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#1 esh

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 07:27 AM

need some advise regarding west australian regulations with lifting and wheels changing. i'm going to lift my car with the hi-rise "3 lift. I was thinking about re-drilling 6 stud rims. is that legal? what about insurence?
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#2 Andyjo

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 09:42 AM

I don't know the answer... but the guys at Offroadsubarus.com may have an answer. ;)

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 03:36 PM

From what i have heard 2" is max over there. I'm not 100% sure tho.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:16 PM

Each state has their own regs... Absolute bolics if you ask me.
Here in SA (South Australia) all you have to do with a 1" is tell them you have it. 2" requires them to look at it and give you a engineers certificate. They say you can't go anymore, but if you do it right, and get it engineered, then they will accept it. But I bet it would cost lots and be heavy afterwards...

As for wheels..... The 14" "Desert Rats" from Speedy are actually illegal on any Subaru with any tyres here in SA. Because they widern the track of the car more then ?20mm?
or something like that. You also can't go any bigger then like 5% on your total tyre diameter, which again, total bull****... As it only makes a difference if your tyres are heavier with braking, not bigger.

I am not sure about insurance yet, maybe if I crash I will let you know.

Oh, and good luck getting 6 stud hubs legal...
I don't mean to crash your party, it's just law is over the top, and it is really almost impossible to get anything legal here.

btw, my car is completely illegal. But who's to know?
And again, the law is different in every state, though I think WA and SA are pretty close, just Vic/NSW/Qld that have those stupid RWC's... :-\

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 12:46 AM

MAN, that sucks, stupid laws. you guys down south have alot of good terrain too but i know you guys make the best of what you got and can do. heres cheers to our brother subaru wheelers way south. :drunk:

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 01:29 AM

just got to think of ways to mod our cars that they havent though of yet :banana:

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 03:14 AM

Subarus do not have a ladder-frame chassis type construction so the 50mm body-lift regulations found in VSI 06 do not apply to Subarus. In addition, VSI 06 also clearly states that OE steering componants may not be heat-treated or welded.

In NSW a forced-induction conversion or a capacity increase of more than 15% may not registered without an Engineer's Certifiate (which is not hard to get, I don't know why everyone complains).

Wheel diameter in NSW may not be increased more than 2" from the size stipulated on the tyre plackard, unless signed off in an Engineer's Certificate. Speedometer error may be no more than 10%.

It really is a good idea to get an Engineer's Report for any modification you perform to your vehicle. This will save you a lot of headaches in the future - just ask Tim for Ausubaru!

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:23 AM

Each state has their own regs... Absolute bolics if you ask me.
Here in SA (South Australia) all you have to do with a 1" is tell them you have it. 2" requires them to look at it and give you a engineers certificate. They say you can't go anymore, but if you do it right, and get it engineered, then they will accept it. But I bet it would cost lots and be heavy afterwards...

As for wheels..... The 14" "Desert Rats" from Speedy are actually illegal on any Subaru with any tyres here in SA. Because they widern the track of the car more then ?20mm?
or something like that. You also can't go any bigger then like 5% on your total tyre diameter, which again, total bull****... As it only makes a difference if your tyres are heavier with braking, not bigger.

I am not sure about insurance yet, maybe if I crash I will let you know.

Oh, and good luck getting 6 stud hubs legal...
I don't mean to crash your party, it's just law is over the top, and it is really almost impossible to get anything legal here.

btw, my car is completely illegal. But who's to know?
And again, the law is different in every state, though I think WA and SA are pretty close, just Vic/NSW/Qld that have those stupid RWC's... :-\

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wtf??

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 06:35 AM

thanks for the advises. I will probably not going to bother about engineer and just hope not to get a yellow sticker or in the worst case crush into someone.:slobber:

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:40 PM

wtf??


WA and SA are pretty close, just Vic/NSW/Qld that have those stupid RWC's... :-\



obviously he means "Washington, South America, Victrolla, North South West, Quebold, and those stupid Ricers Without Causes.

#11 Phizinza

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 03:34 AM

wtf??

... wtf what?

NT, SA, WA, maybe tas? don't have the Road Worthy Certificate thingamobob...


The Short version is... Do it, do it good, get a engineers certifcate, and have fun.. No way around just attaching mods and driving legally.

And I will point out again, unless you know the road rules to every state, you might not know what your on about. It truly is amazing how different they are state to state...

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 09:46 PM

While Phizinza is correct regarding differing road rules between states, especially as regard to the frequency of roadworthyness checks, the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) remain constant.

An Engineered vehicle complying with the ADRs will be compliant in any state or territory in Australia.




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