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Old 01-22-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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Do Canadian or BC Laws Require Rims To Be Certified To Safety Standards?

Does anyone know of any laws or regulations here that require rims/wheels to be certified to applicable safety standards?

I believe there are requirements in Japan but I've never heard of any such thing around here.

Japan wheel certification requirements:
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There are federal regulations that apply to the manufacture and importation of motor vehicles and equipment. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/acts-regulat...sch-iv-110.htm

Basically, you could make a wheel out of wood, and then the only recourse anyone would have to take you off the road, is an officer pulls you over who says it's unsafe, and orders you to do a provincial safety inspection, whereby the inspector will determine in his opinion that the aftermarket wooden wheels are unsafe.

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Old 01-22-2010, 03:47 PM   #3
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Here is the BC MVA reg regarding wheels and tires as fitted to a vehicle:

Tires, wheels

20 A vehicle shall be equipped with tires in compliance with sections 7.16 and 7.161 of the regulations.

No tire on a vehicle shall have any of the following defects:

(1) Cord break or air leak;

(2) Tread damage including cracks, cuts or snags in excess of 25 mm in any direction and deep enough to expose the ply cords;

(3) Sidewall cracks, scuffs, cuts or snags to the extent that body cords are damaged or exposed;

(4) Bumps, bulges or lumps apparently caused by separation of the tread or sidewall from the ply cords or by partial failure of the tire structure, including the bead area.

The wheels and tires with which a vehicle is equipped shall be of the same size on one axle.

No wheel shall have loose, missing or defective bolts, nuts or lugs, or bent, loose, cracked or defective rim or wheel flanges.

A wheel shall not have any missing, loose or broken spokes.

Hub caps shall be of such design and construction that minimizes the damage done to an object or injury to a person coming in contact with it.

The tires of a vehicle presented for inspection between May 1 and September 30 shall not be equipped with studs, and during the remainder of the year vehicles equipped with studded tires shall comply with section 19.03 of the regulations.

A disk wheel shall not have elongated bolt holes or cracks between handholds or stud holes.

A cast wheel of spoke type shall not be cracked.

Each rim and ring shall be matched and no rim or ring shall be bent, sprung or cracked.

A wheel or rim shall not be repaired by welding unless the weld repair is to an aluminum wheel or rim and is made in accordance with the Weld Repair of Aluminum Alloy Wheels Regulation.

A tire shall not be mounted or inflated so that it comes in contact with another tire and a tire marked "Not For Highway Use" or with other words having a similar meaning shall not be used.

A tire shall not be regrooved if it is not designed to permit regrooving and is not marked "regroovable" at the time of manufacture, or if it has tread or groove cracks extending to the fabric.

Motorcycles —The wheels of a motorcycle shall not, when measured at the rim, have an eccentricity or wobble in excess of 5 mm.
[en. B.C. Reg. 658/76, s. 2; am. B.C. Regs. 343/77; 452/82, s. 3; 206/96, s. 1; 364/96.]
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There are federal regulations that apply to wheels and tires as they come on a NEW VEHICLE. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/acts-regulat...sch-iv-110.htm But these DO NOT apply to wheels that are being sold AFTERMARKET.

Basically, you could make a wheel out of wood, and then the only recourse anyone would have to take you off the road, is an officer pulls you over who says it's unsafe, and orders you to do a provincial safety inspection, whereby the inspector will determine in his opinion that the aftermarket wooden wheels are unsafe.
This is from the link you posted. It looks to me that it applies to aftermarket wheels.

110. (1) Every motor vehicle with a GVWR of 4 536 kg or less except motorcycles other than motor tricycles equipped with passenger car tires, restricted-use motorcycles, three-wheeled vehicles equipped with tires other than passenger car tires, vehicles imported temporarily for special purposes and low-speed vehicles and every tire rim manufactured for use on those vehicles shall conform to the requirements of Technical Standards Document No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles With a GVWR of 4,536 kg or Less (TSD 110), as amended from time to time.

The British Columbia Vehicle Inspection Manual says to reject homemade or remanufactured rim/wheel if they are not stamped certified by Transport Canada or The Tire and Rim Assocation.
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The British Columbia Vehicle Inspection Manual says to reject homemade or remanufactured rim/wheel if they are not stamped certified by Transport Canada or The Tire and Rim Assocation.
so remanufactured rims (ones that have been refinished), have to be stamped by Transport Canada or The Tire and Rim Association? Do places like Greens do this when they refinish a wheel? I know ICBC will send some really horribly bent wheels to Greens.
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I found a set of these last summer. Think I can use them?


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so remanufactured rims (ones that have been refinished), have to be stamped by Transport Canada or The Tire and Rim Association? Do places like Greens do this when they refinish a wheel? I know ICBC will send some really horribly bent wheels to Greens.
I don't think that refinishing or repairing a wheel is quite the same as remanufacturing a wheel..
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This is from the link you posted. It looks to me that it applies to aftermarket wheels.

110. (1) Every motor vehicle with a GVWR of 4 536 kg or less — except motorcycles other than motor tricycles equipped with passenger car tires, restricted-use motorcycles, three-wheeled vehicles equipped with tires other than passenger car tires, vehicles imported temporarily for special purposes and low-speed vehicles — and every tire rim manufactured for use on those vehicles shall conform to the requirements of Technical Standards Document No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles With a GVWR of 4,536 kg or Less (TSD 110), as amended from time to time.
yeah i caught that just before you posted. - due to the fact that I searched for 'wheel' and not ' tire rim' ...

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Weld Repair of Aluminum Alloy Wheels Regulation


http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/...ns/37_5_97.xml
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I always thought we rode off other standards such as TUV or JWL (sp?)

In any case, if you knew what was good for you, you'd have rims passing as many standards as possible.
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Great contributions to the thread guys. You obviously know how to do your research!
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