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Unread 06-27-2005, 10:05 AM   #1
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Lift laws: state by state

Hey I just happened to find this. I thought it might be a useful read:

http://www.customtruckshowcase.com/laws/StateLaws.html

http://www.truckworld.com/How-To-Tec...lift-laws.html

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Unread 06-27-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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I live in Jersey and those are not enforced here in my town How about people in other states?
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Unread 06-27-2005, 12:31 PM   #3
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GA could care less.
They only care about emmisions, and that's just in the Atlanta metro area.
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Unread 06-27-2005, 01:58 PM   #4
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So what is a Wrangler in the eyes of the STATE OF CALIFORNIA?

California recognizes two vehicle types, and "Jeep" is not an available selection:

"Passenger Vehicles" are limited to frame height (defined as the top of the frame) or body floor height (defined as the lowest part of the floor) of 23". As of 3-13-05, all SUVs are "Passenger Vehicles" regardless of GVWR.

"All Other Vehicles" including "housecars" (aka RV's) and trucks, are allowed to be higher:

Up to 4,500 pounds GVWR .......... 27 inches
4,501 to 7,500 pounds GVWR ..... 30 inches
7,501 to 10,000 pounds GVWR .... 31 inches

I would say that up until March 13, my Rubicon with a GVWR of 4600 lbs could have legally been 30", and the Wrangler SE/X/Sport were limited to 27 inches with GVWR of 4450lbs. But now I am limited to 23" as are all other Wranglers.

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Unread 06-27-2005, 02:26 PM   #5
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New York could care less. There's riders out on the road with 35"+ going right by our police. I have a link somewhere to NY's lift regulations and it's more about headlights and tail lights. When getting it inspected I would worry more about emissions in NY.
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Unread 06-27-2005, 03:07 PM   #6
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Unread 06-27-2005, 03:14 PM   #7
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If the body or truck-bed height is altered, the difference in height between the body floor and/or the bed floor to the top of the framerail can be no more than 4 inches. got that from ohio laws who would do 4" bl? on any truck or jeep, but indiana has worst no more then 3" from stock, how crappy
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Unread 06-27-2005, 03:30 PM   #8
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I think indiana's law is a joke. My brother goes to Purdue University and there are a bunch of locals in his frat that frequent Badlands ORP in Attica, IN and... we'll just say... they are much higher than 3" above stock

As for good ol' Illinois? I'm not sure. With my last lift mods I'm still just shy of the 26" mark... I think it's like 25.75" And that's with the winch mounted
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Unread 06-27-2005, 07:01 PM   #9
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I would say that up until March 13, my Rubicon with a GVWR of 4600 lbs could have legally been 30", and the Wrangler SE/X/Sport were limited to 27 inches with GVWR of 4450lbs. But now I am limited to 23" as are all other Wranglers.

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Yes, In California the jeep is an SUV and all SUV's have been recongized as a passenger vehicle, this didn't change recently... on the site referenced they updated the information on that date to be correct. However, I don't think there's hardly any cops that either know the frame height restriction (I didn't till now) or who would be anal enough to stop somebody for their jeep frame being too far off the ground.

I've never stopped anybody for their frame being too high however I did stop a jeep with a unknown lift running 38's for his headlights violation.. not only were they too high off the ground and pretty much aimed straight ahead instead of at a downward angle but I was certain he was using high powered lights in it as well which blinded me oncoming at him from a half mile away... he was cool about it, apologized and promised to get some normal 55 watt headlights and reaim them better for his lift and I sent him on his way..

I saw him a week later driving past me headlights were reaimed and light output seemed normal... and I noticed he had 2 new lights on his front bumper.. I guess I just gave him an excuse for more mods lol

Also, I *think* that the SUV classification goes away when the SUV reaches 6000lbs then it becomes a truck classification regardless of if it's a SUV or not.. but I'm too lazy to check my vehicle code right now
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So what is a Wrangler in the eyes of the STATE OF CALIFORNIA?

California recognizes two vehicle types, and "Jeep" is not an available selection:

"Passenger Vehicles" are limited to frame height (defined as the top of the frame) or body floor height (defined as the lowest part of the floor) of 23". As of 3-13-05, all SUVs are "Passenger Vehicles" regardless of GVWR.

"All Other Vehicles" including "housecars" (aka RV's) and trucks, are allowed to be higher:

Up to 4,500 pounds GVWR .......... 27 inches
4,501 to 7,500 pounds GVWR ..... 30 inches
7,501 to 10,000 pounds GVWR .... 31 inches

I would say that up until March 13, my Rubicon with a GVWR of 4600 lbs could have legally been 30", and the Wrangler SE/X/Sport were limited to 27 inches with GVWR of 4450lbs. But now I am limited to 23" as are all other Wranglers.

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Just to let you know, this only applies to vehicles built after said date. I know my reply may be a little late, but there is such thing as no expost-facto laws meaning your Jeep will be grandfathered into the old statutes.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 11:19 PM   #11
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Nice find. A thread from 2005 lol.
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thanks to bringing an old thread to life, I got more information I didn't have before...thanks...
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