Back spacing and police
Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:14 PM
Z with 6" superlift lift kit, and 33x12.5xR15x8 with a 4" backspacing. This is the maximum tire size that superlift recommends, and their recommended rim size for these tires with this amount of lift. Functionally everything is great, but as I said above. Can I get away with running a 5" backspacing? This would pull the tires in another 1" on each side, and would make it less noticeable. Any thoughts on stability off road if I loose a total of 2" width on the footprint?
Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:48 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:08 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:47 PM
Ok. I was thinking about going 5" BS initially. At least it would bring each tire in 1". So the 5" with 12.50 would be fine during full flex and turning then right? Visually it looks like it, but it's just good to KNOW it works from someone with the same setup. Thanks!
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:21 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:25 PM
You can make your own "extensions" for your fenders, as indicated above, and be perfectly legal.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:06 PM
Edited by N2O_ZR2, 25 April 2012 - 09:06 PM.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:31 PM
And then bitch about how hard it is.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:39 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:40 PM
Good idea. I did talk to the DMV, and the state police. It seems that it is in fact the law here. That is that your vehicle's foot print can't be wider than the bumper. What floors me though is that the foot print of a stock Z is wider than the bumper. The same goes for just about all Jeeps, or at least all Wranglers, and multiple other vehicles. That being said, Jeep, Chevy, and Ford (probably others too) are all technically selling vehicles in IL that would be illegal right out of the factory. It's absolutely ridiculous. The cop told me that the fender flares don't even count in the measurement. I will get another opinion on this, and if making mud flaps makes me legal, guess who's cutting rubber.
I didn't recieve any tickets, but if I had it would have been about $400, and if I was ticketed again for it substantially more next time. I played ignorant with the cop, and was as co-operative as I could be without letting him get away with bogus crap. I literally spent an hour with him walking around my Z measuring things, debating interpretations of laws, etc..... By the end of it I think he just wanted to leave. lol Naturally it was on my way to work.
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