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Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?! #352037 Dec 15, 11:52am Dec 15, 11:52am
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Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?!
I'm trying to put a new front bumper but I wasn't sure if I'm required by law to have the side markers or whether I can shave them. I live in Cali so even farting is illegal but I wanted to find out from some of you guys whether you've had a problem before. Maybe some of you might know where I can get more info on this that would be helpful as well. Hope to hear from you guys, and thanks for your help!

Re: Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?! [Re: murzin82] #352038 Dec 15, 1:05pm Dec 15, 1:05pm
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I am pretty sure as long as you have the signals in your headlights, you will be fine. But dont quote me on that, i am from illinois.


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Re: Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?! [Re: blackcel] #352039 Dec 15, 1:10pm Dec 15, 1:10pm
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it'll depend on your local regulations. happywink

Re: Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?! [Re: narcolepsy123456] #352040 Dec 15, 1:42pm Dec 15, 1:42pm
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Call up your state highway patrol. They should have a local number in the phone book. They should know. Don't say anything about shaving them, just ask them what the law is concerning Sidemarkers.

Re: Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?! [Re: spectraGTS] #352041 Dec 15, 4:01pm Dec 15, 4:01pm
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hmm, this is very interesting. I just bought a blitz front and it doesnt have any openings for Sidemarkers.

if it is illegal to drive without them, then i gotta make a hole somewhere. spineyes


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Re: Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?! [Re: Zero] #352042 Dec 15, 6:49pm Dec 15, 6:49pm
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there are cars w/out sidemark... i think its okay if you dont have them.. do what ever you think look best for your car. thumbsup


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Re: Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?! [Re: kmlgts] #352043 Dec 15, 6:52pm Dec 15, 6:52pm
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Re: Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?! [Re: isaac] #352044 Dec 15, 6:53pm Dec 15, 6:53pm
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nope I have had my side markers off for about 1 yr without a problem and I live in Cali.


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Re: Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?! [Re: calidrifter] #352045 Dec 15, 7:07pm Dec 15, 7:07pm
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no way Sidemarkers are REQUIRED. how would the cops know that it's needed in the first place? If you're a cop, there are TONS and TONS of cars everywhere, there's no way you can spot a missing Sidemarker, IF it was illegal. But it's not... some cars don't even have them grin

Re: Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?! [Re: Superstuddc27] #352046 Dec 17, 1:39am Dec 17, 1:39am
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True a lot of cars don't have them but they have amber corner lights which are visible from the side. I think side markers are the only reflective part that will allow you to see the car in the dark. That's why I thought they might be required to have.

Re: Are sidemarkers required by LAW?!?! [Re: murzin82] #352047 Dec 17, 6:07am Dec 17, 6:07am
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First thing I did when my veilside came in was to fill in the Sidemarker holes and keep the front plate off, it just makes it look that much smoother. I haven't heard anything illegal about not having, maybe if you go for inspection, but then just swap the stock bumper back on

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