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Old 01-10-2019, 10:58 PM
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Of course not and neither are the ROW side markers. Only what comes on the car is legal.
you are wrong.

It’s only US law that the car be manufactured with orange side for US customers. It’s completely legal to switch for clear side markers as long as the light bulb remains orange. Ask any knowledgeable cop.

It’s not legal to make turn signal lights or tail lights so opaque that you practically can’t see the safety light underneath, which is what you’re stating the OP wants to do.

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Old 01-10-2019, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Drifting View Post


you are wrong.

Itís only US law that the car be manufactured with orange side for US customers. Itís completely legal to switch for clear side markers as long as the light bulb remains orange. Ask any knowledgeable cop.

Itís not legal to make side lights or tail lights so opaque that you practically canít see the safety light underneath, which is what youíre stating the OP wants to do.
No I am not wrong. In the US, the side markers *must* be reflectorized. Red at rear and Amber at front.
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No I am not wrong. In the US, the side markers *must* be reflectorized. Red at rear and Amber at front.
Reference source? Anyone can say anything online
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I think orange is great, Iím keeping mine, LOL



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Old 01-11-2019, 02:16 AM
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I’m not sweating the legality here. Lol.

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Old 01-11-2019, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by The Pope View Post
To match the car's color?
yes, color match to body color.

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paint them what color?
GT Silver

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The car is dark (opaque) silver. Is that legal?
Not sweating the legality of such a thing. The light does still shine through the paint. I had white ones on my .1.

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See's the color of the vinyl over those markers on IG.... /shudders

Seriously though, painting a second set is good thinking .
Ďyeah, yeah, yeah... itís better than the orange in my eyes. Even with paint, Iím concerned about the match. Sorry to say they didnít do a great match with the roll bar.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by PhilT3 (PT3) View Post
I’m not sweating the legality here. Lol.


figured you weren’t. It was just the uninformed yet condescending tone of the other poster that got to me.

I was genuinely interested in your aesthetic plan, which is why I posted the question.


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Originally Posted by Drifting View Post
Reference source? Anyone can say anything online
Sure: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automo...and_reflectors


Side marker lights and reflectors

In the United States, amber front and red rear side marker lamps and retroreflectors are required. The law initially required lights or retroreflectors on vehicles manufactured after 1 January 1968. This was amended to require lights and retroreflectors on vehicles manufactured after 1 January 1970.[42] These side-facing devices make the vehicle's presence, position and direction of travel clearly visible from oblique angles.[42] The lights are wired so as to illuminate whenever the vehicles' parking and taillamps are on, including when the headlamps are being used.[10] Front amber side markers in the United States may be wired so as to flash in synchronous phase or opposite-phase with the turn signals; nevertheless, they are not required to flash at all.[43] Side markers are permitted but not required on cars and light passenger vehicles outside the United States and Canada. If installed, they are required to be brighter and visible through a larger horizontal angle than US side markers, may flash only in synchronous phase with the turn signals (but are not required to flash), and they must be amber at the front and rear, except rear side markers may be red if they are grouped, combined, or reciprocally incorporated with another rear lighting function that is required to be red.

As such, if the ROW clear markers were legal in North America, auto manufacturers wouldn't have bothered to supply the US-spec markers that come on the vehicles sold in the US. Everything else is NOT legal, whether people care or not.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Drifting View Post
It was just the uninformed yet condescending tone of the other poster that got to me.
Watch who you are calling uninformed and condescending. Peace to you fellow Rennlister...
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