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johnnykuta 10-10-2011 09:44 PM

Canadian Mod Laws
 
i live in BC and it seems our laws here are way more restrictive for moding a vehicle.

I know wheels cannot extend past fenders
Front windows cannot be tinted

One question i had was about bumpers - do front bumpers need to be as wide as the wheels?

I was wondering if this bumper would be illegal -

Smittybilt 76805 - Smittybilt Front XRC Bumper in Textured Black for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

i am also pretty sure you cant put on clear light covers like a lot of guys do on this forum.

anything else we should watch out for??

Bulldawgs 10-11-2011 12:41 PM

I would check with the local police to see if they can point you in the right direction for what is allowed or not, seein they are the ones that will give you the ticket.

Matcheen 10-11-2011 12:44 PM

You can also try jeepkings.ca, it's a good site for info like that for us up here.

johnnykuta 10-11-2011 11:16 PM

Roger thanks!

Raidue 10-15-2011 11:03 AM

I'm in BC and have never been talked to about my stubby front bumper. When I get stopped at road checks the only thing they mention is the tires sticking out heyond the wheel wells.

Main things I have learned from motor vehicle branch are:

1) u don't need the third brake light which I removed.

2) u Have to have side mirrors

3) u must have some kind of door if it was manufactured with a door.

BLZ 10-15-2011 06:08 PM

in bc,most police and dot seem to be more concerned with bumper height over width.and raidue,i agree that they are pretty strict on tire coverage.bc law states 2 mirrors facing rearward.either two exterior mirrors or one exterior and your rear veiw.also any jeep built after 86(yj,tj,jk )must have doors on at all times.only cjs offered doors as an option so you dont legally need to run them.

johnnykuta 10-16-2011 12:16 AM

Hmm interesting, thanks! I guess you can see how far you can push it

Raidue 10-19-2011 11:18 PM

Pretty much. I think the RCMP have different items they look for specifically and I really think it has a lot to do with how well their day is going. ;)

recreate.me 11-28-2011 09:01 PM

So what if you remove the fenders from your jeep, or have a modified fender? That would most certainly leave your wheels sticking far past the 'wheel wells'

Raidue 11-28-2011 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by recreate.me
So what if you remove the fenders from your jeep, or have a modified fender? That would most certainly leave your wheels sticking far past the 'wheel wells'

U would pretty much be at the mercy of the cop that pulls u over. Just depends on ur risk tolerance of getting a ticket. It could b months or days. Who knows?

There were 12 or 13 jeeps this summer hen we did the whipsaw and all but 2 or 3 of us got a verbal warning. He liked the jeeps and was having a good day I think. :)

recreate.me 11-29-2011 09:03 PM

I spent some time looking through mod laws last night. I did see a law in the Ontario highway traffic act that states a vehicle must have some kind of fender to prevent wheel spray. So i guess no fender would violate that. Also if your wheels generate to much spray (ie - wheel spacers make the wheels stick way out, or the fenders are to small) you can be ticketed.

I also saw found something stating the third tail light on the back, sideview mirrors, and doors are fine to remove, as well as windshield (however with the windshield youd need at least one rear facing mirror).

I didnt see anything regarding lift laws, bumper laws. That is Ontario only though..

Rednecksedan 08-08-2012 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by recreate.me
I spent some time looking through mod laws last night. I did see a law in the Ontario highway traffic act that states a vehicle must have some kind of fender to prevent wheel spray. So i guess no fender would violate that. Also if your wheels generate to much spray (ie - wheel spacers make the wheels stick way out, or the fenders are to small) you can be ticketed.

I also saw found something stating the third tail light on the back, sideview mirrors, and doors are fine to remove, as well as windshield (however with the windshield youd need at least one rear facing mirror).

I didnt see anything regarding lift laws, bumper laws. That is Ontario only though..

Thanks the bc laws had me worried I haven't had doors on in months nd got rid of my tire carrier nd third brake light

Goodie 08-23-2012 04:45 PM

Be careful to check federal reg's as well as provincial. For example 2 mirrors is a federal rule and didn't show up when I searched NS laws.

Winterwheeler 04-26-2013 07:41 AM

In Alberta, your fenders must cover the tire, mudflaps to the axle midpoint, front bumper to midpoint of tires.

st1264 04-27-2013 11:38 AM

I see a lot of vehicles with illegal mods (such as you guys are describing) and it doesn't look like they get tickets... as they don't take the mods off. Any real crime (or good donut shops) in your area to occupy the police?

Guy down the street has a lift kit, huge wheels and tires that extrude beyond the fenders, aftermarket bumpers and he hasn't had a problem.

Jared66 04-30-2013 11:19 PM

Has anyone ever been troubled in bc for not runnin doors? I ran for almost 2 months in van city with no doors n I ha no issues... Did I fluke out ? Lol

RevCo666 04-30-2013 11:22 PM

This is the Ontario mirror laws:

Other equipment

Windshield wiper, mirror

66. (1) Every motor vehicle other than a motorcycle shall be equipped with,

(a) a device for cleaning rain, snow and other moisture from the windshield so constructed as to be controlled or operated by the driver;

(b) a mirror or mirrors securely attached to the vehicle and placed in such a position as to afford the driver a clearly reflected view of the roadway in the rear, or of any vehicle approaching from the rear. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 66 (1).

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Not sure if that conflicts with federal law if there is a different version... Anyone?

The General 05-19-2013 10:08 PM

^^ It seems like the rear view mirror is all you would need for (b).

RevCo666 05-19-2013 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by The General (Post 3772924)
^^ It seems like the rear view mirror is all you would need for (b).

Yep, just make sure the spare isn't blocking your view and your good as golden!


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