Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150 SVT Ford F150 Lightning, Roush, Saleen and other performance F150's

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 06:29 PM
MaLLoF150's Avatar
MaLLoF150 MaLLoF150 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Augusta
Posts: 42
MaLLoF150 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Unhappy Is it bad being a college student with an 04 L

i just want to know because i get harassed just about everyday around town well just columbia county which is in evans, Georgia..i just have to get this off of my chest but is it something that black people cant own a L?? i mean im 19 years old black male and i bought the truck myself..i got a ticket saying i was racing like not even a month i had the truck..cops said it sounded like i was racing!! i go to court on march 6 again..but anyways i just recently had to take the tint off of my truck on the side windows because i would get pulled over just about everyday..but its funny because it was other trucks next to me with darker tint and they didnt get pulled over..oh and another thing is i had my windows down in the first place..yeah i just dont get it man..sorry for rambling on but i just had to get this off of my chest some..it hurts me because i havent seen all of life yet and if its like this for me its gonna be HELL..excuse me for that...another funny thing is that a columbia county cop owned my vehicle before me and he had the illegal tint and whatnot and he didnt get harassed and yeah he was white..so its really funny to me because everybody i talk to say i should file a complaint but its not going to do any good i think..it was was the samething in my other ford truck..im scared to put rims on my truck now because they already think im a dope dealer..but my mom and dad say as long as you know your not doing anything wrong thens its nothing to worry about..but thanks for taking the time to read if you did
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 06:36 PM
rockstate45 rockstate45 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,051
rockstate45 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Sorry to hear about that man! I agree with your parents. If you're not doing anything wrong, and it sounds like you're not, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

The racial profiling continues on to ageism as well. I'm 19 and own a new Tundra and my buddy has a black V6 Mustang with dark tints, almost as dark as the paint. He got pulled over in his neighborhood and got a speeding ticket.

Later that day, his dad, in a white Porsche with even darker tints drove through the same area and didn't get pulled over.

I guess I should rephrase - it's also about the car you're driving. An '04 L will draw a lot of attention. I know I look at them every time I see them. Unfortunately cops see something that stands out and will profile, be it if they think a teen is driving a car (like my friend and his mustang) or by race. Unfortunately that's the way it is. I bet had his dad been driving the 'stang he woulda gotten out of the ticket. Likewise, a cop doesn't expect a 19 yr old kid to drive a '93 Porsch.

-rockstate
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 06:37 PM
rockstate45 rockstate45 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,051
rockstate45 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Oh yeah, sick L! I like it.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 06:58 PM
MaLLoF150's Avatar
MaLLoF150 MaLLoF150 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Augusta
Posts: 42
MaLLoF150 is starting off with a positive reputation.
thanks man i appreciate it..but you know you're always gonna have a butthole cop and dont get me wrong because there are a lot of cool cops but it just really depend on the mood they are in..also my truck is what everybody says around town is that it is LOUD..but yeah its sad that we still have the racism but people arent going to change..people are gonna be people lol
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 07:22 PM
lablue96 lablue96 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Thornton CO
Posts: 169
lablue96 is starting off with a positive reputation.
nothing wrong with having a 04 L you just have good taste, some people don't get it. funny story i'm hispanic (read Mexican) and me and my buddy (also hispanic) were driving last summer in his 99 f-150 with the windows half way down and he also got a ticket because of the tinted windows, my friend being the smart *** he is asked the cop if it was the windows or him that was to dark, the officer didn't like that at all so he made sure to give him a ticket not just a warning... i think it was $80 don't remember real good. any way sorry it hapened to you too. good luck in court
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 07:24 PM
rockstate45 rockstate45 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,051
rockstate45 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaLLoF150
thanks man i appreciate it..but you know you're always gonna have a butthole cop and dont get me wrong because there are a lot of cool cops but it just really depend on the mood they are in..also my truck is what everybody says around town is that it is LOUD..but yeah its sad that we still have the racism but people arent going to change..people are gonna be people lol
Man, I agree. Cops from my home town are such d*cks. People get pulled over for doing like 5 over and they do the sneakiest tactics to get the people. Thank goodness for my V1. However, I did get pulled over once back home for something stupid and I guess I handled it well and got away without anything but a verbal warning. I needed a new change of underware though.

Down here at school I got pulled over for doing a fat burnout and since it was late at night and I wasn't drinking (or smoking - my eyes get really red at night) he let me off with a stern verbal warning.

Nothin wrong with a loud truck

What exhaust you got on there? Runnin Borla myself on my Tundra.

-rockstate
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 07:42 PM
Twinsdad98 Twinsdad98 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 680
Twinsdad98 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hey, I'm sorry you have to deal with that. If the judge asks you about the exhaust or your tint, just tell him it was that way from the cop you bought it from. Use his name because I'm sure the judge will know him and maybe give you a break. It does suck that we still have profiling. Even in the Detroit area, I have friends that get pulled over for no reason in the suburbs just because of their color.

Your parents are right, people with integrity expect to be believed and when they're not, time will prove them right!!
__________________
2004 Black Lariat F150 Supercrew 4x4
Roush Suspension Kit, Mark LT bed rails, Truxedo Low Profile tonneau cover, Euro Tail lights, chrome handles, Edge, Volant CAI
Summer Wheels : NS Racing Black/Chrome, 20X8.5, Cooper Tires, 305/50R20s.

