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    I see a lot of people running into issues with officers for tires sticking outside of the body, not enough mirrors, etc. Heres the laws.. I keep the abbreviated code in my YJ at all times. Even though I have 38.5" tires, they stick out the sides, and I don't have a passenger mirror, I'm still legal. Whenever I'm stopped, I nicely show the officer that commercial vehicle laws do not apply my multi-purpose passenger vehicle.


    Lifted vehicle document, including bumper height and frame height limits.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/hi...law_8580_7.pdf

    Abbreviated code **KEEP THIS IN YOUR GLOVEBOX**:
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ve...nts_8583_7.pdf

    Detailed code:
    http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(hsv...878&highlight=

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    4 inch lift and 35's on my tj is still legal with room to spare. i guess i need 37's now.

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    Great information

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    I run 35x14.50 Pit Bull Rockers on my TJ with factory fender flares. The tires stick out about 4 inches from the outside edge of the flare. I've never had an officer make any issue of it. BUT.....I will print this information and keep it in the Jeep......just in case!

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    I didn't see anything about the tires extending outboard from the fender flares. Can you point me to a section for that, if there is one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cc View Post
    I see a lot of people running into issues with officers for tires sticking outside of the body, not enough mirrors, etc. Heres the laws.. I keep the abbreviated code in my YJ at all times. Even though I have 38.5" tires, they stick out the sides, and I don't have a passenger mirror, I'm still legal. Whenever I'm stopped, I nicely show the officer that commercial vehicle laws do not apply my multi-purpose passenger vehicle.


    Lifted vehicle document, including bumper height and frame height limits.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/hi...law_8580_7.pdf
    That Technical Service Bulletin (read: For cops that can't even change their own oil cheat sheet) is handy, but has been outdated since (at least) 2005 when 257.714, a, b etc. were repealed. And it really failed to cover any of the intricacies of the law from day one. You’re way better knowing the whole law 257.710c (that it refers you to in lower box #5) if you’re going to own/build a lifted vehicle.

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    Abbreviated code **KEEP THIS IN YOUR GLOVEBOX**:
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ve...nts_8583_7.pdf
    Bad link


    Quote Originally Posted by OldSailor View Post
    I didn't see anything about the tires extending outboard from the fender flares. Can you point me to a section for that, if there is one?

    It fell under the mudflap part at the bottom of the TSB (257.714a) and has since been repealed. It's CMV law, not applicable (unless your ride falls in here somewhere: 257.7.) Here's the newer section that replaced 257.714: 480.25

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    Yeah, I've been down this road with the MSP. There is no requirement for mud flaps or fender flares for non commercial vehicles. That's why roadsters are legal too.
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