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Fifty150

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  1. Wheel Size Question

    From my experience, fix-it tickets are usually only given out to vehicles registered in that state. For instance, California does not allow window tint on the front windows. But the Highway Patrol, or any other local cop, will usually only give you a warning. Especially if in your state, it's legal. They know that you're not going to correct the violation (remove the tint), or stay in California long enough to go to court to contest it. And it's very questionable as to whether such a citation would even be valid, since the peace officer in California technically isn't responsible for vehicles in compliance with the vehicle code in the state which said vehicle is registered in. That is why so many rental vehicles in California have license plates from states like Arizona & Montana. The large rental companies (Hertz, U-Haul, Avis, Penske) have cleverly skirted around California's strict vehicle code and emissions standards by registering those vehicles in other states. The window tint law also allows them to ticket for a GPS stuck in the middle of the windshield and those fuzzy dice that people like to hang from their rearview mirrors.......since it all obstructs the clear view of the driver. VEHICLE CODE - VEH DIVISION 12. EQUIPMENT OF VEHICLES [24000 - 28150] ( Division 12 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. ) CHAPTER 4. Windshields and Mirrors [26700 - 26712] ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. ) 26708. (a) (1) A person shall not drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows. (2) A person shall not drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied in or upon the vehicle that obstructs or reduces the driver’s clear view through the windshield or side windows.
  2. I suppose that since the meters work, there is very little reason to spend more money to phase them out. Why spend all that money to upgrade to a pay station system, when you don't have to? It was another foggy day today. Those yellow lights are pretty nice to have. Not that fog lights do much in the fog during day hours. But it does increase your profile, and make you more visible to oncoming vehicles. At night though, the yellow lights do illuminate the area immediately in front of the vehicle very well, and allows me to see the lane markers better in the fog.
  3. Winter Tire Thread

    They don't make earthquake tire.
  4. You can now pay by phone, and the meter accepts credit cards.
  5. Winter Tire Thread

    I am so lucky to live in a snow free zone.
  6. Life in a band? Or life on the run from the law?
  7. Here is how it looks in the day time. This was today, Christmas morning, on Polk Street.
  8. Amber side marker on plastic trim forward of the door, and red eagle eye LED on plastic trim above tail lamps. Both are triggered to strobe and flash as needed.
  9. This is what I'm currently using on the front of the Transit Connect.
  10. Perfect timing. It is winter. You don't have to go anywhere. "Test Drive" it by sleeping outside for a week. Perfect, since you're already street parking. A buddy of mine has chosen to spend nights out in his driveway, sleeping in his Subaru, so that he can make adjustments as needed for things like his bedding, adding power, trying to charge with a solar panel on his car's roof, et cetera. He figures that if he can "live" in his car during the winter, it will be perfect for summer road trips and camping.
  11. Winter Tire Thread

    The driver can make all the difference in the world. The right driver behind the wheel, and you would think it's a different car altogether.
  12. Some people use flashing blue lights on personal vehicles. Off-duty cops, volunteer firefighters, or any kind of first responder who has to begin response in a personal vehicle. Obviously a Transit Connect will not be a pursuit vehicle.
  13. As I recall, I bought these off eBay for about half the price. 20 lamps, for about $10. $0.50 each unit. But I had to wait for shipping from China, which took almost 2 months.
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