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Unfortunately, Georgia is not an off-road vehicle friendly state. In addition to restricting frame height, Georgia has a suspension lift limit of only 2 inches. While suspension lift kits might as well be deemed illegal, residents of Georgia are still allowed to install aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards.






Governing Laws

Code

The Georgia Code (GC) governs the state's street legal laws.

GC Title 32 & 40






Vehicle Dimensions

Dimensions

All vehicles driven in Georgia are restricted to a maximum width of 102 inches and a maximum height of 13 feet 6 inches. Georgia does not have a clearly defined single vehicle length limit.

GC 32-6-23
GC 32-6-22
GC 32-6-24






Tire Restrictions

Tires

All vehicle tires must be safe and without any bulges or exposed cords. Georgia requires a minimum tire tread depth of 1/16 inch. Tire grooving is not covered in the code.

GC 40-8-74






Wheel Restrictions

Wheels

There are not any regulations on wheels found in Georgia's laws.






Braking Requirements

Brakes

Georgia requires vehicles to have brakes on all 4 wheels. The brakes must be capable of stopping the vehicle from a speed of 20 mph within 30 feet. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is also required.

GC 40-8-50
GC 40-8-53






Steering Laws

Steering

Steering systems are not covered in Georgia's code.






Suspension Laws

Suspension

The suspension lift limit in Georgia is 2 inches.

GC 40-8-6






Frame Requirements

Frame

Georgia has set maximum frame heights depending on the vehicle's GVWR.


Vehicle GVWR

Max. Frame Height

4,500 and under

27 inches

4,501 to 7,500

30 inches

7,501 to 14,000

31 inches


( Measured to the bottom of the frame. )



GC 40-8-6.1






Bumper Restrictions

Bumpers

Bumpers are not restricted in Georgia.






Fender Requirements

Fenders

Georgia only requires fenders and mud flaps on commercial vehicles.

GC 40-8-75






Lighting Requirements

Lights

In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Georgia are allowed to have auxiliary lights.

Light

Number

Min. Height

Max. Height

Headlights

2 or 4

24 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

1 min.

20 inches

60 inches

Spot lights

1 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. )



GC 40-8-22
GC 40-8-23






Window Laws

Windows

The laws in Georgia do not indicate whether windshields are required. Vehicles with windshields must be equipped with windshield wipers.

GC 40-8-73






Exhaust Requirements

Exhaust

In Georgia, mufflers are required equipment. Exhaust cutouts are prohibited.

GC 40-8-71






Engine Swap Rules

Engine

Nitrous oxide is prohibited in Georgia.

GC 40-8-10






Emissions Testing

Emissions

13 counties in Georgia require emissions testing, check with Georgia's Clean Air Force for details.







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