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Old 03-20-2002, 07:06 PM
Fimum Fit
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Incredible details need to be covered for certification

There are so many fine points from which it is clear that a lot of our US "safety standards" are really just hidden trade barriers to raise the price of imported cars, and not just the well-known headlight absurdities. There is a legend that one Ferrari grey market importer was fined $10,000 for not changing the turn signal flasher in cars he was certifying as legally converted; it seems that the USA "experts" think that a turn signal must flash 60-80 times per minute to be safe, whereas Europeans want 90-120 flashes per minute.
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