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Old 05-16-2004, 17:39   #1 (permalink)
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Government Regulations Concerning Mods

Hey guys, i was wondering if we could make a sticky thread or something out of this, because more and more often, people are getting caught out for mods to their cars that they may or may not know was illegal. Im looking at modding my car soon when i get some money together, but i want the mods to be completely legal, because i want to stay out of the way of the inpection pits.

So i just want to know exactly what you guys know about the legal issues about fitting extractors, exhausts, lowered suspension, manual conversions, pod filters, turbos and all that other gear.

Thanks for your help guys.
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i just want to know why companys and shops can sell things and market them for your car even though they are illegal to have or use on your car and the shops/companies are aware of this.
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Old 05-16-2004, 18:10   #3 (permalink)
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Yer, apparently an exposed pod filter is illegal??????????? And so many places recommend them for general road use?????????
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Re: Government Regulations Concerning Mods

ok this is what i think i no
exhaust and extractors r legal until they r so loud they top the decibel legalliety of 92dB's

lowered suspension is fine aslong at they are not cut well u can cut the springs but insurance companies dont like it but in vic u cant go below 100mm so superlows are usually ruled out unless u have larger wheels

Theres nothin wrong wit manual conversion and ive never heard of anythin about pod filters

Turbos are legal aslong as the car still meets all ADR's eg emission control

Wheel sizes is the 2 inchs larger than the largest factory wheel of that model car

and there is much more but is u really want to no more get a copy of how to engineer street machines for around $40 to $50 and has a real detailed view on engineering and complying with laws
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Shops can sell things as long as there is a warning on the product that it may not be legal. They justify this by saying that the things they sell are meant to be used on show cars etc.
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Thats very true Brad, thats why you see, " for off road use only" stickers on alot of things.
Why would you use an exsposed pod, you want the air cool not hot.
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Thats very true Brad, thats why you see, " for off road use only" stickers on alot of things.
Why would you use an exsposed pod, you want the air cool not hot.
cause its fully sick moit
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i figure if you're gonna get defected, you may as well get defected good.

if a cop pulls you up to check your car, chances are they'll do you for something. they've done people for having air fresheners hanging off their rear view mirror if that's any indication of how tight they are.
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Have a look at the latest issue of Motor magazine (I think) it lays out most of the requirements State by State.
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thanks for that... i might go out and buy it and then summarise what it says on here.. some of you might be surprised hehehe
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