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Re: Need info on South Carolina lift laws.

FWIW:

While the law enforcement folks may not enforce their lift laws, there is another aspect you may want to consider to some extent...

Scenario: Negligent driver (unsuccessfully) drives his Yupmobile under your Jeep; thereby potentially damaging you, your Jeep, him and his junk. You then make an appropriate claim for damages against him. He/his insurance company/lawyer could attempt to use your 'not in compliance w/ MV code' status as a basis to defeat or limit your claim, or counter-sue for damages to him caused by your illegal vehicle height. [img]images/graemlins/deal.gif[/img] (In some states, contributory negligence by the 'victim' in an accident, will result in the victim having no claim for damages. Potentially, an argument could be made that the excessive height of your Jeep contributed to the happening of the accident and/or increased the amount of damage resulting. If lifted beyond compliance w/ state code, this could be determined to be tantamount to a contributory negligent act.)

Maybe not a big concern, but at least something to be aware of. B/c there are too many lawyers, they have come up w/ many new and novel ways to keep themselves employed (and handsomely paid). [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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