Question: Are Coil Spacers Legal?

At the moment strut spacers are not illegal but extended shackles are definitely illegal in both NSW and QLD.

If you are planning on doing a bit of off road work, coil spacers are not recommended as they limit up travel (bump) and force the spring downwards and over extended the droop..

Currently in NSW the VSB14 allows a 50mm lift (increase in vehicle height due to suspension and/or tyres), any higher than 50mm will require certification. This limits 4WD owners to the industry average 50mm – or 2” as it’s often referred to – suspension lift and restricts them to standard size tyres.

Why are extended shackles illegal?

ultimate wrote: Extended shackles are illegal in all states (Including NT as they work off the NCOP). As Al coholic pointed out, they change the suspension geometry and put a lot more pressure on the main leaf. The laws are written to cover all vehicle makes and models.

Duncan Gay, the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight in NSW, has recently announced via Facebook, that the laws surrounding vehicle suspension lifts have changed. Now, you can lift your 4X4 a total of 75mm: 50mm through the suspension, and 25mm through the tyres. …

How high can a lift kit be?

They can’t be lower than 24 inches or higher than 54 inches from the ground. However, the overall height restriction is 13 feet, 6 inches, without permit, thereby limiting all those dreams you just had.

Are leveling struts better than spacers?

The usual spacer kits do increase ride height, but typically they DECREASE suspension up-travel, sometimes by as much as 2 inches. … Coilover leveling shocks, on the other hand, prevent the down-travel over-extension of suspension that can lead to component damage.

Are leveling kits bad for Ram 1500?

Conclusion. As you can tell by know, RAM 1500 Leveling Kit Problems are mainly caused by mediocre installations on the system. While we’re not fond of leveling kits, an excellent installation should not cause this much damage to the truck.

Do coil spacers affect ride?

A spacer will give a fixed amount of lift that will never change. The coil spring, used in conjunction with a spacer, can change lift height (due to wear or a change in weight), but the spacer will never change height. … A spacer will never improve the ride, and it generally will not change the spring rate.

Do extended shackles lift the car?

Extended shackles are a low cost method of increasing rear vehicle lift between 30-40mm, and they give you an extended range of travel with increased droop. In some circumstances they enable the installation of longer leaf springs, which brings better suspension.

The NSW Roads Minister has made changes to the light vehicle modification laws allowing 75mm vehicle lifts. THE NSW MINISTER FOR ROADS, MARITIME AND FREIGHT, Duncan Gay, has announced changes to the laws regarding light vehicle modifications in NSW, allowing for vehicle lifts of 75mm without certification.

Do you need bigger tires if you lift your truck?

Once you increase your tire size beyond the recommended diameter for the suspension on your off-roader, a suspension lift is required. Without one, bigger tires will interfere with the fenders and wheel wells which could reduce articulation and damage both the tires and fenders.

Will a 2 in leveling kit hurt my truck?

Short Answer: A quality leveling kit that is installed properly will not damage your truck. A leveling kit can even be helpful if you’re planning to go off-roading or if you’ll be using a snowplow.

What do longer shackles do?

A longer shackle will allow the spring to drop down farther while in its resting state. At this point, the shackle will be going inwards toward the axle. It may also allow the spring to flatten out more as it compresses (but this can be limited by the frame side mount, or a rear crossmember).

The use of coil spacers and strut spacers is not roadworthy in most states. If you need more height, use the right spring for your needs. Airbag helper springs may be fitted in addition to the original suspension, however coil or leaf springs must have the same or higher spring rate than stock.

Four inch spring lifts can be engineered in NSW. It must be spring lift only, no body lifts, and of course all the other equipment such as break lines, caster etc etc. Max tyre size is 33 inch.

Are lift spacers bad for your car?

A word of caution though – When strut spacer kits are fitted above the top mount assembly it can create over-extended down-travel (droop). This over-extension can cause ball joint, CV joint and/or component damage.

drop shackles are not legal in any state…

Do 2 inch leveling kits require new shocks?

Do I Need New Shocks? Not all leveling kits require new shocks. … However, if your original shocks have 20,000 or more miles on them, you plan to take the vehicle off-road, or if you drive aggressively, you should consider new shocks mandatory with the installation of a suspension leveling kit.