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Alaska's street legal laws do not cover a vehicle's suspension, however, the height of a vehicle's frame is limited. This means that suspension lift kits are allowed as long as they don't lift the vehicle's frame above the state limit. Aftermarket wheels, tires, performance shocks, bumpers, and grille-guards are allowed.

Breaking News: Effective 1/1/10, the EPA has discontinued the emissions program for the Fairbanks North Star Borough.






Governing Laws

Code

Street legal laws for Alaska are listed in the Alaska Statutes (AS) and the Alaska Administrative Code (AAC).

AS Title 28
AAC Title 13






Vehicle Dimensions

Dimensions

Vehicle size in Alaska is restricted to a maximum width of 102 inches, a maximum height of 15 feet, and a maximum single vehicle length of 45 feet.

17 AAC 25.012






Tire Restrictions

Tires

All tires on vehicles driven in Alaska must be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. A minimum tread depth of 1/16 inches is required. There is no reference to tire grooving in either code.

13 AAC 04.230






Wheel Restrictions

Wheels

Alaska requires that wheels not be loose or defective.

13 AAC 04.227






Braking Requirements

Brakes

Cars and trucks driven in Alaska are required to have brakes on all 4 wheels. The brakes must be capable of stopping the vehicle from a speed of 20 mph within 25 feet. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is also required.

13 AAC 04.205






Steering Laws

Steering

A vehicle's steering system must not be loose or defective to comply with Alaska's laws.

13 AAC 04.227






Suspension Laws

Suspension

There are currently no suspension lift limits or suspension modification restrictions listed in Alaska's laws.






Frame Requirements

Frame

Alaska laws include specific frame height limits depending on a vehicle's GVWR. The vehicle's body is limited to not being higher than 3 inches above the top of the frame.


Vehicle GVWR

Max. Frame Height

Under 4,500

24 inches

4,501 to 7,500

26 inches

7,501 to 10,000

28 inches


( Measured to the bottom of the frame. )



13 AAC 04.005






Bumper Restrictions

Bumpers

There are no bumper height restrictions in Alaska, however, bumpers are required.

13 AAC 04.272






Fender Requirements

Fenders

Fenders and mud flaps are required in Alaska.

13 AAC 04.227
13 AAC 04.265






Lighting Requirements

Lights

In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Alaska are allowed to have auxiliary lights installed. Spot, fog, passing, and auxiliary driving light restrictions no longer exist in Alaska's laws. The law related to the number of lights allowed to be on at any given time was also repealed.


Light

Number

Min. Height

Max. Height

Headlights

2 min.

24 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

2 min.

20 inches

n/a


( Measured to the center of the light. )



13 AAC 04.020
13 AAC 04.025
13 AAC 04.085
13 AAC 04.140






Window Laws

Windows

A windshield is not required in Alaska, however, any person driving a vehicle without a windshield must wear eye protection. Windshield wipers are required for vehicles equipped with a windshield.

13 AAC 04.225






Exhaust Requirements

Exhaust

In Alaska, vehicles are required to be equipped with mufflers. Exhaust cutouts are prohibited.

13 AAC 04.215






Engine Swap Rules

Engine

It is unclear whether or not Alaska has any engine swap or engine performance modification rules.






Emissions Testing

Emissions

Effective 3/1/12, Alaska no longer requires emissions testing.

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