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Old 06-29-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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Calling all MD jeepers

Hey guys. I've been trying to find out what the law in Maryland is in regards to tires sticking out from the fenders. I've heard no more than 2 inches is allowed to stick out. I've heard that none can stick out. I've heard that as long as the first groove that goes in the direction of of the tire rotation isn't sticking out, it's fine. I've also heard that it doesn't even matter how far it sticks out.

Question is: what is the actual law? I'm interested mostly in what the actual Mayland law is, but also wouldn't mind hearing about what people have experienced with Maryland cops.

I've looked at the link below and haven't been able to find anything on it. Only found mud flaps...

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:38 PM   #2
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I really think the police would have bigger fish to fry than worrying about how much, if any, a tire would be sticking out. You might wanna call a local gas station that performs state inspections and see what they say.

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:51 PM   #3
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HAHAHA i didn't realize I put the completely wrong link in there. That was something for work. Ignore that. This is the link I was looking at...

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Old 09-11-2010, 07:26 AM   #4
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Have you gotten an answer to this question. I used to stick out about 4 inches in Hawaii and got bitched at often. Never a ticket though. I'm gonna get new tires and rims for my new jeep and would also lobe the answer to this question since I now live in Maryland too.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:02 PM   #5
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No I haven't gotten an answer yet Thinking about asking the people at Firestone next time I get my oil changed. Let me know if you find anything out.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:37 PM   #6
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I discussed this issue with the lift specialist at my local jeep dealership a few weeks ago. I was told that most MD LEOs, if they care to stop you, might issue a repair order ticket to get the tires within the flares. You would either have to put stock wheels and tires back on or put on wider flares that cover the wheels. Then get inspected at the police station or state police barracks. Probably within 30 days of the repair order. For folks who work at a military base like APG, he's heard the LEOs are much more strict about this - not sure that they would even let you drive off base. Having said that, I've seen a couple wranglers at my health club that have tires extending outside the flares.
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Have you tried looking it up here? MVA Home Page
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:09 PM   #8
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Have you tried looking it up here? MVA Home Page
I looked in the MVA site. If you go to this site, do a search for SERO. This will have information on repair orders. There is a link to "Appendix A" that lists what kind of items a LEO can issue a SERO for. On the list is "Tires" with no additional comments. So I believe you can be issued a repair order if your tires extend beyond the flares. If you don't have the "repair" inspected and present the inspection results to the appropriate authorities within 30 days, MVA will suspend the registation on the vehicle.

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