i wanna get a suspension/body lift on my 98 tj so i can put bigger tires on it, but i've heard that making and mods to your suspension in MA will not allow you to pass inspection? anybody know of anything?
the places around me (western mass) measure from the bottom of your door to the ground, which cant be higher then 30"s i'm at 29"s with 3" rustys lift and 33's.. if worst comes to worst just put the stock tires back on and you'll be fine
I live in Mass.
I have a TJ with 4" of lift and 33s. I just got it inspected at a random Shell station about 2 weeks ago. The guy said nothing about the lift, tires, or bumper height....passed w/ flying colors.
I live in Boston and pass MANY local cops and State Troopers during my daily travels....I've never been bothered about my lift height (knock on wood).
I live in Holliston (a small town near Framingham) and there are some huge trucks in my town that are on 38's, some Jeeps that are on 33's, and some Rovers that are on 34's. I plan on getting the FT 6 inch long arm and 35's I dont think I will have issues. And for inspections... thats why I work at a Jeep dealer.
1996 Land Rover Discovery with a bunch of stuff on super swampers
didn't mean it in a bad way but our laws suck! Lived here all my life.......just wish laws were more lenient as far as mods......Holliston? Framingham here.........you goto Worcester Hills or anywhere?
Hi, I've got the law and associated formula for lift in MA HERE
Not sure what it works out to for a wrangler, but for an XJ it works out to about 3.5" and then you're allowed to go over that by 1" and still be legal, so 4.5". Of course you can widen the wheel track with less backspacing and may squeeze out a little more that way. Also the lift amount is from the tallest suspension/wheel option available for a given model, so for the XJ you can add the lift amount to the base height of the Up Country option package to get an extra inch (that's already added in the 3.5" above).
If anyone's got more info about MA vehicle modification laws I'd love to have it. Also I'm at 3" above stock wheel size and ~4" lift and have been inspected that way twice and haven't had a hint of a problem with it. If I go any bigger I think I'll keep a set of 'inspection tires' on hand for that purpose.