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I agree, you can get away with all sorts of things but if it's going through certification then technically it's not legal, I imagine that this process will be carried out by peolpe with more knowledge then the tax collectors in blue...
Actually it is posdible to legally fit 31s if you are going through a certification process.
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I agree, you can get away with all sorts of things but if it's going through certification then technically it's not legal, I imagine that this process will be carried out by peolpe with more knowledge then the tax collectors in blue...
Guess it depends on the inspection station. Over here qualified mechs do the checks, some no doubt are more picky than others. I know Steve F in NSW got his engineer certification for rego and he had 31s on that the time. A friend over here fitted 31s and had his vehicle passed for rego after around five years without rego. Not sure how the WA system is but if its people that work for the State doing the inspection then he might have problems. I've got to get mine ready for rego as I pushing my luck since arriving 18 months ago. But like the OP I have a lot of things to sort before my XJ will pass. I'm actually going to take it in for pre inspection at a registered inspection station once I think I have everything sorted. It would be a PITA if I change my licence and can't get Tassie rego on the XJ as it would be pretty hard to swap my licence back to SA.

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Guess it depends on the inspection station. Over here qualified mechs do the checks, some no doubt are more picky than others. I know Steve F in NSW got his engineer certification for rego and he had 31s on that the time. A friend over here fitted 31s and had his vehicle passed for rego after around five years without rego. Not sure how the WA system is but if its people that work for the State doing the inspection then he might have problems. I've got to get mine ready for rego as I pushing my luck since arriving 18 months ago. But like the OP I have a lot of things to sort before my XJ will pass. I'm actually going to take it in for pre inspection at a registered inspection station once I think I have everything sorted. It would be a PITA if I change my licence and can't get Tassie rego on the XJ as it would be pretty hard to swap my licence back to SA.

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It would be a PITA if I change my licence and can't get Tassie rego on the XJ as it would be pretty hard to swap my licence back to SA.
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I know if i am going to comply with VSB14 then 31's may be a whisker large. My placard has 225/75 and that works out at 28.4 and you can only go 50mm bigger. But, who knows... maybe 31 is OK. When i speak to the engineer in a few weeks he should clarify it. I think the lane change test is for all vehicles raised more than 50mm and they count a 50mm bigger tyre as 25mm of that lift so you can only have a 1" lift and 50mm bigger tyres without engineering. I have to get all mods agreed to by the Department of Transport and then signed off by an engineer before work can begin (although ive done it all), do a lane change test, then take all your paperwork to a private licensing station for inspection. When i got my defect notice i took it in with all the fruit on just to get the list of defects. The inspector had to ring the grown ups up and they nearly choked on their breakfast when he mentioned it had 35's on it. Ive been driving it over a year like that but they gave me 5 minutes to get it home for the sake of national security and safety. He also picked the "extractors" and the old chestnut "frayed seatbelt". So i have a list now of minor stuff and the big ticket items.
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It would be a PITA if I change my licence and can't get Tassie rego on the XJ as it would be pretty hard to swap my licence back to SA.
If I go Tassie licence then I can no longer claim that I am here on holi's. Therefore my vehicle would need to have Tas rego or I would cop a fine.

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Something else to note is that it IS possible to get a vehicle certified with much larger tyres and lift than is specified in VSB14...

It states in the document that anything OUTSIDE the documents scope can still be approved but is assessed on a case by case basis only.

This is going to be the route I take if I try to get certification as I will be trying to get a 4.5" suspension lift, 1" body lift, long arms, and 33s certified on a TJ. I know there are engineers in Perth will approve the mods, the final inspection and approval is the issue if anything. Definitely a problem for next year for me though.......
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You would have to be very very very unlucky to get knocked back on 31's in NSW, I have passed with 35's before but now swap to the 31's for the yearly pink slip. I have also driven it pretty much daily for 4 years with 35's and a few years before that with 32's, never with stock tyres and I've owned it for 12 years now

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Something else to note is that it IS possible to get a vehicle certified with much larger tyres and lift than is specified in VSB14...

It states in the document that anything OUTSIDE the documents scope can still be approved but is assessed on a case by case basis only.

This is going to be the route I take if I try to get certification as I will be trying to get a 4.5" suspension lift, 1" body lift, long arms, and 33s certified on a TJ. I know there are engineers in Perth will approve the mods, the final inspection and approval is the issue if anything. Definitely a problem for next year for me though.......
Correct... I to have delved into this, still have a long way to go before submitting my paper work. But there are way and means around this head banger. I plan to run Danna 60 rear and 44/60 front which will be a wider wheel track than original. Larger diameter / wider rims etc. My paper work may say diff / wheels etc. are from a FSJ or F-Truck which will give me the spec for that particular vehicle. A good example is the old HZ station wagon running around on the Land cruiser chassis or the from new wagons, utes, and vans that Arthur Haywood built with the Danna diffs.
I fail to see why if mods have been approved and plated why would you swap rims etc. for a yearly inspection.
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If I go Tassie licence then I can no longer claim that I am here on holi's. Therefore my vehicle would need to have Tas rego or I would cop a fine.

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