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Indiana Lift Laws and Vehicle Equipment Laws


Indiana has no suspension lift laws or frame height restrictions. Bumpers, however, must be no higher than 30 inches. Then, as long as legal bumper height is maintained, suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards are allowed.






Governing Laws

Code

The Indiana Code (IC) explains the street legal laws for the state.

IC Title 9






Vehicle Dimensions

Dimensions

The maximum vehicle size in Indiana is 102 inches wide, 13 feet 6 inches tall, and 40 feet long for a single vehicle.

IC 9-20-3-2
IC 9-20-3-3
IC 9-20-3-4






Tire Restrictions

Tires

Tires must be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. Indiana has no listed minimum tire tread depth. It is unclear if tire grooving is permitted.

IC 9-19-18






Wheel Restrictions

Wheels

Indiana's code makes no reference to wheels.






Braking Requirements

Brakes

All vehicles in Indiana must have brakes on all 4 wheels capable of stopping the vehicle from a speed of 20 mph within 30 feet. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is also required.

IC 9-19-3-7
IC 9-19-3-1






Steering Laws

Steering

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






Suspension Laws

Suspension

There are no suspension laws in Indiana.






Frame Requirements

Frame

Indiana does not have a vehicle frame height restriction.






Bumper Restrictions

Bumpers

All trucks and SUVs with a GVWR under 11,000 lbs. are required to have front and rear bumpers in Indiana. The maximum bumper height is 30 inches.


( Measured to the bottom of the bumper. )


IC 9-19-4-2






Fender Requirements

Fenders

Fenders and mud flaps are not listed in Indiana's laws.






Lighting Requirements

Lights

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


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. )



IC 9-19-6-3
IC 9-19-6-4
IC 9-19-6-13
IC 9-19-6-14
IC 9-19-6-15
IC 9-19-6-16






Window Laws

Windows

Indiana's code requires both windshields and windshield wipers.

IC 9-19-19-2
IC 9-19-19-6






Exhaust Requirements

Exhaust

In Indiana, vehicles are required to be equipped with mufflers and it is prohibited to install any kind of exhaust cutout or bypass.

IC 9-19-8-2
IC 9-19-8-4






Engine Swap Rules

Engine

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






Emissions Testing

Emissions

Several counties in Indiana require emissions testing.

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