Dissent Bumper Height Measurements (1 Viewer)

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Would anyone with Dissent front and rear bumpers and preferably a OME or any 2.5" lift be willing to take a height measurement for me? I live on Oahu, Hawaii and we have certain height restrictions for specific vehicle weights. I wanted to get some armor, but i'm afraid of ordering the bumpers and not being able to pass"safety."
Here's the restrictions for the safety inspections we have to comply with:

"BUMPERS (Form Line 27) The State sets a 22-inch maximum height for cars. There is no minimum height for cars. All County ordinances require both a front and a back bumper. "Bumper" for purposes of the Hawaii Revised Statutes means a horizontal load bearing protective system installed on a motor vehicle which is constructed of sturdy materials that will not shatter or split upon moderate impact and provides adequate protection against damages to the front and rear external lighting and reflective devices, hood, trunk, doors, painted surfaces, cooling system, exhaust system, and other components during a low speed impact. Fail if: ►They do not conform to the State (291-35.11 , HRS) or County requirements relating to height and performance. ►Bumpers are not securely installed or mounted. ►Bumpers are damaged to the extent that sharp edges or protrusions could be unnecessarily hazardous to a pedestrian who is hit by the vehicle."


"§291-35.1 Regulation of bumper height. Maximum bumper heights of motor vehicles shall be determined by the weight category of gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) as measured from a level surface to the highest point on the bottom of the bumper. Maximum heights are as follows:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Front Rear

Passenger vehicles 22 inches 22 inches

4,500 lbs. and under 29 inches 29 inches

4,501 lbs. to 7,500 lbs. 33 inches 33 inches

7,501 lbs. to 10,000 lbs. 35 inches 35 inches

For any vehicle with bumpers or attaching components which have been modified or altered from the original manufacturer's design to conform with the maximum bumper height requirements of this section, the bumper height shall be measured from a level surface to the bottom of the bumper. The vehicle frame rail, measured from a level surface to the bottom of the vehicle frame rail, shall not exceed the attached bumper height. The maximum distance between vehicle body to vehicle frame rail shall not exceed three inches. The distance between the vehicle body to vehicle frame rail shall be measured from the vehicle body mount seat to the vehicle frame rail mount seat. "Bumper", for purposes of this section means a horizontal load bearing protective system installed on a motor vehicle which is constructed of sturdy materials that will not shatter or split upon moderate impact and provides adequate protection against damages to the front and rear external lighting and reflective devices, hood, trunk, doors, painted surfaces, cooling system, exhaust system, and other components during a low speed impact. Any vehicle that exceeds the Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission - Regulation 12 recommended bumper height, based on the gross vehicle weight rating, shall be equipped with an audible reverse warning system. The audible reverse warning system is not required on any open cab vehicle with a distance of less than four feet from the rear of the driver's seating position to the rear most part of the vehicle body. [L 1984, c 291, §1; am L 1985, c 122, §1]"

This Section also covers body lift, but i'm more concerned with the height of the lowest part of the bumper to the ground. Really sucks we have to abide by these stipulations and half of the cars on the road are riding dirty anyways, i'm just curious.
 
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AL🍍HA,

I’d give Ben at Dissent a call. He is more than helpful and is prompt on returning calls. I just talked to him a couple days ago to pickup my roof rack and ask him some questions about a rear bumper project for him to start on my 100. What part of Oahu you in? I used to be in Haleiwa at the top of the hill by the skatepark near shark’s cove.
 

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