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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Laws while traveling

Hey all, I just got the 8" Fabtech lift on with 37" tires.Looks good, rides nice. Anyways coming across rt76 in Ohio, I get pulled over. issed: OSP wants to check my bumper height. :smoke: He says i'm right at legal but, trooper also says i'll probably get checked all the time. :LAME: What if I go on vacation, do I need to know everyone's lift law or is it the state the truck is registered in rule's that apply? Also am i really gonna be held up like this a lot here in Ohio? :shrug: Help me out fellas or point me in the right direction at least !!!!
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You're only under the laws of the state it's registered in.

One good thing...if you're legal you know you won't get any tickets during all those stops...
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You're only under the laws of the state it's registered in.
Not so, says the Michigan State Patrol when they got me for my 5% tint on all windows, and the 9" drop in the front.
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That's right,governed by the laws of the state you're driving in.Not only your state of registration.All states have laws regarding bumper height,headlight height,tires wider than fenders,and they all vary.Some states also have a lift from stock height limit.Some are working on making any lift illegal.Very confusing and maybe very expensive.

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I guess I better not have any drinks with lunch, you just never know do you? I would hate to take a trip to NC over Turkey day, and get a ticket in each state I pass through, you know what I mean? Price of lift+tires,wheels,fuel,trip+tickets, I may have to sell the truck!
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Y'all are gonna have to prove that to me.
If I do something thats legal in Texas.....there's no way I can get a ticket if it's illegal somewhere else.....it don't work like that.

They can't make you change your vehicle just to drive through their state......can't do it.
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Here's a link to one site, w/ excerpt..
http://jpmagazine.com/tipstricks/154_0503_jail/

"What you need to remember, however, is that what’s legal for your Jeep in one state may be totally illegal in the state next door. Sure, it may be registered in California, but if you’re traveling through Oregon on a road trip, your Jeep can indeed be in violation of that state’s laws and ticketed. "
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Also am i really gonna be held up like this a lot here in Ohio?
YES. The troopers in OHIO are pitiful, DOT are worse. I run RT 71 5 to 6 times a year the last 17 years. Worse than that I lived there for my first 30 years.

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I once built the illegal mobile. Tinted windshield with limo on the windows. no rear bumper and the frame sits on the ground from the air suspension. And the stereo. Oh god the stereo. If the DOT ever got me they would have just taken the truck.
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I never thought of things like this before lifting. I may be stuck driving here in Ohio. Anyone else any thoughts or experiences?
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