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they are not illegal, but its how the cop sees you using them or whatnot,



all DEPENDS ON THE POLICE and the SITUATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
 

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rules for the state of viriginia are as follows


§ 46.2-1063.

Alteration of suspension system; bumper height limits; raising body above frame rail.

No person shall drive on a public highway any motor vehicle registered as a passenger motor vehicle if it has been modified by alteration of its altitude from the ground to the extent that its bumpers, measured to any point on the lower edge of the main horizontal bumper bar, exclusive of any bumper guards, are not within the range of fourteen inches to twenty-two inches above the ground. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the range of bumper heights for motor vehicles bearing street rod license plates issued pursuant to § 46.2-747 shall be nine to twenty-two inches.

No vehicle shall be modified to cause the vehicle body or chassis to come in contact with the ground, expose the fuel tank to damage from collision, or cause the wheels to come in contact with the body under normal operation. No part of the original suspension system of a motor vehicle shall be disconnected to defeat the safe operation of its suspension system. However, nothing contained in this section shall prevent the installation of heavy duty equipment, including shock absorbers and overload springs. Nothing contained in this section shall prohibit the driving on a public highway of a motor vehicle with normal wear to the suspension system if such normal wear does not adversely affect the control of the vehicle.

No person shall drive on a public highway any motor vehicle registered as a truck if it has been modified by alteration of its altitude from the ground to the extent that its bumpers, measured to any point on the lower edge of the main horizontal bumper bar, exclusive of any bumper guards, do not fall within the limits specified herein for its gross vehicle weight rating category. The front bumper height of trucks whose gross vehicle weight ratings are 4,500 pounds or less shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 28 inches, and their rear bumper height shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 28 inches. The front bumper height of trucks whose gross vehicle weight ratings are 4,501 pounds to 7,500 pounds shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 29 inches, and their rear bumper height shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 30 inches. The front bumper height of trucks whose gross vehicle weight ratings are 7,501 pounds to 15,000 pounds shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 30 inches, and their rear bumper height shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 31 inches. Bumper height limitations contained in this section shall not apply to trucks with gross vehicle weight ratings in excess of 15,000 pounds. For the purpose of this section, "truck" includes pickup and panel trucks, and "gross vehicle weight ratings" means manufacturer's gross vehicle weight ratings established for that vehicle as indicated by a number, plate, sticker, decal, or other device affixed to the vehicle by its manufacturer.

In the absence of bumpers, and in cases where bumper heights have been lowered, height measurements under the foregoing provisions of this section shall be made to the bottom of the frame rail. However, if bumper heights have been raised, height measurements under the foregoing provisions of this section shall be made to the bottom of the main horizontal bumper bar.

No vehicle shall be operated on a public highway if it has been modified by any means so as to raise its body more than three inches, in addition to any manufacturer's spacers and bushings, above the vehicle's frame rail or manufacturer's attachment points on the frame rail.

This section shall not apply to specially designed or modified motor vehicles when driven off the public highways in races and similar events. Such motor vehicles may be lawfully towed on the highways of the Commonwealth.

(1973, c. 498, § 46.1-282.1; 1978, c. 605; 1980, c. 342; 1986, c. 570; 1989, c. 727; 1991, c. 688; 1992, c. 864; 1993, c. 73.)



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Originally posted by dsgb@Jan 13 2004, 11:31 PM
PLease help me I am about to buy a cadi with hydros.I live in Virginia Beach>My Question is "are hydros illegal in Virginia?"
If you get pulled, just tell them you have a factory dealership installed option suspension :roflmao:

I live in VA and have been pulled by MANY state troopers, I always told them I had a Toyota Dealership installed racing suspension and that is why my MR2 rode bouncy. Troopers have no clue what they are really looking at and everyone of them believed me :roflmao: :roflmao:

Fuck it, it's only around a $75 ticket or so
 

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Originally posted by [email protected]+Jan 13 2004, 10:18 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE ([email protected] @ Jan 13 2004, 10:18 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--dsgb@Jan 13 2004, 11:31 PM
PLease help me I am about to buy a cadi with hydros.I live in Virginia Beach>My Question is "are hydros illegal in Virginia?"
If you get pulled, just tell them you have a factory dealership installed option suspension :roflmao:

