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Old 08-17-2013, 10:09 AM
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KC Cover or KC Stone Guard

Long story short - I just want to know something that my neighbor said yesterday is accurate. He told me that stone guards are considered "covers" and that since you can use lights with them on it is the best of both worlds.

On the surface that does not sound right - but I thought to ask here.

Interestingly enough I did see a pair of lights (55w) that were 6 or 8" or so that had a white plastic cover that claimed you could use with the lights on. Now to me, that would be the best of both worlds. Legal AND protecting the lights while having them ready to use.

I digress, are stone guards the same as covers for legal purposes?

Thanks, I just want to be informed, especially if I can tell my Chevy Suburban-driving neighbor he is wrong, hee hee hee
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:19 PM
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My understanding is that stone guards (the grills not solid) are not considered covers because they allow light through them. However I did not find any specific mention of stone guards in the CVC section covering headlamps. I'll be nearby the CHP station at the south end of town today so if I remember to stop by and ask I'll report back
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:39 PM
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Cool ZombieKiller, yeah, it did not seem right to me. The whole idea (from the law's view) for a cover is NOT to allow light, not to protect your glass/plastic lense. Since I did not know I did not say anything to him.
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CHP office is closed on weekends now (wasn't last year) so I couldn't get a firm answer. Local PD just gave me funny looks
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:33 AM
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CHP office is closed on weekends now (wasn't last year) so I couldn't get a firm answer. Local PD just gave me funny looks
Hahahaha -Now THAT is funny. The CHP guy I spoke with was polite, professional, and seemed like he was thinking . . . "why are you calling us, just put your stupid lights on, use them w/o being an idiot, and no one will bother you." Seems like I was more concerned about following the law then he was in enforcing the law, as odd as that may sound.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:35 AM
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Hahahaha -Now THAT is funny. The CHP guy I spoke with was polite, professional, and seemed like he was thinking . . . "why are you calling us, just put your stupid lights on, use them w/o being an idiot, and no one will bother you." Seems like I was more concerned about following the law then he was in enforcing the law, as odd as that may sound.
and Bingo was his nameoh
Most LEO`s arent giving a rats a$$ unless you look like a thug or doing something stupid. It will give them a legal reason to pull you over, such as tail light out or reg, in search of the bigger prize- DUI
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:37 AM
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How many and what kind of lights did you go with?
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Hey Hanklin, just put on my first set today!!!! I am now a light JUNKIE, hahahaha. I put on the KC 5x7 55w ambers on the two outside light munts on my light bar (connected tot eh grill area. Of all places I went to the local PD station who has a HUGE white wall and I dialed them in. I got the ambers to be sighted in if you will just below the low beams. I plan on hooking them to the low beams and use the switch in the cab as a cut-off when I figure out to do that.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:36 AM
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I am so proud of myself that I did not 1. fry my electrical system, 2. that the lights actually turned on, and 3. I did not electrocute myself in the process. For me it is a good day!!!
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:15 AM
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Dude . . . LOVE that quote ~

Buford T Justice "There aint No way, No way, that you could come from my loins"

Ohhh, the great one!!!! and then he said something about "I ought to punch your mama in the mouth" or something . . .love it!
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Congrats on hook-up and thanks on Buford.
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