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Old 05-17-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Raxiom Smoked Tail Lights

So I work at a Ford Dealership in Texas and we do state inspections. I ordered these tail lights from AM and I love them! But the lady that comes and makes sure we do inspections right and check on everything, says that it is against the law in the state of Texas to have any smoked, painted, or tinted lights of any kind. Even though I checked with where I work and the DOT office here before I purchased them and everyone said they would be fine, apparently not. Anyway, she made my current inspection invalid and fined where I work $10,000. Just over some tail lights. My question is, anyone know whether they are legal or not FOR SURE in Texas? Because when I asked her to show me where it says they are illegal she said she doesn't have to.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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as i recall tinted tails are illegal in all states. we just run them anyways because people rarely care
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Aren't they dot certified? I have them and have never had any problems. Idk seems kinda messed up. Doesn't it say on the light dot?
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as i recall tinted tails are illegal in all states. we just run them anyways because people rarely care
They aren't technically illegal. There is a loop hole that states if you can see it from 300 feet then they are fine. Not sure about every state
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They aren't technically illegal. There is a loop hole that states if you can see it from 300 feet then they are fine. Not sure about every state
Are you in Texas?
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Are you in Texas?
No Georgia. But I can't imagine it being out right illegal and 10,000 fine
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No Georgia. But I can't imagine it being out right illegal and 10,000 fine
Yeah the fine was to the place that wrote the inspection sticker, my place of work :/. I'm going to look more into it though
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Yeah the fine was to the place that wrote the inspection sticker, my place of work :/. I'm going to look more into it though
Yeah I would too. Georgia has a loop hole so I'm sure you can find one. These lights aren't even that dark lol
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Yeah I would too. Georgia has a loop hole so I'm sure you can find one. These lights aren't even that dark lol
Yeah I know, we got into a pretty heated argument and then she wanted me to tell her who wrote the sticker but I wouldn't. So she helped herself into my car
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Sounds like you got a ***** on a power trip bud..
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Sounds like you got a ***** on a power trip bud..
Yeah lol I told her that too
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Well the fine is correct... any place passing an illegal car gets it if caught seen that before. We can get the same $10k fine at advance for clearing emission codes if caught. Now if you can prove that they are legal you can get it tossed out. I'd call am and ask if they are dot
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Tinted taillights aren't illegal where I live, EVERYBODY has tinted tail lights haha
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where I get my inspection in northeast texas passed me with tinted taillights but I know the guys and if I ever get in trouble over the lights and asked about inspection

"my stockers where on when I got it inspected, changed them after I got my sticker"

that away to keep them from getting ****ed
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where I get my inspection in northeast texas passed me with tinted taillights but I know the guys and if I ever get in trouble over the lights and asked about inspection

"my stockers where on when I got it inspected, changed them after I got my sticker"

that away to keep them from getting ****ed
I said that, she said as soon as I put my tinted ones on it became invalid and since I got it where I work she said they knew I was going to get the tinted ones.
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sounds like she needs some dikk
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where I get my inspection in northeast texas passed me with tinted taillights but I know the guys and if I ever get in trouble over the lights and asked about inspection

"my stockers where on when I got it inspected, changed them after I got my sticker"

that away to keep them from getting ****ed
I said that, she said as soon as I put my tinted ones on it became invalid and since I got it where I work she said they knew I was going to get the tinted ones.
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She needs a pimp slap
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Some ppl are complete a s. s holes cop gave me a stunting ticket on my sisters wedding well we were taking her wedding photos, for chirping my tires on a called in complaint he didn't even see me do it he showed up a half hour later
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