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g96818 Jan 19, 3:52am - #377691 

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illegal?

is it illegal to have 18" wheels and have the celi dropped?
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Chelica815 Jan 19, 3:58am - #377692 
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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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g96818 Jan 19, 4:07am - #377693 

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if the car is rasied back to stock height, can leave the 18" wheels on?
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xmangt1 Jan 19, 4:13am - #377694 

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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.
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rem Jan 19, 4:13am - #377695 
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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..
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g96818 Jan 19, 4:19am - #377696 

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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
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slidr Jan 19, 4:21am - #377697 

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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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HJC_Celica Jan 19, 4:22am - #377698 
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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.
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g96818 Jan 19, 4:27am - #377699 

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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
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kmlgts Jan 19, 4:27am - #377700 

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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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shoulin Jan 19, 4:29am - #377701 

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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
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g96818 Jan 19, 4:34am - #377702 

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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?
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Chelica815 Jan 19, 4:55am - #377703 
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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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g96818 Jan 19, 4:57am - #377704 

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^^ wtf now thats profiling thumbsdown
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kmlgts Jan 19, 7:02am - #377705 

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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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g96818 Jan 19, 7:15am - #377706 

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is there a site that'll tell you all this legal mumbo jumbo confused
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Chelica815 Jan 19, 8:30am - #377707 
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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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g96818 Jan 19, 7:48pm - #377708 

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^^ i was too so i came here grin
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GTS_Rosh Jan 19, 7:59pm - #377709 

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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.
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hombredelassrtas Jan 19, 9:48pm - #377710 

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lol this is silly smile

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darksidecelica Jan 19, 9:53pm - #377711 

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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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g96818 Jan 19, 10:06pm - #377712 

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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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RevMonster Jan 20, 12:08am - #377713 

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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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xmangt1 Jan 20, 12:14am - #377714 

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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.
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sbocaj55 Jan 20, 1:04am - #377715 

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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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g96818 Jan 20, 2:24am - #377716 

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all right, thx guys wave
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g96818 Jan 20, 2:27am - #377717 

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Quote:

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