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    Inner fender requirements for on-road use?

    Some American friends were wheeling North of Sault Ste. Marie and were stopped by an OPP officer on hwy 17 about five years ago and were told that they needed inner fenders to be compliant for on-road use? I've known quite a few off-road enthusiasts that have modified vehicles that have never been stopped over inner fender coverage? Do you think my friends could not understand the Canadian accent, and were asked about flare coverage or is there a specific statute that deals with inner fenders?

    There is a wheeling trip planned for the end of September in the same area and a few of the guys are concerned about being "inspected" while wheeling. They are trying to come up with something that they think will meet the requirements.

    Thanks for your time, Jamie

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    Re: Inner fender requirements for on-road use?

    Ok, I was just corrected, it was a Ministry of Transportation officer...

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    Re: Inner fender requirements for on-road use?

    I personally have never heard about legislation related specifically to inner fenders. I'm not saying it doesn't exist, but it would be a first for me hearing about it.

    Normally I won't comment on something another Officer has done, but in this case I'm fairly confident that the discussion might have been more about mud flaps/fender flares and could have been misunderstood.

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    Re: Inner fender requirements for on-road use?

    Thanks, I just got straightened out a little.... They were stopped, and during the course of the inspection, the officer was looking at inner fenders, checking for lift blocks in the front suspension and looking for driveshaft hoops for any of the vehicles that had larger than 44" tires. They were not specifically stopped for inner fenders. Just more of a random inspection for on-road compliance. They actually were not told as to the exact reason for being stopped.

    Being as their intended route for this years fall colour run includes portions of Hwy 17, they are curious to make sure they are not breaking any laws.
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    Re: Inner fender requirements for on-road use?

    Oh and thanks for the extremely fast response... I expected a couple of days at least.

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    Re: Inner fender requirements for on-road use?

    No worries. Glad to help!

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    What tire stick out (from the fenders) are you allowed?

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    Re: Inner fender requirements for on-road use?

    ^ In short, there is no "stick out" measurement.

    For a more detailed explanation, there are a number of threads which already discuss that topic.

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    Re: Inner fender requirements for on-road use?

    Please do a search, there are many many threads on this exact topic.

    Unfortunately I'm going to have to close this thread.

    Thanks for understanding.

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