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APOLOGY!! for calling cops stupid

Im sorry for referring to the police officers as stupid. I am just frustrated because of the small details of my traffic stops.

I admit that i was wrong and deserved my ticket!
but i disagree with how nit-picky police (traffic cops) are about other things.
i need to work on my truck to make it legal.

I do a lot of offroading and have little time to fix things (or wash my truck)
the reason for no plate is its gets ripped off when i go off-roading and bent under the bumper. My tail light is broken due to a tree (which i have had no time to fix) the fender flares that i have are stock and bigger flares are super expensive..
i am purchasing new mudflaps here in the near future!

however, i was suprised at the responses to my thread and i found it interesting that each person who replied to my thread had 2wd trucks or un-lifted trucks, that are spotless and really really clean. i like to off road, and I dont spend hours washing and waxing my truck. (thats why its so dirty)

sorry if i offended anyone. I accept my fault for speeding. and i am working on fixing my truck to make it more legal.

THANKS FOR THE HONEST RESPONSES!!!
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I KNOW IM JUST A STUPID PUNK KID! SORRY ABOUT THAT!
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so instead of wheeling it why not park it till you fix it?
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dude tails dont cost that much...
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cause i gotta drive it to school everyday. and to work. and to wrestling practice. ill have some free-time this weekend on sat. so ill take care of some of the stuff..

mud flaps are a priority. but do you really think i need flares?
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If the cop says you do then you probably do. I'll sell you my stock tails for 40 shipped.
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i still don't get it, why would you get pulled over for not having fender flares?
my truck didn't come with them so i can get pulled over? wtf
or is it cuz or the wheels sticking out that the cop thought you needed them?
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Yeah its the tires sticking out too far, flares fix the problem.
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I don't like flares that are bigger than the factory ones, but if it keeps the cops away then maybe you should just get the bigger ones.
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get some of that black edging for gardens and screw it into your stock flairs it works wonders and will make the cops happy
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haha the garden edging!!! i would never do that. I already have the stock flares. but my 33s are 12.5 wide so they stick out a good 3 inches. so i think they see no flaps and then look for other stuff.
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Front license plate laws are dumb anyway. I wouldn't want to live in a state with them.
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get some of that black edging for gardens and screw it into your stock flairs it works wonders and will make the cops happy
LOL WUT?????
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I don't think you're a stupid kid. I don't care if your truck is filthy. If that's your thing, then so be it. Sorry I don't buy the "I'm to busy" argument though. If you know there are things wrong with your truck, FIX THEM. Take an hour out of your off-roading time and fix the problems. You found time to do a 4" lift and 33's didn't you.

I didn't see the first thread, but suspect what most were saying is, if you know there's a problem and don't do anything about it, don't whine if/when you get caught. That's all.
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^^ x2 i hate my front license plate it sucks *****
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and looks like ****
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Front license plate laws are dumb anyway. I wouldn't want to live in a state with them.
I agree! Thats why Im glad they dont require a front plate here in indiana!
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i still don't get it, why would you get pulled over for not having fender flares?
my truck didn't come with them so i can get pulled over? wtf
or is it cuz or the wheels sticking out that the cop thought you needed them?
There's usually a number of inches allowed outside of the flare. In FL, it is 2" but very loosely enforced.
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sent PM about lights.

yes i agree. Ive been super lazy by not taking action and fixing up my truck. Thanks for the blatant truth pointed out to me!! (you need that once in awhile)
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You don't have to like the law. But you do have to comply with it. That's just the way things are. If it bothers you that much, find a bunch of people that agree with you and get the law changed.
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jtslmn720 !! i seriously just cracked up when i saw that!!! i know your givin me that look!!

haha. tahts trully really funny!!
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jtslmn720 that is just creepy ha ha
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I am purchasing new mudflaps here in the near future!
I have a set of stock (02) mudflaps. $25 shipped to your door. Pm me if you want them.
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There's usually a number of inches allowed outside of the flare. In FL, it is 2" but very loosely enforced.
I've seen an easy thing cops do for fender flare issues. They take a coin, put it against the fender and let it go. If if slides down and hits the road, it's a pass. If it slides down and hits the top of the tire, it's a ticket.

Fender flares are like window tint and lift/lower heights......they differ from state to state / province to province.


To the OP. I missed your original thread also, but thanks for the apology. Takes a bigger person to admit thier mistakes. More should follow your actions.
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