Minister Gay`s announcement on Facebook (see below in this article) is a breath of fresh air since, as some would say, it introduces for the first time a clear and practical approach to legal change for light vehicles. Quite simply, because it allows for a sensitive suspension stroke of 50mm – from which almost all 4WD vehicles will benefit – in conjunction with a moderate increase (up to 50mm) in tyre height or diameter. These two changes improve ground clearance for different parts of the vehicle and significantly improve off-road capability without – and this is important and must be carefully considered when choosing tires and suspension – negatively affecting the driving or handling of the vehicle. In fact, a high-quality suspension kit will give you the lift you want and bring you noticeable improvements in driving and handling. Cost: A set of body blocks and screws will cost you $400, give you or take you. Kits can be obtained for less money – but you can only assume their quality, and cheap is usually something you don`t want to entrust to your family`s life or the wrath of an engineer. However, NSW takes a different approach than Victoria because it would be too difficult to expect our two most populous neighbouring states to be coherent. We asked if the NSW 75mm lift would be subject to the same conditions as Victoria, and a spokesperson for Transport for NSW told us that “unlike the Victorian exception, it is not limited to `4×4 vehicles`”. In response, the Minister published the “Light Vehicle Modification Manual – Suspension and Running Height”. And for 4×4 owners and potential buyers, the big news is: “Allows to increase the ride height by 75 mm; consisting of a 50 mm suspension and a 25 mm wheel/tyre, without the need for certification in accordance with the vehicle safety compliance system. An increase in the diameter of the tyre by 50 mm means a lift of 25 mm. So there you have it.
After all, 75mm tyre/suspension lifts are legal – at least in New South Wales and Victoria – but we have two different `standards` which are both different from the agreed national code of conduct. Now you can lift your 4X4 by a total of 75 mm: 50 mm through the suspension and 25 mm through the tires. Big, silly elevators are still not an option, but many of those who want to subtly modify their 4X4 for better touring or off-road performance now have plenty of leeway for suspension and tire modifications. Duncan Gay, New South Wales` Roads Minister, has announced (via Facebook) changes to New South Wales laws that make a 75mm elevator legal without technical certification. A body lift on a body/chassis vehicle (usually a 4×4) always requires LVV certification. Vision and glazing: Changing glazing from glass to plastic requires certification and must be abrasion resistant. The New South Wales Minister for Transport has made amendments to the Light Vehicle Amendment Acts that allow vehicle elevations of 75 mm. New South Wales` Minister for Roads, Marine and Freight, Duncan Gay, has announced changes to New South Wales` light vehicle modification laws that allow lifting of 75mm vehicles without certification. Duncan Gay, New South Wales` Minister for Roads, Shipping and Freight, recently announced via Facebook that vehicle suspension laws have changed.
Section 2.6 refers to modifications to vehicles equipped with UN ESC and now allows vehicles to be lifted by less than 50 mm, either by changing the suspension or by lifting the bodywork without the need for testing. VSB 14, the laws governing chassis modifications and in particular 4X4 suspension lifts, have recently been targeted in a workplace because they have been identified as “too stressful, restrictive, impractical or simply dangerous”. New South Wales` Minister for Roads, Marine and Freight, Duncan Gay, has announced changes to New South Wales` light vehicle modification laws that allow lifting of 75mm vehicles without certification. This change in law brings NSW into compliance with Victoria and is a document entitled “Light Vehicle Modifications Manual – Suspension and Ride Height”. We asked to see a copy and we were told that we could not do so because the Notice in the Official Journal had not been published. In any case, this is good news. Increasing the diameter of tires offers great advantages for off-road driving, but do not forget the disadvantages: the increase in your ride height affects your center of gravity, which has many effects on and off the road. And driving a higher tire size is bad for your braking and off-road shifting. A 4X4 suspension is a good modification, but be sure to follow the path of modification with your eyes open.
Formula 4×4 lifting kits use Formula 4×4 shock absorbers, which are developed and tested in Brisbane, Australia, by the country`s leading suspension experts. Formula 4×4 lifting kits have been brought to market thanks to the most difficult virtual, controlled and uncontrolled industrial tests. Bodylifts are good for adding extra distance if needed. If you already have a 5.5-inch lift, I could see that it helps you save more space for tires. Currently, the VSB14 in NSW allows a stroke of 50 mm (increase in the height of the vehicle due to the suspension and / or tires), any stroke greater than 50 mm requires certification. This limits 4WD owners to the industry average of 50mm – or 2″ as it`s often called – and limits them to standard-sized tires. Our range of 4×4 lifting kits includes Bilstein 4×4 lifting kits, Formula 4×4 lifting kits, RAW 4×4 lighting kits and SuperPro 4×4 spacer lifting kits (Ezy lifting kits). We recommend using our 4×4 suspension finder (at the top of the page) and selecting the model, year and series of your vehicle to find the most suitable elevator kit for your vehicle. Choose your preferred location and we will let you know which coins are ready to be picked up TODAY.
Get that off-road performance look for less with our bodylift kits! Our bodylift kits are a cheaper alternative to full-suspension lifts, giving your truck a more aggressive posture with plenty of space for larger high-performance tires. It`s important to note that one thing we love is that the VSB 14 update also gives you tips on how to measure your ride height, so you can actually have a baseline for a 4X4 suspension lift.