5 Car Mods Just Banned in America

5 Car Mods Just Banned in America


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now sure lots of people don’t want to have a cookie
cutter car that looks like everybody else and maybe you want a car that’s
easier to find in the parking lot but you really don’t want to have a car
that’s been modified illegally they can end sending you to jail now lifted
trucks are a big thing in the United States a lot of guys do it but before
you start lifting them way up in the air you might want to check some of your
local regulations because lifting them too high makes them handled poorly makes
them easier to roll over they’re getting more accidents and in some states it’s
illegal for example if you raise a car more than 22 inches in Florida or Ohio
they can give you a ticket and force you to put it back and if it’s a truck in
those same states you can’t lift them more than 26 inches and take a state
like Indiana there you can’t raise the bumper level more than three inches are
designed for safety and you can’t raise it more than three inches or you’re
breaking the law and if you live in a great state of California body lift it’s
only allowed five inches maximum and take California again they have maximum
frame Heights the highest that the frame can be based on the weight of the
vehicle if if a 4,500 grow straight vehicle the maximum height you can raise
in this twenty-seven inches if you have a 7500 gross weight vehicle the maximum
is 30 inches and if you have up to a 10,000 gross vehicle weight it’s 31
inches is the maximum you can have the frame race so basically they’re telling
you if you need a parachute to get out of your vehicle it’s so illegal it can’t
be up there too high now the next thing is license plate covers you can’t cover
up any of the license plate parts I just got back from Massachusetts I say to my
wife look at that car in front of us they had this giant plate it was
advertising some dealership and you couldn’t even see any of the
Massachusetts on the top you could just see the slogan on the bottom but you
couldn’t even read Massachusetts that was illegal and of course
one of the popular things in Russia is trying to control license plates that will
flip of the switch you can’t even read them at all of course those are totally
illegal you get calling one of those they’re certainly gonna throw you in the
slammer if they see you turning it on and you’re trying to get away with no
readable license at all now the next is window tints this is the Toyota factory window
tint you can see you can still see inside the seams in there again this
varies by state law here in Texas they have a certain amount of darkness and I
see it bypassed all the time I live here in Texas if I was a cop I would pull
over every car I saw at night with heavily tinted windows people could be
behind there with a gun coming after you those people need to be taken off the
road having garbage like that some states go even further Illinois
prohibits cider front window tinting and let you have a medical condition they’re
obviously worried about the police are gonna not be able to see what’s going on
I guess maybe Chicago with a Chicago mob they wouldn’t be able to see in those
cars when they’re pulling them over now in more liberal states like Texas the
police often do have window tinting devices to see how much tint is in
I can’t stand it when some idiot cuts me off and I pull up and I can’t even
see who’s driving the vehicle it’s gotten to a point of ridiculousness
there now New York State is even more restrictive they have a law that says
70% of the light has to be able to pass through those windows I’ve seen in works
probably 10 or 12 percent here in Texas so now just like laws they have against
lifting them too high many states have laws against lowering them too low for
example George only allows a maximum lowering of two inches of either the
bumper or the frame but California has no laws all about lowering and neither
does Arizona I guess that’s low rider’s paradise there and another modification
that gets you in trouble of the law is booming sound system yeah I’m going on
a road well that’s illegal in many places in many states cops can give you a
ticket depending on how loud it is from a certain distance they have decibel
limits to how loud you can have those things turned up now Florida used to
have them but in 2012 their Supreme Court cut that law down though if you
have local laws banning it the local police can still give tickets or making
too much noise disturbing the peace I guess Pennsylvania has a law that says
you can’t play your music at an unusual volume and they’re not
supposed to be over there at 50 feet away there they can call it disorderly
conduct and you know what I can figure listening to this stuff I think it
should be a law against bad taste too because a lot of this music it’s really crap
now stranger it up radar detectors are legal on every state except Virginia and
Washington DC for normal drivers but interestingly enough it’s illegal for
commercial drivers to have them so all the big truck drivers that are not
legally allowed to have radar detectors and even if it’s legal some states have
laws that say if you mount on the dashboard that’s obstructing your vision
and that’s against the law too so you really want to check the local laws when
you put the stuff in I know when I lived in Canada it was illegal to have any
radar detectors and if you had them at the border driving in they take them
from you and then give them back when you came back over the border because
they didn’t want people cheating the speed tickets now radar jammers are
totally illegal you caught one of those it’s up to $50,000 fine they’re five
years in jail in any ways the FCC says radar jammers have been illegal since
1996 so they can go back to you federally anywhere if you even buy in
one of these things you’re not even supposed to be able to sell them in
stores and they can’t advertise them either now one of the biggest modifications
people do are exhaust modifications and most places have laws for that too about
how loud they can be and this is more than a double-edged sword
probably a triple edged sword you modify your exhaust generally you’re also
modifying your car’s anti-pollution system and you’re breaking federal law
so in most places you can’t take the catalytic converters off and run
straight pipes if you want it from a mechanic standpoint mine you can’t just
go and bolt new stuff five things are more complicated than when I was a young
mechanic where’s your mechanic sure you can put on straight pipes worse came to
worse you could read you out the carburetor with the $10 kit but today
their fuel injected if you’re gonna do that put it on a dyno
they’d have to retune it they’d have to remap the computer software to make it
run right it would be a gigantic pain in the rear end and then you still might be
breaking a lot by making too much noise nothing that’s my to get your trouble is
beyond lights yeah you know in a to thousands of people started putting neon
lights on everything they look cool at night the problem is it can
become distracting to other vehicles there’s various local laws for that stuff
that you got to check before you start throwing that stuff on for example blue
and red lights are banned in most states you can’t have blue or red neon lights
on because it confuses with safety vehicles now light bars are real handy
for off-road vehicles but you start using those things on road they can be
very illegal unless you’re covering them up it’s why they got those cars on them
it’s more than just to keep dirt off your use those off-road truck lights in
traffic at night they’re so bright they can even bounce
off oncoming traffic scatter light everywhere if you’re using those on the
road and the cops see I guarantee you you’re gonna get a gigantic ticket now the last
thing I got to talk about is putting nitrous kits in a car adding nitrous
oxide to get more power in a vehicle and when you turn them on they get tons of
power that’s why most guys that use them they hide the bottles under the seats or
somewhere so the cops can’t see them and they have all the piping hidden under
the engine so even if they pop the hood they won’t see them so those place it’s
extremely illegal to have nitrous setups on a car you’re driving on the street, so
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