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texas lift laws

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88-3/4t-bad boy, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. 88-3/4t-bad boy

    88-3/4t-bad boy 1/2 ton status

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    does anyone know how tall you can go before johnny law trys to get you. im thinking of a adding a 3 inch body lift to my truck and some 39.5's. or maybe even some 44's. im pretty sure its still legal. but some feedback would help. :confused: :confused:
     
  2. SWAMPRNR

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    Headlights can be no higher than 56 inches
    No Bumper height laws
     
  3. obijuan

    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    what about the max altitude guys running 25 inch lifts with michelin 60's? theres about six of them running round san antonio.
     
  4. Citizen Rider

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    They are illegal, most super lifted trucks are all show no go and are trailered everywhere.
     
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    The lift law here in Nevada is the same, but it says "Can be no higher than 56 inches from the center of the headlight". I have a truck with 8" of lift, and a set of 35" tires, and the center of the headlights measure 54". I still have two more inches left to play with. I plan on getting a set of 36" tires after the 35" wear out, which will lift my truck only another 1/2".
     
  6. yellowK20

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    New Mexico is 72" to the bottom of the taillight . You can "beat" the Headlight law by mounting Snowplow lights to the bottom of your Bumper Put them on a Quick connect setup so they can be removed for Wheeling
     
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    yes 56" to the headlight it the law, but texas is not real strict about enforcement of the lift laws. I was told by a State Trooper that as long as not one complained and you can contol it I should not have any trouble.
     
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    I see the big ass super bling trucks on the road all the time around here. I doubt they are under 56". Like was said though, they don't seem to enforce it.
     
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    Heres my friends burben. He drives it on the street and has never been messed with. He does have lights below the bumper.
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    That is a 49" Irok he is flexing on.
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    dang, that's a big burban'

    Everyone has answered the bumper law but nobody seemed interested in seeing how he was going to fit 44's with a 3" body lift?
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    -Avery
     
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    I thnk he already has a 6" spring lift
     
  12. blazeonchevy

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    i have seen alot of pretty high trucks and talked to the owners and they say that nobody messes with them. im trying to send pics from my phone but they arent working... but my brothers truck is pretty high. im not sure if its 56"but its on 39.5's ...his friend has 42's with more than enough clearance:D . so youll be fine.
     
  13. JBRATTON24

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    Also, there is a stipulation in Texas on auxillary lighting as well. I don't remember off hand what the measurement is though. There was an article in one of the offroad magazines a while back that spelled out all of the laws for each state. I think it was Four Wheeler? Any way, just make sure you have your headlights readjusted after you lift it. I had a cop in College Station pull me over several years ago because my headlights weren't aimed properly. No ticket though!
     

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