The centerline of the bumper must fall within 380 to 560 mm above ground for cars and the lowest part must be 750 mm (29.5")high or less for trucks weighing 4500 kg or less. The width of the bumper must be at least equal to the track width of the vehicle, and the horizontal surface must be at least 100 mm in width.
(This is from the Central Island Highway Patrol Website.)
And one thing to note is that SUV's are not trucks. They are rated as passenger vehicles and would have to follow the rules for cars. That is why they have car plates and not truck plates. Same goes for jeeps and sammi's.
Vehicles that were produced with a bumper must still be equipped with a bumper. If not the original style, then it must provide substantially the same protection as the original.
Trucks are a special case in that if they were manufactured without a rear bumper, then one is not required to be installed. You can show that it was produced without one by the appropriate option code on the sticker on the back of the glovebox door.
If you cannot do this, then it was made with a bumper and it still must be installed.
Hey Skidmark, while on the topic of having and not having. what about this. If you have a jeep with removable doors and remove them, technicaly can you not be fined. Meaning the jeep came with them as part of the vehicle and a [safety factor] don't you require to have them left on..
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Except CJ's. My Cj5 is registered as dual purpose, and you have to have the soft top on to have the doors on. Plus I think CJ5's had optional doors. My YJ on the other hand, I'm supposed to have doors on.. Not that I do when I'm not supposed to
You know, beautiful weather.. Doors are just wrong.. Been LUCKY so far.. no tickets for that yet.
Thanks very much for the Christmas wishes RedXJ, the same back to you!
GregW, you (and a lot of others) missed the point. If the vehicle was made with doors, you must always have the doors on when operating on a highway. It is NOT if the doors were optional, because if the door option was chosen they must always be installed. Make sure you keep the option sticker on your vehicle intact so that you can point to the code showing that the vehicle was manufactured without doors.
The Act and Regulations speak about suspension height, which I suppose ultimately results in a change in frame height.
What you need to worry about after wholesale changes is the height of other items that go along with the frame such as bumpers, headlights, taillights, brakelights, driving lights and your significant other's ability to get in and out to ride with you.