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Old 10-25-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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NC Lift Laws

As I am doing a bit of light reading tonight, I happened to stumble onto North Carolina Lift Laws.

The only part I am curious about is the Spot/Aux lights section. It states you can only run 1 pair of light in addition to OEM lighting. Does anyone know how strictly this is enforced? Does it only matter if they are turned on when driving? Is anyone running more than 1 pair of lights, and have you had any legal issues with that?

Reason I'm asking is that I had planned on adding a 2nd set of KC Apollos to the bumper in addition to my windshield mounted pair.

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Old 10-25-2013, 01:30 AM   #2
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As I am doing a bit of light reading tonight, I happened to stumble onto North Carolina Lift Laws. The only part I am curious about is the Spot/Aux lights section. It states you can only run 1 pair of light in addition to OEM lighting. Does anyone know how strictly this is enforced? Does it only matter if they are turned on when driving? Is anyone running more than 1 pair of lights, and have you had any legal issues with that? Reason I'm asking is that I had planned on adding a 2nd set of KC Apollos to the bumper in addition to my windshield mounted pair. Thanks in advance.
if it is anything like Virginia, the 2nd set must be covered when on the road. He'll in virginia I am supposed to cover the one set on my bumper because they are too bright to use on road, but I do not. Btw I didn't read your law, maybe I should lol

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Old 10-25-2013, 01:32 AM   #3
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Yeah read your law pertaining to that (which btw that could be considered an interpretation of the law as it doesn't have the exact law text on it. I would read the law text, maybe it says something about lights being covered (they can't call them lights if covered as they then have no lense.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:39 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by NCGS § 20-130.
Additional permissible light on vehicle.
(a) Spot Lamps. - Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two spot lamps, except that a motorcycle shall not be equipped with more than one spot lamp, and every lighted spot lamp shall be so aimed and used upon approaching another vehicle that no part of the beam will be directed to the left of the center of the highway nor more than 100 feet ahead of the vehicle. No spot lamps shall be used on the rear of any vehicle.
Well there's my answer it seems, kinda. I still wonder how much it's enforced as this focuses more on them being ON while driving.
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I wouldn't stop you for it, but I bet someone would. Why take the chance, just cover 'em up on the road.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:59 AM   #6
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Well there's my answer it seems, kinda. I still wonder how much it's enforced as this focuses more on them being ON while driving.
that tells me you just have to cover up the other lights with covers
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:35 PM   #7
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I run my spotlights all the time with the pitiful stock JK low beams. They are mounted on my front bummer crossbar above the winch. I have them aimed equal with my low beams, no problems so far.
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I had a second set on my TJ for over five years that I never covered, and I never had any issues.
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I had factory fogs and a set of PIAA driving lights mounted on the windshield of my LJ and never had a problem. I ran the fogs all the time, only ran the PIAA's off road.
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After numerous Jeeps and other 4x4's I would say don't worry about it! I've lived in eastern NC my whole life and have never had an issue regarding my aux lights. My wrangler has 2 fogs on the bumper and 2 on the windshield. I have no side markers or fenders to speak of. I don't have a 3rd brake light and half the time don't have a side view mirror at all. Never been pulled or even questioned once. NOW, that's not to say some state trooper with an ego and something to prove won't nail me on everything at some point. But my Jeep has been the same for years and has passed inspection and been through traffic stops. Just my .02
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I would think the only particular time to worry is driving at night time with all your exterior lights on. You'll be able to see great but you'll also stand out from all the other traffic. I think finding a happy median with how much you will actually run while on the road is best. Just having them on the jeep probably wouldn't be an issue but don't quote me on that.

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