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Old 02-04-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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lift laws in ma

Hey guys,

So my jk's stock height but has 32' nitto grapplers. Came that way when I bought it. I love the look but would live to lift it at least 2 inches, maybe put some 35's on as well. I've been searching around and came across some equation for max lift, wheelbase x track width/ 2200 or something like that. 2 door jk came to 2.6

Anyone have any other info/know for sure? Normally I'm not a stickler but I wish to get it past inspection when the time comes haha

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Old 02-05-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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Hey guys, So my jk's stock height but has 32' nitto grapplers. Came that way when I bought it. I love the look but would live to lift it at least 2 inches, maybe put some 35's on as well. I've been searching around and came across some equation for max lift, wheelbase x track width/ 2200 or something like that. 2 door jk came to 2.6 Anyone have any other info/know for sure? Normally I'm not a stickler but I wish to get it past inspection when the time comes haha Joe
I've been to several inspection stations isince I moved to MA and most of them won't even try to inspect my Jeep. However, there was one place that did measure the height of my rockers to the ground. This wonderful state has a book that specifies the maximum height from the rockers (at the door) to the ground for each vehicle model. Of course this doesn't mean every inspection station will measure.
My advice would be to keep your 32's and swap them on there each year for inspection. I think the 2" lift would be fine. Keep in mind that MA doesn't allow the tire past the fender at all, as well.
Sadly, since moving to this state, I think I've come to the realization that my jeep is going to be a trail rig only. I can't wait to move away someday.

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Old 02-09-2014, 04:43 PM   #3
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we got a bunch of guys running 35's on JK's you will be fine.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:29 PM   #4
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Hello

I know this is an old thread but I find myself possibly moving back to mass

I have a 2012 JK with about 3 1/2" of lift, I say about because I have front and rear Ace bumpers, which I love, but they are pretty heavy, so it sags a bit

I also have MTR /K's 37x12.5x17 BUT I kept my factory 285's just for inspection day...

So my problem is that between the bumpers, winch and flat fenders my Jeep is going to stand out especially with the flats and the smaller tires, any tips?

Does anyone know the magic number for a 2 door JK?

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Old 10-27-2014, 12:29 AM   #6
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well shoot, Im moving to Beverly mass in a few weeks and my rubicon is screwed ive got a 4.5" lift, 1" BL and 33's with stock rubicon flares.... hopefully I can find an inspector that will pass me. I know and have seen, while visiting, wranglers much larger and way out of spec.
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man glad I don't have to have my Jeep inspected up here...
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:26 PM   #8
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I have a TJ 4.5 suspension 1.25 body. Running 35"s Passed no questions asked. I did ask if i get 37"s would he pass me. He said yes
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CASH TALKS 90% of the jeeps i see are not to standards.Just behave with what you got and hopefully you don't meet up with a DICK
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Where would you even get that installed in this state? I've heard great things about Elias but their schedule is a non-starter for a lot of people (myself included).
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I have a TJ 4.5 suspension 1.25 body. Running 35"s Passed no questions asked. I did ask if i get 37"s would he pass me. He said yes
Awesome thank you for this.
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I have a 4.5" Skyjacker suspension lift on my Rubi, 33s on w.75" backspaces wheels, stock Rubicon flares, and my XJ is pretty similar. Lots of modded Jeeps much bigger than mine in Western Mass and nobody at any inspection station ever questions it.

If you've been to Monson's summer Go Topless Day events, you'd see hundreds of jacked Jeeps all stickered.

I brought them here when I moved from TX a couple years ago, stock. Mavis discount tire did my lift installs.

Basically, I wouldn't worry about lift laws here unless someone wants to be a dick.
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Just got my 2014 JKU last month with 3.5" lift on 35's. Wasn't even a question at inspection. I'm in
Winchendon, MA. Hit me up if you need a location for inspection.
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Awesome!^^^^^^

I'm in beverly now but I couldn't fit my jeep on the tow dolly and wasn't able to drive it. So, now I'm having trouble finding a reasonable shipping company that the jeep will fit on. Most say it's to tall and needs to go on the top of the transport trucks. So, now I play the waiting game haha
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Awesome!^^^^^^ I'm in beverly now but I couldn't fit my jeep on the tow dolly and wasn't able to drive it. So, now I'm having trouble finding a reasonable shipping company that the jeep will fit on. Most say it's to tall and needs to go on the top of the transport trucks. So, now I play the waiting game haha
You get your jeep here yet?
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Shipped it last weekend and should be arriving tomorrow before noon ^^^^^
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Shipped it last weekend and should be arriving tomorrow before noon ^^^^^
Damn, that was a wait and a half!
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Damn, that was a wait and a half!
Yeah between $7k in moving cross country, it cost another $1.6k to get it here and I was up in the air in selling it and also not staying in MA.
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Talking Lift size????

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and been reading many threads and trying to figure out which is best. I am from the Berkshire area in Massachusetts. I have a Jeep Wrangler JK 4 door. I just bought 35s for it and I want to get a big lift... however I know there are certain laws and want to make sure I do not have issues later. I would really like to get a 3.5 lift for it...is this possible or am I going to have issues? My husband says we can always throw the stock tires back on to be inspected if needed. I really don't want a puny lift...bigger the better :happy yes: What do you all think, can I get away with a 3.5 lift or bc of the lift laws do I need to go with a 2.5?

Thanks for any feedback.
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Hi everyone,

I'm new here and been reading many threads and trying to figure out which is best. I am from the Berkshire area in Massachusetts. I have a Jeep Wrangler JK 4 door. I just bought 35s for it and I want to get a big lift... however I know there are certain laws and want to make sure I do not have issues later. I would really like to get a 3.5 lift for it...is this possible or am I going to have issues? My husband says we can always throw the stock tires back on to be inspected if needed. I really don't want a puny lift...bigger the better :happy yes: What do you all think, can I get away with a 3.5 lift or bc of the lift laws do I need to go with a 2.5?

Thanks for any feedback.
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Read all the above comments and go to the link above for MA lift laws. All answers are provided above. Most jeeps here are not in regulations for MA law/inspections like the above person said. You should be fine, as will, but heck Im just a West Coast guy lol not familiar with the East Coast laws etc
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Have 3.5" lift on 35's. Totally fine.

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Old 08-25-2015, 06:11 PM   #22
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In ma you can lift or lower a max of two inches. Yes u can still pass inspection w a higher lift. It's a 40 dollar fine if someone does stop you for it. But u can fight that n win it . Trust me I might be in profession that give citations happy wheeling

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