jadnashuanh wrote:Tires that sit outside of the fender well may be illegal in many places...they can create a hazard for those behind you if they pick up and throw debris, not counting what it might do to your own paint job. That doesn't mean that it's enforced, though.
It's illegal where I am, but essentially never enforced - I see vehicles (mostly pickups) with wheels/tires that extend far beyond the fender regularly.
One thing that I have seen is the unintended consequence of it on low-riding vehicles - the wider tire may "bounce" up and hit the fender if you go over particularly nasty bumps/potholes! I've seen more than one vehicle with a destroyed fender from just that happening. (Damaged one of my own cars that way - the tire was *JUST* even with the very outermost edge of the fender, and hit a big pothole, and it put a nasty scrape on both the sidewall of my tire and the bottom edge of the fender!)