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Old 12-23-2012, 03:54 PM   #51
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I've been pulled over for tint, not more than two days after I had gotten them redone to comply with GA laws. The guy was respectful and gave me a lecture about tint and visibility then sent me on my way. Although he was. Courteous, it was obvious the 2 foot wing on my trunk got me profiled. Every other car that passed me as I was talking to the officer was running way less than 20% tint. The only drivers who have hassled me aren't even the stereotypical Honda brosephs, more the younger guys driving around in Porsche Panameras tailgating the **** out of me.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:56 PM   #52
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to the untrained eye, our cars are just grocery getting economy boxes. so yes, there are a lot of a-holes out there that will tailgate and just be overall douchy.

the best is merging on the highway. zoooom!
Not if you got the giant wing on the back! Lol
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:58 PM   #53
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FOP license plates + not driving dumb = problems with nobody.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #54
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You must be a winner.
I don't like to brag but yea
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:38 PM   #55
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FOP license plates + not driving dumb = problems with nobody.
fraternal order of police?

i have veterans plates, a good number of our state troopers and local LEO's are veterans or in the Reserve's... no issues with LE whatsoever.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:35 PM   #56
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Tailgaters make me laugh. Want to tailgate me while there is an open lane and it's the fast lane? Time to use the windshield sprayers so that all the crap on my windshield flies off mine and on to yours. After a minute or two of that they normally get tired of it, or I just slow down. This works well for cops. You're not doing anything illegal and it'll usually annoy them enough to make them speed past.

In the past, assuming it was bad enough, I would have blipped the brakes a few times as a warning. Then I would've slowed by leaving off the throttle. Finally I would've laid on the windshield wipers and watched for them to look away from the road to their wipers before I down shifted. It sounds extreme, but if I can see the driver behind me well enough that I can tell when he/she is looking at their wiper lever, they're way too close.

As for other traffic looking to race, eh, it's whatever. I usually smile and wave deuces. I haven't had an issue where they didn't get the hint or speed off (probably thinking I accepted their challenge).

Cops have never been an issue. I was pulled over probably 12-14 times in my 2005. It had tint and RPF1's. On all but one they had me on reckless driving and tint if they wanted to. Every time I just told the truth and they let me off with a warning. "Sir, it's snowing out. I waited until now (usually midnight to 0300) to come out and play. I came out here because I didn't expect to see anyone and there's nothing to damage but the car." Worked every time that they actually tried to pursue me. Once they wouldn't have caught me, but I turned around to help push them out of the snow. The one time that wouldn't have been reckless driving was expired tags due to deployment. Got a warning there too.

When I'm not actively driving like a retard the cops have never done anything more then tailgate. Even then, the wipers take care of it.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:49 PM   #57
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more like with random haters... no eye-popping mods just RA mudflaps, side window deflectors, and snow tires on... not real happy with this

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Old 12-23-2012, 10:02 PM   #58
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more like with random haters... no eye-popping mods just RA mudflaps, side window deflectors, and snow tires on... not real happy with this
No eye-popping mods....*slow clap
Sucks though
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:11 PM   #59
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I drive a Legacy GT. I get no attention until I get on it a bit. (stg 2 with exhaust and tint)
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:41 PM   #60
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in my RS...not at all, i only get glared at by tough guys in their civics/integras/etc.

