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09-04-2007, 08:07 PM
What are the dot's rules regarding fenders over the rear wheels. I'm going to build a flat deck/cage for the rear of my yota and i'm gonna be driving the truck everyday when its done. I'm trying to get an idea of how i'm gonna build it cause it unforunatly has to be legal.....can't afford to be gettin vi's every other day.

09-04-2007, 08:29 PM
ya need proper tire coverage full tread width and at least down past the halfway of your tire

09-04-2007, 08:39 PM
your allowed 1 1/4 tread past the box side plus put a set of mud flips on so they sit halfway on the diff make sure you all the lights that means plate light too you'll be ok [cheers]

09-04-2007, 08:45 PM
no u are wrong brothergrimms ,u are not allowed any tire past the the fenders unless it is covered by a fenderflare,and if u want to be completely legal the mud flap must be down to the centre of the tire/differential,i know this because ive had 4 VI's,,and yes u need a plate light as well

09-04-2007, 09:41 PM
I believe up to 1 inch past the fender is OK

I remember our school shop datsun project had its tires sticking out about 3/4 of an inch past the fenders and it still passed a VI

09-04-2007, 09:46 PM
I just went through a VI 2 weeks ago, you are allowed 1 inch of the tread face to stick out.

09-04-2007, 09:56 PM
just cover it then you won't have to worry either way

09-04-2007, 10:00 PM
The mvi act states mud flaps or fenders not full width of tire as a fail.

09-04-2007, 11:17 PM
I just went through a VI 2 weeks ago, you are allowed 1 inch of the tread face to stick out.

Pumpkin is right, you guys just got lucky that the guy doing your inspection wasn't too picky. Can't have ANY part of the tire visible out the side of the vehicle, basically if there is any chance of a rock being thrown upwards from any tire, the cops want it covered.

09-04-2007, 11:55 PM
"B.C.-the best place on earth"

...unless you own a motor vehiclego fuck yourself ICBC

09-05-2007, 12:08 AM
A friend of mine was pulled over recently in chilliwack driving a nice street cruiser......LOL...... lifted Dodge with 35s, otherwise pretty stock. The truck has never seen more than an FSR and is ablouletly mint. The tires barely stick out past the fenders (1" or less) anyway, she was ordered to put on flares or the result would be a VI.

09-05-2007, 12:13 AM
all my info is from the regs of dot

09-05-2007, 08:09 AM
I got nailed for tires sticking out, the cop told me that you look down from the top of your fender and if you can see ANY tire, you need flares. :dontknow: ......and yes, he had a little step ladder in the trunk of his car:eek:

09-05-2007, 01:24 PM
all my info is from the regs of dot

not all cops carry or care for that info but do as they see fit so its best to go a little further
Last time I was pulled over cop told me my rear bumper couldnt be any higher that 17 inches off the ground but he was takin my liscence and felt a vi was a little too much

09-05-2007, 02:13 PM
all my info is from the regs of dot

Mine too, I'm a licensed inspector[cheers]

09-06-2007, 09:41 PM
Hmm, so would it count as a fender if my cage came out as far as the tire....i was thinking of building my deck only as wide as my framerails, but my cage would come out farther..or do they want an actual fender.

Thanks for the help too.

09-06-2007, 11:30 PM
I would still cover it with something so if your driving in the rain you don't get a huge spray or through a rock, I'm leaving the back of my truck open so the tire will be fully exposed but will be cover with a full removable fender and mud flap I 'll have 3/4's of the tire covered just so they can't bitch, the more you can cover and don't push the law the less hassle you will get[cheers]

09-08-2007, 02:06 PM
true enough.....that's a pretty good idea.