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Unread 02-04-2013, 04:09 PM   #16
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Should do what Florida does. No yearly inspections, and higher penalties for unsafe vehicles. ie. accident damage, broken taillights/mirrors, missing windows.

If it stops and goes and isn't a hazard it should be allowed.

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Unread 02-05-2013, 10:35 AM   #17
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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.
If ANYONE goes by the book, it's that exact place. The only place WORSE to go is Jiffy Lube. They failed my friend because his rear wiper blade was worn. REALLY?

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Should do what Florida does. No yearly inspections, and higher penalties for unsafe vehicles. ie. accident damage, broken taillights/mirrors, missing windows.

If it stops and goes and isn't a hazard it should be allowed.
Las Vegas is like this. I lived there for 9 years. 9 years of the highest insurance rates in the nation, caused by this exact scenario. In theory, it sounds great. In reality, VERY bad idea. I was ecstatic when I moved to Maine and the insurance lady showed me that the $150 I was paying per month in Las Vegas, was my 6 month premium here...
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Unread 02-05-2013, 03:44 PM   #18
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Be careful if your jeep is loud :P Got a ticked in West Gardiner the other day for "Unnecessary acceleration noise"
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Unread 02-05-2013, 06:57 PM   #19
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Be careful if your jeep is loud :P Got a ticked in West Gardiner the other day for "Unnecessary acceleration noise"
Just let off when you go by the cops
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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #20
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Just let off when you go by the cops
was too busy trying not to get hit by a car :P
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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:32 AM   #21
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Unread 09-05-2013, 11:12 PM   #22
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Statie Or Kennebec sherriff? If it was a state trooper I'm pitting my money on Chris Rogers.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 08:38 AM   #23
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Statie Or Kennebec sherriff? If it was a state trooper I'm pitting my money on Chris Rogers.
sheriff. Officer scott taylor.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 08:46 AM   #24
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Whhhaattt..... He must've been having a bad day.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 09:05 AM   #25
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Whhhaattt..... He must've been having a bad day.
yeah was giving me a damn hard time. downright pissy.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 08:08 PM   #26
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im in portland, havnt seen or heard of anyone getting that much of a hard time, yes, lifted and modded jeeps arent as common down here, but you do see a lot of trucks and whatnot with big tires
cops in portland are pretty easy going and barely stop you at all, just dont be a dick-head about it and they wont have a reason to give you a hard time
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Unread 04-03-2014, 02:37 PM   #27
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So I slapped antique plates on my YJ should I still worry about tires and how far they stick out? I have 31s with some weird offset and they stick out about 2-3" in the rear, should I invest in flares? I don't have to worry about a sticker but just wondering about tires.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 10:46 AM   #28
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I am not sure what the rules are on an antique, but i know the general rule is that your tires can't be more than .5 inches outside your flares. And i was talking to a trooper the other day who said there is no specific tire height restriction anymore, just frame height restrictions based on the class of vehicle. I think it is something like the 25-30 inch range for something like a jeep.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 03:15 PM   #29
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That would be good if the tire restriction is gone because that was the vaguest law I've ever read
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Unread 04-30-2014, 10:52 AM   #30
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That would be good if the tire restriction is gone because that was the vaguest law I've ever read
There are/were a bunch of vague laws in the inspection regulations. They squared it away somewhat in 2012 though. I re-read the whole shebang the other day when I was researching whether I could drive without side mirrors...I can by the way, only one mirror is needed, and the windshield rearview counts!
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