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Thread: Buying a lifted GU Patrol from a dealership, ride height question

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    Depends where you live and play Hovazz mate!
    Can someone please find the Mansfield picture of our Victorian legal holidays team measuring hub centers to under guard heights?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Depends where you live and play Hovazz mate!
    Can someone please find the Mansfield picture of our Victorian legal holidays team measuring hub centers to under guard heights?


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    Good point,

    Live in Perth, play around all over the south west.



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    Beautiful country there mate!
    Please do keep in mind always with lifts that 1” Yanky = 25.4mm Aussie :-)
    I try and tell Mrs MB this all the time, it’s actually 76.2mm Lol


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    Good call! I usually roll with the "close enough is good enough" approach. Hopefully the local constabulary feel the same ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hovazz View Post
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    Anyone have any anecdotes about the frequency of 4wds being stickered due to ride height? Seems fairly uncommon.

    Thanks for all your input everyone.

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    Used to happen a lot when DoT and the Police had the roadworthy blitzs' on long weekends at places like the S Bends south of Gerro, Eneabba, Waroona etc and would set up checkpoints and inspect virtually every 4X, V8 Commy and Ricer... stock family sedans etc would get waved thru.

    I got checked every Easter for about 4 years running thru 2010 ish era esp at S bends 'cause the Gerro Feds were crazy hard on 4X's.
    They were esp feral on oversize tyres, tyres outside guards, big lifts, Rod Holders/Driving Lights above Bull Bars and seat belts that didn't retract on 4X's

    Doesn't happen as much these days due (I guess) to manpower etc
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    https://rvcs.infrastructure.gov.au/p...2015143236.cmd

    This link was posted on another forum a couple of months ago when discussing the same implications as this thread. It is the go to list for the cops when checking changes from standard. I believe height is measured from the centre of the wheel to mudguard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hovazz View Post
    It's a roll of the dice I guess. Everything on the car has checked out OK, and no issues were raised regarding the tyre and ride height combination (despite me requesting consideration to the legal spec). Dealership is obviously keen to sell anything regardless of the law, but I feel better having it inspected by a neutral third party.

    What is the cost of an engineering certification for this kind of thing, if there is an issue down the track?

    Anyone have any anecdotes about the frequency of 4wds being stickered due to ride height? Seems fairly uncommon.

    Thanks for all your input everyone.

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    The engineering for my Patrol cost around $1600. This was to engineer the entire vehicle. VASS approved engineer I used too. As the Police and the RTA cannot argue against a VASS engineer. Where they can dispute against a non VASS engineer and still right you up a ticket.
    I have only been pulled up once since the engineering, in Mansfield, Vic. Once he was aware of the certificate I had, I was left alone pretty much.

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