however, riding with my dad in his Z...its impossible not to go somewhere without someone trying to race him. hes never gotten pulled over for speeding in it, but hes been pulled over for cops just to say something to him about his car haha.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:39 PM   #61
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Whoa... Gotta couple of police HTTRS in this thread. Before you state, "They (police) did this or that for no reason" please be sure to know that they did x or y without reason. Unless you have a scanner, or followed them to the stereotypical Dunkin Donuts after they committed the act, you should not assume that their actions were without merit. I understand that there are some bad apples in the profession, profiling and harassing people who have the hobby (obsession) of modifying their cars. However, you should keep in mind that most police are there because they want to help. The same cop who does CPR on an 8 month-old baby, or risk his/ her life in rescuing a trapped occupant in a motor vehicle collision turned-car fire, is the same cop that may stop you for speeding. And as stated in an earlier post, that cop just may have risked their life on foreign soil to give you the right to hate on a public forum. Keep that in mind when you post negative commentary about the police. That is all, Iím off my soap box. For the record, I have never been stopped by law enforcement when in my rex, but have had a few run-ins with the Honda crowd demanding a race.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:46 PM   #62
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And as stated in an earlier post, that cop just may have risked their life on foreign soil to give you the right to hate on a public forum.
If America didn't fight in wars, there would be no internet.. interesting
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:00 AM   #63
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Find me a thread like this in Cuba or North Korea and I will retract my statement. They have the interwebz, last I checked.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:02 AM   #64
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And I am speaking of the United States of America. "America" is not a country... ;-)
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:08 AM   #65
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Dress up your car and try to get attention then you will. Dress down your car and drive like an adult (i do have trouble with this), then you will get very little attention. I don't get bothered by anyone but my car has a rep in the area.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:13 AM   #66
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Murcia is a country, bitch!
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:14 AM   #67
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I just get in my car and drive places. Nothing eventful happens. No drama at all. Is something supposed to happen?
Next time I see you in the valley I'll make sure to rev at you

EDIT : Also...I think cops recognize that when you have a new/performance vehicle you aren't going to always obey the speed limit. I think cops are more worried about if your car can really handle the way you are driving. Of course I live in NH and most the cops around here are pretty nice. I know that more than half the time I pass a cop on the road their radar isn't even on, and I've passed speed traps doing 15+ over on my motorcycle and they didn't even make a motion to me to pull over even though they clearly had 6 or 7 other cars pulled over
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:33 AM   #68
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Lol, Wiki only reveals cities and/ or regions. No countries, sorry.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:38 AM   #69
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Next time I see you in the valley I'll make sure to rev at you

EDIT : Also...I think cops recognize that when you have a new/performance vehicle you aren't going to always obey the speed limit. I think cops are more worried about if your car can really handle the way you are driving. Of course I live in NH and most the cops around here are pretty nice. I know that more than half the time I pass a cop on the road their radar isn't even on, and I've passed speed traps doing 15+ over on my motorcycle and they didn't even make a motion to me to pull over even though they clearly had 6 or 7 other cars pulled over
Because running on a bike is easy as hell and is actually a big problem in NH

Never been stopped in my Subaru, sure it's a 2.5i but it was lowered, on wide wheels, mudflaps, etc... In my Santa Fe (yellow OEM foglights, slightly larger tires/5mm spacer/stock wheels) I was pulled over every month for some stupid ****. Only got 1 speeding 3 years ago. Police in my hometown aren't that great though. They don't handle domestic issues well. But, they're praised for the amount of income they bring in and how easy it is to make 6 figures at the department because the amount of over time, details, educational programs, etc....
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:53 AM   #70
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Because running on a bike is easy as hell and is actually a big problem in NH
I understand that it's easy to outrun a cop on most bikes. However I had saddlebags and a hi-vis helmet on at the time...and I definitely would not have ran.

Oh well, I'm just glad I've never been pulled over, I wasn't even meaning to go that fast, it just so happened that I saw them, looked down and was like "oh, I'm going like 52 in a 35...whoops!"
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:59 AM   #71
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other drivers. i often get the engine revs from 16 year olds in their mustangs. i just lol. dont get attention from police cause i dont mess around on public roads
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:22 AM   #72
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When i first got my car a few months back, my GF and folks thought i was done for with the cops, because it attracts too much attention. I get alot of cops that play golf at my work, and i asked them what they thought about it, attention grabber, etc..? They all said, "nope, i wouldnt give it a second look"
This was from the side, its an 09 wrb wrx, so yea i know what they look like from the side. Then they saw the front..they're like hmmm, you're probably ok, as long as you dont drive like an ass. The previous owner was a cop who sold it at 12k miles, so maybe he had problems lol.
I try to stay on the good side with my hometown police. My towns full of rice, and atleast my car stands out in a way that they'll hopefully remember me for not driving like an asshat.
State Police sticker on the side window i hope will help me one day.
Im still in my very new period of having the car (6months), so i cant say i dont speed once in a while. But when i do, i make sure i dont see any other cars in the area, and i try to keep it in the right time and place for it.

