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Jan 18, 8:52pm - #377691 
illegal?

is it illegal to have 18" wheels and have the celi dropped?

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Jan 18, 8:58pm - #377692 
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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Jan 18, 9:07pm - #377693 
if the car is rasied back to stock height, can leave the 18" wheels on?

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Jan 18, 9:13pm - #377694 
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.

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Jan 18, 9:13pm - #377695 
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..

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Jan 18, 9:19pm - #377696 
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

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Jan 18, 9:21pm - #377697 
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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Jan 18, 9:22pm - #377698 
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.

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Jan 18, 9:27pm - #377699 
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

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Jan 18, 9:27pm - #377700 
everything is illegal.. even if you have your pants on its illegal. rofl rofl

**edit: got pull over for day time light


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Jan 18, 9:29pm - #377701 
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

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Jan 18, 9:34pm - #377702 
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?

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Jan 18, 9:55pm - #377703 
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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Jan 18, 9:57pm - #377704 
^^ wtf now thats profiling thumbsdown

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Jan 19, 12:02am - #377705 
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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Jan 19, 12:15am - #377706 
is there a site that'll tell you all this legal mumbo jumbo confused

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Jan 19, 1:30am - #377707 
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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Jan 19, 12:48pm - #377708 
^^ i was too so i came here grin

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Jan 19, 12:59pm - #377709 
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.

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Jan 19, 2:48pm - #377710 
lol this is silly smile

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Jan 19, 2:53pm - #377711 
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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Jan 19, 3:06pm - #377712 
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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Jan 19, 5:08pm - #377713 
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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Jan 19, 5:14pm - #377714 
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.
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Jan 19, 6:04pm - #377715 
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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Jan 19, 7:24pm - #377716 
all right, thx guys wave

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Jan 19, 7:27pm - #377717 
Quote:

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