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Was talking to a mechanic about tyres and the law/vehicle construction regulations.

My understanding is that all of the moving parts have to be within a vertical line drop from the widest part of the wheel arch.

The mechanics arguement was that the tread has to be inside the vertical line but that the wall could extend outside the vertical line.

Which interpretation is the correct one?

Regards

Leeds

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So far then we are split 50/50.

Think will err on side of caution and keep to my understanding of the law/regulations

Regards

Leeds

Tread coverage only, or it was last time i was reading the MOT testers handbook. If the sidewall of your tyre in not covered by a wheelarch this is not a problem.

Oz :lol:

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Tread coverage only, or it was last time i was reading the MOT testers handbook. If the sidewall of your tyre in not covered by a wheelarch this is not a problem.

Oz :lol:

I would agree that only the tread needs to be covered. In fact stock standard Landy 130 high cap pickup rear wheel arches barely cover the tread and the sidewalls are well exposed.

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