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1989 Bronco GVWR Range:  6,001 - 7,000 POUNDS

 

Washington State Bumper Law

Bumpers: A special motor vehicle shall be equipped with a bumper on both the front and rear of the vehicle with the exception of motor vehicles where the original or predominant body configuration, provided by a recognized manufacturer, did not include such bumper or bumpers in the design of the vehicle. For the relevant model year, bumpers must accommodate recognized manufacturer impact absorption systems per applicable Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Bumper Standards or equivalent standards.

Bumpers are optional equipment on vehicles defined as street rods and kit vehicles by the Washington state patrol vehicle inspectors.

Bumpers, unless specifically exempted above, shall be at least 4.5 inches in vertical height, centered on the vehicle's centerline, and extend no less than the width of the respective wheel track distances. Bumpers shall be attached to the vehicle in a manner equivalent to the original manufacturer's installation. Bumpers shall be horizontal load bearing and attach to the vehicle frame to effectively transfer energy when impacted.

The maximum bumper heights will be determined by weight category of gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) measured from a level surface to the highest point on the bottom of the bumper. For vehicles exempted from the bumper requirement for the reasons stated above, a maximum frame elevation measurement shall be made to the bottom of the frame rail. Maximum heights are as follows:

 

Front

Back

Passenger Vehicles

22 Inches

22 Inches

4,500 lbs. and under GVWR

24 Inches

26 Inches

4,501 lbs. to 7,500 lbs. GVWR

27 Inches

29 Inches

7,501 lbs. to 10,000 lbs. GVWR

28 Inches

30 Inches

 

Adding an additional bumper will not meet the above requirements.


Washington State Fender Laws:

All wheels of a special motor vehicle shall be equipped with fenders designed to cover the entire tire tread width that comes in contact with the road surface. Coverage of the tire tread circumference shall be from at least 15 in front and to at least 75 to the rear of the vertical centerline at each wheel measured from the center of the wheel rotation. At no time shall the tire come in contact with the body, fender, chassis, or suspension of the vehicle. Street rods and kit vehicles which are more than forty years old and are owned and operated primarily as a collector's item need not be equipped with fenders when the vehicle is used and driven during fair weather on well-maintained, hard-surfaced roads.

 

Other State Lift Laws"

 

STATE
W/Dmv Link

 

BUMPER HEIGHT

 

FRAME HEIGHT
TO GROUND

 

BODY LIFT

 

REAR BLOCK

 

SHACKLE LIFT

 

NOTES

Alabama

N/A

       

 13.5' max. height

Alaska

26"

       

OEM bumpers required

Arizona

N/A

       

Mudflaps required on lifted trucks.

Arkansas

N/A

       

Max. headlight height 54"

California

N/A

<4500 GVWR=27"
4501-7500 GVWR=30"

5"

     

Colorado

 

N/A

       

Lights not more 54" nor less than 24". Tail lights not more than 72"

Connecticut

30"

         

Delaware

30"

22"

3" @ seat

     

District of Columbia

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Florida

3000-5000 GVWR=24" front, 26" rear
4501-7500 GVWR=27 front, 30 rear

       

 Max. headlight height 54"

Georgia

22"

27"

       

Hawaii

<4500 GVWR=29'
4501-7500 GVWR=33"22"

<4500 GVWR=27'
4501-7500 GVWR=29"22"

 

3" @ seat

   

Hawaii requires any lift/susp. blocks must be one-piece.

Idaho

N/A

         

Illinois

<4500 GVWR=24" front, 26" rear
4501-7500 GVWR=27" front, 29" rear

<4500 GVWR=24"
4501-7500 GVWR=26" <7,501 and 9,000 28" front 30" rear

3" Max

     

Indiana

30"

         

Iowa

+5"

         

Kansas

N/A

       

headlights must be under 54-inches

Kentucky

N/A

         

Louisiana

N/A

       

13.5' max. height
Lights not be higher then 54"

Maine

N/A

<4500 GVWR=24" front, 26" rear
4501-7500 GVWR=27" front, 29" rear

N/A

Illegal

Illegal

Maine law prohibits modifying any vehicle with Anti-Lock Brakes. For more information, click here.

