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Old 05-11-2010, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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mudflap regulations?

in what provinces/territories are mudflaps mandatory? i've alwys trailered so i've never ran into a problem
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Centerline of the axle, width of the tire covers ya 90% of the time. If you overflap you can usually get away without having to have full flare coverage. My flaps only sit 4" off the ground and are right behind the tire, so they catch almost everything. They tend to be picky if your ever around sherwood park much......you'd think they would have better things to do.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If I remember right it goes something like this for most, if not all provinces:

Fenders or flares - Must cover to the outside of the tire tread.
Mud flaps - On all tires have coverage down to the center of the axle.
Bumpers - no less then 1/2 meter from the ground.
- no more then 1 meter off the ground.
Headlights - No less then 1/2 meter from the ground.
- No more then 2 meters from ground.

You can have up to 4 headlights (defused lens) or clear fog (below 1/2 meter from ground). All other forward lights need to be covered with solid covers.

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And if I'm correct the mudflap/ flare regulations only apply to trucks.
I know my samurai is registered as a convertable(car) and I would assume a wrangler style jeep would be the same.
My understanding is cars do not require either, but I'll run flaps just to avoid getting stopped/ arguing with the rc's and having them call dot
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All other forward lights need to be covered with solid covers.
This is not exactly correct. Two driving lamps (white light only) are also allowed but they must be dimmed with the high beams. Generally they must be mounted between 16" and 41" off the ground.
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Iv never driven in the city with my truck but my front flares cover about 3/4 of the tire and no mud flaps, and my rear is completely covered up and full flares and flaps.

I don't think they are so picky about the front as they are the rear.
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Here are the regulations for Alberta.

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Mudguards
64(1) A motor vehicle or trailer must have a part of its body, a
fender or a mudguard that covers the width of each tire.
(2) The body part, fender or mudguard referred to in subsection (1)
must be above each wheel and
(a) extend downwards at the rear of each axle or axle group to
at least the centre line of the axle, or
(b) be a distance away from the ground equivalent to at least
1/3 of the horizontal distance from the bottom edge of the
mudguard to the centre line of the axle, but not closer to
the ground than 150 millimetres when the vehicle is
loaded.
(3) In addition to the requirements of subsection (1), the following
types of vehicle must be equipped with rear wheel splash and
stone-throw protection that complies with SAE Standard J682:
(a) a commercial vehicle or combination of commercial
vehicles that is registered for a gross weight of more than,
Section 65 AR 122/2009
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or that weighs more than, 4500 kilograms and that is not a
bus;
(b) a bus;
(c) a trailer.
(4) A passenger car is not required to have a mudguard.
(5) This section does not apply to a trailer designed and
constructed for drive-on and drive-off low loads.
http://www.qp.alberta.ca/574.cfm?pag...=9780779740567
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