Q&A - Modifying a Vehicle
i am wondering about the rules for vehicle modifications. there are many custom trucks and 4x4s of all sorts on the highway with big tires and lift kits. i would like to modify a vehicle building custom control arms "A" arms. being said that, i dont want a peace officer to pull me over and tell me im breaking rules, on another not i do not want someone to crash into me and have icbc tell me because my truck is modified my insurance is void.
Are lift kits that are manufactured legal? can someone legally make there own lift kit? i downloaded and paid for the vehicle inspection manual and can only find one thing that would effect my plans b) control arms b) bent, loose, cracked, welded, bushings loose although this says welded, many factor vehicle control arms are welded, if i make a control arm that is welded, does it mean its ok, it has not been fixed from welding but it has been manufactured by welding.
The rules seem very vague to me and open to interpretation, i know that i can build them, stronger and better than the stock ones that are on my truck, with bigger tires the balljoints don't last very long with the oem design. there doesnt seem to be any rules for vehicle modifications other than bumper heights and light heights.