Originally Posted by trdizzle
My rim and tire set up is similar to yours. I didn't want to put them on, but I did since I wasn't sure. Say I asked the inspector if I needed flares or not to pass recon and he said you don't need them, would I have the option to have it listed on the paperwork without flares and still have them on, or would I need to take them off then? ( sorry if it does not make sense). Lol
Originally Posted by xmods
I think the paperwork wouldn't say anything about flares needed. You are better off not having flares lited and having them on the truck, then havering them listed on the form but not having them on the truck. The safety inspector might think they are required if their on the form.
I guess you have 2 ways of going about it.
1. You could go in without it, and if they say you need it (and you got time), you could go back another time with them on.
2. You could go in with them, and ask if you need them. They either could say say (just cause lazy), or say no. You do risk them saying yes and having them listed.
I went with them on, asked if I really needed them, was told no, then pulled them off later. Because I didn't need them, they were not listed on my recon paperwork. If "flares" were listed on the paperwork, then technically I would need them if ever pulled over, and would definitely need them when getting safety. Possibly at the very least (for recon) you may want to get some aftermarket flaps that cover more of the wheel so that will not be a recon issue.. I was happy that I had a nice enough guy that went back outside to look after I asked. I am also happy that I don't need them as I would have been the guy to leave them on so I or my wife would never have to worry about getting pulled over in town or wherever and worry about getting a ticket just because flares...