Fordmods Logo

LEGAL NEONS? 

 

Page 2 of 4 [ 52 posts ] Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

 
Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 6:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 37

Posts: 948

Joined: 3rd Mar 2006

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: BA XR6 Ute

Location: Brisbane - Perth
QLD, Australia

Hell if the Kid enjoys fiddlin about with cars and its not doin any harm let it be, Just think if he can out do most of you on an engine at 14, he'll make you all look like fools by the time hes got his own ride........

I say let him be, Tip, if you enjoy cars that much, why not buy an old X series that need some TLC and use it as a project to hone your skills

 

_________________

nascentes morimur

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 6:58 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 797

Joined: 21st Jun 2005

Ride: BA Fairmont

Location: Wodonga
VIC, Australia

Gregg_13 wrote:
Hell if the Kid enjoys fiddlin about with cars and its not doin any harm let it be, Just think if he can out do most of you on an engine at 14, he'll make you all look like fools by the time hes got his own ride........

I say let him be, Tip, if you enjoy cars that much, why not buy an old X series that need some TLC and use it as a project to hone your skills


Thats a very valid point, but why waste time on something that doesn't need to done to the extent he is doing. Just seems logical to me.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 7:03 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 37

Posts: 948

Joined: 3rd Mar 2006

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: BA XR6 Ute

Location: Brisbane - Perth
QLD, Australia

As long as its time and not money he wasting and it aint doin damage, Yeah its a little like an OCD thing, I mean if he was droppin the oil everyday then it would be another story, but then again, I know guys who polish their car every day, ordianry drivers dont take that much notice.

I guarantee it......... :lol:

 

_________________

nascentes morimur

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 7:57 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 49

Joined: 7th May 2006

Ride: AUII XR6

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

If you mean unwanted attention when people get attracted to ford's section of a car show like Autosalon or something like that then sure, ill take it. Last year over at the central coast we drove through the entrance and we stopped at the lights. This was when i first didnt know anything about the laws against neons, I mounted it on the front bumper with electrical tape. A group of teenagers my age crossed and stared at the glow and one of them shouted neon! I enjoyed that unwanted attention. Also in this cruise up to the central coast we went up with family who have a holiday house. The needed to identify our car so that the did not lose us. The neon worked well for identification. This is why I want to find alegal place to mount so that we can be identifed from a distance. Not for the purpose of showing off. And to you who mock my usage of time,iIf you took 15-20 mins a day and had a love for your car you'd be happy as heaven :D . I dont really want to do up an old X-series but thanks for the tip. When I get a part time job I'll save up for a bomb of a 66 mustang. My first car will be the XR6 so I wanted it to be like new when I start driving it. my dad appreciates the work and pays me every week to do it. With the money I spend it on minor mods which wont affect the performance so I can drive it. Its not on the P-Plate ban list so I want to keep it that way for now. If you live in Sydney youd know it rained today and so I spent more of my time shammoing the car down so that it doesnt get dirt circles which are formed by water that has collected dust. Obviously I know my s**t..... Insulting me is not going to stop me boyz...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 11:28 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 6047

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Ride: Ford Ef Futura

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Settle pettle
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 3:26 am 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 11739

Joined: 17th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

chunkz wrote:
NiNoPace wrote:
Chunkz I dunnno about you but my family takes pride by its stuff so I'd like to see this car look good. Fords do look good with neons for eg. [7OAST] AU falcon.


fords look best
nice rims,
nice height
nice paint job
and a nice kit (and well sleepers look good too)

neons... = look crap + unwanted attention

each to their own i guess


do down lights shining on the wheels or white fluorescent tubes under ur car count as neons?

imagine being in a parking lot and u turn on white fluoro tubes under ur car on and it makes that crackling noise as it turns on. downlights would be something new for show :P

would also light the parking lot for convenience

btw NiNoPace i think they are illegal in most states to have them on while driving or in public places. but yeah put them on as a show car......u want attention when its at a show =D

phong =P~

 

_________________

phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 11:12 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 1251

Joined: 22nd Mar 2006

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: BF XR6 Ute

Location: Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula
VIC, Australia

chunkz wrote:
NiNoPace wrote:
Chunkz I dunnno about you but my family takes pride by its stuff so I'd like to see this car look good. Fords do look good with neons for eg. [7OAST] AU falcon.


fords look best
nice rims,
nice height
nice paint job
and a nice kit (and well sleepers look good too)

neons... = look crap + unwanted attention

each to their own i guess



I dont even reckon you need nice rims mate. Im still running my standard EL fairmont 15's! i just like the real sleeper look i guess. But as you said each to his own and i really do beleive in that. If someone like big shiney wheels then i will respect them for that. But with my 15's i dont get half as much attention from police than what my mates do with polishes wheels lol
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:04 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 300

