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Everything posted by Fifty150

  1. Installed to turn on with front mounted amber lights.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Winter Tire Thread

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

    I am so lucky to live in a snow free zone.
  7. Life in a band? Or life on the run from the law?
  8. Here is how it looks in the day time. This was today, Christmas morning, on Polk Street.
  9. 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.
  10. This is what I'm currently using on the front of the Transit Connect.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. BSUPC, On Amazon, these come in red, blue, & green also. Just in case you want to set them up to flash and strobe. https://smile.amazon.com/Partsam-Marker-License-Trailer-Assembly/dp/B019MS9NH6/ref=sr_1_8?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1514098366&sr=1-8&keywords=blue+side+marker+lights
  16. Not flush mounted. It sticks out. Product description says 0.04". Product comes with a foam padding, so that after you install, it helps keep water from going in through the holes. Maybe it works. But if I'm concerned about water leaking in, I will use silicone.
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  18. Does anyone else feel like they need more lighting on their van? I find myself engaged in nocturnal activities. We go night fishing a lot. It's really just an excuse to go out to the water, and drink beer. But we still put our lines in the water, and sometimes we catch something. The crab pots always fill, so we never go home empty. My buddies & I also like bonfires at the beach. So I've been using an aftermarket LED light bar with my pickup. Thinking about adding 1 to the van also.
  19. On the van, I am considering using a 30" light bar. This will put out more light than what most jurisdictions will allow on a public roadway. However, there really is no restriction for off-road use. On private roads, campgrounds, on private property such as a ranch or farm.........you do whatever you need to, in order to see what you want. Here in The City, whenever there is a power outage, I drive with the lights on, come to intersections and flash them with the strobe feature, and police and traffic control officers waive me on through. Whenever there is fog, I use the yellow lights without a problem. I also use my yellow lights when I go through tunnels, and in day time driving through Down Town and Financial District streets where traffic is heavy, and there are always double parked delivery trucks. I've never had an issue using my strobe lights driving through construction zones with workers on the side of the road, when the police have streets and lanes closed off for road construction. When the highway between CA & NV has heavy snow, the Highway Patrol closes the road, then leads small groups of cars across slowly. I am always allowed to use yellow lights and strobes flashing. https://smile.amazon.com/Multi-Color-Autofeel-Spotlights-Mounting-Brackets/dp/B07414KRSG/ref=lp_10718189011_1_9?srs=10718189011&ie=UTF8&qid=1514005633&sr=8-9
  20. On the pickup truck, the light bar tucked nicely into the air dam. On the van, the license plate add-on shelf did the job. I was undecided over using a 12" light bar with spot/flood combination, or 2 7" flood lights. I keep changing them back & forth. No worries, since they are not that expensive, and it's simply a matter of 2 nuts & bolts, and plugging it in.
  21. Camping tips

    I can see how a guy can fall for her.
  22. I've had it over a year now, and I'm still adding to it. Come to think of it, I've owned the pickup for 10 years now, and I'm still adding to it.