VA Lift Laws

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    The VA lift law for my truck says I cant be any higher than 29 inches(8600) from the ground.

    But found on the internet that they dont always follow the bumper height as long as the truck isnt too high.

    I think the lift law should be 36in from ground to bumper. I think the lift laws are to strict.
     
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    The lift laws serve a pretty valid purpose... Safety, especially for the guy behind you who is gonna slide under your truck instead of hitting the bumper. It also puts your brake lights at a level that people can easily see them.
     
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    #3 davbell22602, Jan 1, 2010
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    Well I'm not for sure but I think I am already close to that measurement. So that means I cant go any higher than 29 inches even if I'm almost already there?

    Maybe I'll call Trick Trucks here in Winchester next week they might know more on the law or any new changes to the law. Plus how high of lift can go on a truck. They install the lifts there.
     
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    The height you're allowed depends on the size and weight of the truck.
     
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    Don't even think about driving on these highways if there is more than 28 inches between the bumpers and the road if your truck falls in the 4,500-pound GVWR rating. For 4,501 to 7,500 pounds, the front bumper must stay lower than 29 inches and the rear 30 inches; for 7,501 amd 15,000 pounds, it's 30 at the front and 31 at the rear. More info.
     
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    There ya go, direct from the state police website.

     
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    Then wouldnt alot of your newer heavy duty pickup trucks be illegal then. I noticed alot of them would fail the bumper to ground measurement then. I heard of anybody getting a ticket for being lifted too high. I heard alot people getting tickets for illegal exhaust. I dont if its cause I'm close to the WV line and there not that concerned unless too noticeable or what. I see alot illegal lifted trucks here in winchester though.

    Plus I would everyday on my antique truck with yellow license plates and not pulled over with load of unwanted mowers with state and county police next to me at traffic light in the county.
     
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    Maximum body lift is also 3"
     

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