LiftLaws.com Logo






Connecticut Street Legal Laws

D.C. Street Legal Laws



Delaware Lift Laws and Vehicle Equipment Laws


Delaware's suspension lift limit is determined by frame height, which is in turn limited by a bumper height of 30 inches. Body lifts are limited to only 3 inches. Although somewhat restricted, residents of Delaware are allowed to install suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards.






Governing Laws

Code

The Delaware Code (DC) and Delaware DMV Regulations (DDMVR) specify the street legal laws for the state.

DC Title 21
DMVR






Vehicle Dimensions

Dimensions

Overall vehicle size in Delaware is limited to 102 inches wide, 13 feet 6 inches tall, and 40 feet long for a single vehicle.

DC 21-4502






Tire Restrictions

Tires

Delaware requires only that tires be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. There is no listed minimum tread depth and there is no reference to tire grooving in the code.

DC 21-4301
DC 21-4302






Wheel Restrictions

Wheels

Delaware's codes do not reference wheels.






Braking Requirements

Brakes

A vehicle's brakes must be capable of stopping the vehicle within 30 feet from a speed of 20 mph. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is required in Delaware.

DC 21-4317






Steering Laws

Steering

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






Suspension Laws

Suspension

There are no suspension lift limits in Delaware, however, vehicles are limited by frame and bumper heights.






Frame Requirements

Frame

In Delaware, the frame of a vehicle must not be higher than the bumpers. The body of the vehicle can be no higher than 3 inches above the frame.

DC 21-4318






Bumper Restrictions

Bumpers

All vehicles with a GVWR of less than 10,000 lbs. have a maximum bumper height of 30 inches in Delaware.

( Measured to the bottom of the bumper. )

DC 21-4318






Fender Requirements

Fenders

Delaware only requires commercial vehicles to have fenders and mud flaps.

DC 21-4317






Lighting Requirements

Lights

In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Delaware 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.


Light

Number

Min. Height

Max. Height

Headlights

2 min.

24 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

1 min.

20 inches

72 inches

Spot lights

2 max.

n/a

n/a

Fog lights

2 max.

12 inches

30 inches

Aux. passing lights

1 max.

24 inches

42 inches

Aux. driving lights

1 max.

16 inches

42 inches


( Measured to the center of the light. )



DC 21-4333
DC 21-4334
DC 21-4346
DC 21-4352






Window Laws

Windows

Delaware's codes do not specifically state whether or not windshields are required, although, vehicles with windshields are required to have windshield wipers.

DC 21-4310






Exhaust Requirements

Exhaust

In Delaware, vehicles are required to have mufflers and it is prohibited to install exhaust cutouts.

DC 21-4311






Engine Swap Rules

Engine

There is a maximum hood scoop height of 3 inches in Delaware.

DDMVR 2-2256






Emissions Testing

Emissions

Emissions testing is required for certain model year vehicles in Delaware.

Related Sites


Crawlpedia
Off-Road Parts
Drivetrain Parts

Sponsored Links


King Shocks
King OEM Shocks
King UTV Shocks
Mud Truck Parts
Lockers & Gears
Off-Road Tires
Sticky Race Tires
Beadlock Wheels
Racing Seats

Additional Support










Homepage | Disclaimer & Copyright Information | Contact Us




All images, icons, photos, backgrounds and text found on this website are Copyright ©2009 - Filthy Motorsports, LLC
This site is covered by the FilthyMotorsports.com site terms and conditions of use agreement