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  • North Carolina Street Legal Laws

    Welcome to the North Carolina Street Legal Laws discussion thread.

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    Last edited by LiftLaws; 02-16-2015, 05:20 PM.
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    Part of this info is incorrect: It is illegal to raise or lower a vehicle for highway use in NC more than 6" from factory ride height. This is for bumper & headlight height reasons. Also, NC only allows 1 pair of additional lights on the vehicle, period. Not one pair is use at any given time; strictly one additional pair of lights, period. Finally, vehicles over 35 years old do not require inspections. Pre-1996 vehicles require safety inspection only.
    Thanks for the info. The suspension lift laws appear to only apply to passenger vehicles and I've added that to the suspension section above. You are also correct on the lights and emissions laws.
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    • #3
      There are countless Jeeps on the beaches of NC with 8+ additional lights across the front and the roof and nobody cares, not sure if you would have any trouble passing annual inspection though. An extra $20 should get it through...
      Wrong, I know plenty of people who have over one pair of aux. lights and they do not get a ticket nor do they get pulled, I myself have more than one pair on my truck and no one cares as long as they are pointed in a safe direction to where it is not blinding them.
      How can't u go more than 6in lift when i know a lot of people that have 8 or more up to 15 inches of lift and drive on the roads?
      Thanks for posting. Remember, laws and law enforcement are two different things
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      • #4
        The 42" referenced in NCGS 20-131 is not a height limit per se.

        http://law.justia.com/codes/north-ca...gs_20-131.html

        In summation, the light has to shine out more than 200 feet, but fewer than 500 feet so as not to be 'bright or dazzling'. (131a) This can be done by calibrating the headlights.

        However, this doesn't come in to play if the light is 42" off the ground or lower. (131b)

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        • #5
          dune buggy

          I was thinking about building a street legal kinda like dune buggy and I curently live in VA but will be moving to NC in the future and was wondering what would it take to build it street legal btw 60+mph

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          • #6
            Well My name is Calvin I'm in process of buying a 92' Ford F-150XL and I want to put a 12' - 14' in lift kit on it..if I do that, will I be fine or would I have to choose a lower lift kit to stay within the LAW for lift kits

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            • #7
              For now we'll leave the 42" law listed on the site since it is in the code, but that link you posted is very helpful for those wanting to know the fine print of that rule. Thanks for sharing!

              Originally posted by Fenrisulfr View Post
              The 42" referenced in NCGS 20-131 is not a height limit per se.

              http://law.justia.com/codes/north-ca...gs_20-131.html

              In summation, the light has to shine out more than 200 feet, but fewer than 500 feet so as not to be 'bright or dazzling'. (131a) This can be done by calibrating the headlights.

              However, this doesn't come in to play if the light is 42" off the ground or lower. (131b)
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              • #8
                As long as the vehicle complies with all other laws you should be fine: http://www.liftlaws.com/north_carolina_lift_laws.htm

                Originally posted by CalvinKurtz View Post
                Well My name is Calvin I'm in process of buying a 92' Ford F-150XL and I want to put a 12' - 14' in lift kit on it..if I do that, will I be fine or would I have to choose a lower lift kit to stay within the LAW for lift kits
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