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As the Title suggests I ordered a Flow Master American Thunder and a Sequential tail light kit today and I'm so anxious I can't wait :D

But for the sequential tail light set I was wondering about the turn signal can you tell your braking when you use the turn signal? I really don't want to get rear ended lol
 

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Yes, and they started putting a 3rd brake light on automobiles in the US in about 1984.
 

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awesome, normally I never see the back of my car so I had no idea what the brakes look like.
 

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awesome, normally I never see the back of my car so I had no idea what the brakes look like.
After reading my question it sounds really stupid rofl.....maybe I'm just excited
 

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thanks for the vids, the ones I saw never showed the braking with the turn signal on so worth the money lol
 

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Hey I ran across this and found it interesting:

Examples of illegal tail lights
A little discussion came up as to the legality of sequentiel blinking lights... The sequentiel mod we all have, including pulsating third brake light is, in my opinion, legal... As always, check your provincial or state laws and CITY / MUNICIPAL BYLAWS in regards car modifications...

Here are some basics...

-Impersonating a police officer is a CRIMINAL offence.

-Be careful not to mistake "PIT LIGHTS" for "pulsating 3rd brake lights". A pulsating light becomes solid after X number of pulses. Pit lights, pulse continually like on F1's during a rain storm. On passenger vehicules, pit lights must be lit continuously like on high end luxury vehicules (those nasty red bumper lights).

-There is a difference between "sequentiel" and "alternating" lights. Using any kind of alternating sequence is illegal.

-Whites are for backup lights ONLY.

-Third brake lights are mandatory.

-Third brake lights that imitate law enforcement colours are illegal. SHOW PURPOSE ONLY.

-Some states and provinces require turn signals to be amber, if so, sequentiel red and amber would be considered illegal.

-Strobe lights are illegal except for specific types of vehicules (eg: tow trucks).

-Blinding brakes lights can be considered illegal.

-Tinting any lights is a ticklish subject... In my province, any type of tinting (spray, stick or clip on) is illegal.

Here are some links to youtube vids of illegal lights... Remember, even though they are way cool... you would probably end up paying a hefty fine plus having to remove them...

Highly illegal (SHOW ONLY)

http://www.clipser.com/watch_video/113596

Flashing white lights used with brake lights (illegal)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5sjFpaQsEA

Alternating brake lights and no third break light (illegal)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkmGq5ra3Xg

Imitates colours (SHOW ONLY) 3rd brake light HAVE to be red

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnwpCz2BxYI

Strobe lights (illegal, exceptions apply)

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?doc...25215521&hl=en

This one is very kool and is activated by the back-up lights, although... I would consider this illegal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqUCy...layer_embedded

This third brake light would be very useful if your use to having planes riding your ass... god, I love ricers


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajUtD3QdcKw

Criminal lights (impersonating a police officer)

No vid yet but if your flashers, backups and third brake light can flash simultaneously in any alternating pattern... That could be mistaken as a police cruiser, hence impersonating a police officer.

Source: http://www.chargerforumz.com/showthread.php?t=71949
 

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I didn't even think about the legality of the tail lights....I'm friends with a couple of officers I'll talk to them about it I still have time to refuse the order.
 

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"Sequential turn signal systems are legal in all 50 states and in Canada. I know of no state inspection that specifically states that sequential turn signals or sequential hazard flashers are illegal. Now, if used with a CLEAR rear lens, you will be out of compliance with nearly all state inspection reg's, and most state that you must have a RED rear reflector as part of the rear lens. So, that if the car is parked and no power is being delivered to the rear lights, an oncoming cars headlights must be able to see a red REFLECTION off the rear of the vehicle. All state inspection stations will have a copy of that states vehicle inspection code/rules and regulations. You will find no references to sequential taillight systems being illegal. Now a few states like Pennsylvania DO SPECIFY in their vehicle inspection code the min/max speed or rate by which the turn signals operate, like 60 FPM min, and 90 FPM max. (FPM = flashes per min)."

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http://www.sequentialtaillights.com/mustfaq.html

Found that on the web hopefully its accurate but I still am going to talk to some people and make sure. We all know how picky some cops can be
 

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when i was checking out the new mustang fords website i thought i read that they come stock with sequential tail lights so they cant be illegal. also i had heard of newer high end cars coming out with a 3rd brake light that pulses with how hard you are applying the break, but then goes solid. this might have just been something they were talking about doing i cant remember
 

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Sequentials are the best mod for those behind you! :gringreen I enjoy knowing mine are there! Congrats and have fun installing! Easy as pie :bigthumbsup
 

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when i was checking out the new mustang fords website i thought i read that they come stock with sequential tail lights so they cant be illegal. also i had heard of newer high end cars coming out with a 3rd brake light that pulses with how hard you are applying the break, but then goes solid. this might have just been something they were talking about doing i cant remember
yeah the 2010 Mustangs come stock with the sequential tail lights

2005-09 were going to come stock with them but they dropped that for some reason idk, I just can't wait for them to come in lol
 
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