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 Post subject: Whats legal and Whats not? P Plate Modding...
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:00 am 
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Hi all.

Wandering where the line is drawn for modding on your P's according to the government.. (in Vic)

i think it is nothing 'performance enhancing' can be added to your car..
but that does not mean exhaust.. so I am assuming extractors are legal on your P's?

what are some options for incrasing power on a 6 cyl that are legal? I dont want to build a street machine lol but at least give it a bit of grunt..

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 Post subject: Re: Whats legal and Whats not? P Plate Modding...
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:11 am 
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FPV GT Alex wrote:
Hi all.

Wandering where the line is drawn for modding on your P's according to the government.. (in Vic)

i think it is nothing 'performance enhancing' can be added to your car..
but that does not mean exhaust.. so I am assuming extractors are legal on your P's?

what are some options for incrasing power on a 6 cyl that are legal? I dont want to build a street machine lol but at least give it a bit of grunt..

Thanks :)


i was speaking to a kid at work who got his p's not too long ago and he rockons you can have a cat back but no extractors (not sure on hi-flow cats)

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:42 am 
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i thought u wernt aloud to touch anythin to do with performance, a catback would give you more power so im guessin your not aloud

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:46 am 
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if you don't drive like a d**k, have it sitting obviously too low or with outrageous rim sizing, have the stereo cranked to the s**t or have a straight through exhaust or a front mount hanging out then unless you get an absolute c*nt of a police officer i think you will be right

oh yeah...or have numberplates with your age on them


if you keep your car subtle you will get away with more.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:46 am 
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so i assume you are still on your P's... does your full exhaust sytem include a catback or extractors? also whats the deal with increasing air intake.. pod filters and that sort of stuff...

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:48 am 
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here we go

RESTRICTIONS ON DRIVING HIGH POWERED VEHICLESIf you are a probationary driver and obtained your licence after 1 July 2007, you can't drive a vehicle with:

An engine of eight or more cylinders
A turbocharged or supercharged engine
Certain high performance six cylinder engines
An engine that has been modified to increase the vehicle's performance.

Also when i got my P's none of that stuff applied, im on the 150kw per tonne restriction

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:50 am 
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if you don't drive like a d**k, have it sitting obviously too low or with outrageous rim sizing, have the stereo cranked to the s**t or have a straight through exhaust or a front mount hanging out then unless you get an absolute c*nt of a police officer i think you will be right

oh yeah...or have numberplates with your age on them


if you keep your car subtle you will get away with more.


Nice advice :wink:

what about insurance? if u list it with your insurer, will they cover u?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:52 am 
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here we go

RESTRICTIONS ON DRIVING HIGH POWERED VEHICLESIf you are a probationary driver and obtained your licence after 1 July 2007, you can't drive a vehicle with:

An engine of eight or more cylinders
A turbocharged or supercharged engine
Certain high performance six cylinder engines
An engine that has been modified to increase the vehicle's performance.

Also when i got my P's none of that stuff applied, im on the 150kw per tonne restriction


Ohh thats awesome for you... that last point however.. an engine that has been modified etc... hmmm thats a hard one to get around..

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:54 am 
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move to south australia... you can drive whatever the f**k you want on your P's! :P

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:56 am 
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GeZza200 wrote:
here we go

RESTRICTIONS ON DRIVING HIGH POWERED VEHICLESIf you are a probationary driver and obtained your licence after 1 July 2007, you can't drive a vehicle with:

An engine of eight or more cylinders
A turbocharged or supercharged engine
Certain high performance six cylinder engines
An engine that has been modified to increase the vehicle's performance.

Also when i got my P's none of that stuff applied, im on the 150kw per tonne restriction


Ohh thats awesome for you... that last point however.. an engine that has been modified etc... hmmm thats a hard one to get around..


I just checked, its 125kw per tone. I think mine would be over that aswell, ahwell aslong as u drive proply you wont get picked on

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:56 am 
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yeah full system + cam. I have been lucky thusfar in that I haven't been pulled up for it, although I admit its most likely because since regaining my license (and falling under new laws) my driving habits have improved dramatically.

In keeping with what I said above, some officers do have it in for P platers...i should know, i have been fined $150 for not having my actual license on me after losing my wallet (apparently it didnt matter that he could ring up my bank and see if my cards had been cancelled that day) and also $120 for having my stereo too loud

 

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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:00 am 
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yeah full system + cam. I have been lucky thusfar in that I haven't been pulled up for it, although I admit its most likely because since regaining my license (and falling under new laws) my driving habits have improved dramatically.

In keeping with what I said above, some officers do have it in for P platers...i should know, i have been fined $150 for not having my actual license on me after losing my wallet (apparently it didnt matter that he could ring up my bank and see if my cards had been cancelled that day) and also $120 for having my stereo too loud


Yeah tell me about it, iv been pulled over 3 times for taking off to fast :roll: . Never went over the speed limit though and they couldnt get me for anything.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:02 am 
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geez... thats stiff for having your stereo too loud.. unless it was like 3am in residential area but u wander what the world is coming too sometimes..

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:03 am 
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My insurance still covers me (as car is still legal)....i had to make a claim under it after my mate backed into a letter box in it (bastard's probably now f**k my driver rating!)

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:06 am 
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mm thats annoying. So technically then u can get away with a fair bit as long as u dont put it all on parade and drive like a f**k munch then.. :)

 

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