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Bats vinyl overlays, legal? #362547 Dec 31, 11:31am Dec 31, 11:31am
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Bats vinyl overlays, legal?
anybody know if its legal in Virginia to black out my lights with vinyl overlays? i have factory lights

Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: slick00gts] #362548 Dec 31, 11:38am Dec 31, 11:38am
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I dunno about Virginia but out here in Cali it is legal.


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Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: calidrifter] #362549 Dec 31, 12:08pm Dec 31, 12:08pm
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im sure if its legal in cali, its legal in virginia, cali has the tightest laws I've ever heard...


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Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: Haggard] #362550 Dec 31, 12:57pm Dec 31, 12:57pm
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Originally Posted by Haggard
im sure if its legal in cali, its legal in virginia, cali has the tightest laws I've ever heard...


Yep that's what I was gonna say.
As long as you can still clearly see your tail lights thenyou should be fine.


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Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: GTSHYPR] #362551 Dec 31, 1:11pm Dec 31, 1:11pm
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I believe that smoked taillights are legal here. Smoked headlights are not. If you have a question, ask a cop. Sometimes they have a use...

Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: corruptor] #362552 Dec 31, 1:15pm Dec 31, 1:15pm
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i beleive they are illegal. any modifications to the headlight, taillight have to be state-approved. (therefore only factory smoked taillights are legal here).

however..you probably won't get much trouble from cops, if at all. usually what happens is if you get pulled over for something ELSE they'll tack on the headlight/tail lamp as extra...same thing as tinting basically. you probably won't get pulled over just for your lights..but if your speeding they may tack on the lights just as an extra while they have the time

Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #362553 Dec 31, 2:31pm Dec 31, 2:31pm
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Check your state laws. They are illegal here in NJ.
I never got harrassed by cops even when I did get pulled over ocassionally for driving like an ass. The cops didn't care or notice.
I had to take them off after I failed inspection because of them.
I need to get new ones or make my own. My tailights must feel naked now.

Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #362554 Dec 31, 2:32pm Dec 31, 2:32pm
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i got pulled over for tint for a 1st offense, 3 times. just for tint. how BS is that. cops in VA suck. but i havent gotten pulled over for my headlights yet...*knocks on wood*

Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: rem] #362555 Dec 31, 3:45pm Dec 31, 3:45pm
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You'll prob have to remove em each year for the inspection tho. You wanna buy a set each year?

Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: corruptor] #362556 Dec 31, 3:50pm Dec 31, 3:50pm
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a friend of mine had to remove the ones from his tail lights, but fuck it just do it, they wont ticket you the first time, so i would say just try it

Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: corruptor] #362557 Dec 31, 3:51pm Dec 31, 3:51pm
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yeah, ken beat me to it, but its legal as long as you dont get caught, but when you get inspection, yeah, its illegal, you have to have them off, as well as other lights then stock, ie, if you have the silverstars or the mtecs, and its blue bulb or silver and its an obvious that they arent stock, they have to go, i barely got by last time with my Clear Corners and my clear turn signal bulbs!! He then asked me if my side markers were supposed to blink with my tun signal since i modified them a while ago to do that, and i had to lie and say thats the way it came!!


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Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: qbanprepster21] #362558 Dec 31, 4:43pm Dec 31, 4:43pm
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TYC's are legal. They even give you a lil card stating so happywink

Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: RookieGTS] #362559 Dec 31, 8:17pm Dec 31, 8:17pm
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Even if it was to be legal, cops have ways to f*ck with you. If THEY want it to be illegal, it will be illegal. Even if it is legal, they will make you do something like go by their station with proof and bs like that.

I got pulled over plenty of times and receive those BS fix it ticket for doing nothing illegal.


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Re: Bats vinyl overlays, legal? [Re: Chelica815] #362560 Jan 1, 8:11pm Jan 1, 8:11pm
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thanks for the info. ill probably just do it anyways and see what happens. The tail-lights atleast. Maybe i should just bye some new lights, anybody sellin the smoked ones?

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