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Louisiana's street legal laws place no restrictions on a vehicle's suspension system, frame height, or bumper height. Suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards can all be installed without worry.






Governing Laws

Code

The Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) govern the state's street legal laws.

LRS Title 32






Vehicle Dimensions

Dimensions

All vehicles driven in Louisiana are restricted to a maximum width of 102 inches, a maximum height of 13 feet 6 inches, and a maximum single vehicle length of 45 feet.

LRS 32-380
LRS 32-381
LRS 32-382






Tire Restrictions

Tires

All vehicle tires must be safe and without any bulges or exposed cords. Louisiana has no listed minimum tire tread depth. Tire grooving is not covered by the code.

LRS 32-362






Wheel Restrictions

Wheels

There are no regulations on wheels found in Louisiana's laws.






Braking Requirements

Brakes

Louisiana requires vehicles to have brakes on all 4 wheels. The brakes must be capable of decelerating the vehicle at a rate of 17 feet per second. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is also required.

LRS 32-341
LRS 32-342






Steering Laws

Steering

Steering systems are not covered in Louisiana's code.






Suspension Laws

Suspension

There is no suspension lift limit in Louisiana.






Frame Requirements

Frame

Louisiana has no maximum vehicle frame height.






Bumper Restrictions

Bumpers

Bumpers are not restricted in Louisiana.






Fender Requirements

Fenders

Louisiana requires fenders on all vehicles. Fenders must cover the full width of the tires.

LRS 32-364






Lighting Requirements

Lights

In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Louisiana are allowed to have auxiliary lights. The maximum number of lights that can be turned on in the front of the vehicle while driving is 4.


Light

Number

Min. Height

Max. Height

Headlights

2 min.

24 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

1 min.

15 inches

72 inches

Spot lights

Prohibited

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. )



LRS 32-303
LRS 32-304
LRS 32-317
LRS 32-326






Window Laws

Windows

Windshields and windshield wipers are required in Louisiana.

LRS 32-356
LRS 32-357






Exhaust Requirements

Exhaust

In Louisiana, mufflers are required equipment. Exhaust cutouts and bypasses are prohibited.

LRS 32-352






Engine Swap Rules

Engine

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






Emissions Testing

Emissions

Louisiana only requires emission testing in East and West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, and Livingston. (New Orleans and Kenner also have inspection programs.)

LA DEQ

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