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Old August 5th, 2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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Drop Bumper/Bumper Laws

I have been reading about bumper laws and how my trucks bumper will be too high. I see people all the time with taller trucks and no bumper heights but they aren't over the max weight limit yet. So do I still need a drop bumper? If I do how should I go about doing this so it still looks good? I thought about just putting a metal bar underneath the truck and paint it black so you really can't see it. Kinda like what buses and semi trailers have. Can anyone help me out with this?
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Old August 5th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #2
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your bumpers cant be over 28 inches if it is a half ton or 32 if its a 3/4 ton i believe
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Old August 5th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #3
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ur frame cant be to high either they check ur front and rear bumper and the lowest point of your frame. i thought it was just bumpers untill i got a height law ticket
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Old August 5th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #4
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Lift blocks between the front axle and springs, or lift blocks that exceed 4 inches in height between the rear axle and springs, are not allowed. Shackle replacements cannot exceed OEM length by more than 2 inches, and no to the coil spring spacers. In terms of acceptable height, less than 4,501 GVWR, and your frame height cannot exceed 24 inches, and the bumper height can't go beyond 26 inches. For GVWR between 4,501 and 7,500, those numbers are 24 and 28 inches. For 7,501 and 10,000-pound vehicles, keep the height at 26 and 30 inches.


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Old August 5th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #5
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I think my frame is low enough but my bumpers are way to high. How did you guys lower them to pass the law? Or are there any other ways of passing the law?
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Old August 6th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #6
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My buddy got a bumper height ticket years ago. His truck had class 3 receivers in front and back so he just made some B.S. bumpers out of square tube that slid right into the receivers and dropped it to the necessary height. He drove his truck up to the cop shop and they told him nice job and waived the ticket. I doubt it would work everywhere but it worked for him.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #7
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Trogdor, judging by your username, your in my city. I'm guessing it wasn't in Pontiac, right?

Billy, unless your driving like an ass or find that one dick cop, you usually won't get hit for lift height. x2 on just putting in the receiver bumper. I remember someone saying they simply welded or bolted in a piece of steel tube to the bottom of their bumper to make height limits since they measure to the very most bottom section of bumper.

Have you searched the site yet? The topic's been covered about once every 3 months.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:46 PM   #8
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Yeah I searched but didn't find anything about how to pass the law. I think that I might make something to go into the hitch or just at the bottom of the bumper. Ill have to measure the bumper in the stock location and see how far I must drop it.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:51 PM   #9
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dont worry about it. if you get a ticket you get a ticket. i know a ton of people with trucks that are too tall and i dont know one person that has got a ticket. it is better than having some ultra ghey peice of shit box tube in your receiver hitch. like every one else has said 100,000 times JUST DONT DRIVE LIKE AN ASS.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #10
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i've designed a removable drop bumper that i'm gonna put on my dodge. i'll need it when i put 16" of lift and 44's under it. my design is similar to semi trailers.
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