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Post by tdkask on 5/5/2012, 1:01 am

Being very new to the site... so new, in fact, that I don't even live in FL yet. I have a couple more questions, though. Anyone know state law on tire exposure/fender flares, etc? I am presently running a stock axle on my Jeep CJ7 with 33x12.5 tires, but am considering full width axles. That'd be more than 6" of tire sticking out. Is it ticketable? Even if they "don't bother you much", is it illegal? I'd need some pretty significant flares to cover full width axles.

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Re: tire exposure/fender flares?

Post by MudRaider on 5/5/2012, 10:40 am

Dave, don't know the specific legality, but there are A LOT of vehicles out there with tires sticking out. I don't see it being pushed too hard if it is. If anything, it would just be used as another charge if you got pulled over for doing something stupid and were being a jacka$$ about it. At least that's how I worked it as an MP.
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Post by 89WhiteXJ on 5/5/2012, 1:33 pm

316.252 Splash and spray suppressant devices.—(1) No person shall drive or operate, or cause to be driven or operated, any truck of gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more, any truck tractor, or any trailer or semitrailer the net weight of which is 2,000 pounds or more unless such vehicle is equipped with fenders, covers, or other splash and spray suppressant devices, such as substantial flexible flaps on the rearmost wheels of such vehicle or combination of vehicles, which will effectively prevent or minimize the splash or spray of water or mud and the throwing of other materials on the windshields of following vehicles. The provisions of this section shall not apply to vehicles used exclusively for the purpose of producing, processing, or transporting agricultural products, including horticultural products or forestry products. (2) The Department of Transportation shall adopt rules necessary for the implementation of this section. (3) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
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Re: tire exposure/fender flares?

Post by MudRaider on 5/5/2012, 3:04 pm

Well, the cool thing about that statute is 26,000 lbs or more. If his jeep weighs that much, tire coverage shouldn't be tops on his list of things to worry about.
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Post by 4x4troy on 5/5/2012, 8:34 pm

there is no tire law in florida that is enforced.....got that from my bro in law...he is jso.

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Post by MudRaider on 5/6/2012, 10:39 pm

4x4troy wrote:there is no tire law in florida that is enforced.....got that from my bro in law...he is jso.

Yeah, the only tire law they will bother you with is lack of tread/slicks. I had a JSO pull me over in the S-10 when I was cruising 295 well above the posted speed limit. He wrote me up for my street slicks instead of the speed, then it was only an equipment violation. That was pretty cool of him!
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Post by piratex on 5/6/2012, 10:44 pm

Also you can't be wider than a lane and there's a bumper height limit but can recall how tall that is but its bigger than something would run a 44
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Re: tire exposure/fender flares?

Post by 4x4troy on 5/6/2012, 10:58 pm

bumper law is 36.5 front and 41 rear but is not enforced either

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