When you take the time to build a monster truck, you want to be able to show it off to the world. Therefore, it’s important for you to take the necessary steps to keep your monster truck street legal. There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when putting your monster truck together to avoid getting a ticket when you start driving it around. Check out a few tips for keeping your monster truck legal below.
Position your headlights properly.
Any vehicle that’s going to be driven out on the road needs to have headlights on it. Furthermore, those headlights need to be put in the proper place. You should mount them between 22 inches and 45 inches off the ground. Otherwise, you could be pulled over and given a ticket simply because of your headlights, even during the day.
Install a horn that doesn’t make too much noise.
You do need a horn on your monster truck. But you don’t need one that’s going to make too much noise and wake up the entire neighborhood every time you push down on it.
Make sure your exhaust isn’t too loud, either.
Monster trucks make a lot of noise from the moment you start them up. But they shouldn’t make so much noise that people can’t hear themselves think when you drive by. While you might be tempted to equip your truck with an exhaust system that will make it feel like you’re at a monster truck rally all the time, that will likely result in you getting a ticket. You also aren’t allowed to direct your exhaust pipes to the side of your truck if you have it positioned between 2 and 11 feet off of the ground.
Avoid extending your tires out too far.
You can’t build a monster truck without slapping some huge tires on it. But you can’t drive a monster truck around town if those tires are sticking out. Legally, monster truck tires aren’t allowed to extend out beyond the body of your truck. They also need to have mudguards on them to prevent them from kicking up rocks and injuring pedestrians and other drivers.
At SCS Gearbox, we have everything you need to put together your own monster truck. Just make sure you make an effort to keep it street legal. Call us at 419-483-7278 today to order monster truck parts.