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Old 12-05-2004, 06:08 PM
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Does anyone know if there is a law in Maine as to how big of a tire you can go?, and does it matter how old your truck is?, and what if you don't really know the original tire size?....
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Old 12-05-2004, 06:19 PM
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http://www.customtruckshowcase.com/laws/StateLaws.html
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I've decided I don't care about the Massachusetts laws. Apparently any modifications are not acceptable here, but lord knows I see enough lifted trucks around. My truck is in the shop now, getting a bds lift and 37" tires. CANT WAIT!!!
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:55 AM
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My old 1987 Chebby 2500 had 10" lift and 40's and was legal, the formula was pretty simple :

wheel base x wheel track (outside of left wheel to outside of right wheel) / 2200 and that is how high over stock (I believe) you can go.
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:44 PM
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Cool. Your absolutely correct.
Here is the pdf link for Massachusetts:
http://www.truckworld.com/How-To-Tec...A_lift_law.pdf
(156.2 x 79.9)/2200=5.6729
I need to be "within one inch". So... the 6" lift should be good to go.

It says I can increase the tire size by the same amount as the "mechanical lift"... so going from 31's to 37's are good.

Technically I am still legal!
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Maines new motor vehicle law states no tire bigger than stock may be fitted on a vehicle...........this sucks
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Old 12-11-2004, 04:06 PM
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Wow... Thats lousy. What about all the sports cars with wider tires? That law doesn't make any sense. I can at least see an argument against loud exhausts, or large lifts... I don't agree with the argument, but I can see where you could complain. Just having a law against bigger tires is dumn.
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Lift, exhaust, and tire laws really tick me off.....we have way better things to be "fixing" in our government sysems than stupid petty stuff like this. You could probably attribute like 1 death a year in new england to a lifted truck. It would probably have been the other person's fault, and whatever...this world is rediculous these days. I have to end this or I'll be violating guidelines myself.
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