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Pulled over for my mud flaps!

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by nperry03, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mar 3, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    nperry03

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    So I got pulled over for my mud flaps being to small for my tires! At 930 at night the cop had nothing better to do? Really?! Anyway...I might be looking into getting some new flaps. Has anyone else had this problem? And suggestions for some new mud flaps? Or other suggestions that might help?
     
  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    Mr. Brown

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    Never had that problem.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    Series1000

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  4. Mar 3, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    TmecTaco79

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    That's pretty lame dude. Sorry to hear that. Is it just a fix it ticket?
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    It's a fix it ticket in Colorado, but usually when you're missing flaps. Never heard of a "too short" rule. But I'd like to see pics. Colorado's the broken windshield capital of America because they mix gravel with the sand and salt come winter. And a pea sized quartz grain rocketing out of a tire at 60mph will put a pretty big bullseye in the windshield. If it happens in the cold of morning, it can be a full width crack come the thaw of afternoon. So I actually have a problem with guys who remove their flaps in Colorado, because the crap rocketing off their tires does a lot of damage to other people's cars.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    steve o 77

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    thats why I'm putting mine back on this weekend, my new tires throw rocks like no other!
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    norcal4banger

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    Yeah my mudflaps are going back on along with the bed liner on the whole bottom 6" of my truck all the way around cuz of the damn rocks.

    I've heard of this happening a lot. I personally would never write a ticket for that unless I could see the top of the rear tires from behind. Show pics.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    I dont even have flapps lol
     
  9. Mar 3, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE

    THROUGHITALLDUDE Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    just got pulled over last week for no mud flaps kinda sucks but it is a law that can be pulled out whenever a cop wants too.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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    thats not a problem in cali. my brother lives in utah and has gotten pulled over multiple times for no flaps
     
  11. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:31 AM
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    Are you sure it was for mud flaps ?

    Do your tires stick out past the fender flares? A lot of folks get pulled over for fender flares not covering the tires cuz they stick out too far.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:41 AM
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    Maybe cause you're a new member [​IMG] Edit: just got moved :laugh:

    For real...does suck when rocks pummel your windshield.

    No problems in Va with 33's and stock flappy daps.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:48 AM
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    wat?
    yes it got moved...:D

    no issues here w/ no flaps, no flares, and had about 2-3" of tire sticking from the sides.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:52 AM
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    That sucks, I don't know what the flap laws are here. I've never heard of it happening to anyone other than an 18 wheeler.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:54 AM
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  16. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:09 AM
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    As with here in Mt. Bigger tires means bigger Flaps to protect the person behind you
     
  17. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:12 AM
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    Did you get a ticket? He may have been just looking for something else like a dwi or drugs and that was the only reason he had to stop you.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:14 AM
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    Glad we dont have any crazy laws like that down here
     
  19. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:20 AM
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    x2, 9 at night doesn't sound like the best time to spot a short mud flap.
     
  20. Mar 4, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    hansonian

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    At 9:30 at night how can he tell at a look that your mud flaps are too short? Sounds like he was using that as an excuse to stop you and hope to find something else.

    I'm glad in Florida we don't have those laws.
     
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