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Old 07-30-2011, 11:39 AM   #71
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So dumb that long tubes are illegal even though they burn cleaner. Smog is another way of stopping people from having to much horsepower on the roads. It's crap I hate this state.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:34 PM   #72
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So dumb that long tubes are illegal even though they burn cleaner. Smog is another way of stopping people from having to much horsepower on the roads. It's crap I hate this state.
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
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:16 PM   #73
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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
My understanding is that they will still be doing a visual and the reason why long tubes are banned is because the second or post cat oxygen sensor gets moved from its original position which is not allowed.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:11 AM   #74
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My understanding is that they will still be doing a visual and the reason why long tubes are banned is because the second or post cat oxygen sensor gets moved from its original position which is not allowed.
So you would still fail since they do visual? Lame.. Guess I will be doing shorties.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:34 AM   #75
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So you would still fail since they do visual? Lame.. Guess I will be doing shorties.
Yes you will fail because of a visual. Actually that is all they do on the diesel trucks in CA. They failed my dads truck because he had a wiring harness in his engine bay that went to his tuner chip. They told him they didn't see it and he needs to remove it before they see it. Lol.
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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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Brake light bypass switch.
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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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Brake light bypass switch.
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 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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