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Mississippi Lift Laws and Vehicle Equipment Laws


There are very few street legal laws in Mississippi making it one of the most off-road vehicle friendly states in the country. Vehicles can legally be equipped with suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards.

Breaking News: Effective 7/3/15, annual vehicle inspections are no longer required in Mississippi.






Governing Laws

Code

Street legal laws for Mississippi are listed in the Mississippi Code (MC).

MC Title 63






Vehicle Dimensions

Dimensions

Vehicle size in Mississippi is restricted to a maximum width of 102 inches, a maximum height of 13 feet 6 inches, and a maximum single vehicle length of 40 feet.

MC 63-5-13
MC 63-5-17
MC 63-5-19






Tire Restrictions

Tires

The only requirement for tires in Mississippi is that they be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. There is no minimum tire tread depth and no reference to tire grooving in the code.

MC 63-7-67






Wheel Restrictions

Wheels

Mississippi does not cover wheels in its laws.






Braking Requirements

Brakes

Cars and trucks driven in Mississippi are required 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 required.

MC 63-7-53
MC 63-7-51






Steering Laws

Steering

Steering is not covered under Mississippi's laws.






Suspension Laws

Suspension

There are currently no suspension lift limits or suspension modification restrictions in Mississippi.






Frame Requirements

Frame

There are no vehicle frame height limits in Mississippi.






Bumper Restrictions

Bumpers

There are no bumper height restrictions in Mississippi.






Fender Requirements

Fenders

Fenders and mud flaps are only required on commercial vehicles driven in Mississippi.

MC 63-7-73






Lighting Requirements

Lights

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


Light

Number

Min. Height

Max. Height

Headlights

2 min.

n/a

n/a

Tail lights

1 min.

n/a

n/a

Spot lights

1 max.

n/a

n/a

Aux. driving lights

2 max.

12 inches

42 inches


( Measured to the center of the light. )



MC 63-7-13
MC 63-7-17






Window Laws

Windows

It is unclear if windshields are required in Mississippi, however, every vehicle equipped with a windshield must also have windshield wipers.

MC 63-7-59






Exhaust Requirements

Exhaust

In Mississippi, vehicles are required to be equipped with mufflers. Exhaust cutouts are prohibited.

MC 63-7-55






Engine Swap Rules

Engine

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






Emissions Testing

Emissions

Mississippi does not currently require emissions testing and effective 7/3/2015 annual vehicle inspections are no longer required.

HB 982

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