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 Post subject: 100mm low as legal.... full car or empty??
Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 2:47 pm 
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the law says 100mm is as low as you can have a car but it dosent say if thats with a full car. then why do vic roads want it to be 100mm with 4 big blokes in the car?

i attached the pdf that has the info. maby i missed something...

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: 100mm low as legal.... full car or empty??
Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 3:04 pm 
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cops can do a height check with the car fully loaded, if you don't pass, defect.
in the event you get a roady/take it to vicroads, you're going to have an empty car.

so if you wanted to be safe, it would be fully loaded.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 100mm low as legal.... full car or empty??
Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 3:29 pm 
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I remember speaking with a policeman a couple of years ago and he told me the rule was that -

"The vehicle must have at least 100mm ground clearance at any time."

So it can be when its parked with no one in it, or even with a full carload of blokes, several full eskys in the boot and towing a trailer with a car on it!!
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 Post subject: Re: 100mm low as legal.... full car or empty??
Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 3:39 pm 
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Technically 100mm fully loaded.
But there is a s**t load more variables that affect the LEGAL lowering of cars.
2/3 of the original bumpstop travel for the lowest car in that range must remain.
No part of the car can touch the ground if it has a flat tyre.
600mm from centre of headlight to ground level is the minimum.
It is not as easy as 100mm but as a rule its all they go on by the roadside luckily.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 100mm low as legal.... full car or empty??
Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:14 pm 
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when my old mazda got defected, the cop who defected it said it looked pretty low but it should be ok. then when i took it to the motor registry they wouldnt even test it because it was too low, they told me the legal limit is 100mm with 68kg in each seat

 

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 Post subject: Re: 100mm low as legal.... full car or empty??
Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:45 pm 
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I live in act and my law say with two people in the car the car should not go below 100mm. but my car is acutully 80mm with two people and i pasted so i dont know. but if you ask me it all depends on how the car inspecter dude is feeling on that day haha.

 

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