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Old 06-13-2013, 04:19 PM   #31
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So in PA you can ride a motorcycle with no helmet but cant have wide tires past fenders?
Yes, that's correct. I believe the technical term for the situation is "legislative cranial-rectal inversion".

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Old 06-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #32
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It is illegal to fart in California so dont fart and have your tires out past the fenders or you will be breaking two laws.
Actually California does tax cow farts, it's part of the "global warming/carbon tax) garbage. But then again, that's not just in Cali...

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I just learned from a Jeep dealer that California law does not allow wheels to extend beyond a vehicle's fenders. Here's the vehicle code:

"No person shall operate any motor vehicle having three or more wheels...unless equipped with fenders, covers, or devices, including flaps or splash aprons, or unless the body of the vehicle or attachments thereto afford adequate protection to effectively minimize the spray or splash of water or mud to the rear of the vehicle and all such equipment or such body or attachments thereto shall be at least as wide as the tire tread."

He said that the law is not often enforced, but it is subject to the whim of the law enforcement officer. In 15 years the dealership said it has only had problems twice.

This makes me nervous. I don't much like the idea of being in the position where I can be pulled over any time an officer chooses to do so. I am also concerned about what I would need to resolve such an issue - keep the original wheels and tires to put back on if I get cited?

I see that many folks have modified their stock JKs with wheels and tires that extend beyond the fenders. Do the laws in your states allow it? Have you ever had problems with the law? How did you resolve it?
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I drove my jeep in California for a week and never got a ticket. You just have to decide if you want to risk it or not and If you can afford to pay any fines you get.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:44 PM   #35
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Grab a pair and drive it!
This is pretty much the best advice in this entire thread.

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