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Kansas Lift Laws and Vehicle Equipment Laws

Kansas is one of the most off-road friendly states in the country. There are no suspension lift limits, body lift limits, frame height limits, or bumper height restrictions in Kansas. Vehicle owners are free to install suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards.

Governing Laws


The Kansas Statutes (KS) cover the street legal laws for the state.

KS Ch. 8

Vehicle Dimensions


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

KS 8-1902
KS 8-1904

Tire Restrictions


Kansas requires that tires be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. The minimum allowed tread depth is 1/16 inch. Tires are allowed to be re-grooved up to the original tire tread depth.

KS 8-1742

Wheel Restrictions


The Kansas statutes make no reference to wheels.

Braking Requirements


Vehicles driven in Kansas are required to have brakes capable of stopping the vehicle from a speed of 20 mph within 40 feet. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is required.

KS 8-1734

Steering Laws


Kansas does not have any rules related to a vehicle's steering system.

Suspension Laws


There are no suspension modification laws in Kansas.

Frame Requirements


Kansas does not have a vehicle frame height limit.

Bumper Restrictions


There are no bumper laws in Kansas.

Fender Requirements


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

Lighting Requirements


In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Kansas are allowed to have several additional lights installed. When a vehicle is equipped with extra lighting, the maximum number of lights that can be on in the front of the vehicle is 4.



Min. Height

Max. Height


2 min.

24 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

2 min.

15 inches

72 inches

Spot lights

2 max.



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. )

KS 8-1705
KS 8-1706
KS 8-1719
KS 8-1728

Window Laws


The Kansas code does not specifically state whether windshields are required, although, vehicles with windshields are required to have windshield wipers.

KS 8-1741

Exhaust Requirements


In Kansas, vehicles are required to have mufflers.

KS 8-1739

Engine Swap Rules


It is unknown whether or not Kansas has any engine swap or engine performance modification rules.

Emissions Testing


Kansas does not currently require vehicle emissions testing.

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