Possibly moving to Seagoville/Dallas area...where's the best spots at

Discussion in 'Texas Area' started by rammertide07, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. rammertide07

    rammertide07 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    Rogersvilles, AL
    I'm possibly moving to Seagoville TX later this year for work....or possibly Beaumont. How strict are they with the inspections over there? I got my truck inspected, well not really. They just slapped the sticker on there...I'm in Louisiana right now. Is there any shops anybody knows around there that isn't hard core on the inspections? Also, what shops do yall recommend for repairs? I'd like to get my truck dynoed as well, never been able to do that. Thanks for the advice.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2010
  2. police stroker

    police stroker Full Access Member

    Messages:
    615
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Whats wrong with the truck where it wont pass in texas? I might know of a guy but just depends on the issues?
     
  3. rammertide07

    rammertide07 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    Rogersvilles, AL
    Emissions would be the only thing I'm worried about with the straight exhuast and ccv mod. What all do they check for? I think here, they are "suppose" to check emissions, all the lights, horn, and windshield wipers.

    My wife also has a Ford Taurus that the horn doesnt work...I want to get it fixed but it might take me a little while.Think I'm gonna have to replace the steering wheel but I'm gonna take it apart and check it out.

    Thanks
     
  4. rammertide07

    rammertide07 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    Rogersvilles, AL
    I know if I do go to seagoville, I'm going to take a short trip up to see Tony and have him reburn my chip.
     
  5. bears4x4

    bears4x4 grease monkey

    Messages:
    709
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Location:
    katy texas
    There's a few places in houston you can dyno ur truck at, strictness on inspections vary, some places seem to make up their own rules on what is and not required for our diesels. One thing I could never get a strait answer was on tinted window on a crew cab, what's the darkest tint allowed on each window???? And how low can a eyebrow be on a windshield???
     
  6. JRJ04

    JRJ04 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,737
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Darkest tint you can have on the front 2 windows is 30% tint...which ends up equating to 20% visibility on the meter they use. 20% is the max legal visibility you can have on the front windows. On the rear ones...you can paint them black if you so choose.

    Eyebrow on a windshield cant go below the little line thats on all of them. Usually around 6-8 inches...
     
  7. rammertide07

    rammertide07 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    Rogersvilles, AL
    Thanks bears4x4. Thats what I need, a mechanic that makes his own rules;tu...

    Here's an official link on the window tinting thing Texas Department of Public Safety - Frequently Asked Questions
     
  8. bears4x4

    bears4x4 grease monkey

    Messages:
    709
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Location:
    katy texas
    Performance shop or out of big city places best bet, if you go and they have a idiot kid, tell em " it came with a Muffler only" from the dealer and your from out of state anyways, they have no clue, that's what I have done, as long as the tail pipe exits past cab 6" your fine
     
  9. police stroker

    police stroker Full Access Member

    Messages:
    615
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    A diesel in texas should only need a saftey inspection brakes lights horn and that stuff no sniffer or anything major.
     
  10. rammertide07

    rammertide07 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    Rogersvilles, AL
    Thanks for the inspection advice....I was thinking Texas was going to be hard core with enfocing some of that stuff.

    Do ya'll have any particular shops ya'll like to go to when getting your truck worked on/serviced?
     

Share This Page