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Old February 28th, 2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Anyone get a ticket for being over height?

Anybody that is close or over the limit for thier particular GVWR had any issues with DNR, local or state police on their vehicle height?

My guess is that for the most part, getting cited for being overheight would be likely if pulled over for another infraction (e.g. speeding, seat belts, etc.), but not likely if obeying the rules of the road.

However, I'm also thinking that if you were involved in an accident and the vehicle was determined to be overheight, you would be in deep ka ka.

Anyone have any first hand experience with this particular vehicle code?

Apologies in advance if this topic has been covered elsewhere and I missed it during my search.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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I haven't heard of this being a big issue in quite a while. There was one incident a while back but the vehicle was STUPID high and didn't have any type of bumper which just made it look worse.
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i'm with in an inch of being too tall and haven't had a single problem with my XJ. My step dad is a DNR officer and has never issued a ticket for lift height. In his oppinion you would have to be doing something stupid first and then be disrespectful. I had more problems with my toyota prerunner... it just looked too odd for the area.
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Last summer my Auntie got pulled over for her truck being to high. The bumper couldn't be no more than a yard of the pavement of the road, is what she said the cop told her. But she just got warned so she paid no mined to it, just figured he was jealous.

Then my brothers dad had problems with his redneck 4x4, a ElCamino on a full size Chevy frame running 44s, got him for the bumper being to high and not protecting the rear tires in case he got butt poked, so he had to had a second bumper down lower to guard the tires.
This I think is the main reason in the height issue.
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my brother got pulled over last summer on the way to silver lake in a 2000 sierra with a 6 inch susp. an 3 body on 36' told him its to high an the cop just said to get it fixed ....
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I know in Adrian, there was a State Cop all he did was hammer people for vehicle crap. He could careless if you were speeding. But he cared about if your car was too low, truck to high, this officer would measure your vehicle. Oh and don't argue with him about where he is measuring your vehicle at. Because damn it he knew what he was doing.

Thank god he retired. I know a member on here that had a lot of run ins with this cop. I had my fair share as well.
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I'm out in the barn working on my jeep. I just grabbed my michigan vehicle code that I keep in my glovebox.

Vehicle code 710c:
"bumpers are required on any passenger vehicle, including 4 wheel drive and pickups. No more then 22 inches from the ground"
"Suspension modification can not defeat safe operation of the vehicle"

I'm 29" up front, and 27" in the back. Never had a problem.

FYI, the commercial vehicle code stats that there are no rules governing bumpers.

And the reason why I carry this copy with me is because of vehicle code 708:
"All passenger vehicles must have an outside rear view mirror on the drivers side, properly adjusted. Outside rear view mirror on each window if view through rear window is obscured". May officers are surprised to know you don't need a rear view mirror or a passenger mirror.
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I'm out in the barn working on my jeep. I just grabbed my michigan vehicle code that I keep in my glovebox.

Vehicle code 710c:
"bumpers are required on any passenger vehicle, including 4 wheel drive and pickups. No more then 22 inches from the ground"
"Suspension modification can not defeat safe operation of the vehicle"

I'm 29" up front, and 27" in the back. Never had a problem.

FYI, the commercial vehicle code stats that there are no rules governing bumpers.

And the reason why I carry this copy with me is because of vehicle code 708:
"All passenger vehicles must have an outside rear view mirror on the drivers side, properly adjusted. Outside rear view mirror on each window if view through rear window is obscured". May officers are surprised to know you don't need a rear view mirror or a passenger mirror.
Damn great idea right there, just may have to get one and highlight those certain rules.
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A cop in Hemlock told me my truck was to high so I asked to see the vehicle code on it. He showed me the book, we measured & he was wrong, I was under by 1/2". He just happens to be the father of 2 boys that I had to testify against in a case. My wife works @ the courthouse & when she drives it to work all the young officers there think it's cool & the older guys don't worry about miner stuff like that.
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I know in Adrian, there was a State Cop all he did was hammer people for vehicle crap. He could careless if you were speeding. But he cared about if your car was too low, truck to high, this officer would measure your vehicle. Oh and don't argue with him about where he is measuring your vehicle at. Because damn it he knew what he was doing.

Thank god he retired. I know a member on here that had a lot of run ins with this cop. I had my fair share as well.
That dude was nuts. I used to teach down there and that guy was always pulling people.....including me....over for all kinds of crap.
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I once had an officer ask me if I wanted him to measure my bumper, I respectfully declined and he left it at that.
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I think that there is some kind of clouse in the Mi regulations that says any vehicle that is registered for use on hiways..or some shit like that ....cannot be altered from factory specs....so they can get ya either way?



opps is this too tall...officer,,,hick up...:tonka:
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I think that there is some kind of clouse in the Mi regulations that says any vehicle that is registered for use on hiways..or some shit like that ....cannot be altered from factory specs....so they can get ya either way?
Actually is says you can modify it but it must meet or exceed Manufacturer's original specifications.
Here's the law:

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=45292

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