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Is the baja bumper legal to run on a daily driver

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by makikid808, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    makikid808

    makikid808 [OP] They call me unko

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    I'm setting up my Tacoma for a mid travel set up. But it's also my daily driver. I really want to put that baja bumper on but need to know the laws or watever about it. Could u let me know
     
  2. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    Not sure about Hawaii, but here in Cali I see baja bumpers a lot, doesn't seem to be a problem. Check state laws though.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    Joben7726

    Joben7726 wes mantooth ™

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    more than list-able
    State laws=your tailor made rules.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    I heard about from some shops that the bumper looks ain't favored but if I was to get pulled over I jus wanna rub it in their face wen their wrong and I'm right. Wat about like license plate placement and all of that
     
  5. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    I've check out a thread for Hawaii state laws. It doesn't tell you much other than your plate must be a minimum of 12" off the ground. But I would find another more updated version.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    Thanks Hawaiian. Wen u mean the plate is that the front skid talking about. Wouldn't that be like the bottom of the stock bumpers almost. I c guys wit their slammed toys and no way is that a minimum of 12" if that's like the same thing.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    Pretty sure he meant License Plate.

    Also found this. Searched google for about 5 minutes.
    Bumpers (Form Line 8)
    The State sets a 22-inch maximum height for cars. Although there is no minimum
    height for cars, the minimum height for a license plate is 12 inches (249-7(b), HRS). The
    County ordinances require both a front and a back bumper. "Bumper" for purposes of the
    Hawaii Revised Statutes means a horizontal load bearing protective system installed on a
    motor vehicle which is constructed of sturdy materials that will not shatter or split upon
    moderate impact and provides adequate protection against damages to the front and rear
    external lighting and reflective devices, hood, trunk, doors, painted surfaces, cooling
    system, exhaust system, and other components during a low speed impact.

    Whole link http://hawaii.gov/dot/highways/admin-rules/PMVI Manual for Inspectors of Pass Cars .pdf
     
  8. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    Hoo thanks taco haha that just set me up for it haha. Gonna keep a picture of it in my truck so of anything I can jis pull it out and and say "to bad it's legal" haha.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    Yeah, I wouldn't worry too much about it. I've seen bumpers here that were only made of 4" pipe. Mostly old timers but still, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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