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Old October 27th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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Maine lift laws

Anybody know how strict they are when it comes to antique vehicles? What about tire width and fenders?
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Old October 27th, 2010, 05:25 PM
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http://www.liftlaws.com/maine_lift_laws.htm


Other states:

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f30/50-...ft-laws-56363/
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Old October 27th, 2010, 05:26 PM
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I thought you had already dealt with all of that on your rig?

edit: too slow

looking at that reference it looks like you can't do your 35s

2 inch max difference isn't much...
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Old October 27th, 2010, 05:29 PM
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No its not for my rig just curious. the 90 is still in LA. i read the lift laws but its not clear about antiques since they dont have to be inspected I was wondering if its different.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 07:15 PM
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How old are you talking about? I do know that if your rig was 30 years( Series trucks), you can have a custom vehicle registration, which pretty much throws out lift height and tire size. I wheel with someone who drives a 77 CJ-7 and he's rollin on 38" boggers and it's inspected and legal......

Antique plates, I'm not as positive about, as someone else I wheel with runs a '54 CJ3-B with 34" Swampers and a 3" lift.

The custom vehicle registration lets you get away with a lot.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 07:38 PM
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Thats good info Ill pass it on thanks Carey. Was at Seadogs on Sunday. Good group of guys.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 07:48 PM
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I think your 90 needs bigger tires and a smaller spare
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Old October 27th, 2010, 07:53 PM
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I agree...
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Old October 27th, 2010, 07:57 PM
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come on. you could do better than that as a response.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 08:00 PM
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come on. you could do better than that as a response.
he probably could, but maybe the intended recipient was not worth the effort.....


Yeah, I missed Sea Dogs, some last minute dead lines were pushed up.... next time.

One thing though about lift and tires. It doesn't matter how it's registered, the fenders must cover the tread.
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come on. you could do better than that as a response.
Ha i didnt know you were putting me down. im running 35s and my spare is a 36 so yes i need bigger tires or a smaller spare.

------ Follow up post added October 27th, 2010 05:29 PM ------

One thing though about lift and tires. It doesn't matter how it's registered, the fenders must cover the tread.
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See thats what I was wondering. I see hot rods with no fenders at all so I was thinking maybe if you were an antique you didnt have to worry about it.
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A lot of the antique cars get away with it in part because nobody cares and also in part because the fenders were actually considered "optional equipment" when the car was new - like the Jeep Wrangler/CJ's etc that's how you can drive a 2002 Jeep with no doors legally but when I tried to do it with a 1976 BMW 2002 they said no.

I kid I kid - but i did cut the top off it and run it as a hard top convertible. That car got me more cute female (human, and maybe 1 sheep?) ass than I can remember.
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One thing though about lift and tires. It doesn't matter how it's registered, the fenders must cover the tread.[/QUOTE]

How does your buddy with the 54 Cj cover 34s? I thought there were no rear fenders on these.
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One thing though about lift and tires. It doesn't matter how it's registered, the fenders must cover the tread.
How does your buddy with the 54 Cj cover 34s? I thought there were no rear fenders on these.[/QUOTE]



Your right, no rear fenders, however he runs built narrow track (vintage) axles, and his 34's are pizza cutters, so they *just* stay within the lines of the tub.

I personally do not prefer having my tires hanging way out there. I mean, slightly wider than stock, but if you have to add 6" flares on each side I think it looks too redneck, just my .02 though.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 10:08 PM
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I know we havent met but as Barry will chime in any moment I am a redneck hence my pickup...
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Redneck or not - that is bad-ass! I love it.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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Thanks guys. Sadly I just sold her. The truck went thru mud and snow like a hot knife thru butter but had no articulation and very little fender clearance so It was a tough truck to wheel and I never really drove it.
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