My take on that link- there is no BL law since there is no limit posted. if the ABS thing meant absulotely no mods, how come tire sizes are allowed to increase? That would effect braking more than a BL. I tried to link further into the actual law, but it's gonna take a little time that I don't have.
Back to a BL- less than $300 and a few hours (first time) to do it. Removing is about 2 hours and the kit has a resale value of $100. Its a small risk compared to $1500+ for a suspension lift. you could always undo it. I wouldn't flinch about doing it in that state. Don't ask, don't tell. Thats me though, you have to make your own decisions.
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