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Old 08-05-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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PA Wheel Flares?

Do you need the Flares over your wheel wells by law in PA to pass inspection? I know in NJ you do, and the PO put TJ Flares on my YJ in NJ. I am monstalining this week and am going to remove the flares to do the body correctly, but I am not sure if I have to put them back on or not. They dont taper to the rear properly. I would like to leave them off until I can properly fit them or find a set that will fit better but am not sure if I will be legal.

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Old 08-05-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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If he put TJ flares on he probably cut the rear wheel well opening.

Not sure about your area, but in Cali the body/flared HAVE to cover all but like 1/4 inch of tire tread. You can actually get a ticket for it.

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Old 08-05-2012, 01:26 PM   #3
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Hey,
in PA, you must have all your tread covered. I have gotten pulled over for that, along with so many other things. Anyways, I'll link you to where i bought a set for fairly cheap, and they fulfill all legal requirements in PA... well, technically your flares in PA shouldn't be more than 3 inches wide, but a cop won't pull you over because your flare is to long, as long as your tread is covered.

6" SMOOTH Jeep YJ Wrangler Pocket Fender Flares 87-95 Mfg. in the USA by TAG | eBay
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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I've passed inspection twice with out the flares fully covering the tread, and I live right by a police station and have never had a problem. I think it all depends on your situation and area, but if you have the money for flares then it doesn't hurt to be safe!
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I'm thinking it's all about area. Here in Michigan our tires can stick out as far as you want. I run no flares with 4.5 inches of back spaced rims. All but 1/4 tread stick out from the wells. I do know though if I go to Ohio I will get popped :/
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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I've passed inspection twice with out the flares fully covering the tread, and I live right by a police station and have never had a problem. I think it all depends on your situation and area, but if you have the money for flares then it doesn't hurt to be safe!
Haha... Same here. now, but I live in a college town where cops are anal, and I learned the law in the little traffic court room. Usually it is something they will add to a ticket.

But as for the OP question, laws in PA are that tires are covered, but you can usually get away with it (in my town the cops are so anal the inspection places can't pass it.)
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:18 PM   #7
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PA here as well, my tires poke out about 1" past my stock flares. I've had it like this for about two years and have not had a problem so far (knock on wood) with inspections or the police
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I figured I would revive this since so many people the posted in it are in PA. What about front wheels? Is the law for the rear, or for all four?
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my tires stick out 4 inches past my fender flare. when I got my truck inspected for the first time, the mechanic told me that I will most likely get pulled over because of this. . I have since drove behind a cop, next to and in front, and nothing happened. I was told I do not need to buy wider flares. just mud flaps
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:12 PM   #10
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Yeah that is for a truck though

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