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04-08-2012 02:41 AM
Lithium Lotus Pennsylvania is the same way with the fender laws. There was a picture floating around where someone took a plastic kiddy pool and cut it and half. It fit the rear fender well fine.
04-07-2012 09:33 PM
ljrubitm Could there be a way to use stock rubicon fenders seeing how they are a little wider. Maybe cut & trim them so they sit flat on top over the tube fenders. And make them so you can remove them when going out wheeling?
Some times you need to think out side the box.
04-07-2012 01:52 AM
Pukeolicious This thread needs pictures. I am curious to see what the fix looks like.
04-06-2012 10:20 PM
Mom sold the Jeepster Was it TJ Hooker or Ponch?
04-06-2012 05:31 PM
gmcnutt13 Have a COP Buddy write the ticket off !!
04-06-2012 01:32 PM
alang_z33 Be careful painting all of Calif with the same brush. San Diego is only about 2 hours from the desert and the sheer number of jeeps, trucks and people that own desert toys (including LEOs) impacts the culture.

Judging by the number of trucks that have monster tires and bumpers that are higher than my wife's honda civic, I can speculate that enforcement of height and coverage laws is pretty lax. Once I move to tube fenders, I'll see if this is in fact the case.
04-04-2012 09:20 PM
calkid Go buy a cheap black flexible trash can and cut 6" or 8" rings out of it. Cut the rings open, wrap them over your tube fenders and cut to length. If you mount them under the fenders some small self tappers into the tubes should hold them until you get signed off.
04-04-2012 12:36 AM
whiteyj
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Originally Posted by rayster View Post
Pay an attorney and be done with it...
Why be shocked? CA has had a fender coverage law for at least 40 years. We were writing these tickets in the 70's. Obviously did something that left him no recourse but to write the fix it ticket.
04-04-2012 12:30 AM
RatherBNarizona We have quite a few LEO's on this forum, as well as federal officers. Be careful of what you say.
04-03-2012 11:17 PM
Gbuck your a cop? so what would they do if they saw me without flaps again?
04-02-2012 11:51 AM
DaisyCutter Two citations, one civil and the other for equipment, is hardly rape. I think my record is 12 violations, one driver.

DUI
DUI .08+
DUI .20+
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
SUSPENDED LICENSE
NO ID
EXP REGISTRATION
NO INSURANCE
M/I SUSPENDED PLATE
SPEED NOT R/P
FAIL TO STOP FOR LIGHT
NO SEATBELT

Something like that. It took 3 sheets. 30 day vehicle impound. I gave her a ride home to the reservation. Probably has a dozen warrants now. That was my first year on patrol.
03-31-2012 01:05 PM
baytownbert Ha ha! Best post of the thread.


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Originally Posted by pprice72 View Post
Just move to Mississippi, our cops dont even care if you have a tag or not
03-31-2012 12:44 PM
Gbuck wow thank you everyone for your advice and replies haha i never thought this post would create such a stir. so i'll tell you exactly what i did, i went to home depot and looked around for somekind of door weather stripping that i could attach to the tube fenders, i had two employees looking around for me too haha one of the guys found the PERFECT material, it was 4' x 4" x 1/8" of black vinyl flooring! the seriously looked like fender flares even before i put them on. i used duct tape and applied them as neatly as i could. Then i made your typical huge rubber mud flaps, which to be honest i dont even need cause my rear swing away tire bumper sits kinda low and the gas tank is low in the rear on jeeps. I went to the CHP office and i got signed off on the fix it ticket immediately, the officer even let me go after i forgot to put the front license plate on haha but i talked him into it. What i plan on doing about whether to keep them on or not...its pretty obvious what i'll do. NOT drive around looking like a clown!
03-31-2012 06:58 AM
LiftedTj Someone in my neighborhood used standard Roofing Rubber to line the insides of their fenders and trimmed the rubber to cover the tire. He isn't running aftermarket fenders, just does it to keep the mud from flying all over his white Rubi.
03-31-2012 06:43 AM
pprice72 Just move to Mississippi, our cops dont even care if you have a tag or not
03-31-2012 03:20 AM
CleopatraFey You need to know your local lawas before making changes.

