I have to agree with you. This is nothing short of a racist ploy to target black men who drive vehicles that vary from the norm. Properly installed, the wheels are safe and I don't think the people who modify their suspension to install such wheels do so without considering their own safety. I also agree with you that the wheels do nothing to enhance the appeal of the car, but that is a matter of personal taste.
I also like how they always seem to find an AA officer anytime they KNOW they are going to be accused of racism.
What problem is solved by outlawing the rims? The cars don't harm people or sell drugs--just the people in them. That being the case, any car will do.
Sharon that is true, but those rims aren't cheap. I have seen them as high as $5000 for rims and tires. Now that is hard for a kid at McDonald's to pony up. Heck, even an insurance agent would have a hard time paying that for tires and rims.Also, on SUVs, like Range Rovers (saw one today with 27" rims) and 4x4 type SUVs, these rims aren't designed for the suspension of these vehicles. It can throw the center weight of the vehicle off and cause it to roll and even tip. Besides that, it defeats the purpose of the 4x4 SUV anyway as those small walled tires can't handle anything other than a smooth road. They can be appealing (not to me) but I shiver every time one of those Escliades or 4x4 SUVs passes me on the interstate doing 70 mph. Just don't want to be around when the rim or tire fails.
Emtronics, obviously I don't know much about cars, but I do know that the rims are drug-dealer related. Now I know they are, also, dangerous; therefore, a law against them seems justified.
Don't believe everything you here Sharon. Get proof first.
In Hawaii, where I lived for some years, if you changed anything on your car from original equipment, like tires and rims, you had to have it inspected and a special "rebuild" permit was issued via a sticker that went in the front left lower corner of the windshield. I think it was called a reconstruction permit. That even applied if the car was in an accident and had to be repaired, it still had to be inspected. Hawaii law enforcement considered any alterations to a car, might be dangerous to traffic. Now, I don't really consider the big rims as dangerous as most are driven on the streets and on cars. But the ones I see on SUVs like 4x4s and Jeeps and Trail Blazer's etc etc, are 1)defeating the purpose of the design of that vehicle because the rims won't hold up to any off road use, and 2) they do alter the suspension systems on these cars and make them unsafe off road and at interstate speeds.
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