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I found the offical lift law for Massachusetts!

Discussion in 'New England Region' started by Chevy305, May 2, 2007.

  1. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, adobe-helvetica, Arial Narrow]Massachusetts[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, adobe-helvetica, Arial Narrow]Get out your calculator: The maximum allowable mechanical lift (as well as what's acceptable in terms of bigger rubber) can be determined by this formula:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, adobe-helvetica, Arial Narrow]Maximum Lift = [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, adobe-helvetica, Arial Narrow]Wheelbase x Wheel Track[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, adobe-helvetica, Arial Narrow] 2200[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, adobe-helvetica, Arial Narrow]For example, if you did that formula and came up with 2 inches, then a 2-inch lift and a 2-inch increase in tire size is allowable, equaling a total lift of 4 inches over stock.[/FONT] ​
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  2. DirtyJim

    DirtyJim 1/2 ton status

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    most inspection places measure to the bottom of your door. 27" is the max height for a blazer / half ton.
     
  3. jpdrake

    jpdrake 1/2 ton status

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    where do you guys in mass get your inspections stickers? and what lift and tire are you running when you go in the bay, and the next day when you get home?
     
  4. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have always gone to this Sunoco Station in Medway. About 5 mins from my house and the foriegn guys that work there usually scrutinize about the lift and such but they alway pass it. Luckly I am emissions exempt :D :bow:. I have passed inspection there 3 times before and I have to go back this month to get a new sticker.

    I have a 4" suspention lift and a 2" body lift on 35" tires.

    So according to the lift law I am illegal by 2" but the guys that do the state inspections are none the wiser.
     
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    jpdrake 1/2 ton status

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    why are you emessins exempt?
     
  6. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    The cab of his rig is a 74, so thats what it`s registered as, lucky bastage...
     
  7. chiefheaphy

    chiefheaphy 1/2 ton status

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    im screwed! Hopefully I can find some loophole or my truck will weigh over a certain amount and I can get tags as a commercial...or somethin?
     
  8. Chevy305

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    Well its actually the bed is a '74 and somehow it carried over in the title by the PO... But mostly the truck is an '85. :D :p:
     

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