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South Dakota Lift Laws and Vehicle Equipment Laws


South Dakota, unlike North Dakota, has some of the least restrictive street legal laws of any state. There are no suspension lift laws, frame height limits, or bumper height restrictions. This means that residents of South Dakota are free to install suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards.






Governing Laws

Code

The South Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL) explain the street legal laws for the state.

SDCL Title 32






Vehicle Dimensions

Dimensions

The maximum vehicle size in South Dakota is 102 inches wide, 14 feet tall, and 45 feet long for a single vehicle.

SDCL 32-22-3
SDCL 32-22-14
SDCL 32-22-5






Tire Restrictions

Tires

Tires must be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. South Dakota requires a minimum tire tread depth of 1/16 inch. It is unclear if tire grooving is permitted.

SDCL 32-19-13






Wheel Restrictions

Wheels

South Dakota's code makes no reference to wheels.






Braking Requirements

Brakes

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

SDCL 32-18-2
SDCL 32-18-8






Steering Laws

Steering

South Dakota requires that a vehicle's steering system automatically return to center. A steering wheel's lock-to-lock turning count must not be less than 2 or more than 6 revolutions.

SDCL 32-15-28






Suspension Laws

Suspension

There are no suspension laws in South Dakota.






Frame Requirements

Frame

South Dakota does not have a vehicle frame height limit.






Bumper Restrictions

Bumpers

Bumpers are not listed in South Dakota's laws.






Fender Requirements

Fenders

It is not clear if fenders or mud flaps are required in South Dakota.






Lighting Requirements

Lights

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


Light

Number

Min. Height

Max. Height

Headlights

2 min.

n/a

n/a

Tail lights

2 min.

15 inches

72 inches

Spot lights

1 max.

n/a

n/a

Aux. driving lights

2 max.

12 inches

42 inches


( Measured to the center of the light. )



SDCL 32-17-1
SDCL 32-17-8
SDCL 32-17-17
SDCL 32-17-19






Window Laws

Windows

South Dakota's code requires windshield wipers, however, it is unknown if windshields themselves are required.

SDCL 32-15-7






Exhaust Requirements

Exhaust

In South Dakota, vehicles are required to be equipped with mufflers. It is unlawful to install any kind of exhaust cutout or bypass.

MC 61-9-403






Engine Swap Rules

Engine

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






Emissions Testing

Emissions

South Dakota does not currently require emissions testing.

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