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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-29-04, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust legality

hey guys. i have an xc fairmont with a 302 cleveland. my current exhaust system exits just before each rear tyre. does any one know if this is legal in new zealand.


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Re: Exhaust legality

Dunno about N.Z. but in victoria I am pretty sure that it has to exit atleast 4 inches behind the furthest door/window opening not including the boot.

Anyone else confirm this???


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Re: Exhaust legality

yeh something like that....

Modified and alternative exhaust systems are permitted if they satisfy the following requirements:

The exhaust outlet must extend at least 40 mm beyond the furthermost outboard or rearmost joint of the floor pan which is not continuously welded or permanently sealed which could permit direct access of exhaust gases to the passenger compartment, but must not protrude beyond the perimeter of the vehicle when viewed in plan.
If to the side of the vehicle, the exhaust outlet must discharge downwards at an angle to the horizontal of not less than 15 degrees nor more than 45 degrees, and to the rear of any adjustable window or vent; if the vehicle is manufactured after June 1988, the discharge must be to the right-hand side of the vehicle.
If to the rear of the vehicle, the exhaust outlet must discharge at not more than 10 degrees above or 45 degrees below the horizontal.
No exhaust system whether it be functional or ornamental is to be mounted in such a manner as to create a hazardous situation particularly from hot surfaces or projections.
All piping and muffler systems must be adequately supported.
Exhaust extractors may be fitted to a motor vehicle manufactured before July 1976, provided they do not foul any part of the steering, suspension, braking or fuel systems. In all other cases evidence either in the form of an Approval Certificate or acceptable evidence from the extractor manufacturer to show that the vehicle continues to comply with all applicable emission regulations will be required.

Evidence from the extractor manufacturer is acceptable if it includes information:

identifying the extractors as appropriate ones for the vehicle;
certifying that the extractors have all the features and fittings necessary to allow the vehicle's emission control system to be reconnected and work properly; and
describing how the extractors should be fitted.

The vehicle must continue to comply with the ground clearance requirements.

There must be no escape path for exhaust gases other than the exhaust outlet, and the vehicle must continue to comply with the noise emission standards applicable to it.

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