Maryland

28"

         

Massachusetts

Click here to download a PDF document regarding MA's lift laws. Requires Acrobat Reader.

Michigan

<4500 GVWR=26"
4501-7500 GVWR=28"

<7500 GVWR=24"

3"

+4"

+2"

 

Minnesota

25"

+6"

       

Mississippi

+8"

+6"

       

Missouri

<4.500 and under GVWR=22" Rear 22"

  <4501 to 7500 GVWR 24" Rear 26"

<7501 to 9000 GVWR 28" Rear 30"

     

Montana

N/A

       

 Max. headlight height 54"

Nebraska

N/A

         

Nevada

24"

N/A

<4500 GVWR=28"
4501-7500 GVWR=30"

     

New Hampshire

28"

32"

       

New Jersey

   

 <4500 lbs - under GVWR=7" above stock. - 4501-7500 lbs GVWR=9" above stock. - 7501 - 10,000 lbs GVWR=11" above stock.

     

New Mexico

N/A

         

New York

N/A

30"

       

North Carolina

N/A

         

North Dakota

27"

         

Ohio

Maximum and minimum allowable height
determined by gross vehicle weight rating.
Contact Ohio State
Highway Patrol at (614) 466-4993 for more information.

         

Oklahoma

Max. 54" headlight

         

Oregon

N/A

         

Pennsylvania

5,000 lbs. or less GVWR 24" front 26" rear

 

 

5,001 lbs.-7,000 lbs. GVWR 27" front 29" rear

 

 

7,001 lbs.-9,000 lbs. GVWR 28" front 30" rear

 

 

9,001 lbs.-11,000 lbs. GVWR 30" front 30" rear
from frame or factory bumper
(which ever is higher)

5,000 lbs. or less GVWR 24" front 26" rear

 

 

5,001 lbs.-7,000 lbs. GVWR 27" front 29" rear

 

 

7,001 lbs.-9,000 lbs. GVWR 28" front 30" rear

 

 

9,001 lbs.-11,000 lbs. GVWR 30" front 30" rear

 

3" block in rear max

 

 

(suv) max rear is 1"

2" over factory length shackle max

(truck) headlights below 54 inches

(suv) Headlights must be below 48" from top of headlight

Rhode Island

N/A

+4"

N/A

+4"

+4"

 

South Carolina

+6"

       

 Max. headlight CL height 54"

South Dakota

N/A

         

Tennessee

31"

N/A

4"

     

Texas

N/A

       

Lights: 52" from ground to center of headlights

Utah

N/A

+4.5"

   

Illegal

 

Vermont

N/A

       

 13.5' max. height

Virginia

<4500 GVWR=28

4501-7500 GVWR=29" front, 30" rear

7501< GVWR=30" front, 31" rear

<4500 GVWR=28"
4501-7500 GVWR=29" front, 30" rear

3"

   

Jeeps, Samurais, Broncos and Internationals etc without a DETATCHED BED or considered a PANEL TRUCK are NOT included in this range. They consider these PASENGER vehicles and do NOT list a GVWR rating on the vehicles registration. Passenger vehicles have a max. bumper height of 22"

Washington

<4500 GVWR=24" front
26" rear
4501-7500 GVWR=27" front 29" rear
7501-10000=28" front
30" rear

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Coverage 15 in front and to at least 75 to the rear of each tire

West Virginia

31"

31"

3" @ seat

     

Wisconsin

N/A

N/A

5" on suspension and 4" over on radius for the tires, there are no body lift laws

 

Wyoming

N/A

         

STATE
W/Dmv Link

BUMPER HEIGHT

FRAME HEIGHT
TO GROUND

BODY LIFT

REAR BLOCK

SHACKLE LIFT

NOTES

 


 

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