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Angry Oregon Reintroduces Bill to Limit Suspension/Tire Alterations

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A bill (H.B. 3147) has been introduced in the Oregon legislature that would severely limit vehicle suspension, body lift and wheel/tire alterations. Specifically, H.B. 3147 would ban vehicles whose bumpers are elevated more than 3 inches over the original manufactured bumper clearance. Identical legislation was last introduced in Oregon in 2001.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Oregon House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 3147


• H.B. 3147 would ban reasonably altered vehicles due to overstated concerns with bumper mismatch.


• H.B. 3147 discriminates against hobbyists and aftermarket parts makers by leaving it solely to the vehicle manufacturers to choose bumper heights.


• H.B. 3147 would force owners of modified vehicles to spend large sums of money to reinstall original components.


• H.B. 3147 would ban useful alterations that provide adequate clearance for on/off road capability and accommodate heavy loads, larger tires, improved suspension and water-fording capability.


• H.B. 3147 would impose a fine of up to $360 per offense for vehicles that exceed the 3 inch clearance requirement.

DON’T DELAY! This bill tramples on the rights of 4x4 vehicle enthusiasts in Oregon. Please contact members of the House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development immediately by phone or e-mail to request their opposition to H.B. 3417.

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at [email protected]. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.


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Representative Cliff Bentz - Co-Chair
Phone: 503/986-1460
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Representative Tobias Read - Co-Chair
Phone: 503/986-1427
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Representative E. Terry Beyer - Co-Vice Chair
Phone: 503/986-1412
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Representative Patrick Sheehan - Co-Vice Chair
Phone: 503/986-1451
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Representative Shawn Lindsay
Phone: 503/986-1430
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Representative Nancy Nathanson
Phone: 503/986-1413
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Representative Jefferson Smith
Phone: 503/986-1447
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Representative Jim Weidner
Phone: 503/986-1424
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Slightly off-topic for the Corral, but it shows what can/will happen if we don't unite and act.


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Technically, this wouldn't limit suspension or tire choices, it would just require truck owner to ensure their bumper stays at a reasonable level in relation to other vehicles on the road. The same idea that semi trailers already demonstrate.
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Technically, this wouldn't limit suspension or tire choices
So a 3" or less lift over OEM specs isn't limiting suspension or tire choices, or am I missing something?
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i support this bill and hope it passes. its a safety thing and has nothing to do with how rediculous it looks to turn a 25 year orld camaro into a 4x4 rock crawler.
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The same "safety" excuse can be said about lowered cars. Are you in favor of that?

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nice try. its not the same an you know it.
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The government may want to protect you from yourself.

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So a 3" or less lift over OEM specs isn't limiting suspension or tire choices, or am I missing something?
Read the rest of my post. You can put whatever lift you want on your vehicle, you'd just have to lower the bumper to compensate.

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the sema guy doesn't understand the differences in safety of having a bumper 12" off the ground (lowrider) vs one that is 42" off the ground. guess he doesn't understand that the lowrider would also have a trunk and other impact absorbing parts above the bumper to help with transfering energy of a rear end impact, whereas a car rear ending a truck that did not make contact with anything but a gas tank or rear axle would be just a weee bit worse.
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