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Old 10-21-2006
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My Ranger almost didn't pass inspection...

Due to the fact of 3 reason's.

1.) My tires stick out too far.
2.) My bumper is on the limit of how high it can be.
3.) My bumper mounted lights arn't wired into my low beams?


The guy that did the inspection let me off easy. But this brings up a question. He said the bumpers have to be between 16-30 in. from the ground. My rear bumper is right on 30". So if I put my body lift on, I won't pass inspection? How retarded is that? Anyone here that also lives in PA...how did your truck do in inspection? This is kinda a bummer for me.
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dude that bites but atleast you still passed, and dude your truck is lookin sweet!
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the guy that inspected my truck told me to never bring it back to him again...

lol

it failed at like 5 places, til i got to one that i guess was nice enough to pass me.

but i'm not commenting on why i don't pass.
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you can just take off the bumper lift brackets when you get it inspected
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That is stupid in Texas you can do almost anything! If you get high enough where they wont pass it it would look stupid anyways!
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ewww. That blows. You have a stock height vehicle besides the tire changeI don't understand how that wouldn't pass. Would a hitch count as a rear bumper?
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Some states are rediculous.

Texas can be as well if they go by the book, I grew up there, lived there from 1978 until 1995. I beilieve 36 inches is the max there for bumper height, but I think we are measured from the headlight down at 40 inches max. Been a while since I lived there.


Either way, it's always something from someone for doing what you enjoy man, just have to be sure you are willing to pay to play because someone will ALWAYS inspect it, if you have the cash of course.
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texas rules r strict by the books dude to emmisions and stuff. the way i passed is i had a mechanic that was liscenced or knew someone that was licensed to inspect and passed with only looking at the basics lol. my truck had no cat(gutted)
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Old 10-22-2006
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**** that man, take it to another shop. all the ones up my way dont check bumper height...and for good reason LOL.

but next time, if u need to...get a set of cheap wheels/tires and put them on before inspection. that way they wont stick out and ur bumper height will be ok...and they cant do a dam thing about u putting the mudders on after its inspected ;-)...
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in mass they complained to me that my front tires stuck past my fenderflairs and was not going to inspect and my exhaust did not pass the DB level and i thought it was quiet. all the big trucks must not pass to??

ya get a set of stockers and cheep rims for when u go to get it inspected.
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I have a helpful inspection station. I MUST pass the general safety and emission standards, but things like my exhaust configuration (dumped under the bed) and that my tires stick out they are willing to overlook.
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get stock small baby tires for inspection...
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In Missouri they have talked about doing away with inspections. Doubt it will happen
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so wait how lifted is wertzys truck? and if i was to one day lift my truck would i possibly have issues at inspection because of the height?
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Easy, get a set of small cheapie rims and tires for inspections / long distance travel.
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We'll see what happens. I'll look for some cheap 235's and put em on there.
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ewww. That blows. You have a stock height vehicle besides the tire changeI don't understand how that wouldn't pass. Would a hitch count as a rear bumper?
Rear hitch's don't count. I got stopped for not having a bumper and tryed to convince the cop that the hitch would stop whatever was trying to go through my rear. He was like "I don't care, here's your ticket". lol

Pa is so ghey. I'm glad I have many of friends of work at/run inspection stations =]
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john i am suprised also i beleave that is the state its illigal to have roof lights. thats why those Jeep liberty's with the top bar arnt alowed to be sold there...
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john i am suprised also i beleave that is the state its illigal to have roof lights. thats why those Jeep liberty's with the top bar arnt alowed to be sold there...
A friend of the family just bought one, he lives a mile up the road from me and it came with light covers. They're not illegal but is is illegal to drive around with them uncovered. Doesn't matter if they're off, they're illegal if uncovered.
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A friend of the family just bought one, he lives a mile up the road from me and it came with light covers. They're not illegal but is is illegal to drive around with them uncovered. Doesn't matter if they're off, they're illegal if uncovered.
Its the same here in MI, they CAN give you a ticket if they want for having no covers on off road lights.
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hell i didnt pass for inspection bc of my 12'' eyebrow on the windshield and my truck is dropped to low.... legal limit is like 5'' from ground and im right at 3 7/8 ''. so yea this is a bummer also!!!!
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haha what's inspection?
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hahahahah did u really just ask that question???
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Yea, he did. FL doesn't have inspections.

Mine didn't pass inspection on Monday morning. I came home thursday night and replaced the upper ball joints, put some power steering fluid in it, and took it to get inspected Friday morning. The guy didn't even remember inspecting it Monday and totally missed that I have no front license plate.
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Due to the fact of 3 reason's.

1.) My tires stick out too far.
2.) My bumper is on the limit of how high it can be.
3.) My bumper mounted lights arn't wired into my low beams?


The guy that did the inspection let me off easy. But this brings up a question. He said the bumpers have to be between 16-30 in. from the ground. My rear bumper is right on 30". So if I put my body lift on, I won't pass inspection? How retarded is that? Anyone here that also lives in PA...how did your truck do in inspection? This is kinda a bummer for me.
I just had the same problem a couple months ago. If any of you remember. The reason i changed rims.
Suggestions for reasons.
1) Tires: I'd get flares or get an 8" rim. The tires in PA can only stick out 2.5" outside the fenderwell.
2) Your bumper is not. My truck is body lifted, Torsions cranked all the way and i'm running 34" tires and i'm at the bottom of legal limit for my size truck. You measure to the bottom part of your chrome bumper.


Stone: That is a gamble here that some people take but a lot of inspection places will ask if you are running bigger tires and such. The thing is if you get pulled over and the officer sees that you have passed inspection stickers and decides to do an all around check himself and finds something wrong it can go back on the inspection station. I know this because i tried that also and was told nope.

Edit: Just a FYI. It's a $600 fine for your tires sticking out of your fenderwells. (Told by a state cop)
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