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Louisiana Lift Laws and Vehicle Equipment Laws

Louisiana's street legal laws place no restrictions on a vehicle's suspension system, frame height, or bumper height. Suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards can all be installed without worry.

Governing Laws


The Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) govern the state's street legal laws.

LRS Title 32

Vehicle Dimensions


All vehicles driven in Louisiana are restricted to a maximum width of 102 inches, a maximum height of 13 feet 6 inches, and a maximum single vehicle length of 45 feet.

LRS 32-380
LRS 32-381
LRS 32-382

Tire Restrictions


All vehicle tires must be safe and without any bulges or exposed cords. Louisiana has no listed minimum tire tread depth. Tire grooving is not covered by the code.

LRS 32-362

Wheel Restrictions


There are no regulations on wheels found in Louisiana's laws.

Braking Requirements


Louisiana requires vehicles to have brakes on all 4 wheels. The brakes must be capable of decelerating the vehicle at a rate of 17 feet per second. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is also required.

LRS 32-341
LRS 32-342

Steering Laws


Steering systems are not covered in Louisiana's code.

Suspension Laws


There is no suspension lift limit in Louisiana.

Frame Requirements


Louisiana has no maximum vehicle frame height.

Bumper Restrictions


Bumpers are not restricted in Louisiana.

Fender Requirements


Louisiana requires fenders on all vehicles. Fenders must cover the full width of the tires.

LRS 32-364

Lighting Requirements


In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Louisiana are allowed to have auxiliary lights. The maximum number of lights that can be turned on in the front of the vehicle while driving is 4.



Min. Height

Max. Height


2 min.

24 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

1 min.

15 inches

72 inches

Spot lights


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. )

LRS 32-303
LRS 32-304
LRS 32-317
LRS 32-326

Window Laws


Windshields and windshield wipers are required in Louisiana.

LRS 32-356
LRS 32-357

Exhaust Requirements


In Louisiana, mufflers are required equipment. Exhaust cutouts and bypasses are prohibited.

LRS 32-352

Engine Swap Rules


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

Emissions Testing


Louisiana only requires emission testing in East and West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, and Livingston. (New Orleans and Kenner also have inspection programs.)


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