest easy.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:11 AM   #91
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You can open carry so long as gun is NOT loaded. But then every cop who sees you is going to aggressively stop you to find out why you're carrying and to verify the status of your gun (loaded or not).
Should probably point out that as of 2012 "unloaded open carry" of a firearm is no longer legal in the state of California.


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Old 03-30-2012, 09:21 AM   #92
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Just wanted to add a bit of additional information to the thread as i just moved to SoCal from colorado with longtubes on the car.

In order to register an out of state vehicle you need to first go through a VIN Verification by the DMV or an officer. I had already arranged a way of getting through the SMOG check, but couldn't find any information in regards to the VIN verification and what that entailed.

To avoid any issues, i pulled my intake off, threw on the factory and put the original engine cover back on to try and cover the Longtubes best i could. To my surprise the DMV employee popped the hood, poked around, pointed out the headers but still passed me.

So, looks like for the VIN verification portion of those moving in from out of state you can rest easy.
I purchased a Corvette a few years back and had to go to a CHP office to get the VIN verified. The officer came outside and used a flashlight to look at a couple places of my engine compartment. Took about 5 to 10 minutes. The VIN is all over the car now a days so it shouldn't be too bad. The struts, rear end, sway bars and lots of other parts have the VIN on them on the new Camaro.

Good luck and welcome to California!
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:35 PM   #93
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untill the change the lic Plate law in Cal I have the eliminator bracket from www.eliminatorbracket.com And Im going to hold my breath for the long tub headers!!!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:20 PM   #94
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Thank you very much!!! Very helpful and informative!!
If you buy out of state you'll be slammed with sales tax at 7.8% when you register. What a rip. Sale didn't even occur here? Okay, it's then termed "use tax".
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If you buy out of state you'll be slammed with sales tax at 7.8% when you register. What a rip. Sale didn't even occur here? Okay, it's then termed "use tax".
Usually you don't pay tax in the state you bought if from though. It depends on the state though.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:27 PM   #96
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If you buy from a dealer they add sales tax, but you'll pay again in Ca. upon registering if car is 6 yrs old or less. What a rip.
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If you buy from a dealer they add sales tax, but you'll pay again in Ca. upon registering if car is 6 yrs old or less. What a rip.
That is a rip.

Yet another reason to not live there. I really can't understand why anyone does.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:30 PM   #98
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #99
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That is a rip.

Yet another reason to not live there. I really can't understand why anyone does.
I am living in Cali because I clear $45,000 annually working only 4 months a year. This is working in my family's fruit farms in North Cal. Otherwise I'd be out of here for sure. This state is ridiculous! We hired Terminator for governor. Nuff said!
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #100
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