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illegal? #377691 Jan 18, 8:52pm Jan 18, 8:52pm
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is it illegal to have 18" wheels and have the celi dropped?

Re: illegal? [Re: g96818] #377692 Jan 18, 8:58pm Jan 18, 8:58pm
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Are you talking about the ride height? I think that the Celi itself is illegal without a drop. I read this somewhere that if you were to measure the Celi from the ground, it is over the legal ride height.


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Re: illegal? [Re: Chelica815] #377693 Jan 18, 9:07pm Jan 18, 9:07pm
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if the car is rasied back to stock height, can leave the 18" wheels on?

Re: illegal? [Re: g96818] #377694 Jan 18, 9:13pm Jan 18, 9:13pm
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Sure y not. bigger rims=lower profile tires which equals lots of sliding in wet conditions & thousands of dollars worth of damage if you hit anything. I would stay with 17" rims.

Re: illegal? [Re: g96818] #377695 Jan 18, 9:13pm Jan 18, 9:13pm
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that is ridiculous nobodys gonna pull you over for having 18s and a drop lol.. unless its a really HUGE drop where ur tucking ur tires..

Re: illegal? [Re: rem] #377696 Jan 18, 9:19pm Jan 18, 9:19pm
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the guy i'm getting the celi from said he got pulled over today because of the 18" rims, drop and the exaust. he told me he was gonna put back the coilovers and the stock rims

i like the 18" rims and i dont want the stock put back if it's not illegal

Re: illegal? [Re: g96818] #377697 Jan 18, 9:21pm Jan 18, 9:21pm
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It's only illegal if any part of the frame of your car is lower than the lowest part of your tire rim.


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Re: illegal? [Re: rem] #377698 Jan 18, 9:22pm Jan 18, 9:22pm
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The profile of a tire has nothing to do with wet traction!! Wet traction is based on tread design and if the person driving is an idiot. Also if anything if you ave 18s on your car it will make it slightly taller, then with the stock wheels regardless of your suspension set up.

Re: illegal? [Re: slidr] #377699 Jan 18, 9:27pm Jan 18, 9:27pm
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Originally Posted by slidr
It's only illegal if any part of the frame of your car is lower than the lowest part of your tire rim.

this is fact right? because i seriously know nothing about the legallity with height and stuff.

the ties and rims are D-Power 18" Lightweight wheels and Parada Spec II tires

Re: illegal? [Re: HJC_Celica] #377700 Jan 18, 9:27pm Jan 18, 9:27pm
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everything is illegal.. even if you have your pants on its illegal. rofl rofl

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Re: illegal? [Re: kmlgts] #377701 Jan 18, 9:29pm Jan 18, 9:29pm
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my uncle is CHP, he says as long as you can slide a cigerett pack vertically under the car without it touching your A OK

Re: illegal? [Re: shoulin] #377702 Jan 18, 9:34pm Jan 18, 9:34pm
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Originally Posted by shoulin
my uncle is CHP, he says as long as you can slide a cigerett pack vertically under the car without it touching your A OK

is that the same for hawaii?

Re: illegal? [Re: g96818] #377703 Jan 18, 9:55pm Jan 18, 9:55pm
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Yea that is true. Anything can be illegal depending on how b*tchmade the cop is. I got pulled over because I did not look familiar.


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Re: illegal? [Re: Chelica815] #377704 Jan 18, 9:57pm Jan 18, 9:57pm
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^^ wtf now thats profiling thumbsdown

Re: illegal? [Re: Chelica815] #377705 Jan 19, 12:02am Jan 19, 12:02am
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Originally Posted by Chelica815
Yea that is true. Anything can be illegal depending on how b*tchmade the cop is. I got pulled over because I did not look familiar.


i feel you bro.. the last time i got pull over he said "nice car". i asked him is that y you pull me over?? rofl


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Re: illegal? [Re: kmlgts] #377706 Jan 19, 12:15am Jan 19, 12:15am
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is there a site that'll tell you all this legal mumbo jumbo confused

Re: illegal? [Re: g96818] #377707 Jan 19, 1:30am Jan 19, 1:30am
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I am pretty sure you can find some info on your state's DMV site, but I was having a hard time navigating thru it.


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Re: illegal? [Re: Chelica815] #377708 Jan 19, 12:48pm Jan 19, 12:48pm
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Re: illegal? [Re: g96818] #377709 Jan 19, 12:59pm Jan 19, 12:59pm
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You gotta look into your local DMV laws. Its different everywhere. Up here in Canada they go by this rule: If your sideskirts (stock or aftermarket) sits any lower then the bottom edge of your rim (the wheel part), then that's illegal! If its higher then that, its fine.

Re: illegal? [Re: GTS_Rosh] #377710 Jan 19, 2:48pm Jan 19, 2:48pm
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lol this is silly smile

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my friend got ticketed for having is car too low...the cop used a pack of smokes and it didnt slide thru so my friend got ticketed

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
lol this is silly smile

no it's not, because i seriously dont want a ticket that cost $1000

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You will NOT get pulled over for ride height. Basically, your car's frame can't be lower than the bottom of your wheel. This makes 18" wheels better than stock rims for lowering the car (legally) grin

The guy who told you he got pulled over for 18" rims and drop is a moron. It was his exhaust that caught the cops attention. I'm sure the cop just mentioned the other mods in a negative way, and the guy took it wrong. You really are THAT worried about tickets, just go back to stock exhaust.


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Re: illegal? [Re: HJC_Celica] #377714 Jan 19, 5:14pm Jan 19, 5:14pm
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Originally Posted by HJC_Celica
The profile of a tire has nothing to do with wet traction!! Wet traction is based on tread design and if the person driving is an idiot. Also if anything if you ave 18s on your car it will make it slightly taller, then with the stock wheels regardless of your suspension set up.
kiss my ass you fukin pussy

Re: illegal? [Re: slidr] #377715 Jan 19, 6:04pm Jan 19, 6:04pm
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Originally Posted by slidr
It's only illegal if any part of the frame of your car is lower than the lowest part of your tire rim.


WOW that is friggin low!

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all right, thx guys wave

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