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Discussion in 'General' started by minux, May 23, 2006.

  1. minux

    minux Infidel Bear

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    I see alot of posts asking about vehicle modifications and what can/can't be done, so i decided to get all the info into one post.

    Attached are the available mod guidelines for each state (Except Tasmania)

    Also, WA is linked,
    Western Australia Guidelines

    as well as Victoria(pdf file is way big),
    Vehicle Standards Bulletins


    Victorian Road Safety Act (Shouts to vp_luke for finding this :))

    Vic Road Safety Act

    I suggest if you are unsure of any mod's, that you just ring your local Roads Authority and ask them, i believe some states also require you to fill out an application for mods?

    Anyway's, hope some of this can help.
     

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  2. EvoVIIIJDM

    EvoVIIIJDM Got Evo?

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    Thats very helpful minux, good work.
     
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    id thank you... but you dont have ACT laws so thanks for nothing ;)

    oh, and what about those poor souls in tassie? oh, thats right... the first cars have only been around down there for a few years and they havent been regulated yet hahah
     
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    COuldnt find info on either sorry troy, i tried searching Tassies site and ACT's with no luck, i was actually awaiting a reply email from both :)
     
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    You live in NSW Troy so just go by that.
    AirStrike :air:
     
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    phat_com VR IS A BEAST WITH NEW V6

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    ya could'a got act stuff:p :p :rofl:
     
  7. minux

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    I will also be posting up a condensed version of the ADR's, just takes tme to remove irrelevant stuff :(
     
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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    act and NSW are different. just accept it :p
     
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    NEVER!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl:
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    Seem's vehicle mod's will be coming off state law's and going under complete federal?

    Email from Gerry Ward at ACT Road User Services.

     
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    Yeh i had that web addy, jsust couldnt really find anything. I guess if you follow all ADR guidelines, then you will never have a problem.
     
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    Modifications in the N.T. are run through the Technical Advisory Committee which meets once a month to grant or deny any written modification application. Since these are judged on an individual basis a bit of common sense can get approval for some mods that other states may not approve.
    Eg If you are raising the cubic capacity of an engine you must show that the suspension & brakes are upgraded to suit.
    The vehicle must still comply with the relevant ADRs & some modifications will warrant an MVR inspect only endorsement.
     
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    Yeah similar to other states.

    However, soon it will defiantly all be a federal setup, which makes sense.

    vt1538, thansk for the post.
     
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    i cant find anything on tinted windows :p
     
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    ADR is Australian, so no state should (in theory) be different. Vehicle mods come under Design rules, to make sure its still safe.
     
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    jules we like the bun

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    there's a bit of confusion over how vehicle regulations work in australia.

    ADRs apply to vehicle design rules for new car makers and importers. they don't directly apply to owners.

    state vehicle standards do apply to owners. all (as far as i know) state standards require a vehicle to continue to comply with relevant ADRs (those that applied when it was built).

    but basically rules for mods are applied at the state level. (a national code of practice is supposed to harmonise this but the states still have to pick it up in their own regs. and may make changes)
     
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    This is actually changing throughout the year where we will see a national standard(thank god)
     
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    Added the Victorian Road Act. Guide to alot of things :)
     
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    I noticed you have used the QLD guidelines , this is not usable to the point of law (front cover details this )
    if you want to follow qld modification laws , you must follow the Code of Practice for Light Vehicle Modifications.

    there are new DOTARS laws coming out , but have not yet been implemented ( they are available , but not general law yet.
     

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