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Old 09-28-2018, 12:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I saw a black truck driving down the main street in our small town with ridiculously huge rims, colored LEDs all over, and low-profile tires.

That is a huge waste of money just to feel every crack and speck of dust on the pavement.

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Where I am they require head lights to work at night and require wheels at all times. That's about it.
I'm not sure they actually require all the wheels hereabouts.
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Moving to new York from Texas sounds like a serious down grade.
I have been to NY several times and still don't understand why anyone would voluntary live there.
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I saw a black truck driving down the main street in our small town with ridiculously huge rims, colored LEDs all over, and low-profile tires.

That is a huge waste of money just to feel every crack and speck of dust on the pavement.
I get that for free by having a lightweight car with a lot of air in the tires.
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Oh it varies a lot but for the most part it is pretty lax here. I've been spoiled by Texas for the last decade or so. Wheel/tire size isn't terribly regulated, but it also never made sense for me to do without recalibrating your speedometer accordingly.

That bit about NY laws regarding suspension mods is troubling. I might move there in the next few years. Blah. I had thought about lowering my Civic and eventually getting a rally-build (lifted, off road tires) sportscar. Guess I'll also have to get re-acquainted with smog tests, which Texas only administers in urbanized counties over a certain population. On the flip side, Texas does have basic safety inspections yearly, which is one of the most un-Texan things I could have thought of. Even California, where I grew up, is fairly strict about vehicle mods, but has no safety inspections. It really threw me off when I moved here.

If you want the most lax laws in the United States, it's in Florida. Almost anything goes there, and I love them for it.
I've lived in NY my whole life and I wasn't aware of the suspension law. If it does exist, it's certainly not enforced. Actual emissions testing is only done in the NYC area. In the rest of NY State, OBDII cars get plugged in (CEL = fail), but there's no actual exhaust test.
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What I will like to know it's if it's true or if you need to go through bureaucratic practices .
In Italy or Tennessee?

I've run Hella H-4 since the 1980s, when they were illegal in every state in the Union except Oregon and Washington. Halogens in the 1980s was phenomenal.

The VeWicle in my profile pic had 4 1/2" rims on the front and 8" rims on the back.
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was intended in other place than Italy. It will be interesting if people in others states of the UE share they knowledge..
The lupo 3l was heavy modded, and I remember a guy in France with a Citroen AX with rims and wheel of the A2 3l.

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If I could put any rims on my car it would probably be BMW i3:
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Moving to new York from Texas sounds like a serious down grade.
I have been to NY several times and still don't understand why anyone would voluntary live there.
Voluntary would be an overstatement. Surrender or acceptance would be more accurate.

Gotta say, the Rochester area is far more Midwest than it is BosWash crazy.

Growing up in California makes anything NY does feel more like home than a loss. Texas isn't a libertarian paradise.
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I've lived in NY my whole life and I wasn't aware of the suspension law. If it does exist, it's certainly not enforced. Actual emissions testing is only done in the NYC area. In the rest of NY State, OBDII cars get plugged in (CEL = fail), but there's no actual exhaust test.
Good to know. Sounds like Texas, where as I said emissions are only enforced in urban counties.

The suspension law seems a bit suspect after I've seen lifted Jeeps and the like, but around Rochester at least, folks are mostly demure enough that they don't tend to modify vehicles in the first place, so anecdotally I don't have much to go by.

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