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An examination of your vehicle indicates that it has been raised more than 4 inches beyond its manufactured height. Under the provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:20-37.3, such a vehicle must undergo a geometric stability test.
These tests are being conducted by appointment only at specialty inspection locations. A comprehensive examination of the steering and suspension will be conducted. There is no charge for this inspection. Please call the location of your choice as soon as possible, since the test must be completed prior to the expiration date of your inspection sticker.

Conditions for the motor vehicles with elevated chassis heights are:

(1) Steering gear ratios and steering wheel left stop to right stop turns must be within 1/2 turn of the original manufacturers specifications.

(2) Headlights shall be mounted no lower than 22" nor more than 54" above the ground.

(3) Taillights shall be mounted no lower than 15" nor more than 72" above the ground.

(4) Off road lights must be covered while operating on public roads.

(5) License plates must be mounted no less than 12" nor more than 48" above the ground.

(6) Brake lines and hoses must be protected from excess heat and vibration. They must be mounted in a manner to prevent chafing, undue wear, stress, or unintentional disconnection.

(7) Vehicles originally equipped with bumpers must have them securely fastened, no less then 16" from the ground to the bottom of the bumper, and shall extend the full width of the vehicle.

(8) Maximum tire diameter allowed will be 38" or 6" over stock, whichever is less.

(9) All tires must be the same size. Maximum tire pressure as stated on tire is recommended. Front tires must be at least 60% of the tread width of the rear tires.

(10) Front fenders must extend over the full width of the tire tread. Rear tires that are not covered by the fender or other body parts must be equipped with metal protectors or flexible flaps that prevent dirt, debris and water from being thrown.

(11) Exposed fuel tanks must be encased. Side mounted tanks must have a protective bar to prevent rupture.

(12) Exposed exhaust system components and moving parts must be shielded.

(13) Ballast must be securely mounted.

(14) Releasing the steering wheel in a sharp turn shall result in an increase in turning radius.

(15) Spacers to increase track width are prohibited.

(16) Maximum lift heights for GVWR 4500 lbs and under... 7" above original vehicle height.

(17) Maximum lift heights for GVWR 4501 - 7500 lbs... 9" above original vehicle height.

(18) Maximum lift heights for GVWR 7501 - 10,000 lbs... 11" above original vehicle height.

(19) No blocks are allowed on the front suspension.

(20) All credentials are to be up to date.

(21) Please report to the Supervisorís Office at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment. Lateness will result in cancellation of the scheduled appointment. Do not wait in the inspection line. Stability tests are not given in inclement weather. Please call the station if questionable.

Please Note: Vehicles that have been previously approved prior to October 1, 1998 are exempt from lift restrictions. However, all other regulations must be complied with by February 1, 1999 except limitations on tire diameter which must be complied with by October 1, 2000.


Vehicles Certified Prior to 10/1/98


All vehicles tested and approved prior to October 1, 1998 will have until October 1, 2000 to comply with the tire diameter requirements. While all vehicles approved prior to October 1, 1998 will be exempt from the maximum lift requirements, once the vehicle is retrofitted to comply with the new tire regulations, a new stability test will be required.
Effective October 1, 2000, maximum tire diameter will be no more than six (6) inches larger than the stock tire available from the manufacturer ( for that model and model year ) or thirty-eight inch diameter, whichever is LESS.





I guess any further questions can be forwarded to a DMV or call up Trenton and harrass those A$$holes
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its depressing isnt it?
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all i know is that in MN, the bottom of your bumper cannot be more than 24" from the ground. so, if you add a lower bumper to your existing one, you can still be legal.
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I guess any further questions can be forwarded to a DMV or call up Trenton and harrass those A$$holes
hey your from jersey? are you on http://njmudtruckshome.freeforums.org/index.php yet? its a pretty good new site for jersey trucks
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its depressing isnt it?
im still thinkin about for ****s and giggle takin my ranger through there so everyone can have a good laugh
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im still thinkin about for ****s and giggle takin my ranger through there so everyone can have a good laugh
haha but what happens when it fails?
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Wow, makes a guy want to move out of NJ... even more. I really need to get my Bronco passed as a farm vehicle or historic. This might be my last 2 years of inspection I can get out of it.
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Wow, makes a guy want to move out of NJ... even more. I really need to get my Bronco passed as a farm vehicle or historic. This might be my last 2 years of inspection I can get out of it.
na you can still get regular inspection, i dont know about a tilt sticker tho, but i dont know anyone that has a tilt sticker on their truck.
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F yea its depressing.

No I'm not on there, but I guess I'm gonna start checking it out.

