Extended Shackles and ADRs

Submitted: Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 17:24
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There's a lot of discussion about extended shackles being illegal on many forums - this one included. But, there doesn't seem to be any consistency as some say only iillegal in Qld, WA, NSW, VIC then other say legal in NSW or legal with certificate.....can anyone show me where I can get a definitive answer on this as I am seriously considering fitting a set of Snake Racing extendable shackles to my D40 and before I do I want to try and find out the legalities. My mechanic says they are legal in NSW but I want to be sure.
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Pete
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 18:10

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 18:10
Have you read the ADR rules or rang the relevant authority who should give you the CORRECT answer instead of opinions which is what you get on a forum like this.
Try googling ADR Rules NSW and see what you get.
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 08:13

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 08:13
Thanks Graham. I've had a search of the NSW RTA site and found the ADRs but they are not overly friendly to the layperson to understand-but I will get there. I also found this bulletin on the RTA site which seems to say that longer shackles are definitely a no no.
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Reply By: BenDiD - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 20:23

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 20:23
Pete,

Check out ADRs


You'll need to read them a few times. I am going through a similiar exercise - looking at "lifting" my IFS Paj.

I've found the ADRs differ from popular opinion and in the case of increased tyre size from info published by NSW Transport!!

Good Luck!

Ben
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 08:29

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 08:29
Thanks Ben - see my followup to Graham above.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 09:37

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 09:37
In that link it expressly forbids them so I guess thats it.

Perhaps a post on the Patrol Forum will be helpfull but I dont think you will get around it legally



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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 11:12

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 11:12
From the NCOP 11 document here:

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

They are a definite NO.

How they are interpreted by the local authorities and your insurance company at the time of the accident is your problem.

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