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No more leg day: South Carolina's squat ban will soon come into effect

Of all the stupid vehicle modification trends of the last few decades, “squatting” is probably one of the worst. People giving their trucks the “Carolina Squat” by lifting the front end but leaving the rear alone will hopefully soon be a thing of the past as officials in South Carolina begin issuing tickets for the totally to distribute ridiculous training.

In a rare show of political unity, a cross-party effort was organized to ban occupied trucks. Not only do the mods look stupid, but they also fundamentally change the way the trucks drive and can make them hard to see – which is pretty important when driving. South Carolina now joins North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia in banning it.

Owners have had six months to remedy the situation since the ban was first announced in November 2023, but similar efforts to ban other idiotic mods haven't stopped some from trying. Diesel trucks are still being modified to “carry coal,” and loud exhaust fumes — not always a bad thing — remain a problem for some communities.

We're all for modifying your car to perform better or even get the look you want, but there has to be some common sense involved. I run a mod that builds a truck fewer drivable and safe, while its appearance is compromised, does not fall under these rules. If you're going to lift a truck, make sure you lift the whole thing, and whatever you do, please don't squat.

[Image: Myrtle Beach Cam via YouTube]

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