03-30-2012 10:35 PM
2xs
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Originally Posted by TJDave View Post
He has a fix it ticket.
He has to go back as stated in the original post.
If he does not fix it, there is a fine, that is what the other was referring to....
03-30-2012 05:25 PM
TJDave
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Originally Posted by Gbuck View Post
i'm from Santa Cruz, California and today i got rap#d by the law and was cited with a traffic violation and a fix-it ticket for not having enough coverage with my tube fenders and no mud flaps. The mud flap thing is easy but the fender flare part isnt easy I need to go back to the CHP office with my jeep fixed before they will sign off the ticket.
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Originally Posted by computeruser View Post
How much is the ticket for? If it is less than a buck-fifty or so, I'd just pay it and go on about my business. Yeah, you got selectively taxed, such is life. Not really worth the time to swap tires, take time off work, go to the PD, etc.
He has a fix it ticket.
He has to go back as stated in the original post.
03-30-2012 05:19 PM
computeruser How much is the ticket for? If it is less than a buck-fifty or so, I'd just pay it and go on about my business. Yeah, you got selectively taxed, such is life. Not really worth the time to swap tires, take time off work, go to the PD, etc.
03-30-2012 04:04 PM
CiDZillA That really sucks man. Seems like a lame ticket and the cop just needed to meet his quota.

I think mud flaps on a Jeep might look odd but who knows. Happy I don't have to use them in MN
03-30-2012 04:00 PM
jimmysmith Sorry to hear about your luck man, I got pulled over in Santa Cruz when I was running 38's on my truck, I was told if it wasn't legal height they would impound it.... While his partner was grabbing the regulations book the cop that was talking to me looked in the bed of my truck and saw my surfboard, they ended up being surfers and let me go.... I wish I still had that kind of luck still, ended up getting pulled over in Vegas 5 years later and the highway patrol wrote me for everything on it, I sold it a couple weeks later
03-30-2012 03:42 PM
Sasquatch 4x4 Thats BS if you ask me, but as everyone is saying, thats how cali is. i'd go with the using stock wheels right now for the inspection so you can figure something out for later
03-30-2012 03:41 PM
2xs Yup, Cali sucks that way, I had to get teh cheapo 7" flares, and made some mud flaps, got my ticket signed, turned the mud flasp into floor mats, and the flares stay on, cops dont look at me anymore.

Im from Santa Rosa, Ca. and have the same issues.
03-30-2012 03:19 PM
TJDave What was the weather like when you were cited?

Lots of streed rods and T-buckets get to run around with ZERO tire coverage. As long as the roads are dry, and they are not spraying water all over.
03-30-2012 02:45 PM
crafty Pretty sure you can beat this--- somebody posted this useful link before.

Lift Laws | Suspension Lift Laws By State California, you have to have flares and mudflaps if vehicle came with mudflaps but it does not refer to total coverage. Look at the same sight but under Pennsylvania and you will see what I mean.
03-30-2012 09:42 AM
4wheelfurry Stock tires/rims was the first thing to come to mind for me.
I hate to hear that for you, in South Louisiana it is a requirement to have a lifted big tired rig!
03-30-2012 03:16 AM
MickeYJ Wow .. California needs money lol
03-30-2012 03:12 AM
OIIIIOersCreepers HOLY CRAP!! look i am a phoenix cop, and that is total bullcrap, what a c...k sucker. i have been a cop for almost 15yrs and couldnt even begin to tell you if there was a law for fenders or not!!! mud flaps yes. BUTTTTT in arizona mud flaps ONLY apply to TRUCKS....NOT SUV's or Jeeps. And just about every truck here is jacked with no flaps and i have never written that ticket. what a joke. California...need i say more! jk. Dont know how to help you on the fender thing but look into the mud flap thing and make sure it applies to jeeps. Sorry man, majority of cops were breast fed as children and wouldnt cite for something so dumb.
03-30-2012 01:06 AM
Another Guy In A Jeep Around here, they will slide a coin off the edge of the fender flare, and if it gets into any contact with rubber on the way down you get ticketed.
03-30-2012 12:59 AM
Mitchness
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Originally Posted by Gbuck View Post
i'm from Santa Cruz, California and today i got rap#d by the law and was cited with a traffic violation and a fix-it ticket for not having enough coverage with my tube fenders and no mud flaps. The mud flap thing is easy but the fender flare part isnt easy I need to go back to the CHP office with my jeep fixed before they will sign off the ticket. I have poison spyder custom tube fenders with a 3" flare in the from and smittybilt tube fenders in the rear. does anyone know how to temporarily extend your tube flares so i can get it signed off? any tricks? i was thinking about using a wide piece of door weatherstripping and attaching it somehow to the fender. let me know!

thanks
Your problem is obvious.

Seriously, Kalifornia cops/sheriffs/highway patrol are pretty nazi about every little thing. If you're worried about running into this problem again, and you probably will, then you'll either have to get larger tube fenders (expensive, I know) or mock up some urethane flares that can attach/detach easily for highway driving.
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