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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:56 pm 
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Hey , my mate just got yellow sticked for a steering wheel that wasnt the original and for having 17" Rims on his commodore. He told me that the cops said that he had to have some sort of form that allows mods on a car ?
Does anyone know if this is true ? I was thinking bout putting rims on my car but if its gonna get me yello sticked then screw it.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:59 pm 
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It's not the case here in Tasmania. Must be a queer Western thing!

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:13 am 
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mmm does anyone know ?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:03 am 
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mmm does anyone know ?


Go to the Western Australia Transport website or what ever it's called and see what you can dig up!

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:58 am 
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i think legal rim size is 2 inches bigger? maybe cant remember

steering wheel is probably the main factor, you cant change it if it had an airbag installed or something else..


oh, and isnt there a max width ur allowed to change?

eh, guess its another commodore off the road ;) all will be good when u can yellow sticker for it being a commodore

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:26 am 
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Agreed. The Steering wheel was probably because it had an airbagas standard, and the new wheel didn't. I haven't heard of a form, but then again I haven't been yellow stickered yet....

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:28 am 
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you need to get a permit on those things - eg extractors & the like. go to a transport centre, pay $35, and get a permit issued for whatever you've got that aint stock! :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:42 pm 
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s**t, you westerners are backward.

the steering wheel will be because of the airbag, or it has something "shiny" on it, and you are allowed 1 inch diameter larger than the largest wheels that model of car came optioned with, and i think its 2 inches on width, up to a max of 10 (some states differ)

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:11 pm 
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you need to get a permit on those things - eg extractors & the like. go to a transport centre, pay $35, and get a permit issued for whatever you've got that aint stock! :wink:


All these restrictions/catches are for W.A. only right? I mean, not NSW?!
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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:32 pm 
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s**t, you westerners are backward.

the steering wheel will be because of the airbag, or it has something "shiny" on it, and you are allowed 1 inch diameter larger than the largest wheels that model of car came optioned with, and i think its 2 inches on width, up to a max of 10 (some states differ)


http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/licensing/myvehicle/safe/modifications/tyre.html

your only legally allowed 7" wide in WA unless your model comes from the factory with wider.. i.e. EL GT which had 8.5" wheels.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:29 am 
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you need to get a permit on those things - eg extractors & the like. go to a transport centre, pay $35, and get a permit issued for whatever you've got that aint stock! :wink:


All these restrictions/catches are for W.A. only right? I mean, not NSW?!


its different in every state - i only know what i've been told over here! :P best to get onto the NSW dept of transport website & see what the rules & regulations are that apply to you guys :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:28 pm 
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I thought every state except Victoria could have 10" wide wheels and Vic could have 12". And rim diameter is unimportant as long as the rolling diameter is the same, or no more than 1" out.

I thought also that mods like wheels, not steering wheel for the airbag issue, were "owner approved" mods?

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:41 pm 
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what id like to know is if it not legal then why do shops sell the stuff??

does that mean shops are selling illegal prodoucts?????

 

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what id like to know is if it not legal then why do shops sell the stuff??

does that mean shops are selling illegal prodoucts?????


i'm sure if they do, then they have a disclaimer saying that the intended products are 'not for street use' or something like that - they cover their asses by saying it is only to be used on a raceway/pvt property etc

 

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michaelb wrote:
what id like to know is if it not legal then why do shops sell the stuff??

does that mean shops are selling illegal prodoucts?????


The parts are legal, I mean the there's no reason you can't buy them, it's just illegal to use them on public roads without permit/permission.

 

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