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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:11 am 
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I rang up the Register of Motor Vehicles the other day an got the legal ride heights. 350mm on the front is the lowest legal height and 330mm on the rear is the lowest legal height. Just thought i would let anyone interested know.
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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:13 am 
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By the way thats for an EF and an EL. Not sure about the others
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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:15 am 
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lol i thought it was the coke can method lol

something like 15cm or something

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:15 am 
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WHERE is the height from but? They only need 100mm of clearnace to the lowest part of the body?

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:22 am 
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the 300 odd mm one is probably from center of wheel to guard?

But yeah i heard coke can at the lowest point..
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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:37 am 
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But yeah i heard coke can at the lowest point..


ahhhh the age old coke can testing method, lol its an acurate one isnt it lol

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:24 am 
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a coke can isnt the 100mm required though....

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:28 am 
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lets just hope the coke can isnt made taller then normal :shock: then we're all screwed.

going to agree with glenn there with the ride height measured from the arch to the centre of the wheel. but what happens if u have bigger rims? would that mean the car is higher off the ground even if u measure it from there?

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:44 am 
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if you have correct tyre size, bigger rims make no(or bugger all) difference as overall diameter stays basically the same.

i purchased my car from nsw about 3 weeks ago and to get rego changed to s.a. had to take it through regency (where they check vehicles in s.a.). at the time mine measured 320mm all round. i got pinged for it and was told minimum legal was 335 all round. bought new springs, went back and got passed. front 340mm, rear 335mm.
having said that mine is an eb. maybe stock heights are diff so if they allow 30mm(for example) lower than stock then this would explain the discrepancy. i also believed that it should be a diff measurement front to rear as guard at rear is lower than front. i mentioned this but said they can only go by specs they get given.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:06 pm 
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in NSW I know it is 100mm at the lowest point of your car, have seen my mates get tested with a trolley thing the cops push under the car, if it hits anything you get defected

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:11 pm 
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100mm in Victoria is legal, not sure about insurable. think about 300mm thats the longest side of an A4 piece of paper. ring them up again for a clarifacation

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:20 pm 
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The ride height is measured from the centre of the wheel to the bottom of the guard. Bigger rims shouldn't make a difference as the profile of the tyre lessens which keeps the overall diameter the same.
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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:13 am 
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ADR 43 my friends.
100mm when the vehicle is fully laden (falcon seats 5, 68kg per occupant) & a 75% full fuel tank (I think ?).

Police check the vehicle how ever it is when they pull it up, so get all your mates out of the car when you are pulled up.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:21 am 
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ADR 43 my friends.
100mm when the vehicle is fully laden (falcon seats 5, 68kg per occupant) & a 75% full fuel tank (I think ?).

Police check the vehicle how ever it is when they pull it up, so get all your mates out of the car when you are pulled up.


what about those in the boot? :shock: :twisted:

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:47 am 
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All my mates are fat bastards and drops my car below 100mm when its full. I guess it is time to weld in some steel bars instead of having shocks

 

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