I live in VA and have been pulled by MANY state troopers, I always told them I had a Toyota Dealership installed racing suspension and that is why my MR2 rode bouncy. Troopers have no clue what they are really looking at and everyone of them believed me :roflmao: :roflmao:

Fuck it, it's only around a $75 ticket or so[/b][/quote]
lol i told them i had air shocks or my car came standard,and plus cops arent licensed to inspect your car,most state police have the license but just dont act a fool not many people have hydros here
 

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i heard something about registering your car as a street rod because you can modify the suspension legally....make sure you have shocks and keep the moves on the down low for real....it seemed like i was always cutting it close with my towncar....i would hit some switches then right after i got it back to stock height i would see a cop
 

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Hey T Bone; where'd you find that info? Was it off the net? Do you know if wherever you got it has other states? Seems like it'd be worth looking into just in case I ever get pulled over in a custom ride.
 

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I live i newport news va right now and i also have a caddy. We all meet up on sat and hang but, we keep the switch hittin to a minimum and the cops pretty much leave us alone. Then the fucking ricers come speeding past and doing burnouts and we all have to leave.
 

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Originally posted by enough_talkin@Jan 14 2004, 09:37 AM
i heard something about registering your car as a street rod because you can modify the suspension legally....make sure you have shocks and keep the moves on the down low for real....it seemed like i was always cutting it close with my towncar....i would hit some switches then right after i got it back to stock height i would see a cop
Your car has to be a rod, meaning that it has to be of a certain year. I know that even 60s Impalas are not old enough, I think they mean cars pre-1940 and around I think. It is stupid, but they do it because the OLDER generation guys do it :angry:
 

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Originally posted by [email protected]+Jan 14 2004, 06:58 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE ([email protected] @ Jan 14 2004, 06:58 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--enough_talkin@Jan 14 2004, 09:37 AM
i heard something about registering your car as a street rod because you can modify the suspension legally....make sure you have shocks and keep the moves on the down low for real....it seemed like i was always cutting it close with my towncar....i would hit some switches then right after i got it back to stock height i would see a cop
Your car has to be a rod, meaning that it has to be of a certain year. I know that even 60s Impalas are not old enough, I think they mean cars pre-1940 and around I think. It is stupid, but they do it because the OLDER generation guys do it :angry:[/b][/quote]
register out of state....dont have to pay taxes in r.i. :cool:
i never really looked into the rod stuff though....i had already made my mind up on registering the tc outta state when i heard that so i didnt bother checking into it...and i still got va tags on my s10 cause r.i.'s limit on tint is like 70% :angry:
my shits all mixed up lol
 

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Originally posted by [email protected]+Jan 14 2004, 04:58 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE ([email protected] @ Jan 14 2004, 04:58 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--enough_talkin@Jan 14 2004, 09:37 AM
i heard something about registering your car as a street rod because you can modify the suspension legally....make sure you have shocks and keep the moves on the down low for real....it seemed like i was always cutting it close with my towncar....i would hit some switches then right after i got it back to stock height i would see a cop
Your car has to be a rod, meaning that it has to be of a certain year. I know that even 60s Impalas are not old enough, I think they mean cars pre-1940 and around I think. It is stupid, but they do it because the OLDER generation guys do it :angry:[/b][/quote]
theres ways around the law if your car is over 25 years old it is a antique..and you can do what ever the hell you want to it and no inspection's but the catch is if in the event you get pulled say im going to a car show or im going to get it fixed :biggrin: now the catch is you have to get the plates cause the state of virginia wants there money,if you dont have the plates or the car registered as a antique then you follow the rest of the laws as everyone else does...and how do i know my dad it for years everything he has owned has had antique plates,cept for his shit box toyota..there ya go!


http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.ex...00+cod+46.2-100
§ 46.2-100. Definitions.

The following words and phrases when used in this title shall, for the purpose of this title, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

"Antique motor vehicle" means every motor vehicle, as defined in this section, which was actually manufactured or designated by the manufacturer as a model manufactured in a calendar year not less than 25 years prior to January 1 of each calendar year and is owned solely as a collector's item.
 
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