Project: 1950 F1
Previous:
89 Probe GT; 86 Bronco II (ex gave it away )
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 07:43 PM
Flip4ford's Avatar
Flip4ford Flip4ford is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Newton America :-P
Posts: 8,424
Flip4ford is a splendid one to beholdFlip4ford is a splendid one to beholdFlip4ford is a splendid one to beholdFlip4ford is a splendid one to beholdFlip4ford is a splendid one to beholdFlip4ford is a splendid one to beholdFlip4ford is a splendid one to behold
Sorry to hear about your luck, when I was a teen I got pulled over all the time... loud pipes on the car... sounded like I was doing 80 at 30mph... then it just kinda stopped... no loud pipes, no tickets... I turned 30 and cops just don't seem to care.
__________________
Flip4ford - Chad W.
Get blown away like Dorothy in the Kansas Chapter


Official FTE Kansas Chapter Phyciatrist
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2008, 11:35 AM
FTE Ken's Avatar
FTE Ken FTE Ken is offline
Founder ... Stay Tuned
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: Enjoying the real world.
Posts: 23,170
FTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputation
Its not you. Your truck is a cop magnet. I went 10+ years without ever being pulled over. Since I got the Roush F150 - 4 times in 18 months.

Don't give them even a slight reason and they'll leave you alone -- its worked for me.

1. Legal tint.
2. Legal pipes.
3. Legal speed.

Being young doesn't help. That's more of an issue than being black, IMHO. I've had more than one cop let me go, telling me its not me (40 years old) they are worried about, its the young kids who see it and do it themselves, but don't know where to draw the line. Cops target the young more because statistically the young are more likely to kill or get killed in a vehicle.

Age helps a lot. I got a warning for 120 in a 70, on radar.
__________________
www.z28.com Who'd have thunk?

Last edited by FTE Ken; 03-05-2008 at 11:38 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2008, 12:41 PM
Silver Streak Silver Streak is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 3,235
Silver Streak is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I find it pretty hard to believe that it's just the truck, especially when you say the same thing happened in your last truck. I have two trucks that I drive, both are in my sig. Both have longtube headers and exhaust and are about equally as loud. I've never had a cop even look at me in the L and I get pulled over regularly in the other truck.
__________________
1990 F-150XLT Lariat Stillon the original engine with no squeaks or rattles at over 300k miles
4.9/M5OD/3.08
16.89@77.09
145 rwhp, 272 rwtq

2001 Lightning #127
13.18@104, no chip, no pulley, no nitrous

Confuscious say "Man who have no use for jackstand have promising career as jackstand".
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2008, 01:40 PM
MaLLoF150's Avatar
MaLLoF150 MaLLoF150 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Augusta
Posts: 42
MaLLoF150 is starting off with a positive reputation.
i appreciate all of the feedback folks..but i have flowmaster exhaust for the guy that wanted to know..but yeah..the reason im going to court is because they said i was racing just incase you didnt know..i'm not going because of the tint or the exhaust..this event happenned december 28, 2007 lol..looooooooooooong friday night..i didn't give it much gas..but i think i might take the flows off or something because its crazy to get in trouble for stupid stuff..also that night i got arrested..cops said because of my age they had to arrest me..so my mom and dad came up there and i had a bond of $1100..and tomorrow i have court at 10 am..i'm going to have to pay out atleast $800 to the judge..also i believe i will lose my liscense tomorrow also because the night i was locked up the cop said they will be taken away..but they will have to give me a permit of some sort to drive to work and school hopefully..if they dont then im just screwed for a good while..messing up my life..but i know i'm innocent but all i can say is that i was not racing..any ideas to say because my mind is just like blank right now..i'm scared lol
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2008, 02:44 PM
FTE Ken's Avatar
FTE Ken FTE Ken is offline
Founder ... Stay Tuned
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: Enjoying the real world.
Posts: 23,170
FTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputation
My advice is you should consult an attorney. Its well worth it. I've personally found that its better get an attorney and let him worry, than not have one and drive myself sick with worry.
__________________
www.z28.com Who'd have thunk?
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2008, 08:55 PM
MaLLoF150's Avatar
MaLLoF150 MaLLoF150 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Augusta
Posts: 42
MaLLoF150 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a attorney..but i'm still worried lol..i have 12 hours before i step foot in that courtroom ahhh man
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2008, 12:39 PM
MaLLoF150's Avatar
MaLLoF150 MaLLoF150 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Augusta
Posts: 42
MaLLoF150 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Smile UPDATE on the court issue

i went to court this morning and i get to keep my liscense..but the catch is that the judge said if i get one traffic offense ticket in one year the effect for the racing will take effect and i will lose my liscense for a year..but i have learned my leason with this truck..i think the biggest thing that caught the judge eye was that i am a full time student and i am a full time worker..also i have nothing on my record anyways for speeding or whatnot for the past years..but thank God for keep blessing my hard headed behind lol
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2008, 12:49 PM
FTE Ken's Avatar
FTE Ken FTE Ken is offline
Founder ... Stay Tuned
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: Enjoying the real world.
Posts: 23,170
FTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputation
Good to hear! Get yourself a hidden radar detector now, and if you're gonna play do it away from the city! At least you got a reasonable judge, I think most of them (judges) are good intentioned people, its the rotten apples we hear about most!

You might do better over here in Atlanta. I got pulled over once by a black Dekalb county cop (I'm white). He was coming on to the expressway just as I zipped past the ramp at 90. Pulled me over and ended up having a great talk about if my truck was faster than a Lightning and then he let me go with a verbal warning. Cops out here, white and black, tend to be pretty nice guys (though I'm sure there are some rotten ones).

Every time I've gotten pulled over I was 100% polite, very respectful, and I admitted right off the bat that I was being stupid (I don't say "yeah, I was doing 90", but "yes sir, I was being stupid."). I think they appreciate it over what so many people give them....
__________________
www.z28.com Who'd have thunk?
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2008, 12:49 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150

Tags
average, bad, college, studetn

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup