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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2005, 11:22 AM
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So, went to get my silverado inspected so I can get plates, and apparently its 8" too high in the rear. Do I need to find someone to approve me or what? The previous owner has had it inspected with the lift on, so I'm wondering what he had done to get it inspected? Any help would be appreciated.
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How much lift is on it?
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Of course it is depending on state laws, but the height is usually taken at rear bumper height and the front from the headlights. So, if by some way you can drop the bumper to the right level, you'll be good to go.

What are your lift/inspection laws?
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It has a 6" fabtech suspension lift and a 3" body lift. I have no idea what the limit is, but the front is fine. The guy said something about it being 32"...so I guess it would need to be about 24" as the limit. Not too sure. What way would I drop the bumper down? any ideas?
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From the FSC lift law thread (not sure how up to date this is):
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Here's another state that use GVWR as the bumper-height guideline. For vehicles 4,500 pounds and under, the front bumper can't be taller than 24 inches and the rear must see no more than 26 inches. For 4,501 to 7,500 pounds, it's 27 inches in front and 29 rear, and for 7,501 to 9,000 pounds, it's 28 and 30 inches. More info.
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I looked more on Missouris site but like navigating any state law page, you can't find squat.
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8" too high? I don't know about that. If it was 32", then you'd only need to drop it 3" to get down to 29". Did you raise the rear bumper with the body? If not, you can take off the bumper lifting brackets and put the bumper back at the stock location (3" down). You could also get a drop-center bumper. You can also keep a spare (SMALLER) set of wheels/tires around to put on for inspections to lower the truck.
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Just throw a couple sandbags in the bed to make it squat a couple inches.

Or borrow a set of 245's from someone.

Or let some air out of the rear tires.

If it really is 8" too high, you might have to use all 3 [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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Ok, so the mechanic that did the initial inspection had no idea what he was talking about. I took it to my buddies dealership and the mechanic that did it there said it was only three inches too high, good call on that MSF. I am going to put a set of stock silverado tires on it and run up to the dealership and be done with it. Thanks for all your help. This site is great.
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