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#1 Sleeper-Z

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 09:58 AM

i thought i heard these were illegal in texas?

anyone know the law on this? i tried to search online, and dot.tx is really hard to find anything.

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 10:03 AM

legal only during the day but you have to remove them when your headlights are in use.

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 05:36 PM

They would not pass my 1971 240Z with smoked covers. Had to take them off to get my state inspection sticker.

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#4 Brad-ManQ45

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 07:49 PM

JMHO, but anyone driving at night with those things is seriously drain bamaged.

Why cut down on the light that lets you see where you're going.

I have refused rides at night from these mental midgets...
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Posted 23 June 2004 - 06:58 PM

Exactly, I put mine on and you think Datsun head lights suck well try driving with smoked covers. I pulled mine off and went with the clear ones and even updated my headlights to the HID knock offs.

What a difference! I should have spoke up and said to go clear. Sorry.
Smokes look better as far as asthetics go but stay clear of them if you plan alot of night driving or get a set of driving lights.

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 07:23 AM

I had mine on an on an 82 ZX smoked and believe it or not even passed inspection with it till i sold it in 88, i hardly ever used it when dark. The whole inspection process is a joke in Texas. One station is stricter than the other. If only there were less boneheads on the roads lacking common sense to figure out that bald tires are dangerous or to even check out park lights once in a while, i would petition to have it removed .

#7 Sleeper-Z

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:35 PM

as stated before, mostly aeshtetic reasons for the tinted headlight cover. nothing more.

it has been found that most of the HID knockoffs give a nice color, but dim the light with the tinted bulb. they also have less life trying to up the wattage to get a brighter light.

thanks,
steven m.

i'll probably get whatever i can get that is cheaper 2nd hand as i'm runing out of project money. haha i hate being in this boat.
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1971 240z 350 sbc, dart pro 1's... SOLD
1983 280zx original owner with 190k+ miles and counting
2001 F-250 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel 4" turbo-back, 4x4 conversion almost done
197? 280z Current project no vin, no history except for some gt2 spec stickers from Oregon dated 91'
2005 Mini Cooper S
fiberglass 240z hood for sale PM me




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