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Old 05-06-2016, 01:28 AM   #21
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a rotund NYC cop showed up and tried to give me a hard time, but I weirded him out by going "No, thank you" every time he said "License, insurance, and registration". He finally told me to take off
No f*cking way.
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:02 AM   #22
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I still can't believe I never had an issue in three years of no front tag on the RX-8, even spending two years all stickered up, little borla muffler and most of it with a yellow front bumper that basically screamed, "Hey, Johnny Law, lookie here! No front tag! Whatchagonnado?"
I'm pretty sure the instant I drive into Virginia I'm going to get pulled over for it.
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Old 05-06-2016, 08:18 AM   #23
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Once was outside LA, because it had an Oregon temp tag on it (it was on my first trip), and apparently there (is/was) no interstate lookup for temp tags.
If that was the claim, the cop was lying to you.

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I'm pretty sure the instant I drive into Virginia I'm going to get pulled over for it.
It would be funny it it wasn't true.
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:00 AM   #24
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If that was the claim, the cop was lying to you.


Cops can lie legally, I never knew that until recently.
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:48 PM   #25
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I must have been lucky. I crossed Virginia twice when I swapped my 997.2 for the 987.2S. While I was not flying flying, definitely some porsche speeds and 25 over were attained. I had no idea about the reckless/prison scare stories at the time. What do I know about Virginia?
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:06 PM   #26
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If that was the claim, the cop was lying to you.
This was nearly 10 years ago, and the Oregon DMV office pulled out what looked like a very worn phone book, flipped to a page, and hand-wrote numbers on a blank temp tag with a marker. And then threw it out because they copied the number wrong. They then made a second one and then crossed something out in their phone book. Before they started, they asked me if I was an Oregon resident or would be taking it out-of-state. They asked for (and got) a brief look at my driver's license and the temp insurance card matching the Atom's VIN to make sure they were valid.

These days, with laser-printed temp tags, I can believe things are more organized.
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:18 PM   #27
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This was nearly 10 years ago, and the Oregon DMV office pulled out what looked like a very worn phone book, flipped to a page, and hand-wrote numbers on a blank temp tag with a marker. And then threw it out because they copied the number wrong. They then made a second one and then crossed something out in their phone book. Before they started, they asked me if I was an Oregon resident or would be taking it out-of-state. They asked for (and got) a brief look at my driver's license and the temp insurance card matching the Atom's VIN to make sure they were valid.

These days, with laser-printed temp tags, I can believe things are more organized.
I had a vehicle based discussion with California law enforcement in 1989 while driving a car with temporary MD tags.

As you said, the cop may have just wanted to check out the car.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:32 AM   #28
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I can move the silver wheel crests. My car's wheels are gray/dark gray, price dropped to $80.

I'm keeping the spare for now.
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FWIW, I have a set of black floor mats and clear side marker lights available if anyone wants them -- both are OEM should fit any 987 or 997.

The black mats were what I used (my car had a special order interior with matching tan mats that I was scared of ruining -- but I put the originals back in when I sold…)
Just quoting my earlier post -- if anyone wants these, let me know...
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I'll take them. Let me know what you want for them.
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