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Hawaii Recon Information, Q&A Thread

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by Kelson, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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    Kelson

    Kelson [OP] My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    i think this would be a good sticky to have, since most people don't know much about this rediculous law. this would be a good place to share info and tips on passing.

    Thread on ForumsHawaii with topics regarding Recon: http://forumshawaii.net/vbb/forumdisplay.php?f=241

    this is some basic information on the Reconstruction Permit

    from http://forumshawaii.net/vbb/showthread.php?t=309267

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  2. Jun 23, 2010 at 1:51 AM
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    supremetaco2

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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    very good post. ^^
     
  3. Jun 23, 2010 at 2:32 AM
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    some of this information is a bit outdated though, but its the most complete i know of at the moment.

    supposedly now there is no license plate height requirement anymore. story is something like a lawyer had a lotus elise and did suspension work, and tried to get recon, and failed because his license plate was too low. the thing is though that the license plate on a stock lotus is too low to pass, so he went to court, and apparently won. from what i hear the headlight height requirement is still there though.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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    Great post Kelson. This will be very helpful when I ship my Taco when I move back home in the near future. Mahalo!!!
     
  5. Aug 26, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    gotta update for sure
     
  6. Sep 4, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    anyone have the djm installed from hawaii that passed???
     
  7. Jan 14, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    recon required for rim sized 1-1/2" over stock.
    no need recon for rims now as long as it doesnt stick out from the fender
     
  8. Feb 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    someone told me that they are going to do away with the recon law after this year or something? i highly doubted him.... lol anyone can confirm?
     
  9. Feb 9, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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    haven't heard anything about that...lol that be wonderful tho
     
  10. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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    do outer islands need recon too? seen some killa trucks big island sky high kine. recon is gay

    tanks for posting dis found my answer about taking off the amber lens from my headlights. guess its a no go

    no way they would do away with this dumb law cuz state would lose money fricken crooks
     
  11. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:17 AM
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    negative. only oahu..it's the only place in the WORLD with this kinda law...
     
  12. Mar 1, 2011 at 1:49 AM
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    I would VERY much doubt recon would go away (other than budget constraints). Its expanding elsewhere. You're looking at it as a bad thing. You don't understand the other states...

    Oahu is NOT the only place in the world with recon laws at all. Not at all. No..
    Almost all states have some amount of them. Some are just like here. Others are not.

    They call them different things so its a bit hard to easily search. The huge difference is, in hawaii they actually let you get inspected and drive on the road. Most other places it's just flat illegal. As a matter of fact. Technically speaking, its illegal in hawaii. Hawaii just ignores federal law. (like a lot of states do for a lot of things)

    Probably just more noticeable because of the extra sticker and very dense population of kids that like to modify cars. I guess when housing is so expensive you can never think of buying anything, living with your extended family, etc. Got more money to play. Ironic considering that driving sucks so bad.
     
  13. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:20 AM
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    just in case anyone is wondering, there still is a 12 inch requirement for your license plate. My friend got a nice little 70 dollar ticket for it.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2011 at 12:55 AM
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    The interesting thing is how many trucks that " should" have recon, don't. So either they know someone or someplace, or they switch everything out just or the safety check.

    Just driving down into kapolei today, saw a handful of trucks that should have recon. Look for the sticker and nothing... Either they know someone, know someplace, switch out for safety, or just got their lift. We are talking 6" and more.. Huge tires sticking way out... Everything imaginable.... Am I a little pissed, yes and no.. (no) I got away with crap for years with my high school rice-burner... No recon... (yes) I don't have "privileges" any more.... Lol.....
     
  15. Mar 6, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    I haven't seen but one or 2 modified trucks that can pass a recon. So how could they have a sticker.

    Thing is, they do revoke a lot of licenses for inspection around, but you just get a license in your cousin's name, then his cousin, not to mention there's only like 3 cops that do that stuff, Guaranty they're paid off and related to everyone.

    Was getting a ride home with a "friend"'s mother in law at work who's married to a local filippino family. Lady got pulled over, driving drunk, doing 80, bike cop comes to the window, she just starts yelling at him "do you know who my nephew is!".. over and over
    Nephew is just a frikkin pos patrolman, got fired right after that, But the bike cop walked away.

    Why is having a family member on the county payroll, or being a cop license to be a criminal.
    I work for the federal government, lot fewer people lying, cheating and stealing based on the fact that they think it's their right, but every once in a while I do hear it. Cops in the south, they're all crooked. Its a shame.
     
  16. Mar 7, 2011 at 1:49 AM
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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    lol had to file a MVC report today and the cop is like what does the recon paper look like? i was like ummmm here you go........ lol
     
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    well gonna try and get it soon
     
  18. May 1, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    No need recon if you go taller tires. You need recon if you go wider tires and rims. If the stick out past the fenders at all, you need fender flares. And they must cover all of the area of the tire that is sticking out. Also you need mud flaps behind your rear tires only. I just got my SuperDuty done.
     
  19. Aug 17, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    The one thing that i noticed that REALLY sucks is that they can site you for a list of things then you go back home to fix them, and when you come back they can site you for more things, it has happen to me before and i was like WHAT!? the guy told me well either you did something after you left or the guy who checked it neva check um good, i ended up going back 3 TIMES for different stuff, how bogus is that AND they got some wierd operational hours. This was some years ago and i hope they got there act together. Had a pretty chic in front of me and they neva even look at her car they just gave her a sticker, so what it really comees down to is how they feel that day and how pretty you look!
     
  20. Oct 18, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Anyone get recon with lift spindles? I'm thinking of getting some camburg 4" spindles but since they kick out the wheel I'm wondering if they're gonna say something about the front and rear not matching (widthwise).

    I'd run spacers for the rear but don't know if those are reconable.

    Thanks for any info.
     
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