|04-08-2012 01:41 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 08:33 PM|
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 12:52 AM|
|Pukeolicious||This thread needs pictures. I am curious to see what the fix looks like.|
|04-06-2012 09:20 PM|
|Mom sold the Jeepster||Was it TJ Hooker or Ponch?|
|04-06-2012 04:31 PM|
|gmcnutt13||Have a COP Buddy write the ticket off !!|
|04-06-2012 12:32 PM|
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 08:20 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.|
|04-03-2012 11:36 PM|
|04-03-2012 11:30 PM|
|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 10:17 PM|
|Gbuck||your a cop? so what would they do if they saw me without flaps again?|
|04-02-2012 10:51 AM|
Two citations, one civil and the other for equipment, is hardly rape. I think my record is 12 violations, one driver.
M/I SUSPENDED PLATE
SPEED NOT R/P
FAIL TO STOP FOR LIGHT
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 12:05 PM|
Ha ha! Best post of the thread.
|03-31-2012 11:44 AM|
|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 05:58 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 05:43 AM|
|pprice72||Just move to Mississippi, our cops dont even care if you have a tag or not|
|03-31-2012 02:20 AM|
You need to know your local lawas before making changes.
|03-30-2012 09:35 PM|
|03-30-2012 04:25 PM|
He has to go back as stated in the original post.
|03-30-2012 04:19 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 03:04 PM|
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 03:00 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 02:42 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 02:41 PM|
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 02:19 PM|
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 01:45 PM|
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 08:42 AM|
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 02:16 AM|
|MickeYJ||Wow .. California needs money lol|
|03-30-2012 02:12 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 12:06 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.|
|03-29-2012 11:59 PM|
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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