Hey all, I'm thinking ahead, considering what kind of flares I'll need to keep things legal. I've heard that to pass inspection i'll need full coverage.
According to my math, the difference between my current tires and wheels (8" wide wheel, 5" backspacing, 9.6" wide tire) and the set up I want (8" wide wheel, 4" backspacing, 12.5" wide tire) means I'd be pushing about 2.5" more tire outboard.
I've got a Rubicon and my flares are supposed to be 4.25" wide, which I would say by eyeballing is about right, and my current tires are tucked in about one-half inch.
So this means I'll need to find a fender flare that's about 6.25" wide. I've seen a 7" Rugged Ridge pocket flare that looks stock, but there are lots more 6" options that I like.
So I've got two questions:
1) Does anyone know if the NJ inspection rule is TREAD must be covered, or entire TIRE, sidewall and all?
2) Has anyone been able to pass inspection/not get hassled even if your tires are sticking out a little bit?
Thanks in advance.