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Default Maximum legal lift and tyre/wheel sizes in Oz

Just check your states laws Qld just raise the legal tyre size increase limit to 50mm from 15mm. WA is normally even more laxed.... The National plicy is 50mm but whether the state follows that is up to them. QLD just came in line with the national policy hopefully NSW will soon as well. WA being WA i'm sure the limit is a 300mm increase .
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Just check your states laws Qld just raise the legal tyre size increase limit to 50mm from 15mm. WA is normally even more laxed.... The National plicy is 50mm but whether the state follows that is up to them. QLD just came in line with the national policy hopefully NSW will soon as well. WA being WA i'm sure the limit is a 300mm increase .
i believe VIC just changed to the 50mm policy earlier this week i soar a post by a aussie 4wd on facebook about the change gonna get me some real rubber now
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Really? apparently the federal gov has been trying for 19 years to get the national regulations across all the states.
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Gidday Biesel

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Really? apparently the federal gov has been trying for 19 years to get the national regulations across all the states.
They have. The rules are under the ADRs - somewhere ...

50 mm maximum lift from all sources for our kind of vehicles (soft-roader SUVs). Tyre sizes must be the same or less than the maximum size offered by the OEM for that make and the specific model ...
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this is the picture that i soar on the 4wd facebook page

BTW sorry for the thread hijack

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Thunder, I think this is what everyone is after:

VSB 14:
http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roa.../vsb_ncop.aspx

Particularly this document:
http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roa..._2011%20v3.pdf

Specially pages 19 to 28.

I will create a "sticky" in the suspension, etc sub-forum.
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Yeah the national policy i remeber listing the forester as a vehicle the the 50mm wheel size applies too, i don't know about each specific state. seems suv's are excluded though.

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Default Maximum legal lift and tyre/wheel sizes in Oz

Gidday All

Given the on-going discussions about what is legal, or not, regarding the maximum amount of lift allowed under Oz law (and a whole lot of well-hidden miscellaneous regulations and publications ... ), I have located what I believe to be the definitive rules for allowable lift height, tyre sizes etc.

It is here:

VSB 14:
http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/vsb_ncop.aspx

Particularly this document:
http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/pdf/NCOP11_Section_LS_Tyres_Suspension_Steering_V2_1Ja n_2011%20v3.pdf

Specially pages 19 to 28.

I will happily retract if I am wrong ...
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What defines a car as soft roader? subaru advertise the forester as off road capable, all the damage and warranty issues we've had from off roading have never been question by the dealer.
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the forester is considered a soft roader. I'm pretty sure Ratbag is correct these laws have been in for a while for proper 4wds.
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