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SEMA SAN - SEMA ACTION NETWORK

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.


Oregon House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development



Representative Cliff Bentz - Co-Chair
Phone: 503/986-1460
Email: [email protected]



Representative Tobias Read - Co-Chair
Phone: 503/986-1427
Email: [email protected]



Representative E. Terry Beyer - Co-Vice Chair
Phone: 503/986-1412
Email: [email protected]



Representative Patrick Sheehan - Co-Vice Chair
Phone: 503/986-1451
Email: [email protected]



Representative Shawn Lindsay
Phone: 503/986-1430
Email: [email protected]



Representative Nancy Nathanson
Phone: 503/986-1413
Email: [email protected]



Representative Jefferson Smith
Phone: 503/986-1447
Email: [email protected]



Representative Jim Weidner
Phone: 503/986-1424
Email: [email protected]
 

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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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Damnit, I want gravedigger to drive to work
 

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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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