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Mad_Game
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Mad_Game Sep 10, 10:02pm - #271725 
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If my car is too low is that illegal?

I have progress technology springs. 1.6 drop in the front and 1.8 in the back. My mom got a ticket for my tint driving my car. She said the cop couldve gave me a ticket for my drop i was like wtf? so im not sure. Also, when i take my car to chp should i bring the legal papers for the AEM\TSRM? or do you guys think that it wont be necessary.
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VoodooGTS Sep 10, 10:08pm - #271726 

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well if it was just a ticket for the tint i dont think the legal papers for the AEM will be necessary. all you would have to do is show the cop that you removed your tint. its only like 10 bucks for the fix it ticket.

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Mad_Game Sep 10, 10:13pm - #271727 
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i wasnt the one who got pulled over or else i wouldve just asked for the fine. My tint is 5% all around do i just need take them off the front windows and leave the back 5% or would i have to take that all off because 5% is just too dark?
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ToiletPaper Sep 10, 10:17pm - #271728 
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u only need to remove the front window tint. it doesnt matter how dar the rear three are.
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Mad_Game Sep 10, 10:43pm - #271729 
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ok now for the question about the drop
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VoodooGTS Sep 10, 10:59pm - #271730 

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you don't have to take off the front window tint of your car if you don't want to. you just have to go to court and tell the judge that you would rather pay the fine. i think its like $120. you can still keep the tint grin

about the drop, "yes" you can get a ticket for your drop if the cop is really hard on you.

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slidr Sep 10, 11:26pm - #271731 

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Originally Posted by Mad_Game
ok now for the question about the drop
Your car is only illegal if the lowest most part of your frame is lower than your rims.

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Zero Sep 10, 11:53pm - #271732 

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you're from cali. everything is illegal.

1.6/1.8 doesnt sound bad, unlike the 2" drop from eibach's sportlines...
though there is a certain height that your car must have, other than that, it's illegal.

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falkkor Sep 11, 1:17am - #271733 

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it must be higher then the lowest point of your rims if the cops a dick he will stick a pack of cigs under you car. if they cant stand up under your car.. ticket.
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slidr Sep 11, 2:16am - #271734 

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Originally Posted by falkkor
it must be higher then the lowest point of your rims if the cops a dick he will stick a pack of cigs under you car. if they cant stand up under your car.. ticket.
No shit? I just thought the rim law was the only law against lowering. Didn't think there was an actual height guideline.

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csheriff Sep 11, 2:21am - #271735 
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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by Mad_Game
ok now for the question about the drop
Your car is only illegal if the lowest most part of your frame is lower than your rims.
i think your right but a few months ago i was drivin through nebraska and saw a cop using some kinda tester on the back windows. never seen or heard of that before.

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slidr Sep 11, 2:27am - #271736 

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Originally Posted by csheriff
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by Mad_Game
ok now for the question about the drop
Your car is only illegal if the lowest most part of your frame is lower than your rims.
i think your right but a few months ago i was drivin through nebraska and saw a cop using some kinda tester on the back windows. never seen or heard of that before.
Back windows?

For height?

Or tint?

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silver Sep 11, 5:55am - #271737 
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Your headlights have to be a minimum distance from the ground. They don't care how much clearance your bumper has as long as the lights are more than the minimum distance from the street (I think that it's 18" in CA).
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johnsm Sep 11, 5:58am - #271738 

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They dont give a fuck how lower it is, your License Plate should have certain distance from ground. (I dont remember how many feet)

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jheren Sep 11, 9:08am - #271739 
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Originally Posted by silver
Your headlights have to be a minimum distance from the ground. They don't care how much clearance your bumper has as long as the lights are more than the minimum distance from the street (I think that it's 18" in CA).


what he said..

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RyCeCuBe Sep 11, 9:46am - #271740 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by falkkor
it must be higher then the lowest point of your rims if the cops a dick he will stick a pack of cigs under you car. if they cant stand up under your car.. ticket.
No shit? I just thought the rim law was the only law against lowering. Didn't think there was an actual height guideline.
well..wat if you have 18's or 19s w/ really low profile tires..r they gonna let ur car sit 1" above the ground? i don't think so...i guess there's more than one law to a vehicle's suspension. i have heard about the rim law from a real chp though. the rest is just articles and documentary.

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RyCeCuBe Sep 11, 9:48am - #271741 

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Originally Posted by silver
Your headlights have to be a minimum distance from the ground. They don't care how much clearance your bumper has as long as the lights are more than the minimum distance from the street (I think that it's 18" in CA).
o i heard about that from a san diego police lady too. the middle of the headlight should be over 18" off the ground...we don't hafta worry about that..haha

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Sep 11, 5:46pm - #271742 

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yo arash ask isaac about how you can keep your tint
i remeber him posting about tints a while back
it something along he lines of getting an extention on your court date(which is about 6 months or so)
if you get pulled overe within the 6 months just show the cop that you already have a court date and then after just pay the fine(which is cheaper than getting it removed and replaced

i think it was somthing like that thumbsup
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Mad_Game Sep 12, 6:06pm - #271743 
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thanks thumbsup
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DSGB4LYF23 Sep 13, 10:13pm - #271744 

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I think that all depends on where you live. My car is only 4inches from the ground and I have yet to be pulled over. I can lay a soda can on its side and I still can't clear it. shocked Now thats low.
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genax Sep 14, 2:12am - #271745 
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wow that sucks cali is getting worse and worse. tell the cop next time that your celica is a beater and you really own a grand national. he will probably get a kick out of that

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