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Old 23 Dec 2003, 04:04 pm
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Default An older article about APC ...

I personally haven't had any dealings with APC products, but I know from reading the posts in here that most either hate them or love their products.

Don't know if it's been posted (this is from June), but I thought I'd pass it along...

http://consumeraffairs.com/news03/lights.html


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theve since changed their lights to be legal.
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Thanks for the link.
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I've heard for years that thier products were A Peice of Crap so now i know for sure thanks for the info![8)]
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Finally the Feds went after the company, instead of all the consumers getting tickets for illegal lights. I think that everyone who got a ticket because of these lights should sue APC for the cost of the ticket and the "pain and suffering" it caused.
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Finally the Feds went after the company, instead of all the consumers getting tickets for illegal lights. I think that everyone who got a ticket because of these lights should sue APC for the cost of the ticket and the "pain and suffering" it caused.
The company should offer to pay for any and all expenses incurred as a result of their illegal lights.
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...and the "pain and suffering" it caused.
You must be from California.
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...and the "pain and suffering" it caused.
You must be from California.
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The company should offer to pay for any and all expenses incurred as a result of their illegal lights.
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Why is it called "American Products Company" when they are made in Taiwan? I do not have a problem with that (1/3 of my portfolio is in China), just a noted idiosyncracy.

I think the answer to that is that an American product usually has solid quality. The APC lights are of trinket-quality. But...they look soooo much better on the Rolocoaster! So take yer pick.

Always look for DOT numbers when installing aftermarket lights, particularly those of you who have state inspections. Or keep the factory lenses handy for inspection stations (I have an extra set available, plug, plug). NOTE: this is for educational purposes only--I will not be held liable for any misuse by you Californians.

I just wish my APC Gen2's wouldn't fog.

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Old 26 Dec 2003, 07:27 pm
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The problem with APC lights is that they have "DOT" numbers molded into the lens, but were never actually approved by DOT for street use. As much as APC charges for their products, one would think they could have used better heat resistant plastic and reflector/chrome finishes, not to mention better sealants to keep the water out and make the part full size, not "slightly smaller". Everybody complains about APC quality. If you have to keep getting or buying replacements, then drop the prices and have a better warranty returns dept.
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