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Old 06-06-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Anybody else sick of seeing big huge raised trucks? I don't get why these things are even street legal, if a normal car hit one it would get trashed. Is there any effort to ban them?

Edit: Oops...that is trucks not trunks

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Old 06-07-2010, 12:07 AM
 
Location: RSM
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I've heard that it's technically illegal to modify the center of gravity on a vehicle past a certain degree, but the only time I've ever seen any logic like that applied was by cops using reasoning like that to pull over a car for the sake of having legal cause to do so.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:12 AM
 
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well, it is more dangerous in a raised truck if they are in an accident (more potential for a roll over to happen).

don't know why they aren't illegal for the street.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:17 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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What will the "Bros" drive if we ban their raised trucks? What will the Ememim wannabe 909 area code living, meth lab having, sit around and watch Rob Drydek on MTV all day "Dudes" have to drive?
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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They also raise their headlights to shine RIIIIGHT into your eyeballs so you get blinded when they get behind you. I don't know why there isn't a regulation about how far off the ground headlights should be.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:51 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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And they buy those ridiculous, J.C. Whitney blue tinted headlights in a futile, extremely low budget 909 version of metal halide HID headlamps.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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it's legal because this is america and we're supposed to have the most personal liberties of anywhere in the world. i'm not a fan of the raised truck for more reasons than I can count, but i respect the reasons why people are allowed to make these modifications to their vehicles.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I like them myself. If a normal car gets hit by anything it seems to get trashed. About the only complaint that seems legit is about the headlights. Someone may want to check but I think that headlights and bumpers have to be at a certain level. Other than that why mess with someone elses fun?
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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it's legal because this is america and we're supposed to have the most personal liberties of anywhere in the world. i'm not a fan of the raised truck for more reasons than I can count, but i respect the reasons why people are allowed to make these modifications to their vehicles.
Its a public safety hazard when some bro's bumper hits my windshield instead of my bumper.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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Its a public safety hazard when some bro's bumper hits my windshield instead of my bumper.
no one is saying you can't raise your car to make sure your bumper lines up with the raised truck's bumper. and by the same logic you are using, shouldn't big rigs, hummers, and suburbans be illegal since i drive a corolla and it would be totally crushed by any of these vehicles. to take it a step further, since most of my commuting is on a vespa, shouldn't all vehicles that could literally run me over (including my corolla) be illegal? it's a slippery slope, i'd rather have the freedom to choose than not, regardless of the outcome (ie. raised trucks).
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