Anyone know the law when it comes to fender width? Can we run the narrow aftermarket ones like the ACE on road in Michigan or do they need to be factory width?
I agree, but MI regulates how many lights can be on at one time.J33P4X4 said:Driving lights are not regulated by state laws. The are regulated by FMVSS108. FMVSS108 references many SAE regulation (but not always the latest spec). So, the only lighting requirement being modified are the side marker and side reflex lamps. These lamps do not have requirements in regard to the width of the vehicle. However, the do have to have a clear line-of-sight 45* towards the rear of the vehicle. Although there wont be any cops that are savvy enough to know, you would be able to fight it if you were armed with the lighting regulations. I happen to know a lighting Engineer that could help you produce the regulations for a court trial . There is also a height requirement but it only for a minimum height. So, it would only be an issue if you drop your jeep.
Nothing, as I said, I couldn't find anything about fenders & recommended he contact his local police dept for help. Only provided the mcl link.J33P4X4 said:Maybe, but what does that have to do with fenders? I only made those comments because the side marker and side reflex functions are in the stock fenders.
^x2NewYJOwner said:As long as you have the factory flares or wider on then you wont get hassled for your tire width, now if you take them off and run without any, then expect to get hassled. I run 33/12.5/15 and they stick out past the TJ flares on mine and have never been hassled.
You should be OK in MI. I see lots of Wranglers with tires outside the fenders. If you do have problems, let us know what happened.YJ fanatic said:I just spent the last couple days checking out the MCL and Act 300 of 1949. I have also talked to 2 MSP officers. I can not find anything regarding fender coverage. Which is good, because I just got 35x12.50s on 2.5" backspaced steelies. Also running tube fenders with 3" flares. Hope I don't get harassed too much.
That's good to know! ThanksRebel_Ryders_Offroad said:My GFs brother is a Genesee county sheriff. I asked him. There is no clear law about fenders her in Michigan. I've ran with absolutely no fenders for a few years now. Mine stick almost completely out of the well in the rear and with no fenders up front the y stick out completely. I've never been pulled over or harassed.
Does that also include markers & rear facing lights?I agree, but MI regulates how many lights can be on at one time.