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    Default seriously...(texas trucks beware)

    wow, FAILED inspection today...

    so firestone claims that "new" texas DOT laws are in effect and claim that tinted bumper lights of any kind are no longer legal (but they claim they were legal in the past) just not anymore, though I have yet to find any proof.

    even though the amber lens is CLEARLY visible, i was sent on my way out the door with an expired inspection sticker still..

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    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

    4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
    Airaid CAI
    Poweraid TB Spacer
    Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
    Edge CS insight monitor
    4.10 gears
    Limited-slip differential
    LS-1 Dual Electric fans
    Corvette tranny servo swap

    Head Unit: Alpine
    Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
    Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
    Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)

    305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
    16" PROCOMP 7089's
    2" leveling kit
    3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
    Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks

    35W HID Low Beams
    RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
    HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
    HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
    RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
    Hawk HPS Brake pads
    Russell braided steel brake lines
    Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
    Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
    EGR in-channel window visors

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    Default no

    I'm a state inspector in houston. And i can tell u iv never had to turn anyone away because of that. Nor have a heard of it being put into affect....tail lights yes. But as long as i can tell its amber your good to go
    2009 Silverado 1500 LT
    -6" Rough Country lift, 20" incubus recoils, 35 x 12.50 Nitto Trail Grapplers, RBP Side steps, Frontier fron replacement bumper(kindoff pre runner style), pioneer 7" double din, pioneer door speakers, 4.10 gears, K&N CAI

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    well if only you were here in corpus!
    I havent had an issue with these lights in 3 years... and theyre not even the headlights, its the bumper lights(which i have also upgraded to BRIGHTER l.e.d. bulbs)

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    Sounds like the shop is looking for you to visit them a couple times.

    It might be smarter to travel to Houston to see 1BadSierra2011 since it's not terribly far away...

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    I think it's the shop you went to, I've never had an issue with tinted lights at the shops I use.

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    I definitely think it is stupid...
    I only have two light coats of vht nightshade on them, with about 4 layers of clearcoat, hardly "blacked out", you can still see the bulbs on the inside....

    went ahead and ordered the depo bumper lights for $40.00

    definitely like them better than the only other choices they make for my truck, where everything is black, because with a black reflector the light distribution is horrible, also Ive already had a pair of these, and they are nothing special.

    im so tired of constantly going through bumper lights! LOL going on my 5th pair!

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    I finally got my truck RE-inspected today at the same FIRESTONE....
    good news... I PASSED!!!
    Bad news- I dont understand how they are such complete idiots...

    Check this awesome courtesy check out...
    (my real specs are in my signature obviously)

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    According to firestone...
    I have...
    1) 4.8 V-8 (hell, i freaking wish)
    2) TPMS system (thatd be cool I guess)
    3) 4WD (a wish as well)

    and they miscopied my license plate....

    At least they got my tire size right jeez...
    oh and thank the lord they did notice my truck was automatic and not manual.... DOH!

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    That is pretty funny. I guess that accuracy is not required to pass the inspection.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    I wish my truck gained cool things like that without my knowledge
    Objects in mirror are losing

    2003 Chevy Silverado Z71, 5.3L, K&N 57 series, 2.5'' Flowmaster Super 10 series dual exhaust , Corvette Servo, McNew Automotive Dyno tune, SS gauge cluster, Extang Trifecta Tonneau, Pacesetter shorty headers, Goodmark cowl hood, Sony Xplod speakers, Kenwood DDX-470 exhaust tips, 16" Ultra Badlands polished wheels, Pirelli Scorpion ATR .

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    They must not drug test...

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