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A good example of DOT requirements is replacing your STT's (Stop Tail Turn) with LEDs. If you just put an LED bulb in the existing housing it's not going to be legal, because (I believe) all of those LED bulbs are for "off-road use only" and aren't DOT approved. However, if you replace the whole housing with a DOT approved LED assembly, then you're good to go. That's what I did on my truck recently.
 

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Its not like he will be driving around with them on in traffic. I wouldn't worry about the legal aspect at all. If they only come on when you would be using your brights then I don't see a problem.

Like I said, his chances of actually being stopped for them are pretty slim. But, if he lives in a place with annual safety inspections (like NY or VA), he could end up failing the inspection.

As with anything else in life, it's always best to know the rules before you do something, so you can make an informed choice about what you plan to do.

We have annual inspections here in Louisiana. You get a yearly inspection sticker on your windshield. I have never had anyone mention my 4-hi mod or my aftermarket HIDs during an inspection. They ask me every time to turn on my headlights, then the highbeams. Then each turn signal, brake lights, reverse lights, wipers, and the horn. :dunno:
 
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Its not like he will be driving around with them on in traffic. I wouldn't worry about the legal aspect at all. If they only come on when you would be using your brights then I don't see a problem.

Like I said, his chances of actually being stopped for them are pretty slim. But, if he lives in a place with annual safety inspections (like NY or VA), he could end up failing the inspection.

As with anything else in life, it's always best to know the rules before you do something, so you can make an informed choice about what you plan to do.

We have annual inspections here in Louisiana. You get a yearly inspection sticker on your windshield. I have never had anyone mention my 4-hi mod or my aftermarket HIDs during an inspection. They ask me every time to turn on my headlights, then the highbeams. Then each turn signal, brake lights, reverse lights, wipers, and the horn. :dunno:

Some inspectors check for it, some don't. :dunno:
 

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Its not like he will be driving around with them on in traffic. I wouldn't worry about the legal aspect at all. If they only come on when you would be using your brights then I don't see a problem.

Like I said, his chances of actually being stopped for them are pretty slim. But, if he lives in a place with annual safety inspections (like NY or VA), he could end up failing the inspection.

As with anything else in life, it's always best to know the rules before you do something, so you can make an informed choice about what you plan to do.

We have annual inspections here in Louisiana. You get a yearly inspection sticker on your windshield. I have never had anyone mention my 4-hi mod or my aftermarket HIDs during an inspection. They ask me every time to turn on my headlights, then the highbeams. Then each turn signal, brake lights, reverse lights, wipers, and the horn. :dunno:

Some inspectors check for it, some don't. :dunno:


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