As far as other drivers, well thats another one, esp since i just put my DP and CBE on last week. ALOT of teens driving cars that sound like a swarm of bees is chasing them will rev the hell outta me, i just laugh and play with the radio and not even look over at them.
Always seem to run into alot of newer Cobra Stangs on the highway, but most of them have been cool. I'll look over and give a head nod, and they'll wave back and we'll be on our way.
The biggest headache i've seen around are huge lifted Turbo Diesels. They'll tailgate the most outta what i've seen so far, not to mention they're the flyby kings.

I like the window washer fluid idea. Normally if people tailgate, i just slow down to a miserable speed. Unfortunately i dont think the fluid idea will work on lifted trucks.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:26 AM   #73
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Seems like the drive thru is the place to do this. Guys gotta blip their throttle 6 ****ing times to creep forward 10 feet cuz they're all koo and ****
haha
i had this happen no less than 2 hours ago at McDonalds. A '96ish eclipse that probably hit his throttle a dozen times to move from the window to the exit.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:32 AM   #74
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When i first got my car a few months back, my GF and folks thought i was done for with the cops, because it attracts too much attention. I get alot of cops that play golf at my work, and i asked them what they thought about it, attention grabber, etc..? They all said, "nope, i wouldnt give it a second look"
This was from the side, its an 09 wrb wrx, so yea i know what they look like from the side. Then they saw the front..they're like hmmm, you're probably ok, as long as you dont drive like an ass. The previous owner was a cop who sold it at 12k miles, so maybe he had problems lol.
I try to stay on the good side with my hometown police. My towns full of rice, and atleast my car stands out in a way that they'll hopefully remember me for not driving like an asshat.
State Police sticker on the side window i hope will help me one day.
Im still in my very new period of having the car (6months), so i cant say i dont speed once in a while. But when i do, i make sure i dont see any other cars in the area, and i try to keep it in the right time and place for it.

As far as other drivers, well thats another one, esp since i just put my DP and CBE on last week. ALOT of teens driving cars that sound like a swarm of bees is chasing them will rev the hell outta me, i just laugh and play with the radio and not even look over at them.
Always seem to run into alot of newer Cobra Stangs on the highway, but most of them have been cool. I'll look over and give a head nod, and they'll wave back and we'll be on our way.
The biggest headache i've seen around are huge lifted Turbo Diesels. They'll tailgate the most outta what i've seen so far, not to mention they're the flyby kings.

I like the window washer fluid idea. Normally if people tailgate, i just slow down to a miserable speed. Unfortunately i dont think the fluid idea will work on lifted trucks.
Relocate the nozzle to the trunk/roof or if you have a hatch it's easy to point it straight out or up
I've been pulled over for this once. It was about 1:30am no traffic in sight going 80mph on the highway I see a car approaching really fast so left off the throttle to the speed limit. Sure enough it's a cop probably going 100+ and then gets up on my ass. After a few miles I slow from 65 to 55 and he gets even closer like I barely can see his headlights in the mirror. So I just hold down the washer for a minute and sure enough I get stopped. The cops SCREAMING!!! "you think your ****ing funny, stupid punk... Blah blah..." finally he says just get the **** out of here. I could not stop laughing the rest of the way home, didn't help that I had 3 friends in the car on the couple hundred mile drive home
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:08 AM   #75
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fraternal order of police?

i have veterans plates, a good number of our state troopers and local LEO's are veterans or in the Reserve's... no issues with LE whatsoever.
When I lived in MA vet plates were the way to go.

But now in VA/DC, just about EVERYONE is either in, or was, so it was time to "upgrade" so to speak.

......or be considered downgrading the first time some punk ass keys my car, or MS13 shoots at me at an intersection.
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