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Always weirded me out when I was in NY when I'd see someone pulled over by a cop w/ flashing red lights. My first reaction was always "Why is the fire department pulling people over?!" Freshman year (I was in Western NY for school) I met a guy w/ a pickup w/ a light bar w/ blue lights. He was a local kid and a volunteer fireman/EMT for his town. One day I asked him why he was impersonating a police officer. He gave me a real dirty look..

This strikes me as one of those things that could probably be worth standardizing across all states. As a NH resident I'd like to suggest that everyone do it our way: anybody can use yellow/amber no questions asked, red is used by fire and volunteers by permit only, blue is police only. Flash yellow and be ignored, flash red and you'd better be a fireman, flash blue and your in a world of hurt.. Right?! Cool, now write your congressman..
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...Im thinking of joining the local FD so they would be used. And i could get the red and blue strobe kit.
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You're gonna join the FD just so you can have strobes? legally? I guess
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haha

"hell naw i'mnot gonna put that fire out! i'm not gettin on that truck!! i joined for the strobes!!! go **** on your own fire...i'm outta this...."
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Na it's in my family's blood. When i was younger (5-8 years old) I chilled at the firehouse sometimes. And another source of cash wouldn't hurt.
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Guys, they are not for the road. For parkin lots at shows, meets, etc. Or offraod with a keg and some friends while the stereo is playing
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Hmm, i missed this post some how....

i laugh at the lil cheap strobes all the time. Then they ask why im laughing and i show them mine, and their jaw just drops.

Here in MS, FF's use RED, police use BLUE
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Just had a lady stopped by an imposter cop by me AGAIN! All the cops are now hammering all those with illegal lighting.... Stay far from PA.....
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Seems like there is tension every time that this gets brought up. I have strobes in my heads, tails, and also have 4 tir3's in my rear window. I rarely use them, but when I do, it is either while letting my presence be known when servicing a vehicle on the beltline, or I will use the yellows when working with a friend of mine repo'ing a vehicle.

I use them sparingly and will be using them in an upcoming show as well as for show purposes upcoming as I have now been sponsored through work to display lighting effects for vehicles. They have already supplied 2 LED strobe controllers, another whelen 90w strobe kit, arrowstik, and have on order an AMBER led strobe bar for the roof.

I ran a set of the autozone strobes for a day, ripped them out, threw them away and installed a whelen setup. You can't even see the autozone strobes in daylight, and barely at night.
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I would use stobes for work and play, but anyone who has seen Whelens know how bright, and fast they are, since ONE assembly has 4...4 freakin' bulbs.

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I know it's highly illegal in CA for any color. I work for a tow company, and went through all sorts of hell at the scene of an accident for having them, until I showed the cop my ID badge
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Yeah Cali seems hard on you people since street racers pissed the cops off to new heights (their pissed cause a I4 can outrun thier V8). I seen them setting up checkpoints to test cars on the road. Like turn on tun signals, head lights, check air intakes, etc.
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my V8 can severely outrun their v8's
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Yeah, I've been placed on the smog machine before. written a ticket for the nitrous line being connected. My uncle made sure his deputy never turned it in
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Nice... I always wanted to move to cali, until i learned of that new law or w/e that said EVERY car, no matter how old, had to pass a smog machine (we called 'em E Checks here) test. I like the Govenator, but WTF, a '32 Ford wont pass, nor will a Shelby Cobra 427, WTF was he thinking. I know smog is retarded but damn man. So Ohio and Florida looks good to me man. Ohio doesn't crack down so bad, they take forever to respond to street racing, and never look for tinted lights and ****. Some dude was turning left with blue turn signal bulbs when a cop pulled up next to him, I was behind dude and his Explorer, cop just waved at him. So... i think they would notice it during a traffic stop tho.

Do you think cops know what to even look for besides the plain sight stuff? I dont think so.
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they know the main essentials, and that is what most of the cars no longer have. anyway, You only have to smog cars newer than '73 everything older is open game
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when i had my s -10 i had green lights up under and all in the cab and i took a poper switch ( the one where you just push it in and push it agian and it pops out) worked in under the steering wheel cause i took off the panel covering the bottom part of the dash and screwed a hole and everytime i wanted them on i just push that button and then again to turn it off. I got everything from autozone except for some extra wire which i got from a hardware store
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they know the main essentials, and that is what most of the cars no longer have. anyway, You only have to smog cars newer than '73 everything older is open game
But I was reading where that could change to make every car/truck no matter how old had to take the test soon in Cali. In Cincinnati, Ohio they are acutally getting rid of our Check, no more flooring the cars YAY . CUT OUTS ANYONE!!!

As far as a switch to kill the lights, thats always been one of my ideas, have a lighted switch that kills every light, even if i had 1000 lights, they would all have be turned off by that switch.
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it's street and environment safety test, it's not totally for emissions. unless you are throwing pure black smoke not much to worry about. the emission part is much less strict than typical. They want to make sure the car isn't a safety hazzard
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They were always harsh on our cars, if a car/truck can cry they were. lol they beat our cars/trucks up on those tests, and how would you like to get a rod shoved up your tailpipe?
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Indiana (or at least the part of it I live in) has no smog check. Nothing. And the police don't enforce too much either. (Example: Exhaust limit (noise), strobes, different colored lights: clear corners with blue, ect.) Or much of anything else. I actually just sold one of my cars today. A '87 Camaro IROC-Z (1,000 cash in my pocket to throw into my ranger) with 3" straight pipes all the way back. Then again, I use to own a Hearse that had a 454 that ran off the headers. I miss that car. Either way..

Just don't be an idiot with the strobes, and decide to throw them on going down the highway for the fun of it, THAT may get you in trouble.
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Yeah common sense, tho some people do lack that.
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Indiana (or at least the part of it I live in) has no smog check. Nothing. And the police don't enforce too much either. (Example: Exhaust limit (noise), strobes, different colored lights: clear corners with blue, ect.) Or much of anything else. I actually just sold one of my cars today. A '87 Camaro IROC-Z (1,000 cash in my pocket to throw into my ranger) with 3" straight pipes all the way back. Then again, I use to own a Hearse that had a 454 that ran off the headers. I miss that car. Either way..

Just don't be an idiot with the strobes, and decide to throw them on going down the highway for the fun of it, THAT may get you in trouble.
Me and my buddy had them in both of our cars, his were in the fog lights, mine were in the actual headlights in my ranger, and in the fog lights in my intrepid. both the $20 kits. we went o mcdonalds one night and he turns his strobes on, forgets to turn them off, and he got a nice ticket for having them on from a sherrif.

Now after taking mine out, theres wholes, and condesation gets in. so i have to buy whole new headlights, so im going to get the projector headlighs off Ebay, and wire up some relays to alternate the high beams on the left and right lights. i have a how to thingy or something somewhere online... if you want to splice your stock wires and do it that way...
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I know here in Texas its kinda all out I have several friends on VF and they run red , blue lights or LEDs and white strobes in thier head and tail lights , our cops cars havce every color red blue and white plus strobes and amber caution lights and off duty is same princeable as VF . And your in deep if your caught with anything unless your construction , wrecker , load escorting , or landscaping unless your on off road . But even then you can only have amber and head and tail strobes nothing else .
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holy old thread batman...
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