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Old 06-07-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Mountain Ranch, CA The heart of Calaveras County
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They also raise their headlights to shine RIIIIGHT into your eyeballs so you get blinded when they get behind you. I don't know why there isn't a regulation about how far off the ground headlights should be.
IN CA the headlights must be at least 22" off the ground and no more than 54" measured from the centerline of the headlight. The body is also not supposed to be lifted more than 5". The frame clearance is also limited by Gross Vehicle weight.

Not that it's enforced, but it's on the books.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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What about fart can exhaust? Why is that legal?
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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it's legal because this is america and we're supposed to have the most personal liberties of anywhere in the world. i'm not a fan of the raised truck for more reasons than I can count, but i respect the reasons why people are allowed to make these modifications to their vehicles.
You sure know how to suck all the wind out of a good biatch session, dad.
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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no one is saying you can't raise your car to make sure your bumper lines up with the raised truck's bumper. and by the same logic you are using, shouldn't big rigs, hummers, and suburbans be illegal since i drive a corolla and it would be totally crushed by any of these vehicles. to take it a step further, since most of my commuting is on a vespa, shouldn't all vehicles that could literally run me over (including my corolla) be illegal? it's a slippery slope, i'd rather have the freedom to choose than not, regardless of the outcome (ie. raised trucks).

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IN CA the headlights must be at least 22" off the ground and no more than 54" measured from the centerline of the headlight. The body is also not supposed to be lifted more than 5". The frame clearance is also limited by Gross Vehicle weight.

Not that it's enforced, but it's on the books.
There's also requirements for bumper heights. That's why big truck trailers have under-run bars on the back to reduce the chance of a smaller vehicle going completely under it and decapitating the driver. Factory SUVs don't have so much ground clearance that they're going to completely drive over a normal passenger sedan. If someone raises their truck to the point that it looks like it belongs at a monster truck rally, its a hazard. If you want to put yourself on a Vespa and compete for space with 3,000lb + vehicles, that's your choice.

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Old 06-07-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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If you are on a vespa couln't you just go under the truck, you know between the front and rear axle's? LOL
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: LA
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If you are on a vespa couln't you just go under the truck, you know between the front and rear axle's? LOL
like in the christmas vacation movie with chevy chase? i should try that sometime
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Sometimes when I am driving my regular@ss Chevy truck (no body modifications) I hear a giant mosquito fly by but see none, a few seconds later I see a Civic lowered down to 2" of the ground with a -presumable- Cherry bomb muffler speeding away...


PS. There are more than enough fricken laws in this country which arguably made life less fun for most as it is so do we really need more because Mr. & Mrs. Whiney don't like certain things in life?
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I use to remember the terms but I don't now. Basically the amount a truck can be lifted depends on the weight of the truck.

Raised Trucks > Lowered Trucks

Lowered trucks are completely useless. You guys can hate on raised trucks but at least they serve a purpose unlike "this speed bumps is going to mess up my bumper" trucks. I don't like either one but I can't stand lowered trucks at all.

I don't even own a truck but I think a 6 in lift looks pretty badass. I do think the 24-48 in lifts are Tonka Truck goofy.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Not a fan of them, but we have enough laws in LA. We don't need another one
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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I use to remember the terms but I don't now. Basically the amount a truck can be lifted depends on the weight of the truck.

Raised Trucks > Lowered Trucks

Lowered trucks are completely useless. You guys can hate on raised trucks but at least they serve a purpose unlike "this speed bumps is going to mess up my bumper" trucks. I don't like either one but I can't stand lowered trucks at all.

I don't even own a truck but I think a 6 in lift looks pretty badass. I do think the 24-48 in lifts are Tonka Truck goofy.
Same here, I do not get the lowered truck, they defeat the purpose imo.

I have seen another Silverado like mine that was lifted only 4 inches which I'd think be a very small thing but no, it looked higher but not ridiculous yet it looked bad@ss. I wouldn't mine getting lifted like 3-4 inches like that truck but ain't got the money plus it really adds weight to your car which drops the performance/fuel efficiency which I care about more.
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