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Old 11th February 2015, 03:18 AM
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I rang my insurer and they told me i can fit larger tyres no worries as long as they comply with adr's

Problem is even a 215/65 r16 is above the legal maximum 15mm increase in tyre diameter for a passenger car (which i believe the forester is classified as)
My local Bridgestone dealer flatly refused to contemplate fitting 215/65 16" to my SG until I pointed to the vehicle's compliance plate which states that it is classified as an "MC" vehicle.

Now I am not suggesting for a single instant that our Foresters are considered to be an MC vehicle under VSB14 (they very definitely are not ... ), but tyre fitters will take cognisance of this classification on the compliance plate as far as fitting slightly over size tyres from the size stated on the tyre placard.

As with just about everything, if you don't go overboard you can get away with some things.

Please be very careful about that statement " ... complies with the ADRs ... ". This seemingly simple comment gives them so many outs that it ain't funny!
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Old 11th February 2015, 03:18 AM
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I believe in qld its 15mm for passenger car and 50mm for 4x4 but double checking now
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Old 11th February 2015, 03:25 AM
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For a passenger car, passenger car derivative or ‘soft roader’ (an all wheel drive vehicle that may be certified as MC ADR category), the overall diameter of any tyre fitted must not be more than 15mm larger or 26mm smaller than that of any tyre designated by the vehicle manufacturer for that model.

Thats straight off the qld transport modifications rulebook

Pretty lame
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Ah well, I'm talking about how tyre dealers read this, not how a Qld public servant interprets it.

Chances are that none of the boys in blue will ever bother to check the tyre placard, unless one has done something ridiculous ... .
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Chances are that none of the boys in blue will ever bother to check the tyre placard, unless one has done something ridiculous ... .
I agree
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^ I actually asked a police officer about some of this stuff while getting some info up at the local Bridgestone shop a couple of years ago now. He was having a new Bridgie fitted to his candy car. They are (were?) the standard pursuit tyre here in Victoria.

We chatted for a bit, and I asked him if he would be concerned if he pulled me over for doing 190 kmh on an S rated tyre. He laughed and said "Mate, that would be the least of your worries" ... He was obviously one of the good guys. The other type don't seem to possess a sense of humour!

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BTW, VSB14 is the bible, by and large.
Even it is confused, confusing and apparently self-contradictory!
These days, a LC Sahara is a "passenger based vehicle" ... Hmmmm

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I believe tyre regs vary by state, although there is a push to standardise them nationally
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i know its only 25mm overall diameter for tyres in vic +50mm for suspension so overall 75mm
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i know its only 25mm overall diameter for tyres in vic +50mm for suspension so overall 75mm
I think you mean radius.
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