I'll be inspecting mine a month early before I put on my lift and tires just in case
Last year tires could come out an inch, now it's no poke.
Not sure you're correct here:
MGL Chapter 19 Section 90
“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”
and unless you want to get in an expensive and drawn out legal battle, this is all that matters, the shop's interpretation of the rules.I have seen the book that the inspection stations are given and the four wheel drive exemption phrase is absent. This means whoever created the guidelines for inspection stations deliberately removed that phrase.
no law enforcement will give you a hard time over a 2.5" lift as long as your sticker is goodI saved my oem tires and rims and I only went 2.5" lift. So tossing tires back on and adding some sand bags into the the rear seat are should put me in the no bubbles no troubles area for my inspection. Hopefully police local or state dont become to much of a hassle. Mines only 2" lift and 2" tires over stock thats sounds like its legal by the law but we all know that does not mean they will interpret it the same way. That can change from officer to officer and from town to town.