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I was considering an exhaust or LED light modification. I have heard this would be a sure way to get a ticket in VA.

The law states in summary: it will be illegal to change the exhaust to anything other than stock. If a replacement is needed, it will have to be replaced with something that resembles the stock exhaust.

The "light rules" state in summary that no more that four "on" at a time. There is something about fog lights having to go off when the high beams are on.

Anyone have any experiences with ticketing after modifications?

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The lights thing is regulated by the dept of transportation )federal).

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Also, if the lights aren't DOT/SAE certified, they're not legal for on-road use. Rigid has some new D2 fogs that are certified, and some 6" E Series "auxiliary high beams" that should be legal to run with factory high beams. Headlights + Fogs = 4. Highbeams + 2x aux high beams = 4.

Kind of my thinking - for what I'd like to do down the line.

Or, if you're *wink*wink* never going to use them on-road, buy whatchulike. Just don't get caught.

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4dailyrunner thinks the 4.0L V6 can run a set of LED fog lights without a 30% loss in horsepower.

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Thanks for the replies.

Creo needs a generator in the back of his Ford. He needs it to run the light when the engine won't run.

6 year old truck. 'Needs new generator.

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I'd do headers with a huge muffler.
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The VA law is no more than 4 white lights forward at a time. So 4 with Lows and 4 with highs is legal. Exhaust will only be a problem with a LEO that is looking to get you for something additional. I see you are in NoVA but here in SWVA everyone has an aftermarket exhaust on their truck.

You did not say what kind of LED light modifications you were thinking about doing.

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2 6" Amber behind the front valence...maybe with some fitting cuts. Rigid?!?!

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i've got soo many lights on my truck, i'm just a rolling infraction waiting to happen.


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Exhaust won't be a problem as long as you don't get something so obnoxious. Down in the free part of the state, we don't have to do emissions testing, so I don't know what those rules are and how aftermarket exhaust factors in.


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If a replacement is needed, it will have to be replaced with something that resembles the stock exhaust.
Every exhaust system I've seen resembles the stock one - several feet of pipe and a muffler of some sort
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I'd do headers with a huge muffler.
I wouldn't do that unless it a huge stock type muffler. I have lt header, two cats and a 19" Borla Pro XS muffler cat back and its still ROAR. No drones just a little hummm at high speed but the Nittro Trail Grabbler hummms louder so I don't really hear it.


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i live in NOVA. Have had two straight piped cars that i drove daily for the last three years. my last truck had two sets of rigids on it. never heard a thing about it from any LEO
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I'm from the Netherlands, which means no mods are allowed, maybe some other seat upholstery. So every mod is illegal, that makes me an illegal in my own country...

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Does that include modded John Deere tractors?

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