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 Post subject: Re: Legal wheel size for EF/EL?
Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:28 am 
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I seem to have a bit of conflicting information on the matter.... Are 18" wheels legal on the EF Futura?

Confliction only if you are going to the wrong places.
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I was under the assumption you can have anything you like, providing there's no clearance issues / structural mods or adapters to compensate.

The above answers I would have thought were Insurance tolerances.

Legally they have to be within 15mm of the original rolling diameter, and no more then 25mm wider then (this is an ambiguous bit) the widest wheel fitted to that series.
EL GT had 8.5" so you could argue 9.5" is legal for EL.
That is Vic anyway, most states are fairly similar in that regard, just different wording.
No more then 2" of rim size used to be included in that, some states may still have that wording as mentioned above, I'm not sure.
Either way, you really shouldn't be hassled for 18s.


GOTO VicRoads web site, it's clearly marked there.
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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:47 am 
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I was talking to my mate last night, and I said I was getting 19s in the next few days, and he said I needed to get them engineered because his mates been done a couple of times for running 18s on his VL.


Can a copper legally give you a defect notice for 18s?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:01 pm 
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http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au

Only way to be 100%, forum/mate heresay is utterly useless.

Gonig off what your mate says, if that is true, NSW must sill have 'no more then 2" upsize' rule.
So if you wanted 18s you'd need a tyre placard with 16s or larger stated on it.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:11 pm 
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Man, it must suck putting up with this crap all the time. I have never heard of this in NSW being a problem. I reckon you could pull up at a cop shop with a neon sign on your car listing all the defects and they still wouldn't care. Unless your speeding, drunk or being a total tool you really have no problem.


or a P plater in an area where cops hate young drivers.
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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:00 pm 
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The cops have never so much as looked at me twice, let alone pull me over, you guys must be unlucky to have problems with them.
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Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:40 pm 
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called the place in dandenong last night about the 19'' typhoon ii wheels and they reckon they fit real well and they want $240 per wheel and between 180 - 220 for tyres depending on what u want...

does this sound like a good deal????
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Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:40 pm 
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called the place in dandenong last night about the 19'' typhoon ii wheels and they reckon they fit real well and they want $240 per wheel and between 180 - 220 for tyres depending on what u want...

does this sound like a good deal????
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 Post subject: Re: Legal wheel size for EF/EL?
Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:45 pm 
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Kurfurst wrote:
I seem to have a bit of conflicting information on the matter.... Are 18" wheels legal on the EF Futura?

Cheers.


any size is legal aslong as ur rolling diamiter is the same..u can go 1-2" higher and 1" wider then standard diameter

i work with tyres and wheels and all that biz all day long...i know these law's r fact.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:17 pm 
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http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au

Only way to be 100%, forum/mate heresay is utterly useless.

Gonig off what your mate says, if that is true, NSW must sill have 'no more then 2" upsize' rule.
So if you wanted 18s you'd need a tyre placard with 16s or larger stated on it.


Went thru and found that NSW is the rolling diameter, not 2 inches.
Cops = s**t.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:27 pm 
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i agree cop's do = sh.i.t

i got 7defects on my car from highway cop's that didnt know what they were talkin about...everything was pink slip passable...lmao
cops=s**t cos the no s**t all

rolling diameter and inches... not just dia...tyre placard's are 4 load ratings only.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:57 pm 
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i know load ratings on ef are 615 by memory i had a look the other night to see if aftermarket typhhons where fine. and the are there 690 im fair sure....
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