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The street legal laws of Oregon contain no suspension lift limits, frame height limits, or bumper height restrictions. As such, drivers can legally install suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards.






Governing Laws

Code

The Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) specify the street legal laws for the state.

ORS Title 59






Vehicle Dimensions

Dimensions

Overall vehicle size in Oregon is limited to 102 inches wide, 14 feet tall, and 40 feet long for a single vehicle.

ORS 59-818-080






Tire Restrictions

Tires

Oregon requires that tires be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. There is no listed minimum tire tread depth and no mention of tire grooving in the laws.

ORS 59-815-170






Wheel Restrictions

Wheels

Oregon's statutes do not reference wheels.






Braking Requirements

Brakes

In Oregon, vehicles with a GVWR of less than 8,000 lbs. must be able to stop from 20 mph within 25 feet. Vehicles with a GVWR of 8,000 lbs. or more must be capable of stopping within 35 feet from a speed of 20 mph. Oregon also requires a secondary, mechanical, parking brake.

ORS 59-815-125






Steering Laws

Steering

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






Suspension Laws

Suspension

There are no suspension lift limits in Oregon.






Frame Requirements

Frame

In Oregon, a vehicle's frame must not be lower than the sidewall height of its tires. There is no maximum vehicle frame height limit.

ORS 59-815-245






Bumper Restrictions

Bumpers

Bumpers are not covered under Oregon's statutes.






Fender Requirements

Fenders

Oregon requires mud flaps or fenders on all vehicles. Fenders and/or mud guards must extend to the full outside width of the tire tread and must extend to at least 27 inches above the roadway.

ORS 59-815-180
ORS 59-815-182






Lighting Requirements

Lights

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


Light

Number

Min. Height

Max. Height

Headlights

2 min.

n/a

n/a

Tail lights

2 min.

n/a

n/a

Spot lights

Allowed

n/a

n/a

Fog lights

Allowed

n/a

n/a

Aux. passing lights

Allowed

n/a

54 inches

Aux. driving lights

Allowed

n/a

54 inches


( Measured to the center of the light. )



ORS 59-816-050
ORS 59-816-060
ORS 59-816-070
ORS 59-816-080






Window Laws

Windows

Oregon's statutes do not specifically state whether or not windshields are required, although, vehicles with windshields are required to have windshield wipers.

ORS 59-815-215






Exhaust Requirements

Exhaust

In Oregon, vehicles are required to have mufflers.

ORS 59-815-250






Engine Swap Rules

Engine

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






Emissions Testing

Emissions

Oregon requires emissions testing in and near the Portland-Metro and Medford areas.







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