Great news for QLD 4WDrivers! New law changes that came into effect 1st November 2012 now see the use of the National Code of Practice (NCOP) for light-vehicle construction and modification in QLD.
The new law now allows 4WD vehicles to be lifted, as long as they do not exceed 75mm. This can be done by fitting alternative tyres and modifying the suspension. This does not require certification under the LS9 code.
The 75mm lift can be achieved by:
For vehicles fitted with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), please refer to section 1.2 of code LS9 on the QLD transport website.
AWDs, commonly known as soft roaders, or SUVs are not included in this.
Not all parts of the NCOP have been accepted for use in QLD. With variations applied for certain sections under the QLD code of practice (QCOP). For further information about these variations please click here.
This advice is only a summary of some of the changes for the full details and copies of the NCOP and QCOP get your copy from www.tmr.qld.gov.au.