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Smoking taillights, 3rd brake light and headlights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jabrackin, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Mar 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    jabrackin

    jabrackin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know what the laws are about smoking these lights? I am considering, but was wondering if it is illegal? I live in Tennessee, does anyone live in my area and has checked this?
     
  2. Mar 20, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    EricT

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    Definitely depends on your state. I'm in AZ and cops in my town don't give a crap, it's nice.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    Viet2100

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    It is illegal to cover your lights with anything.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    da0023

    da0023 The One, The Only

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    i'm from northwest alabama, as for the actual law, i have no idea. but from past experiences, if the law enforcement officers up there are like they are down here, it is probably whatever the officers' mood is in. i have had friends that have had tricked out cars and I have seen some lawmen write them up for every little detail that wasn't "by the book", and i have seen some stop them just so there can admire and convers about the mods. your best bet would be to call your local d.o.t. and ask them what the regulations are.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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    Rocketball

    Rocketball If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

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    Pioneer head unit, PAC steering wheel control modual, Hard wired Sirius radio, Hard wired radar detector, Hella Supertone horns, Blacked out badges, Smoked Tails, BHLM (color matched Speedway Blue), T-Rex Eyelids, Black Powder Coated Billet Grill, Color Matched Engine Cover, Lund in channel vent visors, FJ Cruiser wheels, Leer 100XQ shell, OEM bed mat, Piezo beeper for locking doors, Tinted front side windows, Black Westin bull bar, Aires tube steps, Mini Maglite Mod, D-Cell Maglite Mod, Weathertech Digifit Floor Mats
    My tails have been smoked for almost 1 year, and I've had no problems with the cops at all. I live in MD, but have been in DC, VA, PA, NJ, and DE.

    If you do anything OVER the headlights, I'd recommend the tinted lexan covers, that way you can take them off in fowl weather and at night.

    I had a set of headlight covers that I made for my 1982 Ford EXP, and they were painted to match the paint. A cop pulled me over one day and started giving me crap about them. When I got out of my car, pulled them, and threw them behind the seat (they were held in place with velcro), he shut up, got back in his car, and drove away. :D
     
  6. Mar 21, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    thats right...when chickens and ducks come flying at your headlights, you'll want to remove them :D
     
  7. Mar 22, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    Rocketball

    Rocketball If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

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    Funny guy..... :cool:
     
  8. Mar 23, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Search for your state's DOT (Dept of Transportation). They should list the laws that apply to your state. There are some differneces between the states, and, as mentioned, differences in what is/isn't enforced. If you don't want any grief, make sure you comply with your local codes.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen, good driver mod.
    I think you still have to be able to see the reflectors in them but like said before, search your state DOT laws and give them a call
     
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