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Unread 08-17-2013, 07:39 AM   #16
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I can assure you that about all they care about in Harris County is window tent that is too dark. An extra $20 will get you a long way at just about any shady inspection shop. I had them pass my truck one time with no headlights or front blinkers. You can get away with just about anything. Jacked up old trucks are plentiful in Baytown, TX. People in TX are just about as good as you can find and anyway to screw the govenment and put a little cash in their pocket is fine with them. "Welcome to Texas, if you don't like it get the F*^K out!"

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Unread 08-17-2013, 10:47 AM   #17
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Dan's pretty much right there. The laws on the books are pretty lenient, but if you need, you can get a shady shop to do a "slightly more expensive" inspection and get passed regardless.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 06:01 PM   #18
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Just a note Baytown is in Chambers County ... not sure if that would make a difference or not.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 10:40 AM   #19
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"If" you make the move, PM us .
We have an '83 CJ, a TJ and two JKs.
We, too, are from San Diego and live in Baytown! Glad to give you lots of advice.
We moved here just over 8 years ago and are ssssoooo glad we made the move.
Cost of living, cost of homes, inspections and fees are all much cheaper.
Weather is another story, but after the first Summer we were use to it.
Inspection is real easy on the CJ, no emissions due to age.
Safety is lights, horn, brakes, good tires. Never a problem.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 10:42 AM   #20
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BTW - Baytown is NOT in Chambers County. 90% of Baytown is in Harris County.
Mont Belvieu and a small portion of far East Baytown are Chammbers and their taxes are cheaper and rules are even easier.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #21
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Come up to the Amarillo area! Been a nice August with only three days over 100 with no humidity. Seen huge huge jeeps and trucks out here, my truck has no muffler and is really loud, no issues. I have seen a lot of lifted and loud jeeps and trucks, and have hardly seen a cop.
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Unread 09-11-2013, 03:21 PM   #22
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Is there anything about chopped fenders? Any rule about your tire sticking out past the fender?
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Unread 09-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #23
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Is there anything about chopped fenders? Any rule about your tire sticking out past the fender?
No laws against that. I was looking into it when thinking about going with tube fenders.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 08:20 AM   #24
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Here's a good link I found in the Oregon wheelin forum:

http://www.liftlaws.com/texas_lift_laws.htm
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Unread 09-12-2013, 05:51 PM   #25
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Looks like full hydro steering is legal
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Unread 10-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #26
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You're in for some serious culture shock . . . San Diego to Baytown.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #27
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Heh. Culture shock is what I'm after. Shouldn't be too bad, though. I'm from the sticks of Pennsylvania / Ohio. That's what I want again.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #28
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Well, if you want to be out in the sticks, you might want to look a little north of Baytown, like around Dayton.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 09:43 AM   #29
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Heh. Culture shock is what I'm after. Shouldn't be too bad, though. I'm from the sticks of Pennsylvania / Ohio. That's what I want again.
If you're used to the rock crawling around SoCal, you will be disappointed with what you find around Dallas. Corral canyon would be Mecca here. There seems to be plenty of opportunity to go mudding...but I haven't found any real crawling.

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