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Old 10-25-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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Smoked Taillights

I am going to be buying some smoked taillights and headlights for my car soon and I was just wondering if these are legal in north carolina. If any one knows could you please answer.

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Re: Smoked Taillights

they pretty much are not legal anywhere~ they are for "off road use only". you can buy 01-04 OEM ford black headlights as they are still clear on the outside so they are legal.

You can try to get away with it but you might not. You can get tail light tent and give it a try on the tail lights for a while to see how that goes~ easy to take that off
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Re: Smoked Taillights

Will do thanks man, I think that I might go for it with these covers as they are easy to remove from the car. And I'm kinda banking on if i get pulled over i could play stupid and get let off for it.
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Re: Smoked Taillights

Yeah, I get in trouble all of the time.
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Yeah, I get in trouble all of the time.
Do you think if I just got a something like this Spray-on Smoked Color Lens Paint at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

that I could get away with it if I put it on lightly?
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Re: Smoked Taillights

That's what I have on mine. I used translucent spray tint. I live in Florida, though.
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Well I figured that since it is considerably less expensive than buying the lenses or the covers it might be worth getting into trouble over it. So we'll see how it goes
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My buddy has the tint that you apply using a heat gun to the front/tail lights and he has had no problems that I know of.
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Re: Smoked Taillights

I see people here with it all the time. There are a few jurisdictions that may tag you for it. A bigger issue to me are those people who cover their plates with dark plastic so you have to squint to see them.
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A bigger issue to me are those people who cover their plates with dark plastic so you have to squint to see them.
For lack of a better word the plastic covers are gay IMO.
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Re: Smoked Taillights

I see smoked tail lights and headlights everywhere from WI to IL. Not sure as to whether they get in trouble for them or not, but seems like people are willing to risk it. I know I am. So far, no trouble here. It's just another thing that a cop can write you a ticket for though..
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For lack of a better word the plastic covers are gay IMO.
I have a light tinted "gay" plastic cover over my rear plate (no front plate) and it makes a huge difference on a black car.
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Re: Smoked Taillights

its more of a think that when you get pulled over for speeding they might also write you up for~ not an initial reason to pull you over for the most part. Do the tail light tents dont do covers
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Re: Smoked Taillights

I guess my next question is would those be considered a moving violation(I know they probably aren't I'm just checking to be safe). Because with me being 16 going on 17 I don't think that I could afford my insurance if I get a moving violation on my record....
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I guess my next question is would those be considered a moving violation(I know they probably aren't I'm just checking to be safe). Because with me being 16 going on 17 I don't think that I could afford my insurance if I get a moving violation on my record....
If you're really that worried about the tint, then I advise that you don't do it. You have to determine whether you are willing to take the risk or not. Just think, what would happen if you got a ticket? Would it have been worth putting on the tint? Just something to think about.
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Re: Smoked Taillights

I've been pulled over just for my spray tinted tail lights at $116 a pop a few times.

I'm looking to replace them with some legal lights but now I drive with my lights/parking lights on and you can't even tell they are tinted in the back.
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I think it just really depends on how strict law enforcement is in your area. I've never had any problems up here.
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Florida Highway Patrol are definitely strict.
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Re: Smoked Taillights

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Do you think if I just got a something like this Spray-on Smoked Color Lens Paint at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

that I could get away with it if I put it on lightly?
Dont bother trying to do it youself. Unless you are REALLY good at painting it will not be very shiney. Instead do what I did. I bought some already tinted factory tail lights from them. BTW I have painted multiple sets of tails. Some turned out good and others not so much. It's very hit or miss.

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If you're really that worried about the tint, then I advise that you don't do it. You have to determine whether you are willing to take the risk or not. Just think, what would happen if you got a ticket? Would it have been worth putting on the tint? Just something to think about.
I'm not acctually too worried about the ticket, so long as it isn't a moving violation which I doubt it. Because I have to pay my own insurance and could not afford the rates if I got a moving violation.
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