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My Ru is too tall!!!!

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#1 ByTheSea


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Posted 22 September 2003 - 10:30 PM

It's official. I got pulled over for a warning on the front bumper brackets and got tagged for lifting over state limits. Luckily this trooper had actually participated in my huge psycho wife/false arrest syndrome a few years back. We had a pleasant talk and he gave me a few good tips on what items will cause random trooper trouble in the future. Hmmm. Maybe I need to put a false bottom on when I build UberRu. LOL Gonna be tough claiming a tube frame is only a body lift.

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 11:08 PM

I think it's just time to move!

Here in Oregon there's pretty much no rules to lifting a rig.... other than that 52" headlight limit and sometimes you need mud flaps if you're over the 20" limit behind the tires.

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 12:54 AM

There are limits to to the bumper height (Can't be having any little Ricers getting their Honda stuck underneath that Durango on 44's now can we?) too. I think in Oregon 50" is the largest tire you can run on-road, and I forget what the height limit is as far as lift goes (Maximum vehicle height I think is 14 feet or somethign like that, I forget..)

#4 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 23 September 2003 - 01:00 AM

Dude - that totally sucks. I'm sorry.


#5 MorganM


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Posted 23 September 2003 - 08:32 AM

Sounds like its time to lower the bumpers :)

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 11:15 AM

Sounds like something to be proud of to me!:banana:

Good Job!

Sounds like you diving a true off-road capable vehicle!

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#7 ByTheSea


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Posted 24 September 2003 - 09:14 PM

Mainly my vehicle is tall and ugly. I have been running tall tires from way back and finally lifted it. The fender cuts are huge, the body panels don't match, theres missing trim etc etc. The damage from hitting the overhead at the bank(Saris roofracks BTW are stronger than Ru Roofs and my GFs Trek combined) surely doesn't help the overall appearance :) I think things will be okay when I build the next one. I'm going for stupid tall but with modest fender work. That way I can claim it's mostly tire and they won't have any way to prove otherwise. Also the new car is clean and everything matches.

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 09:24 PM

I imagine the "ByTheSea" refers to Manchester? I'd love to see your BRAT sometime- my girlfriend lives in Gloucester and I'm on Cape Ann practically every weekend :-). Might inspire me to work harder on mine Posted Image!

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 10:03 PM

Actualy Brian,
ByTheSea refers to Cape Cod and I live in Western Mass now. The ride is a 92 Wagon, D/Rd 225/70/14s on Pugs, 3" BYB and some other stuff.

#10 WagonsOnly


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Posted 24 September 2003 - 11:27 PM

Where in WMa are you? I grew up in Holyoke, and I still have relatives in So. Hadley and the Sturbridge area.


#11 ByTheSea


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Posted 25 September 2003 - 08:38 AM

Andrew, I live in Belchertown.

For any Ma residents interested in lifting the official formula for factory 4 wheel drive vehicles is (wheel trac X wheel base)/2200=max height increase. The factory height is determined by the original door bottom height on vehicles equipetd with doors with the largest tire offered as original equiptment. The lift is for all combinations of tire and lift kit/body lift These are supposed to be enforced by the inspection stations so it's a crap shoot on how tall you go. Since the issue is total height over stock I suppose one could get through inspection by running smaller than stock tires with a lift :) That said I'd have to guess that every single vehicle in this state running 33" tires is blatantly over height limits even without a lift. I'm going to say screw it and if they beef to much then the registry can have a talk with the National Parks Service, Mass Environmental Police and every other state and federal agency that has "illegal" modifications to their vehicles.

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 01:12 PM

That's gotta suck. No one has said anything about my lift, in fact the one police station where I fix their computers thinks it neat looking. The inspection stations don't like that my tires stick out of the wheel wells 1 1/2 inchs. :) I just put the 13" on when I get it inspected. *shrug*

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