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Texas Laws Thread

Discussion in 'Plains Region' started by laketex, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    What exactly are the laws for a truck in texas? I want to tube the front end of my truck and i wont have anywhere close to front tire coverage. Also, my front and rear signals just shine to the front and rear, not out to the sides. How about mirror laws? What can we get away with? Are 55watt dunebuggy lights legal?
     
  2. SWAMPRNR

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    Needs front and rear turn signals. no side signals required.
    Side marker lights if over 80 inches wide.
    1 mirror
    Was told dune buggy style lights were illegal.Must have high and low beams with working indicator light on dash.
    May be able to use 4 lights 2 on each side 1 set for low all 4 on for high.
    Could not find anything saying it has to have fenders or wheel covers.
     
  3. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    You just have to have the rear view mirror, and the headlights have to be at or below a certain height (since we don't have any bumper height laws) I wanna say it is 56" but I'm not sure.....I know BigBurb had trouble with his headlights and had to install some in the air dam, but then he had a burb with a 10" lift and 44's /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  4. txbartman

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    I believe that you also have to have the tread covered, meaning fender flares if the tires extend beyond the body. But, that is very rarely enforced. Anyone know if flaps are technically required?
     
  5. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Here is somethign to start with...

    Items of Inspection



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    05.02 Inspect Every Pickup, Panel, or Truck Under 80 Inches Wide For: (Listed in suggested order of inspection)

    * Check for evidence of Financial Responsibility

    1. Horn
    2. Windshield Wipers
    3. Mirror
    4. Steering
    5. Seat Belts
    6. Brakes (system) Parking - (beginning with 1960 models)
    7. Tires
    8. Wheel Assembly
    9. Safety Guards or Flaps (if four tires or more on rearmost axle)
    10. Exhaust System
    11. Exhaust Emission System (beginning with 1968 models)
    12. Beam Indicator (beginning with 1948 models)
    13. Tail Lamps (2); (1) if 1959 model or earlier
    14. Stop Lamps (2); (1) if 1959 model or earlier
    15. License Plate Lamp (1)
    16. Rear Red Reflectors (2)
    17. Turn Signal Lamps (beginning with 1960 models) (mea-sure if 1959 model or earlier)
    18. Head Lamps (2)
    19. Motor, Serial, or Vehicle Identification Number
    20. 1988 & newer - inspect for window tinting or coating
    21. Gas caps on vehicles 2-24 model years old.

    Overall width is determined by measuring from the widest part on one side to the widest part on the other side of the vehicle. In some vehicles this may be the dual wheels which would be considered as part of the width. Do not include an outside mirror or mirrors in determining overall width.
     
  6. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Actually, here is the link you need. My previous post came from selecting the vehicle type of a truck less than 80" wide. It lists each item, but not the criteria. Use the link above and select the items in question. It will detail EXACTLY what the criteria is, including such things as how they test and how they determine accept or reject. Pretty cool link.
     

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