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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2001, 08:23 PM
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Other than expensive GALL'S, where can i find nice police vehicle parts such as wig-wags, siren, and strobes?? I needx this equipment to complete my police showcar.

The prices offered in GALLS are quite scary and im' looking for something with reasonable prices.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2001, 09:18 PM
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2001, 09:24 PM
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hey there...my question here is, isn't it ILLIGAL to put this stuff on? mainly the storbes (siron??)..isn't it like impersonating an officer? what are the cnsecuences?
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2001, 11:38 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fabs:
hey there...my question here is, isn't it ILLIGAL to put this stuff on? mainly the storbes (siron??)..isn't it like impersonating an officer? what are the cnsecuences?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

In Quebec, it is

Search a little and you will know everything about emergency equipement, use, lights, etc

A friend of mine used to have 2 red/blue strobe light on his car, and at drumondville cop who pulled him over for the use of those light, gave him a *huge* fine and totally ripped off the lights wire and box and seized them. like he would have done if it was a radar detector violation.. fine is big, 800-1200$, at that price you can get a fresh complet tuneup of your motor [img]smile.gif[/img]

At first when I got my 9C1 I wanted it to look like and act like a cop car.. It's really just funny in the first 2 week, and soonafter the impalatis kick in
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-17-2001, 08:52 AM
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Illegal? Yes! But it all depends on how you use them. If you use them on the street expect to get stopped and ticketed. I have corner strobes on my DGGM and use them only at shows and have not been hassled. But, then again, I would suspect it differs from state to state.
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-17-2001, 10:55 PM
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Red face

I would imagine that wig-wag's, strobes, siren, etc. would be illegal in ANY STATE, not to mention the fine..... Unless of course you’re an EMT/Firefighter and have said equipment installed, but even then, there are restriction’s on the equipment you can use.(at least in Texas).

But 9c1Cruiser still hasn't answered my question about what his intent is by turning his car into a "cop car". I'm telling you man, YOU ARE GOING TO GET THE WRONG KIND OF ATTENTION. I think you really need to reconsider what your doing. Beside's drawing every cop's attention toward's you, you'll have people either slowing down in front of you making you EVEN later for work.
I'm not trying to flame you, just giving you some good advice
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-19-2001, 01:58 AM
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Forward facing red lights/flashers are the big no/no, as far as NY is concerned. Many other model cars have similar effects, but a Lexus whose lights flash in a Caprice 9C1 fashion would probably be seen as a pimp before being seen as a cop impersonator. It is also prudent to consider when to use them. If my 'name' changes to "His'n'Hers9C1s" and she's having a baby, I'll hope the cop who sees my strobes (no red facing front) and hears my sirens decides that a baby on the way is a worthy exception.

Where else can we get this kind of stuff?
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-19-2001, 02:35 PM
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Well Grlfrend's9C1, having a baby wouldn't be an exception to SOME officer's, and I think even most laid back cop's would have a problem with your action's.

I've personaly meet some officer's that have a Zero Tolerance policy. I can understand how it would be wanting to get your wife to a hospital but, If the traffic is bad enough your having to go "Hot", Not only are you putting yourself in danger, your putting your "wife" and future child in risk, not to mention the other driver's out there.

Now, this is easier said than done, but if it's an emergency, call the professional's to take care of her.
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