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G-Pur 08-16-2010 08:18 AM

State Inspections
 
Anybody know of an inspections station that will pass you with a lift and tires that stick out beyond the flares? My guy would do the lift, but he asked that I either get my stockers back on, or change out the flares for wider ones for the inspection.

My tires currently stick out about 2 1/2- 3" past the flares.

ParaCAD 08-16-2010 08:27 AM

2.5-3" to me just doesn't seem so exteme that it would be an issue...but what do i know. We have no inspections in FL..lol

G-Pur 08-16-2010 10:02 AM

I lived in Florida when we used to have inspections. There were about 1 or 2 per locations per county, and you'd end up waiting in line for over an hour. Those were good times. They were done because out air quality was starting to nose dive, and once it recovered after about 10 years of inspections, Good'Ole Jeb said "Air quality is ok! No more inspections are needed".

pakman55 08-16-2010 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by G-Pur (Post 726594)
Anybody know of an inspections station that will pass you with a lift and tires that stick out beyond the flares? My guy would do the lift, but he asked that I either get my stockers back on, or change out the flares for wider ones for the inspection.

My tires currently stick out about 2 1/2- 3" past the flares.

There is a place down the road from me that should pass it. I'll ask if he has any objections. He's in Groveland, MA.

G-Pur 08-16-2010 12:10 PM

Awesome, thanks.

pakman55 08-16-2010 07:28 PM

I called him and he said thats the one thing they are really serious about. Looks like I am getting the sticker before the new tires.

ollie526 08-17-2010 07:58 AM

I got my Jeep from someone else, but he told me that last inspection he initially failed because tires stick out maybe 3" or so (33x12.5). He got pulled over by a cop when he had his Failed sticker and the cop told him that for a 4x4 it was perfectly fine assuming it wasn't something like 1.5x the original stock tires and for him to go back and tell the inspection station that and it will pass." It has a sticker now so apparently it worked. I haven't gotten my new sticker yet since it is for January (although technically it expires on transfer of title). I was more concerned about the 5.5" long arm lift but he said they measured it and it was fine. Whether he was blowing smoke is to be seen when I finally go to take mine in.

Found this in another forum from Mass.gov
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Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, no passenger motor vehicle shall be operated on any way if such vehicle has the side wall or thread of any tire projecting outward beyond the outer portion of the fender or side body panel, unless such vehicle is equipped with four-wheel drive or is otherwise modified and intended for off-the-way use. No vehicle shall exceed a height of thirteen feet six inches, except that a special permit may be issued by the board or officer having charge of the ways for the operation of a vehicle of a height in excess of this limitation.

InfernoGirl 08-17-2010 08:37 AM

Pick up a cheapo set of stockers, throw em on for inspection.....

G-Pur 08-17-2010 12:46 PM

Ollie: Great info, thanks.

IG:I still have mine, but the tires are bald.

ollie526 08-17-2010 03:49 PM

G-Pur. Let me know how you make out. What we read online and what a guy at a station thinks isn't always the same thing. Ideally you can drive in and honestly ask the guy if its a problem before he starts and gives you the failed sticker. I know I don't have room to store a spare set so I need to hope mine pass because they clearly stick out

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1282078120

G-Pur 08-17-2010 04:04 PM

Will do. Mine stick out about the same as yours. Why don't you register yours in Rhode Island?

ollie526 08-17-2010 04:12 PM

Because I have 2 cars registered to my parents house at 800 a yr vs 1800 in RI! I'm screwed if anything actually happens, but I can't justify paying that much for RI

G-Pur 08-17-2010 08:22 PM

gotcha. Good call with that one.

ollie526 08-17-2010 09:13 PM

Here's a side question. Is the third brake light above the spare required? Mine would never fit the stock placement but i have it if i need to jerry rig it for the inspection. Let me know how it goes-and if you ever wanna take it wheeling

G-Pur 08-18-2010 09:00 AM

As far as I know, if your vehicle came with a third brake light, it has to be there. I ditched the stock one when I went with the 33" spare tire.
I use these: Online lug nut lite by delta
http://www.4wd.com/aux_incl/images.a...01-6580-50.jpg
I'm not gonna lie. They're kinda awesome. I love these things.

