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ross and cher

For any that might have missed it -

"From 1 November 2012, the National Code of Practice for Light Vehicle Construction and Modification (NCOP)
and the Queensland Code of Practice – Vehicle Modifications (QCOP) will be adopted for use in Queensland.
While most of modifications covered by the NCOP will be permitted in Queensland, a small number of
variations have been included.
In Queensland, the LS7 and LS8 sections of the NCOP will not be adopted, instead equivalent codes will be
included under the QCOP. When developing these sections, the Department of Transport and Main Roads has
used most of the technical requirements that are included in the NCOP, but have made some variations.
For further information about vehicle lifts, please refer to the LS9 and LS10 sections of the QCOP, available
on-line from the Transport and Main Roads’ website. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Vehicle-standards-and-modifications/Vehicle-modifications/Heavy-vehiclemodifications.aspx">http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Vehicl ... tions.aspx</a><!-- m --> "

and the plain english version thanks to Mickley Thompson

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://mickeythompson.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/new-qld-tyre-laws/">http://mickeythompson.wordpress.com/201 ... tyre-laws/</a><!-- m -->
So for us lasy or time challanged persons...
Are any of the changes affecting the use of bullbars?
Also have they changed things like driving lights?

While on the topic, once apon a time in QLD it was ok to not fit a front number plate?
If this was changed where is this stipulated?

ross and cher

In summary as per the MT link - 4wd can be raised a max of 75 mm without recert - 25 mm via type size and 50mm via suspension. May not include vehicles with electronic stability control.

Whenever there is a comment like 'once upon a time' you should get nervous and start to shake.

In my experience over the past 20 years, in Qld you have always had to have a front number plate attached to the vehicle. There will be a height from the ground and usually must be able to be seen from a certain distance at a certain angle. In some instances where there is a reasonable reason people have displayed them in the windshield, due to possibly no bumper bar for attachment, but then that in itself is another issue.

If you like I could do some research. It will be in the TORUM's most likely the regulations.