Here is the latest information on the recent North Carolina legislation that is looking to outlaw the “Carolina Squat” vehicle modification. This is a very specific piece of legislation that is not meant to outlaw all suspension lifts or modifications. It is focused specifically on the raised front and/or lowered rear modification.
Here is what the legislation specifies:
“A private passenger automobile shall not be modified or altered by (i) elevating the automobile more than 3 inches from the manufacturer’s specified height in the front and (ii) lowering the automobile more than 2 inches from the manufacturer’s specified height in the rear.
A private passenger automobile modified or altered in violation of this subsection shall not be operated upon any highway or public vehicular area without the prior written approval of the Commissioner. Any person operating a private passenger automobile in violation of this subsection shall be guilty of an infraction and punished in accordance with G.S. 20-176.”
Here is our recent TFL Talkin’ Trucks podcast episode that is talking about another legislation topic entirely.