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Old 08-16-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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Mud flaps on lifted vehicles

I live in Washington state and mud flaps are required if your vehicle is lifted. Well I always see lifted trucks and Jeeps without mud flaps but almost everytime I take mine off i get pulled over or questioned about them by someone. So what states require them and do they enforce that law.

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Never heard of it in NC

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Old 08-16-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
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I live in Wa State and I never get hassled. But, I don't live on your side of the state anymore, where it rains almost every freakin day.
I think Johnny is looking for the spray of water coming off your tires. Mine usually stays in the garage when it's raining.
The law for heavy trucks is that you must have mud flaps cover your tires equal to, or lower than the center of the axle. I think it's the same for domestic vehicles too. But, if you look at all the new pickups on new car lots, most of them do not comply with the law. Go figure.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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PA tried something similar years ago, fine until the factories started producing trucks that didn't meet the requirements for fenders/bumpers and they got called on it. Federal regs over ruled state, and away went the rules.

I looked up your regs. 4x4 Lift Laws
Looks like they could even nail you on bumpers, height wise and width wise.

Start looking at new trucks on the lot and see if they meet the regs. If not you have a case against the state regs.

You should have seen the fun we had in the beginning with the ZR2 S-10's. The factory tires were so large that there was barely any room behind the tire to mount flaps on the fender flare. And usually the first time the owner had to make a sharp turn they'd rip the flap off on the inside turning tire. GM actually modded the steering stops like we do on Jeeps because the stock tires were so big, to keep em from chewing up the flares and inner fenders.
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I live in Wa too and never been hasseled. I was once but it wasn't the main reason. My tires stick out a good 2-3" from the flares.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:48 PM   #6
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Mud flaps

I just might be the lucky one to pick on since i am young or the solar yellow just attracts everyone. But when it rains i throw water every where so people never drive behind me, and that is when the cops get me. Either way with or without mud flaps it doesnt make a difference in the rain.
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I get some good size rooster tails coming off my tires. I'm still waiting to get reamed about the tires and the large crack across the driver side of the windshield.
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Technically in washington, the law is 15 degrees on the front of the tire and 75 degrees in the back of the tire have to be covered. These angles are taken at the center wheel. so damn near the top rear 1/4 of your tire has to be covered. As for fenders, they must stick out to the edge of the tire. I honestly think mudflaps are cool . However I would take them off when i go wheeling.

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