Originally Posted by raycie
Speaking of recon.. was thinking of going to get it sometime soon after an alignment. recently got some 17x9 wheels. Tires now sick out a bit past the fenders. Will I need extensions to pass recon? Tread that touches road is right in line with current flares... obviously rear mud flaps don't cover all the way anymore either....
Tread will be a tossup; technically if you were to drop a plumb bob down from the fender, the furthest out tread block that contacts the road must be within that plumb bob. But if it is right on the line, it is up to them. Mine was 1/4" inside so I was good.
But the garden flares are fine as long as they are held on by screws or clips. Tape can be used also, but not as the sole means of attachment.
And rear mud flaps are required to cover the full width of the tire (same again, just the tread that contacts the road, not necessarily any sidewall bulge) and at least half way down the tire. Again, you can make mud flaps, but they have to be held on with they consider permanent means (screws/clips).