ParaCAD 08-18-2010 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by ollie526 (Post 728720)
G-Pur. Let me know how you make out. What we read online and what a guy at a station thinks isn't always the same thing. Ideally you can drive in and honestly ask the guy if its a problem before he starts and gives you the failed sticker. I know I don't have room to store a spare set so I need to hope mine pass because they clearly stick out

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1282078120

duct tape and cardboard = extended flares :D:D:D


(so happy no inspections in FL...even tho my tj isn't quite to where i'd have to worry yet.lol)

ollie526 08-18-2010 09:12 AM

Lug Nut Lights
 
Very cool idea. I've never seen those. -4WD has them for $35 shipped. Is that little light enough to pass for inspections? How's the wiring for it?

As it is I have tiny LED lights for front blinkers. I'm skating on thin ice with this truck...

G-Pur 08-18-2010 11:21 AM

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The each light as three bright-as-hell LEDs in them. The wiring is super simple. If you still have the stock lighting wire, use that and cut it with just about 6" sticking out of the grommet on the door. Splice in the pigtail harness, and each separate light plugs right into the other end. Literally took 6 minutes to do, including cutting, stripping the old wires, splicing, and taping.

In this picture, you can see my jeep from about 20 yards away, and the LED's look as bright as the regular tail lights.

ollie526 08-18-2010 11:48 AM

Thanks for the followup. I have no idea if the stock wiring is back there. I'll have to give it a look tonight. If you say it takes 6 minutes I'll give myself two hours. Seems to be the trend with my Jeep projects...

Definitely picking this product up.

pakman55 08-18-2010 12:15 PM

I followed him the 45 minute ride to that trail...Those lights are completely BAD A$$

ollie526 08-18-2010 12:20 PM

They are currently in my 4wd shopping cart. Now I'm trolling for other inexpensive but cool things to add in while I'm at it...

ollie526 08-24-2010 11:48 AM

G-Pur. Have you tried to get your inspection yet? I'm curious how you made out with the tires and the led brake light. I read that the 3rd brake light must be higher than the main ones to be street legal, so I am hesitating on the purchase. Since the only reason I'd be getting it is to make it legal, I need to make sure it passes before I spend the time. (On the plug side, I found those little plugs I thought I lost so once I get the part it should be easy).

Frat36 08-24-2010 12:05 PM

G-Pur, after having two guys push me away because my tires were too wide, I found a place in Dorchester MA. Dorchester Tire Service, Inc. Boston, MA (617) 436-0900 The guy passed me and I later asked if the tires were a problem. He responded "what do you mean?" I mentioned that they were too wide and stuck out too far from the flares. He said he never heard of such a rule. If you still haven't received the sticker, you might want to check this guy out if he isn't too far.

ParaCAD 08-24-2010 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Frat36 (Post 739744)
G-Pur, after having two guys push me away because my tires were too wide, I found a place in Dorchester MA. Dorchester Tire Service, Inc. Boston, MA (617) 436-0900 The guy passed me and I later asked if the tires were a problem. He responded "what do you mean?" I mentioned that they were too wide and stuck out too far from the flares. He said he never heard of such a rule. If you still haven't received the sticker, you might want to check this guy out if he isn't too far.



haha...Well he knows the 'rule' now...:rofl:

G-Pur 08-25-2010 12:08 PM

Frat: That place looks like it's about 15 minutes away from where I work. I'll have to give that one a shot. Thanks for the heads up.

Frat36 09-03-2010 11:33 AM

G-Pur what was the out come of your inspection, were you able to get it done?

The link below is the State of Massachusetts inspection guidelines. Page 11, Section 12(b) does not trully state that the fenders have to fully cover the full wheels/tires. It only states that "vehicle shall be equipped with flaps or suitable guards to reduce such spray or splash to the rear and sides." There is no true indication of how much it must reduce it.

http://www.mass.gov/rmv/inspect/540cmr400.pdf

G-Pur 09-03-2010 03:49 PM

My inspection is up in September, so I haven't done it yet. I'll take it into that place next week when I'm back at work.

Raithe79 09-03-2010 04:08 PM

Does anyone know when NJ inspections stop? Or whatever is going on with that?

Raithe79 09-03-2010 04:12 PM

Nevermind, I realized im in Massachusetts forum. Sorry fellas

ollie526 09-15-2010 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by G-Pur (Post 757194)
My inspection is up in September, so I haven't done it yet. I'll take it into that place next week when I'm back at work.

So the big question. Did the lug nug lites and tires pass?

I finally got a working test of the lug lights last weekend (the plugs inside the tub weren't connected at 1st). After doing the test fit I'll be wiring it all up this weekend so thanks again for the tip.


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