Discussion in 'Heavy Duty' started by Cahriad, Dec 13, 2019.
What are these sockets under the front of my 2500?
Its for passing safety laws regarding vehicle height.
Lots of people take them off (illegally)
I doubt its ever been an issue. I just know I dont want to be the first case where removing mandatory safety equip violated insurance terms.
Im taking mine off. i see no way of them being a safety item. its my truck and ill do what i want with it.
Wow! I did not know that. I assumed it had something to do with attaching snow plow. Maybe I will remove mine to lighten it up. Probably could gain .00000012 mpg!
It’s a safety item in case of a collision with a much lower profile vehicle than the truck. They “dig into” the vehicle to hopefully prevent you from riding over the top of the compartment the driver is sitting in.
I guess the question is- what can be gained by removing them? Horsepower? Fuel mileage? Or, is it just one of those things that you look at everyday underneath the truck, and you have to say “well, they shouldn’t be driving a shorter vehicle than I am”?
Sure. Modify your vehicle to not be considered legally road safe (lifted). Then accidentally kill someone by driving over them with your monster truck. Good luck finding a kit that is certified legal BTW, yet to see it.
Now have fun spending the next 3 years 1)broke from lawyer fees and 2) defending an accidental death
Just because we see people driving huge trucks around, does not mean its legal.
Any lawyer would eat that case for breakfast and make the mourning family rich.
Insurance would try to deny the claim due to vehicle modifications. Huge headache.
To each their own. Thats too much risk for me personally.
And to be fair I have never heard of a case like this, again, I wont be the first fuk that.
So dont hit my head on them every time im under the truck. lol
What I know is if it COULD be left off, Ram would have left it off.
Obviously they needed to add it for legal issues and were willing to pay for a piece of metal no one will ever see or use.
Just think about that
First day on this forum and already learned something. Very interesting.
Compatibility brackets. To prevent car from going under you. Yeah level truck or bigger tires they would be ineffective I’d think. Mine are long gone been gone for long time.
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