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Maine Lift Laws and Vehicle Equipment Laws


The state of Maine has minimum and maximum frame height laws that depend on the vehicle's GVWR. Other than that, there are no significant vehicle modification restrictions. This means that as long as frame height laws are obeyed, residents of Maine are free to install suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards.






Governing Laws

Code

The Maine Revised Statutes (MRS) cover the street legal laws for the state.

MRS Title 29A






Vehicle Dimensions

Dimensions

Vehicle size in Maine cannot exceed 102 inches wide, 13 feet 6 inches tall, and 45 feet long for a single vehicle.

MRS 29A-2380
MRS 29A-2390






Tire Restrictions

Tires

Maine's laws restrict tire size to within 2 inches of the range of size tire recommended by the manufacturer of the vehicle. Tires must be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. There is a set minimum tread depth of 1/16 inch. Tires can be grooved as long as they are not cut below the original tread depth.

MRS 29A-1917
MRS 29A-1918






Wheel Restrictions

Wheels

Maine's code makes no reference to wheels.






Braking Requirements

Brakes

Vehicles with brakes on all 4 wheels must be able to stop within 30 feet from a speed of 20 mph. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is required.

MRS 29A-1902






Steering Laws

Steering

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






Suspension Laws

Suspension

The only suspension laws on Maine's books state that the original suspension system cannot be disconnected and overload springs and heavy duty shock absorbers are allowed.

MRS 29A-1920






Frame Requirements

Frame

Maine has a minimum frame height of 10 inches (or factory frame height, whichever is lower). The maximum vehicle frame height is as follows:


Vehicle GVWR

Max. Frame Height

Under 4,501

Front: 24 inches | Rear: 26 inches

4,501 to 7,500

Front: 27 inches | Rear: 29 inches

7,501 to 10,000

Front: 28 inches | Rear: 30 inches


( Measured to the bottom of the frame. )



MRS 29A-1920






Bumper Restrictions

Bumpers

There is no information on bumpers in the Maine statutes.






Fender Requirements

Fenders

Fenders are required to cover the full tire tread width in Maine.

MRS 29A-1756






Lighting Requirements

Lights

In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Maine are allowed to have several additional lights installed.


Light

Number

Min. Height

Max. Height

Headlights

2 min.

22 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

2

n/a

n/a

Fog lights

2 max.

n/a

Below headlights

Aux. driving lights

Allowed

n/a

n/a


( Measured to the center of the light. )



MRS 29A-1904
MRS 29A-1905
MRS 29A-1909






Window Laws

Windows

The Maine code does not specifically state that windshields or windshield wipers are required.

MRS 29A-1915






Exhaust Requirements

Exhaust

In Maine, vehicles are required to have mufflers. Exhaust cutouts and bypasses can be installed if a permit is obtained.

MRS 29A-1912






Engine Swap Rules

Engine

Nitrous oxide is prohibited for street use in Maine.

MRS 29A-1926






Emissions Testing

Emissions

Only Cumberland County requires emissions testing in Maine.







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