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Old 10-17-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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Smoked headlights legal?

Theres probably a Thread about these somewhere, but i couldn't find one. So, my question is, the smoked replacement housings they sell on AM, would those be considered legal for road use? I live in illinois, and i've heard mixed opinions, some saying theres a specific light output you need to have.

I was wondering if A) they would be legal, because i couldn't see them selling a product that isnt street legal. And B) is there a brighter bulb i might be able to put in so that the visibility might be increased? I have tinted tailight covers and never had a problem, just curious as to the Legality of the headlights.
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Re: Smoked headlights legal?

In AZ you have to be able to see (project light) up to 50 ft.
Check the laws online in your area, should be on a DMV website or such.
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In AZ you have to be able to see (project light) up to 50 ft.
Check the laws online in your area, should be on a DMV website or such.
Yeah i looked online, but its all complicated wording, and little exceptions to the rule. So its hard to make sense of haha, and googling has only gotten me "depends if the cops gonna be a D bag or not. Or if he'll let you off." so thats about as far as i've gotten
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Hahahaha! Hmmm you could always pop by the dmv and ask, but idk who wants to go into that hell hole.. its like you never escape!
Or you can ask a cop if you see one, but I asked 6 about underglows and they knew absolutely nothing! So who knows.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:26 PM   #5
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Im not sure the legal issues my friend has had blacked out taillights and we live in FL no problems yet and it's been almost 2 years.... But they do sell an o/r pipe which is illegal. The guy explaining it the video on their website was funny he's like yeah there mostly not legal everywhere... But they sound amazing
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Re: Smoked headlights legal?

I thought you could install projectors to brighten the bulb. Mine aren't smoked and I feel I can hardly see out of them.
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I dont know the law, put I lightly tinted mine and bought some silverstar bulbs and I can see just fine... Silverstars are way more bright then stock...
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I dont know the law, put I lightly tinted mine and bought some silverstar bulbs and I can see just fine... Silverstars are way more bright then stock...
So you havent had any problems with the police?
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Nope. Not so far... Been like that for a couple of months now...
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:35 PM   #10
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I have tinted headlights... I'm using a 55watt hid and it's plenty bright... Almost too bright so as long as u upgrade to a brighter light then u should be fine
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