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Arkansas Lift Laws and Vehicle Equipment Laws

Arkansas is very off-road friendly, it does not have any suspension lift laws, frame height laws, body lift laws or even bumper height laws. Residents of Arkansas are free to modify their vehicles by installing suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards.

Governing Laws


The Arkansas Code (AC) covers the street legal laws for the state.

AC Title 27

Vehicle Dimensions


Vehicle size in Arkansas cannot exceed 102 inches wide, 13 feet 6 inches tall, or 40 feet long for a single vehicle.

AC 27-35-206
AC 27-35-207
AC 27-35-208

Tire Restrictions


Arkansas requires only that tires be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. There is no specific minimum tread depth and the code has no information on the legality of tire grooving.

AC 27-37-401

Wheel Restrictions


Arkansas's code makes no reference to wheels, however, they do need to be safe.

Braking Requirements


Vehicles driven in Arkansas are required to have brakes on all 4 wheels. The brakes must be capable of decelerating the vehicle at a rate of 14 feet per second. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is required.

AC 27-37-501
AC 27-37-502

Steering Laws


Arkansas does not have any specific rules for a vehicle's steering system.

Suspension Laws


There are no suspension lift limits in Arkansas.

Frame Requirements


Arkansas does not have a vehicle frame height limit.

Bumper Restrictions


There is no information on bumpers in the Arkansas code.

Fender Requirements


It is unknown if fenders or mud flaps are required in Arkansas as the code makes no reference to them.

Lighting Requirements


In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Arkansas are allowed to have several additional lights installed. When a vehicle is equipped with extra lighting, the maximum number of lights that can be on in the front of the vehicle is 4.



Min. Height

Max. Height


2 min.

24 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

1 min.

20 inches

72 inches

Spot lights

2 max.



Fog lights

2 max.

12 inches

30 inches

Aux. passing lights

2 max.

24 inches

42 inches

Aux. driving lights

2 max.

16 inches

42 inches

( Measured to the center of the light. )

AC 27-36-209
AC 27-36-215
AC 27-36-214
AC 27-36-207

Window Laws


The Arkansas code does not specifically state whether windshields are required, although, vehicles with windshields are required to have windshield wipers.

AC 27-37-303

Exhaust Requirements


In Arkansas, vehicles are required to have mufflers and it is prohibited to install any kind of exhaust cutout or bypass.

AC 27-37-601
AC 27-37-602

Engine Swap Rules


Nitrous oxide is prohibited in Arkansas.

AC 27-37-803

Emissions Testing


Arkansas does not currently require vehicle emissions testing.

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