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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:46 pm 
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Want to take off my mud flaps, but some one told me that it was Illegal...What a load crap & s**t...Its not true is it?
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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:51 pm 
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Dont know, but even if it is ive neever heard of someone being done for it, nor would i even be worried if a cop looked over my car without them.
I have take them off on both of my cars and its only made things better IMHO.
Just take them off buddy.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:58 pm 
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I don't see how it could be illegal. Walk into a ford showroom and buy a new car - mudflaps are optional! if I can drive out without them then how could they be illegal!

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:59 pm 
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yeah it is a requirement, but like dan said youd be hard pressed to get done for it. Infact the only person I know who has been done for it was my older brother who ashed his smoke on the cop while getting a ticket, I told him he had it comming

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:01 pm 
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If you don't like em, take em off! Personally I like them, they stop stone chips on your car and also the persons windscreen behind you!

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:08 pm 
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Just cut them down instead of fully removing them...

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:08 pm 
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Happy wrote:
If you don't like em, take em off! Personally I like them, they stop stone chips on your car and also the persons windscreen behind you!

i dont have them and dont get any stone chips.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:27 pm 
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Daniel wrote:
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If you don't like em, take em off! Personally I like them, they stop stone chips on your car and also the persons windscreen behind you!

i dont have them and dont get any stone chips.


depends on how much driving you do on loose surface, i do s**t loads of gravel driving so they are a god send for me!

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:00 pm 
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EDSteve - it's all rubbish mate.

Mudflaps/stone guards/whatever you call them are required by ADR unless part of the body acts as a guard - i.e. rear quarter panel/guard.

Mudflaps are a requirement on s**t like tray top utes as they have nothing acting as a guard.

Look it up in the ADR - it's all there.

 

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illegal? lol. even if it was, wot kind of stuck up cop would do u for that? cop cars dont even have mud flaps... taking them of was the first mod i made to my car

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:44 pm 
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a while back at the illegal drags a number of people got done for having no mud flaps just because they couldn't get em on anything else but this is in vic and we are the most tight a**'d state in aus
normally cops swouldn't car

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:48 am 
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id personally leave them on
i took mine off for a month, and did some serious damage to the paintwork on my ED :(

and that wasnt even doing any gravel driving, just lots of highway.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:55 am 
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On both my cars, the 1st thing i did was take them off - HOWEVER if it were to damage my paint noticably by removing them i wouldnt, simple hey..

Ive seen some cars with lots of chips n crap up the side of the cars but i neever get any of it, i might just be lucky :P

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:12 am 
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Well how can it be illegal to not have them, when you get a Roadworthy done have never seen a box to tick for it, let alone do they check for this highly illegal mod ....... lmao

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:33 am 
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I removed mine a couple of years ago no problems and since moving to Brisbane I have had a roadworthy done to get QLD rego and no one said nothing. It could be just a state by state issue. I guess ash on a Cop like someone said could get him to bring out the manual as someone said

 

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