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Are talight covers legal?

I was thinking of buying these for my car but not sure if they are legal? Can the cars behind you see your turning signal? Anyone have any info about these from American Muscle?

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dont like them!


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i don't like em and do you want to chance your ride gettin rear ended because of these?

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They are not in California. But then again every thing is illegal out here.

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i agree would go with euro lights
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Probably depends on your state DMV regulations, The really dark ones I would say no or you might have to remove them at night. Check out Lamin-X.com for some vinyl tints , I have some on my fog lights and I like them they are a blue tint, but they have light smoked ones for the head and tail lights that would look good and could give you what your looking for possibly!

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i would only putthem if ur going MUEDERED now that would look badass..
ther are some pics from previous customers..they only look good it ur car is black

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i don't like em and do you want to chance your ride gettin rear ended because of these?
Exactly! IMO, why would you want to make yourself less visible, prone to get rear-ended, putting you and others in harm's way, just to look.......what? cooler? it's just silly, the stuff people do.

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Exactly! IMO, why would you want to make yourself less visible, prone to get rear-ended, putting you and others in harm's way, just to look.......what? cooler? it's just silly, the stuff people do.

That's why I am asking, I don't know how much the covers affect the visibility. I didn't say I ordered them , just checking out what others know about them. Why do we get aftermarket parts? yes, looking cool is part of it, wh ydo we mod at all if looking cool is not a small part? No need to be a **** about it, just say you like them or not and thats enough.
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I like the tinted tail lights better. I just gotta find out of they are legal everywhere.
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If anything, get the smoked/tinted tail lights. Don't get those tacky-looking covers.
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YES, smoked, tinted, and otherwise dark or blacked out tail lights are unlawful and for "OFF-ROAD USE ONLY".


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I'm not a fan of the covers but here's what the state has to say about it according to Tennessee Code 55-9-402.

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(b) (1) Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with two (2) red tail lamps and two (2) red stoplights on the rear of the vehicle, and one (1) tail lamp and one (1) stoplight shall be on each side, except that passenger cars manufactured or assembled prior to January 1, 1939, trucks manufactured or assembled prior to January 1, 1968, and motorcycles and motor-driven cycles shall have at least one (1) red tail lamp and one (1) red stoplight. No non-emergency vehicle shall operate or install emergency flashing light systems such as strobe, wig-wag, or other flashing lights in tail light lamp, stoplight area, or factory installed emergency flasher and backup light area; provided, however, that the foregoing prohibition shall not apply to the utilization of a continuously flashing light system. For the purposes of this part, “continuously flashing light system” means a brake light system in which the brake lamp pulses rapidly for no more than five (5) seconds when the brake is applied, and then converts to a continuous light as a normal brake lamp until the time that the brake is released.

(2) The stoplight shall be so arranged as to be actuated by the application of the service or foot brake and shall be capable of being seen and distinguished from a distance of one hundred feet (100¢) to the rear of a motor vehicle in normal daylight, but shall not project a glaring or dazzling light.


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