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Discussion in 'General' started by minux, May 23, 2006.
Australia is just covered in bubble wrap these days, too many stupid laws.....
The thing is modifying your car and doing it all "legal" will make it easier to clear a defect.
It will in no way stop you from getting a defect.
Police in NSW can defect you if they believe the vehicle to be un-roadworthy. It can be a dead stock car, and they can defect it.
You can fully legitimate engineer papers and they can defect it.
Police don't have to be able to prove that your vehicle is unroadworthy / doesnt comply with ADR's, they just have to reasonably suspect.
The thing is when they give you a defect, you cannot dispute it. You still have to go and stuff about to get it cleared and rectified.
Best thins is to have a GOOD attitude, that always helps.
Unless you deal with a motorbike cop, in which case, you wont leave without a defect.
You have one of them to. We recently got a motorbike cop down here, Slapping canaries out left right and centre, so I made sure my car didnt leave the shed lol.
Apparently a real arsehole, but he seems to have moved on, was only in town for two or so weeks.
I'd have to say theres more than one, considering the 8 i saw at the servo heading towards the drags the last time they were run (years).
I'm not sure if i keep getting the same one, but 3 times i've been defected by bike cops. The only time the outcome has been as it should be was when i pulled into a bretho, and got a free inspection. Later finding that 3 corners of my car were legal height, yet it was level all the way around. The difference a piece of plastic makes....
We have 60 bike cops in Adelaide. 30 based at Port Adelaide, 30 based at Holden Hill. All male too.
I swear 80% have mustaches as well. My defect isfrom a motorbike cop for 3mm too low at the rear left hand side only.
anyoen rememebr that show chips? lmao
State by State rules STILL apply,T.A.C. is different in every state. This I know as an eX-T.A.C. advisor for Australian Street Rod Federation.
What the hell is a T.A.C advisor? Traffic Accident Commission?
great thread! very helpful
force a bit more air in ur tyres n she'll be right!
P.S what is the legal height in SA?
... i found the PDF a little confusing..
ALL cars must be over 100mm, and theres also eyebrow heights to adhere to (most cars at eye brow height, will be lower than that 100mm)
What model is yours? i have the listing for commodoes up to VP
yeah... about my model....
im yet to have one ..im currently broadening my knowledge of comms so by the end of the year ill know exactly what i want...
VX or VY most likely..
Don't have VY specs sorry. Ring your transport authority, as they have all the info you'll need.
Thanks, this saves me ringing up transport today hehe.
So, if my placard is ment for a 15" wheel and I put on a 17" with low profiles still within ADR rules and VicRoads standards - i'll be ok?
Also, if my vehicle is lowered using say king springs, would it be defected (even if it was still above 100mm)? a stock VS that is
No, it will still be illegal. A sticker doesn't mean anything. Not sure about vic, but sapol have a book with specs on what size wheels cars come with.
do you have the queensland rules
Look up the Queensland RTA or whatever you guys have up there.
There is a pdf attachment, perhaps being new you may not be able to view it. I havent updated any of these in a long time, so best to check out updates. Might update the thread when i get a chance.
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