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Idaho State Tropper says BLT2KRL is no good for Idaho roads

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Well 4 block from work today I got pulled over. Apperently in need fender flares and mud flaps. the officer asked my, "son do you relize your jeep is illegal to drive on Idaho roads?" I say, "Really why" I knew I was Illegal and didn't want to drive the rig to work but one of my buddies talked me into it. Per presure LOL. So I'm going to get some quick disconnet mud flaps and figure out some sort of flat fender addition to the cage side bars. First the mud flaps and a cop test run :twisted:
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lmao, dats funny.....maybe keep a permanent stash of donuts in the glove compartment? :rotfl: :rotfl:
Hey Paul, hows bout updating your avatar with the new steel on your Big J?
gee i've been told the same things, Bastards.

I put some mud flaps on and called it good at that.
I dont think I have a chance. :roll:

Buy an OHV sticker I guess. :?

Sandman said:
I dont think I have a chance. :roll:

Buy an OHV sticker I guess. :?
OHV is the way to go for you man.. :finger:
muddinmike said:
gee i've been told the same things, Bastards.

I put some mud flaps on and called it good at that.
Yep I'm going the mad flap route first...
I love Texas, they dont care what you do as long as the lights stay below a certain level. :rotfl:
Just be glad you aren't in California. Practically no engine mod's (smog), high vehicle registration costs, and any law here but stiffer.
Not to mention bumper height headlight height. I tell ya its a violation of our 1st amendment rights. My freedom of expression. Did he really say "Son" to you. I got out of a ticket one time because a cop called me boy it was a fender flare ticket too. :rotfl: :rotfl:
Sorry this is a little long but here is the long and short of the Idaho law. (2) Bumpers, unless specifically exempt in subsection (1) of this
section, shall be at least four and one-half (4 1/2) inches in vertical height
centered on the vehicle's centerline by bolting or welding to the vehicle
frame as originally installed by the vehicle manufacturer. Bumpers shall be
horizontal load bearing and attach to the vehicle to effectively transfer
energy when impacted and shall extend in width to the originally manufactured
tread width for the vehicle.
Vehicle Class Maximum Height
Front Rear
Passenger Cars 22 inches 22 inches
Trucks and MPVs
4,500 or less lbs. GVWR 24 inches 26 inches
4,501 to 7,500 lbs. GVWR 27 inches 29 inches
7,501 to 10,000 lbs. GVWR 28 inches 30 inches
Four-wheel drive or dual wheel
with a 10,000 or less lbs. GVWR 30 inches 31 inches
(4) Vehicles which do not meet the requirements of this section on July
1, 1997, must be brought into compliance by July 1, 1998.
c) Behind all wheels of every motor vehicle other than trucks, buses,
semitrailers, or trailers, the fenders or covers shall extend in full
width from a point above and forward of the center of the tire over and to
the rear of the wheel to a point that is not more than twenty (20) inches
above the surface of the highway, unless the bumper is a factory built
bumper fastened directly to the frame of the vehicle pursuant to factory
installation requirements;
(d) Fenders or covers are not required on any modified American-made
pre-1935 vehicle, or any identifiable vintage or replica thereof that is
titled as a later assembled vehicle or replica and is used for show and
pleasure use when such vehicle is used and driven only during fair weather
on well-maintained hard-surfaced roads.
(2) Fenders or covers, as used in subsection (1) of this section, shall
be deemed to be of sufficient size and construction as to comply with those
requirements if constructed as follows:
(a) When measured on the cross sections of the tread of the wheel or on
the combined cross sections of the treads of multiple wheels, the fender
or cover extends at least to each side of the width of the tire or of the
combined width of the multiple tires, as the case may be;
(b) The fender or cover is constructed as to be capable at all times of
arresting and deflecting dirt, mud, water, or other substance as may be
picked up and carried by wheels;
3) Every head lamp upon every motor vehicle, including every motorcycle
and motor-driven cycle, shall be located at a height measured from the center
of the head lamp of not more than fifty-four (54) inches nor less than
twenty-four (24) inches to be measured as set forth in section 49-904(2),
Idaho Code.
The blazer is actually okay on this one I am 53" to the center of the headlight
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thanks now i cant say "I didn't know that officer I'll be sure to fix that" :angryfir: :finger:
:rotfl: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
That is the one nice thing about having a rare truck such as mine. There is no way they can say that it didnt come stock like that... :finger: :finger: :finger:
State trooper should have said BT2KRL was no good for other idaho drivers. I saw him on the highway the other day and was staring so hard that I about went off the road. Still photos don't justify this rig at all.

nice work man :thumb:
Thanks man... I was driving up to Idaho Falls to put it in the car show this weekend. CBI Off Road has a booth up there and He wanted the rig as a display.
where is this car show, is it still going on? Would like to get a closer look at your rig and talk to someone from CBI.
The show is on the old Ernst building. Paul your truck looks way awesome those 39.5s are my next tire for sure now. Kinda makes Brants truck look stock huh? :mrgreen: :rotfl: :rotfl:
I went in the show today w/ Kenny (owns the red wrangler in the booth) and I got to say the way Steve & everyone set up the vehicles is awesome.

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