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 Post subject: 18" wheels help!
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:09 pm 
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G'day guys, first thing, I am buying some 18" wheels off a fellow fordmods member for my EL GLi sedan. Anyway, today I failed roadworthy because of my exhaust has a leak (already buying a lukey cat back off ebay tonight) and because my seat is f**ked which I'm getting fixed and my two front tyres are quite bare. Anyway I was telling the bloke that I am getting 18s and he said don't bring them in here to get roadworthy as in NSW he said I can only go 1 inch above standard size. He also said if I did get the 18s I would need to get a wheel alignment adjusting the toe and everything.
I am definitely getting the wheels but I just want to know is it legal in NSW?

Also is the lukey 2.5" catback exhaust too loud and will I get defected?
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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:07 pm 
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its not legal to fit 18's to a e series in nsw..

plenty of people have 18's and never get done but technically its illegal..
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 Post subject: Re: 18" wheels help!
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Uh oh :S so do you think I will get caught? I know some cars around town here have 18s or atleast have had them. Will I be right?
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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:30 pm 
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troyman, you should know better?
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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:33 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
troyman, you should know better?


why do you say that????
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 Post subject: Re: 18" wheels help!
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Impossible to say if you will get caught.
You might go 5 years without getting done , you might get done for them first drive once you fit them.
Remember its not just getting defected thats an issue. Run up the a*** of a Ferrari with a car that has illegal wheels on it and there is the insurances companies excuse not to pay out and you will be left with a pretty savage bill.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:35 pm 
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Uh oh :S so do you think I will get caught? I know some cars around town here have 18s or atleast have had them. Will I be right?


?? will you get caught??? probably, your young, young drivers are targets for defects..
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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Yea thanks guys, I will just take the risk and considering I live probably 3 hours away from the nearest ferrari I should be alright, the cops around here have bigger problems :P lol
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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Why do 18's? go for 20'z brah

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:44 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
FordFairmont wrote:
troyman, you should know better?


why do you say that????


i assume youve spent a bit of time on the site, and seen the recent threads about this....... and links to the relevant legislation.
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dc_todd wrote:
Why do 18's? go for 20'z brah

Ah s**t no, I won't be able to afford the rubber bands for them!
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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:47 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
FordFairmont wrote:
troyman, you should know better?


why do you say that????


i assume youve spent a bit of time on the site, and seen the recent threads about this....... and links to the relevant legislation.


yea i spend to much time on here, unfortunatly most of my time is cleaning up the forums, not really following all recent topics...
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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:58 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
FordFairmont wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
FordFairmont wrote:
troyman, you should know better?


why do you say that????


i assume youve spent a bit of time on the site, and seen the recent threads about this....... and links to the relevant legislation.


yea i spend to much time on here, unfortunatly most of my time is cleaning up the forums, not really following all recent topics...


While your at it,

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There is something else to clean up. This thread is dusted I think.

 

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long story short, keeping within 15mm rolling diameter , everythings fine :)
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 Post subject: Re: 18" wheels help!
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:03 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
long story short, keeping within 15mm rolling diameter , everythings fine :)


No its not. He is in NSW, there are very well spelled out rules here about what is legal. Either obey them or break em all, just be aware of rules and regs you are breaking, "I didn't know" is not an acceptable excuse.

 

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