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Hey Guys!
Been lurking for a while but didnt register until now. Have a quick question for you Virginia guys.
Buyin a 88 Bronco ED that has a new engine w. 30,000 mile on it. Wanted to do a four in susp lift w/ 33's

Question 1, Will this pass inspection in VA
Question 2, If I do 33x11.5 will I grt much rubbin?

Thank you ahead of time for any responses. Im sure I will be tapping this well of knowledge many more times!!!
 

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Hey Guys!
Been lurking for a while but didnt register until now. Have a quick question for you Virginia guys.
Buyin a 88 Bronco ED that has a new engine w. 30,000 mile on it. Wanted to do a four in susp lift w/ 33's

Question 1, Will this pass inspection in VA
Question 2, If I do 33x11.5 will I grt much rubbin?

Thank you ahead of time for any responses. Im sure I will be tapping this well of knowledge many more times!!!

I've never had any issues with my 6" lift during a vehicle inspection?

As for a 4" lift and rubbing? Well..... I still get some tire carnage from my front fenders with a 6" lift and 35's.

I'm sure some other folks with 33" and 4" will chime in.
 

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I've never had any issues with my 6" lift during a vehicle inspection?

As for a 4" lift and rubbing? Well..... I still get some tire carnage from my front fenders with a 6" lift and 35's.

I'm sure some other folks with 33" and 4" will chime in.
Sheriff,

I'm running 33's on my stocky. Little to no rubbing at all!
Of course my tires are 9.5" wide.

Ironclad, are your fenders trimmed?
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yea im sitting on a 6inch rough country lift and clearing 37x13.50x15s on 12inch wide wheels. granted in not wheeling it right now but i clear them on the road with everyday driving just fine.
 

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I used to have a toyota with a 2 inch body lift and 33's. never had any trouble getting an inspection sticker when in VA. I only had it inspected like 2-3 times befor I had a friend who would just mail me an inspection sticker......

But that wasn't a suspention lift, and was in middle of no whever southern VA, where I didn't have to get a emmisiion inspection either, just wnat experience I could pass along.
 

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Sheriff,

Ironclad, are your fenders trimmed?
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Nope.... I'm running 12.5 wide with a standard offset on the rims. They only rub on the body side of the fenders when I nose her down hard, but it sure does slice up the tread.... :cry
 

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you will be fine

Alteration of suspension system; bumper height limits; raising body above frame rail. -- No person shall drive on a public highway any motor vehicle registered as a passenger motor vehicle if it has been modified by alteration of its altitude from the ground to the extent that its bumpers, measured to any point on the lower edge of the main horizontal bumper bar, exclusive of any bumper guards, are not within the range of fourteen inches to twenty-two inches above the ground. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the range of bumper heights for motor vehicles bearing street rod license plates issued pursuant to § 46.2-747 shall be nine to twenty-two inches.

No vehicle shall be modified to cause the vehicle body or chassis to come in contact with the ground, expose the fuel tank to damage from collision, or cause the wheels to come in contact with the body under normal operation. No part of the original suspension system of a motor vehicle shall be disconnected to defeat the safe operation of its suspension system. However, nothing contained in this section shall prevent the installation of heavy duty equipment, including shock absorbers and overload springs. Nothing contained in this section shall prohibit the driving on a public highway of a motor vehicle with normal wear to the suspension system if such normal wear does not adversely affect the control of the vehicle.

No person shall drive on a public highway any motor vehicle registered as a truck if it has been modified by alteration of its altitude from the ground to the extent that its bumpers, measured to any point on the lower edge of the main horizontal bumper bar, exclusive of any bumper guards, do not fall within the limits specified herein for its gross vehicle weight rating category. The front bumper height of trucks whose gross vehicle weight ratings are 4,500 pounds or less shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 28 inches, and their rear bumper height shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 28 inches. The front bumper height of trucks whose gross vehicle weight ratings are 4,501 pounds to 7,500 pounds shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 29 inches, and their rear bumper height shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 30 inches. The front bumper height of trucks whose gross vehicle weight ratings are 7,501 pounds to 15,000 pounds shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 30 inches, and their rear bumper height shall be no less than 14 inches and no more than 31 inches. Bumper height limitations contained in this section shall not apply to trucks with gross vehicle weight ratings in excess of 15,000 pounds. For the purpose of this section, "truck" includes pickup and panel trucks, and "gross vehicle weight ratings" means manufacturer's gross vehicle weight ratings established for that vehicle as indicated by a number, plate, sticker, decal, or other device affixed to the vehicle by its manufacturer.

In the absence of bumpers, and in cases where bumper heights have been lowered, height measurements under the foregoing provisions of this section shall be made to the bottom of the frame rail. However, if bumper heights have been raised, height measurements under the foregoing provisions of this section shall be made to the bottom of the main horizontal bumper bar.

No vehicle shall be operated on a public highway if it has been modified by any means so as to raise its body more than three inches, in addition to any manufacturer's spacers and bushings, above the vehicle's frame rail or manufacturer's attachment points on the frame rail.

This section shall not apply to specially designed or modified motor vehicles when driven off the public highways in races and similar events. Such motor vehicles may be lawfully towed on the highways of the Commonwealth.

I have a small trailer and I would like to know if it is required to be inspected.
It depends. If the "actual gross weight" is 3,000 pounds or more, it is required to have brakes and is required to be inspected. (The "actual gross weight" is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of any load that the trailer is carrying.) If the "actual gross weight" is less than 3,000 pounds, it is not required to be inspected; however, any trailer under 3,000 that is equipped with brakes is also required to be inspected
 
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Just take it to a corner gas station. They'll normally slap a sticker on there nonetheless.... unless you're missing like you're brake or something :doh0715:

My bf didn't have an inspections sticker in Virginia Beach for 9 months. We got pulled over for lights. The nice cop said, 'Son, is there a reason you haven't had an inspection done?" The fine was $35. So really... not that bad.
 
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