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Hawaii's suspension lift limit is determined by frame height and bumper height. Body lifts are limited to only 3 inches. In additional to allowing suspension lift kits and body lifts, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards as also allowed.






Governing Laws

Code

In Hawaii, the street legal laws are covered by the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS).

HRS Ch. 291






Vehicle Dimensions

Dimensions

Overall vehicle size in Hawaii is limited to 108 inches wide, 14 feet tall, and 45 feet long for a single vehicle.

HRS 291-34






Tire Restrictions

Tires

Hawaii 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.






Wheel Restrictions

Wheels

Hawaii's statutes make no reference to wheels.






Braking Requirements

Brakes

The only requirements for brakes are that they be capable of controlling the vehicle and that they be properly maintained.






Steering Laws

Steering

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






Suspension Laws

Suspension

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






Frame Requirements

Frame

In Hawaii, a vehicle's frame must not be higher than the bumper. The body of the vehicle can be no higher than 3 inches above the frame.

HRS 291-35






Bumper Restrictions

Bumpers

Bumper height in Hawaii is limited as follows:


Vehicle GVWR

Max. Bumper Height

Under 4,500

Front: 29 inches | Rear: 29 inches

4,501 to 7,500

Front: 33 inches | Rear: 33 inches

7,501 to 10,000

Front: 35 inches | Rear: 35 inches

Over 10,000

Exempt


( Measured to the bottom of the bumper. )



HRS 291-35






Fender Requirements

Fenders

It is unknown if Hawaii requires vehicles to have fenders or mud flaps.






Lighting Requirements

Lights

In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Hawaii are allowed to have spot lights. There is no information on whether or not fog lights, passing lights, or auxiliary driving lights are allowed.


Light

Number

Min. Height

Max. Height

Headlights

2 min.

22 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

2 min.

n/a

n/a

Spot lights

Allowed

n/a

n/a


( Measured to the center of the light. )



HRS 291-34
HRS 291-31
HRS 291-30






Window Laws

Windows

It is unclear if Hawaii requires a windshield or windshield wipers.






Exhaust Requirements

Exhaust

Mufflers are required in Hawaii.

HRS 291-22






Engine Swap Rules

Engine

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






Emissions Testing

Emissions

Hawaii does not currently require emissions testing.







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