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Queensland Airbag Suspension Laws?


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Dj A.N.G

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ok so without going into to much detail.

i was recently told by a nice officer while recieving a major defect on my car that airbag suspension is illegal in qld and the only way you can have it is if your a truck or bus (4.5ton or over)

i was under a different impression as people like tubular suspension systems state that with self leveling it is possible to get the install engineered (blue plated) if other aspects are followed etc.




basically in short what i would like to know... is can airbag suspension legally be installed in a car if guidelines are followed? or is it a strict NO.



im doing my research but im getting mixed answers from different sources.

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this is a shady area but im sure every second person on here would have an opinion like with everything.... its one thing grinding Jess' ideas to a halt aswell with her project....

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there was a person there from DOT when the nice officer was giving me my major defect and he said the same (that airbags are illegal unless its a truck or bus)

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Straight from the QLD Transport modification hand book....

Lowering or raising of vehicles
The road clearance of a fully laden vehicle must not be
less than 100mm measured at any part of the vehicle
other than the wheel rim or brake backing plates.
(This does not apply where a lesser clearance has been
specified by the manufacturer.)
When lowering or raising a vehicle body (front or rear),
the following additional restrictions are based on the
manufacturer's dimensions for the standard unmodified
vehicle while unladen:
• The ride height measured between the rubber bump
stop and the corresponding metal stop may be reduced
by no more than one third.
• The rebound travel measured between the rubber
rebound stop and the corresponding metal stop
(or the extension of the shock absorber for vehicles
without a rebound stop) may be reduced by no
more than one third.
• Coil springs are to remain in locating seats on full
suspension droop without forcibly being removed.

In addition, the normal relationship between the front
and rear suspension heights must not be unduly affected.
Replacement springs (shorter or taller) must have the
same or greater load capacity as the original springs.
Suspension coil springs must not be shortened by cutting
or heating. Leaf spring suspensions must not be raised
by the use of extended shackles, adjustable metal plates
or by placing the leaf springs to the opposite side of the
axle. If lowering blocks are used, they must be either
steel or aluminium.
Airbag or air pressurised shock absorber helper springs
may be fitted in addition to the original suspension.
However, replacing some or all of the suspension system
with an air or hydraulic suspension requires specific
approval.

In short... you need a modification plate.

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ive asked some Qs, Im under the impression that its ok to get engineered as long as only the springs are replaced... ie: all other factory components are still retained.. ie-hock absorbers, swaybars blah blah

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if u hav a mod plate from a decent place, i'd argue it

The guys going to think here's another kid using a fake ID or here's McLovin, the 25 year old Hawaiian organ donor. So what's it going to be? I am McLovin. No your not. No one's McLovin, McLovin's never existed because that's a made up, dumb, f**king fairy tale name you f**k





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