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    Victorian Vehicle Certification Requirements relaxed for 4WD owners

    Interesting read for all the Vic members.

    Victorian Vehicle Certification Requirements relaxed for 4WD owners

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    The Australian 4WD Industry Council (a Division of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association) has been working over many years with State Transport Departments to change Regulation to make it easier for 4WD owners to perform minor modifications to their vehicles to improve handling and safety.

    Late 2011, VicRoads released their Guide to Modification for Motor Vehicles Vehicle Standards Information Sheet No 8, which allows ‘Owner Certification’ for ride height increases for 4WD vehicles that would have required "Engineering Certification" under the National Guidelines for vehicle modification.

    VicRoads' new VSI 8 regulation permits "Owner Certified" 4WD ride height increases up to 75mm, with 50mm maximum allowed for suspension lift, plus a 25mm increase resulting from fitment of a tyre with 50mm greater outside diameter, provided the modifications are undertaken using a commercially available lift kit that has been specially designed and tested for the vehicle application. Under the national guidelines, 'Owner Certified' lifts are limited to 50mm.

    VSI 8 eliminates confusion that previously existed about allowable changes with suspension and / or tyre size. And now 4WD owners do not need to waste time and money on securing an engineering certification to make minor modifications to improve the safety and off road performance of their vehicle.

    VSI 08 also addresses the matter of vehicle modifications where the vehicle is fitted with Electronic Stability Control. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) will be a mandated technology on all vehicles sold in Australia from 2013 onwards.

    A copy of VSI 08 can be downloaded from the link: http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/NR/rd...orvehicles.pdf .

    A copy of VSB14 can be downloaded from the link: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roa.../vsb_ncop.aspx

    The 4WD Industry Council strongly encourages owners to purchase vehicle modification products from reputable suppliers.

    PRESS RELEASE – February 17th, 2012




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    http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/NR/rd...orvehicles.pdf
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    so after reading this im still a little confused do we nead a engineers to give our gq a 6 inch lift and if so dose anybody have an eider roughly what this will cost ??? sorry im bit slow on all this lol

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    thanks mate very handy info
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    Quote Originally Posted by madchris View Post
    so after reading this im still a little confused do we nead a engineers to give our gq a 6 inch lift and if so dose anybody have an eider roughly what this will cost ??? sorry im bit slow on all this lol
    'Owner Certified' lifts are limited to 50mm, so yes it will need 2 be engineered. Not sure on cost but a QLD member just got his certified with lift for about 100 bucks, really depends I guess on how many and what type of mods you are getting engineered as 2 what cost its going 2 be.
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    So if Victoria has relaxed our guidelines to allow up to 75mm lift without an engineering certificate, what happens when a Victorian vehicle goes touring interstate?
    If that vehicle has been raised above 50mm, is there a risk that it will be fined or pulled off the road by police / state authority because it exceeds requirements in their jurisdiction?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyExy View Post
    So if Victoria has relaxed our guidelines to allow up to 75mm lift without an engineering certificate, what happens when a Victorian vehicle goes touring interstate?
    If that vehicle has been raised above 50mm, is there a risk that it will be fined or pulled off the road by police / state authority because it exceeds requirements in their jurisdiction?
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    Yep, what is legal in 1 state and not in another you will get find for if they want 2 enforce there rules and regs on you. Hence why there needs 2 be a national code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NissanGQ4.2 View Post
    Yep, what is legal in 1 state and not in another you will get find for if they want 2 enforce there rules and regs on you. Hence why there needs 2 be a national code.
    I'm guessing that the "engineering certificate" is the VASS signatory certificate?
    Or is it another one again?
    Are Victorian VASS or whatever certificates recognised and accepted interstate?

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    as far as wa goes i have been told if a vehicle is bought from interstate and has a engineering certificate they would honour it here, eg v8 engine swap with a certificate.

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    Nice of them to do that down here is Sunny Vic bahahaha
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