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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-29-02, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
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Do you need an engineers cert

for a roadworthy if youve fitted a sport steering wheel?

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I think there are sizes you have to be within? For power/manual steer etc..Other than that I don't think so??

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you dont in SA, but if its an illegal wheel and you get caught, you will just get a defect.

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I think there are sizes you have to be within? For power/manual steer etc..Other than that I don't think so??
that makes sence, i remember a long time ago when me and my friends were all starting to get our licences, my friend had the smallest "sport" steering wheel on his kingswood with huge/wide tyres and it was allmost impossible to steer unless the car was moving.

by the way saying tyre size/width having nothing to do with steering difficulty is utter BS. it made a hell of a diference to this thing. plus it could no longer even break traction anymore, it just burnt the clutch...

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My mate reckons my ute with 225's all round looks easier to turn than his WB with cheeze cutters. We both have sports steering wheels. Maybe he is just weak?

Also, I find it easy to bag up the rears in my ute, and his ute also spins the rears well but they are small tyres. I wonder if the I6 OHC is more torquey than a 253 V8.

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Old worn out or underinflated cheese cutters will be harder to steer than new 225 with the correct pressure in them.

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Sports s/wheels

Every state has different regs but as a general rule of thumb 13" seems to be the lower size limit for sports steering wheels. You shouldn't need an engineer's report unless you are going smaller.

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Re: Sports s/wheels

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Every state has different regs but as a general rule of thumb 13" seems to be the lower size limit for sports steering wheels. You shouldn't need an engineer's report unless you are going smaller.
Cool thanks, ive got a 14" wheel so i was just finding out

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You dont need an engineers report if it is within your local rta regulations.

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You dont need an engineers report if it is within your local rta regulations.
Depends on the year model of the car, what size the wheel is etc. Min is 330mm I think - better check with VicRoads!
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