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Unread 06-28-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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Need Ideas for tire coverage

Ok so I need to pass inpsection on my YJ by the end of the week. The one major thing that I think will keep me from passing is that my tires stick out past my flares a good 3 inches. I don't have the cash right now to dump extended flares into it so that being said I'm looking for a homegrown way to get some tire coverage.

My first thought was Lawn Edging as I've seen this on many Jeeps and Trucks as a cheap way to get flares. However, EVERY place in town sells the same size edging which is only 4.5" wide. I need about 6" coverage from the fender. The only other thought I had was to cut up one of those rubbermaid totes into 7" strips and try attaching that. Not sure if it would work or not and the wife isn't going to appreciate me cutting one of her totes up to try it

Anyone have any other cheap ideas? I work at Lowe's so getting my hands on common items is pretty easy. Pictures would be great if anyone has done anything like this.

PS - Extended flares are in my future but it'll be a month or so till I can save up.

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Unread 06-28-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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I amde these from some alimium and some old thick rubber truck mudflaps....



best pic I could find, just cut the alumium and bolt it thru the top of the fender, the rubber goes on the backside, and follows the insdie of hte fender.... couple screw to hold it and your good...



the rubber bends nicely if I catch something and the metal on top is nice and strong, no problems after 4 years of running them... will get replaced with some metal cloaks some day but for now it keeps the police off me

those are 3.5" extensions... 6" may look goofy but if it keeps the locals happy!!

a truck flap is about 8" wide so trim it up and good to go.... any autoparts store will sell thick truck mudflaps.....
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Unread 06-28-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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You know those brush shields that hang down from motorhomes? That stuff. I saw a guy out in Colorado running as a flare to cover 42s, he just put it on, and trimmed it to get the length he wanted. Plus I'm pretty sure it's removable, and you don't have to worry about hitting trees.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #4
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You know those brush shields that hang down from motorhomes? That stuff. I saw a guy out in Colorado running as a flare to cover 42s, he just put it on, and trimmed it to get the length he wanted. Plus I'm pretty sure it's removable, and you don't have to worry about hitting trees.

It is bulk rubber. You can buy it by the foot in I believe five foot width.

Check your yellow Pages. Runs about $15 a foot.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 08:00 PM   #5
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Trucker tire mats. Bolt 'em to your fenders, trim to desired coverage. When funds allow, replace.

I'm getting some Rubi flares, and they won't quite cover my tires. To fix this I'm thinking 1x2 box tubing bolted to the fenders and wheel wells, then bolt the flares to those. Get's that extra inch, looks beef.
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I wonder if i have to cover the whole fender or what the law is there. I looked at the inspection laws on the DOT website and it doesn't say....this is how it reads -

Saf-C 3211.06 Tire Width.
(a) A vehicle shall be rejected if the width of any tire or wheel assembly extends beyond the original manufacturer's specified fender lines, except in the case of passenger vehicles in which the fender line has been extended by using metal, rigid fiberglass or rigid rubber wheel-well extensions.

(b) Pursuant to RSA 266:57, if not equipped with proper fenders, a vehicle shall be rejected if not equipped with fender guards or flaps which prevent the throw, splash, spray of water, dirt or other matter upward or to the rear
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Get a buddy to loan you a skinny set of tires.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 09:29 PM   #8
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I don't have any friends, thanks for bringing it up!

HAHA, actually my dad has some 30"X9.5's but they stick out past the flares as well because of the BS on his rims
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Unread 06-29-2011, 12:25 PM   #9
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Just an update - I'm gonna try my dad's tires even though they still stick out past the flares. It's only about 1" or so. If that doesn't work I'm going to make a wooden spacer to put between fender and the flares and that should get me past inspection. Then I'll pull them off and put them away till next year....HAHA!
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Could you just clip the lawn edging to your flares, it would look like crap but as a temporary thing it would get you through inspection and then you could take it off.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 05:48 PM   #11
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check craigslist for a set of tires on wheels. There are a ton of small trucks you can get them from pretty cheap. Just remember it only needs to work for about an hour, keep the tires for next time.
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^^ omg......
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Unread 06-29-2011, 09:36 PM   #14
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^^ that's great!! Not sure I'm willing to go that far though....haha
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