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The state of Nevada does not have a suspension lift limit, frame height limit, or bumper height limit. Instead, Nevada laws limit the height of the vehicle's body. As long as body height stays within the legal limit, suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards are allowed.






Governing Laws

Code

The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) cover the street legal laws for the state.

NRS Ch. 484






Vehicle Dimensions

Dimensions

Vehicle size in Nevada cannot exceed 102 inches wide, 14 feet tall, or 45 feet long for a single vehicle.

NRS 484-759
NRS 484-738
NRS 484-739






Tire Restrictions

Tires

Nevada requires that tires be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. As of yet, there is no minimum tread depth. It is unknown if tire grooving is allowed.

NRS 484-642






Wheel Restrictions

Wheels

Nevada's code makes no reference to wheels.






Braking Requirements

Brakes

All vehicles driven in Nevada must have brakes that can stop the vehicle within 30 feet from a speed of 20 mph. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is required.

NRS 484-595






Steering Laws

Steering

Nevada lacks rules on a vehicle's steering system.






Suspension Laws

Suspension

There are no suspension lift limits in Nevada.






Frame Requirements

Frame

Nevada does not have a maximum vehicle frame height. Instead, the vehicle's body height is limited depending on the vehicle's GVWR.


Vehicle GVWR

Max. Body Height

Under 4,501

28 inches

4,501 to 7,500

30 inches

7,501 to 10,000

32 inches


( Measured to the lowest part of the original body. )



NRS 484-7385






Bumper Restrictions

Bumpers

There is no information on bumpers in the Nevada statutes.






Fender Requirements

Fenders

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

NRS 484-612






Lighting Requirements

Lights

In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Nevada are allowed to have several additional lights installed. The maximum number of lights that can be used at the front of a vehicle while driving is 4.


Light

Number

Min. Height

Max. Height

Headlights

2 min.

24 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

2

15 inches

72 inches

Spot lights

2 max.

n/a

n/a

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. )



NRS 484-549
NRS 484-551
NRS 484-577
NRS 484-591






Window Laws

Windows

The Nevada code requires both windshields and windshield wipers.

NRS 484D.230
NRS 484-621






Exhaust Requirements

Exhaust

In Nevada, vehicles are required to have mufflers. Exhaust cutouts and bypasses are prohibited.

NRS 484-611






Engine Swap Rules

Engine

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






Emissions Testing

Emissions

Only Clark and Washoe counties currently require emissions testing in Nevada.







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