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Unread 03-09-2010, 12:57 PM   #1
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Tire coverage laws in New York State?

Are there any tire coverage laws in New York State? I couldn't find anything, either on 4x4 sites or the DMV.

My rig passed NYS inspection but I'm thinking about going flat fender in the front and want to make sure I'm not going to turn the Jeep into a revenue-generator for the local constabulary.

I used to live in NJ where the law was flare had to cover the whole width, but I have no clue about NYS.

TIA.

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Unread 03-09-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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I just passed inspection with this, so no there are not any tire coverage laws. The law actually states that only commercial vehicles and trucks, I believe, have to have their tires covered.

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Unread 03-09-2010, 01:52 PM   #3
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I just passed inspection with this, so no there are not any tire coverage laws. The law actually states that only commercial vehicles and trucks, I believe, have to have their tires covered.
Yes, you're correct. I just got off the phone with the DMV Technical Services Unit 518-474-5282 (#4) and I was told NYS does not have any kind of requirements concerning tire coverage on non-commercial vehicles
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Unread 08-30-2011, 10:58 AM   #4
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God I hate inspections Took my Jeep to get inspected today, the guy takes one look at it and says it won't pass because the tires stick out too far. They stick out maybe an 1" past the fender. This is the same place I got it inspected last year with the only major change being I went from 33x12.50 BFG A/T's to 33x12.50 KM2's. In the 8 years I have been driving lifted Jeeps I have never got it inspected at the same place twice because the second time around they always try to find something wrong that isn't. Why is it that I always feel like I have to trick people into passing my Jeep that meets all inspection requirements?!?!
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Unread 08-31-2011, 02:02 PM   #5
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Why don't you print out the following brochure http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/broch/c-50.htm and ask him to point out where it says anything about fenders or flares? If he says oh well that's in the rules that aren't in the brochure, show him this document http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/forms/cr79.pdf and ask him where in there is there anything about fenders, flares, or tire coverage.

Better yet, go to a different shop - if this guy is not familiar with the rules he might be screwing up something that actually needs to be checked.
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Unread 09-03-2011, 06:58 AM   #6
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also check lift laws .com thay have all of the laws for lifted vehicles in the states
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