Massachusetts lift limits

alexgalexg

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I may be moving to Massachusetts next summer and I hear it's one of those states that suffers from overzealous regulations vehicles no exception. For whatever reason they have lift height regulations? I was doing some digging and any vehicle with four wheel drive is exempt from wheels protruding past the fenders but not much reliable info on maximum lift height.

Any MA residents want to chime in on this one? At the end of the day I cant live where my daily driver isnt allowed

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CastorTroy

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i found this formula for MA in my googling

lift limit = (wheelbase x wheel track) / 2200

so, (101.4 x 58) / 2200 = 2.67"
 

alexgalexg

New member
i found this formula for MA in my googling

lift limit = (wheelbase x wheel track) / 2200

so, (101.4 x 58) / 2200 = 2.67"
2.67 inches? My rig is about to be Rubicon express 3.5 and that's not even a monster lift! Hmmm well maybe I will be looking elsewhere

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CastorTroy

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Hit up an MA 4x4 group on facebook, see if there are any inspection points/shops that are more sympathetic to lifted stuff
 

alexgalexg

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That's what I did. Posted in one waiting on others to accept me. Still nothing but i see like 6+ lifted jeeps hauling all over mass idk how that works

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bennyxjplugs

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Hey Alex. I no longer live in Massachusetts, but I was previously a state inspector there. I can tell you that there are many vehicles with much larger tires than largest factory spec, and many that are lifted well beyond 2.67". Tires are not allowed to stick out past the body, but you can get away with it if you have larger aftermarket fender flares. My jeep that I had while living there was a 99 XJ with 4.5" lift, 33's and no fenders. Outside of this information, I absolutely never had an issue and even had a couple officers tell me how much they liked my jeep and ask where i liked to wheel. Dont be an asshole and you shouldn't have any issues.
 
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