in pennsylvania the state says as long as there are no jagged pieces sticking out to get caught on its ok.. did u cut them out due to rust or bigger wider tires?Seabronc said:I never heard that one. Where do you live? How much did you cut off? With all due respect for your dad's friend, I'd ask someone who does inspections in your area. If you cut them so the wheel spray would be an unusual hazard to other drivers, perhaps he is right.