Joined: 5th Apr 2005

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: EF II Fairmont Ghia

Location: Bowral
NSW, Australia

hehehe want attention stick a big sticker down the side of your car... Get harrassed every day from the cops fot it :D

 

_________________

Current Rides:
VX SS Commodore

EF II Fairmont Ghia, stock as a rock.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:07 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 53

Posts: 527

Joined: 14th Mar 2005

Gallery: 14 images

Ride: ebxr8

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

kraddy wrote:
chunkz wrote:
NiNoPace wrote:
Chunkz I dunnno about you but my family takes pride by its stuff so I'd like to see this car look good. Fords do look good with neons for eg. [7OAST] AU falcon.


fords look best
nice rims,
nice height
nice paint job
and a nice kit (and well sleepers look good too)

neons... = look crap + unwanted attention

each to their own i guess



I dont even reckon you need nice rims mate. Im still running my standard EL fairmont 15's! i just like the real sleeper look i guess. But as you said each to his own and i really do beleive in that. If someone like big shiney wheels then i will respect them for that. But with my 15's i dont get half as much attention from police than what my mates do with polishes wheels lol



to many big shiny wheels getting around with cars on them!

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:51 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4946

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Trik'd up EFII XR6

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

chunkz wrote:
its illegal by 'ford' laws


watever dung puncher....those sorta comment is wat restricts fords from looking there best....and sorry u drive wat again ....

 

_________________

For Sale: 25 Farad Rockford Fosgate Competition Series Carbon Cap, more to come - pm me if interested

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4946

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Trik'd up EFII XR6

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Gregg_13 wrote:
In WA undercar neons are legal, so long as the tubes themselves are not visible, however this is only a fairly recent law change and not all officers are up to date, so if you get pulled be sure to get him to look it up......... Neons arent for ricers, stickers, ironing board spoilers and cannons are for ricers.

Seen plenty of Falcs with Neons, choose the right colour to highlight your car and they look sweet.


Spot on mate as well as what data_mine says.

For now I dont think the eastern states have adopted the same guidline...QLD tho I think may have.

The main point with having external body lighting fitted is that the tubes themselves arent visible due to the distraction factor...and that they arent displayed in public areas where such distraction could cause a major accident.

Also the colouring of lights cannot be that of emergency colours and so espescially if you have neons setup (not the way I like) to flash on/off with the sub notes....blue and red undercar neon combo is not a bright way to go hooked up with ya car audio lol...and yes I know someone who got done with a $2500 fine for this thinkin he was funny :P

Neons can look really good on any car and really show a car off....Ive got a car kit inside and outside....so does other quite showy cars like 7OAST and not to mention PYROAY. 2 very sweet rides....

 

_________________

For Sale: 25 Farad Rockford Fosgate Competition Series Carbon Cap, more to come - pm me if interested

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: pics
Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:26 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 213

Joined: 17th Nov 2005

Gallery: 14 images

Ride: EL XR6

Location: Waikerie
SA, Australia

[/quote]Neons can look really good on any car and really show a car off....Ive got a car kit inside and outside....so does other quite showy cars like 7OAST and not to mention PYROAY. 2 very sweet rides....[/quote]

Were can I find pictures of those two rides

 

_________________

1996 EL XR8, Dynamic White, 18inch Simmons Wheels, Lowered all round with pedders shocks and springs, Clear tail lights and clear side repeaters

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: pics
Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:22 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4946

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Trik'd up EFII XR6

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

suttoo wrote:
Neons can look really good on any car and really show a car off....Ive got a car kit inside and outside....so does other quite showy cars like 7OAST and not to mention PYROAY. 2 very sweet rides....[/quote]

Were can I find pictures of those two rides[/quote]

Just do a search on the forum mate by author for pyroay you will find plenty of pics.

 

_________________

For Sale: 25 Farad Rockford Fosgate Competition Series Carbon Cap, more to come - pm me if interested

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:56 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 658

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: Falcon

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Neons will only look good, if the rest of the car is up to scratch. But even then, most people wont like it.

So make sure you wire them up to a switch, and you can remove them.

Cheers

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:11 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4946

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Trik'd up EFII XR6

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

LG wrote:
Neons will only look good, if the rest of the car is up to scratch. But even then, most people wont like it.

So make sure you wire them up to a switch, and you can remove them.

Cheers


Thats it, run via an on/off/on toggle through your interior light circuit..that way u can have always on, completly off and door open mode.

Another mod really that just comes down to your own preference...really if u like it, its your hard earned pennies so just do it

 

_________________

For Sale: 25 Farad Rockford Fosgate Competition Series Carbon Cap, more to come - pm me if interested

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 2 of 4  [ 52 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:24 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names