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I've had a stock 79 wagoneer for 4-5 years. I've never been pulled over, or even had a cop look twice at me in all that time.

Yesterday, I bought a 85 toyota with a couple inches of lift, and some 32" BFGs. Nothin' too fancy, but it is a bit higher that a lot of other vehicles on the road.

So far, I've have had 2 cops follow me a while, and then turn around. Which usually means they were checking me out. I wasn't speeding, or driving any differently than I do in the jeep.

Has anyone else noticed that lifted trucks attract more attention from the police?

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Yeah... Here in Ridgecrest, i have never been fawked with, but twice this past week theres this rookie bitch cop who tries to follow on my ass and make me nervous but no dice...she doesn't make me nervous at all.
Shes lookin' for drunks...when shes on my ass to close, I wonder what would happen If I hit my brakes... Stupid bitch doesn't use turn signals either... <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0">
 

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What exactly are the CA lift laws. I know you can't have more than 2" of tread sticking past the fenders. What about lift and how much tire is exposed because about 3/4 or more of my tires are exposed from behind. I don't want to end up putting on <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> mudflaps if I do get a fixit ticket. I've been followed a couple times but never been stopped. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Pavement Pounder83:
<STRONG>it kinda sucks cuz my speedo dont work

Drew</STRONG>
It would kinda' suck...lol

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yea I get followed by cops all the time.

Oh wait, thats guys I work with.. I forgot. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Seriously I follow lifted stuff all the time. But I am looking for DANA 60's, corp 14's and the like <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Chances are they were running the plates to see if the Toy was stolen...very common vehicle to get ripped.

Lift laws in Cali...I believe it is 54" to center of headlight and 24" to bottom of frame..I could be wrong on the frame hieght. And technically...You can't have any tire outside of the wheelwells...but most cops let you get away with 2"'s...If you try to cover the tires with fender flares or mud flaps they will leave you alone. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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It's just "Profiling" (sp)

Most likely your young,have a 12 pk on ice,maybe a little weed,maybe no car Ins, just easy pickins <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Cali mud flap law, atleast how CHP told me it was when they ticked me. Mud flaps must cover the whole tire , and the bottom has to be within a 5deg trjectory from where the rubber meets the road. A very selective law, they only bother lifted trucks with it, cause they have been modifying their trucks. As we were sitting there, I was pronting out every 'stock' car and or truck that didn't meet the law, and the officer didn't care!

In general I was getting bugged more with my lowered Nissan Mini than with my 4Runner. But if they need some extra tickets to meet their quota, watch out, they can pull over just about anybody for something
 

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When I would tell my wife that that cops always fallow with me she said you must have been doing something wrong. Then one day she had to drive my truck to work because her car broke. On her way home she gets pulled over and the cop starts in on her about how high the truck is and how unsafe it is <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0"> and then just let her go?
She said she felt harassed and now understands what profiling is <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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I bet you're one of those cops who will give someone a ticket not for being too tall or having too large of tires, but for running 38's on Dana 30's. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by M Martian:
<STRONG>I bet you're one of those cops who will give someone a ticket not for being too tall or having too large of tires, but for running 38's on Dana 30's. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>

ba hahaha, well if it was a law.......... maybe... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I watch the cops here follow me just long enough to run my plate through the computer, pisses me off!
 

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Could'nt you cite them for being a pozer? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Think about this...... If your truck was stolen and the man did this to the guy who swiped your ride, wouldnt you be grateful??? I would, but then I havent had this problem.
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Well, get this, my friend has a black 88 GMC lifted 6" on 35" bfg muds.. looks custom.. I have a 96 ram 1500 lifted 3" on 33" bfg muds. He gets followed daily... I have not gotten followed once.. and I drive about 2-3 times more miles he does... Now what does that mean.. oh, and my truck i bright red <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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The cops around here seem to really pic on the lifted 4x's w/loud exhaust. I have a nice quiet single big block flowmaster and never have any probs. I did have a friend that got pulled for a barking the tires around a corner, when he explained how the Detroit works the cop let him go and told him the locker was cool.

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Originally posted by artztoy:
<STRONG>Yeah... Here in Ridgecrest, i have never been fawked with, but twice this past week theres this rookie bitch cop who tries to follow on my ass and make me nervous but no dice...she doesn't make me nervous at all.
Shes lookin' for drunks...when shes on my ass to close, I wonder what would happen If I hit my brakes... Stupid bitch doesn't use turn signals either... <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Art, you got your own cops, they're not
Sheriffs Deputies?????????????
 
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