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Old 09-28-2018, 11:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yes I have been to Rochester, it's like a thorn in the side of the NY police state.
Try Austin. It's unlike most of the rest of texas. It's about as out of place as new Yorks Rochester.

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Old 09-29-2018, 12:11 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jcp123 View Post
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.
I've seen plenty of lowered and lifted vehicles in NY. I'm about an hour East of Rochester.

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Old 09-29-2018, 01:27 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Might have to move to Montana someday when the rest of the states begin regulating speech. Up until a a few years ago, you could drink and drive legally, and there was no speed limit. Very relaxed there, and I feel free whenever I visit.

I didn't even know there were US states that had vehicle inspections until recently. In Oregon, you pay your $90 registration every 2 years online, and they leave you alone. There might be 2 or 3 counties that require DEQ testing, but the way around that is to not register your vehicle in those counties.
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:31 AM   #24 (permalink)
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In Italy, for car, we have a thing called revisione, it's a safety check, more or less.
You bring the car to an autorized garage and do a couple of tests.
When you buy a brand new car, after the first registration you do these test after 4 years, than it's every 2 years.
They check vin number, motor number, wheels, lights, horn, wiper blades, brake (the power and the balancing), suspension and swing arms and bushes plus wheels bearings, they check too exhaust emission and rust. Oh they check airbags warning light and abs.

If you fail you can't drive the car until you get everything right
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... to add, they also check that you have wheel sizs, rims size and all the accessory (winch, DRL...) according to specs in your registration.

luckily few years back they said inspection garage will no more care for hubcaps. Now its your bussines, if you have or have not DOT-approved hubcaps.

(but - of course - if your not DOT-approved hubcap slips and wrecks a bus full of nuns, the insurance company will wash its hands)
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:23 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Mandating hubcaps sounds insane to me. They are so fragile!
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:08 AM   #27 (permalink)
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They do not mandate them. They just required that every hubcap sold is DOT approved so you do not mount anything dangerous or polluting or whatever. But you are perfectly legit driving with bare steelies.

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