seriously...(texas trucks beware)

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by reggiecab2000, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    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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  2. 1BadSierra2011

    1BadSierra2011 New Member


    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
  3. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    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)
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    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...
  5. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator

    I think it's the shop you went to, I've never had an issue with tinted lights at the shops I use.
  6. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    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!
  7. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    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!
  8. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator

    That is pretty funny. I guess that accuracy is not required to pass the inspection.
  9. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 New Member

    I wish my truck gained cool things like that without my knowledge :lol:
  10. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    They must not drug test...
  11. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    wouldnt we all be happy!

    - - - Updated - - -

    HAHA maybe it was a long night... i showed up at 9:01 A.M. right after I just aced my STATICS exam at 8!
    they couldve been sleepy... or maybe just exactly what you said...
  12. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 New Member

    never had to take glad
  13. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    everyone thinks i mean STATISTICS when i say STATICS lol

    STATICS is completely different its mechanical engineering stuff lol but with lots of math and physics
  14. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator

    How far are you along with your engineering degree? I really disliked statics. I think that it was because of the instructor. I enjoyed dynamics, thermal dynamics and solid mechanics. I am currently in fluid dynamics. Which is an ok class.
  15. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    well I did biomedical science for 3 solid years before i switched to ME, so ill be here a few extra semesters
    i got about 3 semesters left after this one assuming i get all my classes without conflict and pass them
  16. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 New Member

    sorry about that, I feel like a complete idiot for speed reading. couple of my buddies in rotc are engineering majors and they never say anything good about the class.
  17. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Funny. I liked fluid dynamics best. Then again, my path was that of an AE not a ME, so it makes sense why it was my favourite when cast in that light. (Hello, aerodynamics!)
  18. nickgiacalone

    nickgiacalone New Member

    Reading posts like this make me so glad there is no inspection for personal vehicles here in Michigan! Commercial vehicles is another story tho :glasses:. I guess that's why our mechanic at the shop does all of our inspections...."that windshield wasn't cracked when I inspected it!":lol:

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