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Unread 03-21-2012, 02:41 AM   #1
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MD inspection

Hey folks. I have a quick question regarding the MD vehicle inspection. i have 94 YJ with a 4 inch Suspension lift. I've heard many that modded suspensions were an automatic fail but i've also heard that as long as the bumper is no higher than 28" from the ground the jeep is in the clear... So which is it? Or does it just depend on the inspector?
Also, since we're on the subject on mods, i also have a SYE/CV. Will that be a problem?
Any info on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Unread 03-21-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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Appendix A shows the items to be inspected:
http://www.mva.maryland.gov/About-MVA/INFO/58000ASE/58000-01T.htm

I have never seen the MD inspection criteria written down anywhere on the internet. From what I can tell, bumper height and suspension are separate, i.e. bumper height needs to be lower than 28 regardless of what you've done to your suspension. The suspension criteria is a little weirder. Supposedly it can't be "modified," which can be interpreted about 100 different ways. I would argue that having lifted springs is not a modification of the original design, therefore not a "modification" under the inspection code, but each inspector will likely have his own interpretation already. I don't think driveshafts matter as long as they are there and in working order.

I've never tried to get a Jeep through inspection though. Mine gets driven occasionally around town and to off-road events so I went with historic tags.

Good luck.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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Yea that's pretty much the conclusion i came to from the lil bit or research I did. Thanks for the reply.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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Just thought i'd give u an update... I found a place that inspects jeeps even with a lift as long as the bumper isnt higher than 28". So today was a good day.. big relief.. In case anyone who lives in montgomery county is ever in the same situation, try Master-Tech in gaithersburg near the airpark. They're good people. Very honest. peace.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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That's the good thing about CJs. No inspection. I think I've only ever had one 100% inspection on any of my vehicles.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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Must be nice... I thought about historical tags (No inspection) but then i realized i didnt wanna wait 6-7 years before being able to drive the YJ.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 08:45 PM   #7
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I've had my CJ for about 3 years and just now started driving it. Although I've had my historic tags since I bought it. I got my personalized tags two years ago. I took it through a frame off restoration by myself and still have a lot of work to do but it's at least driveable.
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Unread 04-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #8
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I passssssed inspection today!. woop woop.
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Unread 07-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #9
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Can anybody recommend an honest shop between Waldorf and Lexington Park that will pass a 2002 Wrangler with a 2.5" lift? I've wasted too much time arguing with a guy here in Waldorf. Even had a state trooper tell him that I was good and he still didn't pass it. Thanks
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Unread 07-16-2012, 07:34 PM   #10
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Call Four T's in California. It's right past the Sheetz at the corner of 235 and Chancellors Run.

They have excellent service and very fair.
I had my Passat inspected there.

Four T's Garage
22664 Mercedes Dr Ste 450
California, MD 20619
(301) 737-0077
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Unread 07-18-2012, 04:12 PM   #11
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Thanks fisher. I'll try them out.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #12
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I passssssed inspection today!. woop woop.
Did they pass it without track and swaybars on there. Mines wv right now with no issues. I am getting ready to bring it into MD though since I live in Frederick now. I just had issues getting the wj through because the idiot inspector could move the swaybar when he jerked on it. I tried to explain to him that it is functioning correctly and why but I ended up having to through the really thick one from my YJ on there temporily to get it through.

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Unread 08-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #13
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Did they pass it without track and swaybars on there. Mines wv right now with no issues. I am getting ready to bring it into MD though since I live in Frederick now. I just had issues getting the wj through because the idiot inspector could move the swaybar when he jerked on it. I tried to explain to him that it is functioning correctly and why but I ended up having to through the really thick one from my YJ on there temporily to get it through.

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I didnt remove my trackbars til after the inspection. I still use the swaybar. I just installed disco's so i can disco when offroad. I still have my trackbars laying around if u need them to pass.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 03:06 PM   #14
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I saved mine track and sway just for that reason. I would rather not be bothered with putting them on though. Oh well

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1995 YJ. 2 inch BDS Spring lift. 1 inch shackle lift. 1.25 inch JKS Body Lift 33x12.5x15's. Engo 10,000 pound winch.

[QUOTE=Magnum;14117863] I gave the Jeep the required offering of $$, sweat, and blood, and everything works fine now. -- Jim[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=ldso;16498409]. It started with a $200 axle, and a few thousand dollars later I was done :)[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Luuca;16122017]diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

Ask me how I know...[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Overhead;17658665]this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.[/QUOTE]
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