That "for offroad use only" isn't an escape at all. The NHTSA determines the "primary use" of an item, and it's primary use is street, and it's not DOT legal, then they can prosecute you.Roadkill said:Just curious as to why manufacturers cannot just get around this with the standard "for offroad use only" stickers that are affixed on so many other non-street legal items?
It's a judgement call I guess... but at least racing wheels you could say their main application is always racing, even if the ricers all buy them. But HID lights are not a racing part no matter how you slice it, so it's a losing proposition trying to sell them like that. If you're under the radar of the NHTSA they probably won't bother you, but they apparently have had over 30,000 complaints about super-bright lights in 3 years, so they are going after the folks selling them.Roadkill said:Ouch.. so if a fad hits and racing steering wheels suddenly become popular, then the manufacturers are now liable? Damn that hurts! One year it's legal.. the next it's not.. :doh:
Never seen HID's on an endurance car - only very bright halogens. Why go to the weight of a ballast and all the other crap when halogens are so much lighter and cheaper?cgmaster said:HID for endurance racing.