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Unread 06-02-2011, 10:50 AM   #16
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don't worry about it. i have never had an issue with anything. neither have any of my friends. also i believe there are no laws about fender flares and tires stickign out. my buddys a cop and said he wouldn't even know how to write a ticket for that. i got pulled over by a state cop in my old titan that was on 35's with a 6" lift and he said nothing about the lift except that the truck looked real nice.

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Unread 06-02-2011, 04:58 PM   #17
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Don't worry about it? When you go for a sticker you will worry.If it loks high they can pull you over. They used to say if you drop a penny off the flare and it hits they can write you up. I run 33's on 8" rims with the proper offset.
I see those dummys out there with the wrong offset stickin way out well good luck to those of you.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 05:21 PM   #18
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Glad this thread is still alive. It's been really informative to me and probably a few others.

What offset do you run on the wheels on the wheels Blue to keep them under the flairs?

Based on what I can tell with a 10.5 wide tire I need to be around a 4" backspace and no greater
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Unread 06-02-2011, 05:23 PM   #19
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also Your best bet is to run a 8" rim. If you have to put washers behind the wheel stops.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 09:28 PM   #20
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again zero problems over here. don't be a dick to the cops and they will be fine with you. don't drive your rig like its a ferrari and they will leave you alone.
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Unread 06-04-2011, 05:27 PM   #21
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I had to go to three places with my 86CJ7 to get a sticker even had to put 235's on it.I've never had problem in the past. maybe it's to old put the 33's not in when I got back home.
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Unread 06-05-2011, 07:40 PM   #22
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If it's a 4x4, it's wheelbase x wheeltrack/2200
That's correct for the lift law. Although I've been to quiet a few different inspection shops with work and it was pretty much unanimous that they wouldn't reject any lift that was "within reason". My 3.5" kits and 4" kits over the past 9 years have always passed. Never received a ticket for them.

Your tires can not extend more than 3" horizontally outside your fenders. Again that's the written law, not the inspection shop practice, nor should you ever get a ticket if a fender chop leaves it slightly more exposed.
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Unread 06-08-2011, 08:58 AM   #23
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I never got pulled over. I have a 4.5" lift with 35s..

However, I've had to swap my 35s for 235s for my inspection sticker. ALOT of places that do inspections do NOT read the laws about 4wd vehicles. To be save, KEEP your old set of wheels and tires.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 01:31 PM   #24
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Thats is absolutly incorrect. Im a Mass Inspector as my shop is a reg.'d inspection station and repair facility. 2 inchec up or down on ANY vehicle regaurdless of 2 or 4 wheel truck or car. Differant laws on gvw of 10K or more
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Actually, AndrewMcD's correct. It's not hard to find.

Mass General Laws, Chapter 90, section 7P says:

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Section 7P. No person shall alter, modify or change the height of a motor vehicle with an original manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of up to and including ten thousand pounds, by elevating or lowering the chassis or body by more than two inches above or below the original manufacturer’s specified height by use of so-called “shackle lift kits” for leaf springs or by use of lift kits for coil springs, tires, or any other means or device.

The registrar shall establish rules and regulations for such changes in the height of motor vehicles beyond said two inches. No motor vehicle that has been so altered, modified or changed beyond the provisions of this section or the rules and regulations established by the registrar shall be operated on any way.
The Registrar is authorized to create regulations relating to this, and has created regulation 540 CMR 6.00. You can find it here:

http://lawlib.state.ma.us/source/mass/cmr/cmrtext/540CMR6.pdf

Basically, it says what AndrewMcD says

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Unread 06-14-2011, 02:03 PM   #25
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Wow, so glad you found the connection between those two! Both get tossed around this forum *constantly* with lots of strong opinions on both sides.

Not a bad first post, ha ha. Thank you and welcome to the forum!
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Unread 06-14-2011, 05:24 PM   #26
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But the police do not know a JK Rubicon comes with 32" tires
So a JK Rubicon will sit higher then a stock JK.

A TJ Rubicon came with 31" tires.
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Unread 06-27-2011, 05:18 AM   #27
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I run 10 inches with 36s and dont get hassled at all in mass my frends got a 89 yj with 10 and 37 boggers issues finding stickers but neva get pulled ova
thats because you live in gardner haha. im from ashburnham so same deal
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Unread 07-09-2011, 08:38 PM   #28
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I had a ***** of a time trying to get a sticker cause they all said the max limit from the bottom of your door to the ground could only be 24" WTF I with that.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #29
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My YJ, SOA and 35s, 1" BL, no mechanical issues, doesn't look like a POS, no dents, etc., hasn't had a sticker on it in a few years. It mostly goes up to Maine on a trailer to wheel, so I don't worry much about it. I don't drive it on the street much really.

Last time I tried to get a sticker, the inspection guy walks around the Jeep with a tape measure, measuring to the bottom of the TJ flare at all 4 corners and says "I don't know the limit, but I think this is too big."

????? Yeah, it's quite a state.

But really, if the law says 2" lift max or whatever, it's kinda obvious that my YJ isn't that.

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Unread 07-14-2011, 11:34 PM   #30
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Thats is absolutly incorrect. Im a Mass Inspector as my shop is a reg.'d inspection station and repair facility. 2 inchec up or down on ANY vehicle regaurdless of 2 or 4 wheel truck or car. Differant laws on gvw of 10K or more
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Hilarious an inspector doesn't even know the rules

I did a simple search and came up with the wheelbase x wheeltrack/2200 a few years ago

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