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    Icon14 Calling certified vehicle inspectors...

    I have a 1989 Chevy k1500

    it has a 2" block in the rear with the torsion keys cranked level.

    I want to ditch the block in the rear and crank the front end down level with the rear end to eliminate any rake to the truck. Stock tire size is a 245/75/16 on factory 16x7 wheels with 5" of back space.

    I would like to know what is the biggest size I can legally run without a modified sticker. I know it is +2 sizes, but I'm not 100% sure what size that would be. I'm looking to run a 285/75/16 on a 16x8 with 3.75-4" of backspace. I know I will need son sort of flare to cover any tire exposed, that's no issue. If that's too big, I reckon a 265/75/16 is doable :'(...

    also when reading over the laws, it states in bumper height requirements "if a bumper is preset"
    am I legal to run a roll pan on the rear?

    also, will true dual exhaust be okay as long as I'm running cats and mufflers? I've had aftermarket exhaust on all of my vehicles, but they haven't had anything else that would cause issues, so I don't know if they might have just overlooked it.

    I am eventually planning to run a true lift, but I have more issues to fix on the truck before I dab into trying for a modified inspection.


    I've seen post in some threads that leads me to believe some of you are inspectors and can point me in the right direction. Please and thank you.
    1989 CHEVY K1500 SCOTTSDALE
    350/.030 OVER, HM290 5 speed, EDLEBROCK 3702 CAM. SPECTRE 14" OPEN ELEMENT AIR CLEANER. TRUE DUAL FLOWMASTER SUPER 44's w/5" TIPS 45'd. 2" LIFT BLOCK AND CRANKED TORSION KEYS. COOPER DISCOVER S/T 245/75/16 TIRES. SMOKED LIGHTS AND A FEW OTHER GOODIES... More to come...

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    Default Re: Calling certified vehicle inspectors...

    You must have had the F44 option because it's stating 225 75 16 for the base model.

    http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Tire-...5R16/285-75R16

    That is what the difference would be.

    True Duals will be ok.. as long as cats are present it should present no problem.
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    Default Re: Calling certified vehicle inspectors...

    I reckon you are right. I wish I had the f44 package vs my weak 10 bolt rear. I though when I searched tirerack it said 245 was oe, just checked and it did say 225. I reckon that really screws me. Thanks for your help!
    1989 CHEVY K1500 SCOTTSDALE
    350/.030 OVER, HM290 5 speed, EDLEBROCK 3702 CAM. SPECTRE 14" OPEN ELEMENT AIR CLEANER. TRUE DUAL FLOWMASTER SUPER 44's w/5" TIPS 45'd. 2" LIFT BLOCK AND CRANKED TORSION KEYS. COOPER DISCOVER S/T 245/75/16 TIRES. SMOKED LIGHTS AND A FEW OTHER GOODIES... More to come...

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    Default Re: Calling certified vehicle inspectors...

    First off if they don't stick out past the fender you should be ok... and you can change wheels and tires, assuming your not making any crazy changes like to 33's or something. and nobody will really pay much attention.

    As for the pan question on the rear bumper, I'd say you could get away with it.. but if it was "factory equipped" that's another story. may or may not go for a regular inspection..
    2001 Corvette - Heads, Cam, Intake, Full exhaust, Hotchkiss Swaybars, z06 brake ducts, SS brake pistons & Lines Etc. Lowered & Murdered out.
    2000 Trans AM WS6 - Forged Motor APS Twin Turbo Kit. Full Suspension & C5 brakes.... in pieces currently
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    Default Re: Calling certified vehicle inspectors...

    I'm wanting to run a
    285/75/16 = 32.8x11.22
    or
    265/75/16 = 31.6x10.43

    Or
    15x8 wheels with 32x11.50s....

    I may or may not do the roll pan, I found a rear bumper that I really like...
    1989 CHEVY K1500 SCOTTSDALE
    350/.030 OVER, HM290 5 speed, EDLEBROCK 3702 CAM. SPECTRE 14" OPEN ELEMENT AIR CLEANER. TRUE DUAL FLOWMASTER SUPER 44's w/5" TIPS 45'd. 2" LIFT BLOCK AND CRANKED TORSION KEYS. COOPER DISCOVER S/T 245/75/16 TIRES. SMOKED LIGHTS AND A FEW OTHER GOODIES... More to come...

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    Default Re: Calling certified vehicle inspectors...

    You can get by with the 285s easily. You need to develop a relationship with a small shop.

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    Default Re: Calling certified vehicle inspectors...

    I used to know a small shop in Boone county that I could get a flintstone car inspected... Moved away a year ago, kinda lost touch with them. I may make a trip back. I know they are cracking down on "bootleg" or illegally obtained stickers. I just don't want to get myself or their business in any trouble.
    1989 CHEVY K1500 SCOTTSDALE
    350/.030 OVER, HM290 5 speed, EDLEBROCK 3702 CAM. SPECTRE 14" OPEN ELEMENT AIR CLEANER. TRUE DUAL FLOWMASTER SUPER 44's w/5" TIPS 45'd. 2" LIFT BLOCK AND CRANKED TORSION KEYS. COOPER DISCOVER S/T 245/75/16 TIRES. SMOKED LIGHTS AND A FEW OTHER GOODIES... More to come...

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    Default Re: Calling certified vehicle inspectors...

    as far as the tires goes you should be ok as long as they have good tread etc... and a 285 should not be noticeable as far as being to big (My factory size is a 265/70/17)


    The new inspection stuff is really stupid in my opinion, now the shops can fail you for small things and want to charge alot to look at or fix them which is the reason my sticker has been dead for awhile lol
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