Originally Posted by Rddvl23
let me help you guys out a lil...
first of all if it didn't come from the factory stock or factory aftermarket, then it's considered ILLEGAL!! hid kits, bulbs, tailights, and lift and lowering kits are all illegal.
Not every state considers them illegal. In massachusetts, you can have lift kits, lowering kits and still pass inspection without a problem. They only catch is that you only have a differance of 6" from the stock hieght.
Tailights , clear corners, etc. Are legal as long as the rear brake and parking lights are red along with red or amber turn signals, and the front parking/ turn signals have to be amber. The tailights have to have a red reflector, and the front lights have to have an amber reflector, size don't matter.
Originally Posted by Rddvl23
HID kits are illegal only because you hae to have a system that will auto-level the lights for you. meaning there's a preset height on the bulbs and if that height isn't right they will either rise or lower themselves for optimum height.
Not every car that comes with a factory installed HID system has the ability to auto aim the lights. Only high class luxury autos have an option when you purchase them to auto aim the lights.
Good example right here with the Acura RL, This is right from the Acura web site:
Active Front Lighting System (AFS)
Read below for the AFS description.
Heated outside mirrors with driver recognition, reverse gear tilt-down and integrated directional signals
Center High Mount Stop Light (CHMSL)
Illuminated front door handle recesses
Rear window defroster with timer
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Protective body-colored side molding
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Integrated glass antenna
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Galvanized body panels
Non-protruding switches and controls
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
Sun visors with side extensions
Integrated dual-exhaust outlet
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with traction control
3-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) with brake assist
Driver's and front passenger's dual-stage, dual-threshold airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure
Driver's and front passenger's side airbags with front passenger Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags for front and rear occupants
Front 3-point adjustable-height seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners
3-point seat belts at all seating positions
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Side-impact door beams
Child-proof rear door locks
Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
LED mirror-integrated directional signals, taillights, brake lights, and side marker lights
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front/rear)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
Front side-window defoggers
Heated outside mirrors
Emergency trunk opener
All-around visibility (279.8 degrees)
Tha active front light system, only swivels the low beam light either left or right to improve the drivers view around corners. Here is the link from acura that describes the system: Click Me
The moral to this story is: You should check to see what the laws are for the state that you live in or the truck is registered in.
Sorry for thr long post, but that's my .02