The North Carolina House has just passed a new bill that outlaws a popular vehicle mod known as the ‘Carolina Squat’ (aka the ‘Tennessee Tilt’ if you’re west of the border).
House Bill 692 specifically modifies the standard North Carolina vehicle code to ban vehicle suspension modifications that simultaneously lift up the front of the vehicle and lowers the back of the vehicle.
The Carolina Squat section of the bill reads:
“A private passenger automobile shall not be modified or altered by elevating the automobile more than 3 inches from the manufacturer’s specified height in the front and lowering the automobile more than 2 inches from the manufacturer’s specified height in the rear.”
Several NC house members believe the vehicle modification makes ordinary headlights appear as high beams during normal driving conditions, endangering both oncoming motorists and pedestrians due to decreased visibility.
What do you think about the new bill?
Do you think squatted trucks should be outlawed?