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Smoked Light?

Postby SidwickTheSloth » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:36 am

Don't know much about modification laws. I'm in nsw and was wondering what the laws are with smoking my factory tail lights and indicators? Would it be legal if I just nightshaded them?
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Re: Smoked Light?

Postby bumblebee » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:00 am

Check it out for yourself at the local department of transport web site. If cant find nothing look at australia design regulations or walk into your nearest transport department
I went thru this a few weeks ago in queensland and discovered that carbon fiber bonnet are legal in qld.
I very much doubt however that smoked tail lights are legal anywhere australia wide

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Re: Smoked Light?

Postby SidwickTheSloth » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:40 am

bumblebee wrote:Check it out for yourself at the local department of transport web site. If cant find nothing look at australia design regulations or walk into your nearest transport department
I went thru this a few weeks ago in queensland and discovered that carbon fiber bonnet are legal in qld.
I very much doubt however that smoked tail lights are legal anywhere australia wide


Okay thanks will do
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Re: Smoked Light?

Postby lancerdarryl » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:18 pm

You can get defected for tinted tail lamps.Also if you happen to get rear ended insurance may be a problem.
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Re: Smoked Light?

Postby Lancer1993 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:25 pm

It really depends on how dark you go, I gave mine a light coat of nite shade and yes I admit without being side-by-side with another CJ you probably not spot the change but its enough to make a difference and the lights are still visible and legal. Locally (QLD) I have seen some that are way over done and just crying out for a defect notice. You'd be battling to see them at night.
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Re: Smoked Light?

Postby lancerdarryl » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:35 pm

They are a defect in NSW which is where Sidwick lives.
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Re: Smoked Light?

Postby bumblebee » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:52 pm

I had a gut feeling you would get pinged for dark tail lights

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Re: Smoked Light?

Postby Shaun Patterson » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:31 pm

Lancer1993 wrote:It really depends on how dark you go, I gave mine a light coat of nite shade and yes I admit without being side-by-side with another CJ you probably not spot the change but its enough to make a difference and the lights are still visible and legal. Locally (QLD) I have seen some that are way over done and just crying out for a defect notice. You'd be battling to see them at night.


adr state the no tint is to be applied therefore they are n ot legal at all and if you have a rear end impact you have no insurance

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Re: Smoked Light?

Postby bumblebee » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:10 pm

There ya go then
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Re: Smoked Light?

Postby Ronan.Butler11 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:32 pm

Question --> im thinking of tinting the outside edging of my tail lights, like on the red edging around the tail lights but not the lights themselves, if you know what i mean

would this still cause issues with the insurance and stuff?
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Re: Smoked Light?

Postby bumblebee » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:38 pm

Im willing to place bets that *any* kind of tinting on the tail lights is illigal
If i were you i would forget about making any mods to the lights what so ever on the vehicle

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Re: Smoked Light?

Postby Ronan.Butler11 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:43 pm

Good opt, was just contemplating considering the light output wouldn't be effective. i would imagine it would be the same concept as getting those chrome strips that go over the edging of tail-lights like this
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