If you take it through the inspectation station, you gotta rig up some audio/video equipment so we can see there faces. Could be priceless.

Yea, I don't know anyone with a tilt sticker either.
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Yeah, but regular inspection wouldn't be very kind to me if you catch my drift.

And it sounds as if they send you a notice that you have to get the tilt inspection if I am reading into herm's post correctly.
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haha but what happens when it fails?
what are they gonne do, imma tow it up there LOL just to see
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Yeah, but regular inspection wouldn't be very kind to me if you catch my drift.

And it sounds as if they send you a notice that you have to get the tilt inspection if I am reading into herm's post correctly.
you will pass tilt, u only have 6" and 35's, with tires u prolly have about 8" lift total over stock if that, and in ur wieght class ur allowed 9", u only get 1/2" of height for every 1" a tire is bigger

now me, i can only lift my truck 7" and i have well over 15" of total lift LOL
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I didn't see anything that says they send you a notice.
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what are they gonne do, imma tow it up there LOL just to see
i guess nothing, they cant take your regular inspection sticker off if you have a valid one and fail the tilt test can they?
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got to love it.
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you will pass tilt, u only have 6" and 35's, with tires u prolly have about 8" lift total over stock if that, and in ur wieght class ur allowed 9", u only get 1/2" of height for every 1" a tire is bigger

now me, i can only lift my truck 7" and i have well over 15" of total lift LOL
Actually what I meant was that my truck would be slaughtered for anything other than an inspection done at a garage. I'm sure the emissions are off, there's no horn, if you want to look in the rearview mirror, you've got to hold it in your hand (it fell off), the reverse lights stopped working, so I hooked up some fog lights to a switch... the list goes on and on.

I'm also running without any sway bars and using stock rims (which doesn't gain me any extra width), I don't know how well the truck would do on a tilt test.
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Actually what I meant was that my truck would be slaughtered for anything other than an inspection done at a garage. I'm sure the emissions are off, there's no horn, if you want to look in the rearview mirror, you've got to hold it in your hand (it fell off), the reverse lights stopped working, so I hooked up some fog lights to a switch... the list goes on and on.

I'm also running without any sway bars and using stock rims (which doesn't gain me any extra width), I don't know how well the truck would do on a tilt test.
HaHaHa. Thats great.
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Actually what I meant was that my truck would be slaughtered for anything other than an inspection done at a garage. I'm sure the emissions are off, there's no horn, if you want to look in the rearview mirror, you've got to hold it in your hand (it fell off), the reverse lights stopped working, so I hooked up some fog lights to a switch... the list goes on and on.

I'm also running without any sway bars and using stock rims (which doesn't gain me any extra width), I don't know how well the truck would do on a tilt test.
ud be fine, if the other little **** got fixed, ud probably walk through tilt

and kevin, they wont take the regular inspection sticker down, they just wont give you a tilt sticker
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sucks to be you guys. Aren't you proud of who you elected? LOL

Sometimes I really like Indiana.
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even though i live in PA, i work at friendlys in Newton NJ..........according to that i cant be running my lights on my westin safari bar? Because i've passed numerous staties on rt80 and rt206 with them on and nothing has happened.
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even though i live in PA, i work at friendlys in Newton NJ..........according to that i cant be running my lights on my westin safari bar? Because i've passed numerous staties on rt80 and rt206 with them on and nothing has happened.
Since I've had my license (like 10years) all my trucks have had some sort of extra fog lights on the bumper/safari bar/grill guard and I've always driven w/them on and had no problems. The lights they are referring to are the ones mounted on a roll bar/roof rack etc. Those have to have covers on and can't be used on public roads. Like I said the only time I have ever had a problem w/not covering up my off road lights was when I went for inspection.
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even though i live in PA, i work at friendlys in Newton NJ..........according to that i cant be running my lights on my westin safari bar? Because i've passed numerous staties on rt80 and rt206 with them on and nothing has happened.
if you live in another state and your truck is registered in PA, you shouldnt need to follow the lift, tire, fender, light, tint, laws in NJ

Now if the laws are the same, which i think in PA you cannot have roof lights and in NJ they must be covered so they could ticket you for that.

at least that is how i heard it works, i have been to several different states where tint, bumpers, and lift laws are enforced, they leave me alone.
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sucks to be you guys. Aren't you proud of who you elected? LOL

Sometimes I really like Indiana.
the rules have been like that since atleast 98 before i was ever in this ****hole of a state
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i have been to several different states where tint, bumpers, and lift laws are enforced, they leave me alone.
There scared your goign to run over there cop car if they pull you over .
lol

Wow it does suck .
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