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GPV 09-06-2012 08:06 AM

Maine inspection laws
Specifically guys I am trying to find information on the width laws. I found the laws refering to bumper the height requirements. I wanted to make sure a stubby would still be legal and pass inspection.


leakytj 09-06-2012 02:34 PM

I'm no help but would like to no also

1stblack97ZJ 09-12-2012 09:23 AM

I just moved here so I'm no help, but I would like to know as well :laugh:

captainauti 11-07-2012 11:14 AM

i lived there but the small town i was in didnt care and inspected anything. i was up in the lakes region.

MainleyMud 11-21-2012 12:35 PM

Width of what? Tires? Don't matter as long as they don't stick out more than .5 an inch from the wheel well or fender flares.

There is a law on the books about not going more than 2 standard sizes above OEM, so many of my club's members have a set of "inspection tires". You'd have to run into a really anal retentive State Trooper to get stopped for tire size. If the rig is legal when inspected, they pretty much leave ya alone when driving. If you get stopped for some other reason, all bets are off.

LilViper95 11-25-2012 06:44 AM

I have run stubby bumpers on a few rigs, my current has only a winch plate

medijeep 11-25-2012 10:55 AM

lots of members of our club here in Maine run stubby bumpers. some with stingers some without. Never heard of it being a problem.

GPV 11-25-2012 01:46 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone. I am gong to try and keep it road legal for now.

yamaha225 01-19-2013 07:01 AM

I have heard of some people getting pulled over for too big of tires. It they were like 37s on a full size dodge. I see larger tires on vehicles quite often hear though so it's pretty much a crapshoot. I'm going to 31s

Katahdin 01-19-2013 07:09 AM

I've removed the plastic 'milk jugs' from my factory TJ bumpers and it passed just fine this month, this was at the "Sticker Station" in Westbrook, they go by the book in my experience.

yamaha225 01-19-2013 07:26 AM

Ya I have those off as well. I believe that you only have to have "a bumper" on the vehicle. I don't think the law specifies a width though I may be wrong

csalev3 02-04-2013 10:04 AM

As far as fire inspection goes, I have a separate set of 31s I only use for inspection. Normally I have a set of 33s that stick out almost 3" beyond the fender flares.

Just make its legal the day of inspection then change everything over after it passes.

Check engine light stays off for 40 miles if you detach the battery, good loop hole if that's what's holding you back.

yamaha225 02-04-2013 11:31 AM

I have a Honda that has had the check engine light and the airbag light on for like 3 yrs. Passes every year. It's all who you know. And the law for the bumper just says you have to have a bumper equal or better in strength to the stock one as far as I know

csalev3 02-04-2013 11:54 AM

Haha yeah, this was a family friend. I at least make an attempt fix everything either way. Had a cracked mirror and loose emergency brake cable that shouldn't have passed. Inspections are a joke.

yamaha225 02-04-2013 03:47 PM

Ya they are but they do keep some unsafe rigs off the road. The Honda is safe the CEL is the EGR and the Airbag is a sensor in the drivers seatbelt latch.

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