Dey see me rollin’, dey hatin’

johnboy 27 June 2011 92

lowered ute

GerryBuilt has snapped this tribute to automotive excellence at Belconnen Mall this morning.

Thoughts as to legality appreciated as always in the comments.

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Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 9:52 am 08 Jul 11

buzz819 said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Solidarity said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

The suspension is height-adjustable, therefore not legal.

It auto-levels to a predetermined height (determined by the engineer and signed off by the RTA) when the handbrake is released, and is legal.

If you don’t know, don’t comment.

This is what I was told by both Rego ACT and an accredited engineer when I inquired for myself, rather than just relying on randoms on the internet and hoping they were right.

Thoroughly Smashed said :

The suspension is height-adjustable, therefore not legal.

Plenty of people with coilovers breakin’ the law out there.

Correct, more or less. Again, from what I was informed by people who would be expected to know, to be legal in the ACT coilovers need to be set at a legal height and then lockwired in place for rego.

Sure, I will correct you as you are wrong. I had a Peugeot with adjustable coil over suspension. The rego check was done at Dickson, you know, by the people who are in the know and are expected to know that kind of thing. As it was the correct ride height, no problems, it didn’t have to be hard wired in place.

Subaru, Land Rover, Porsche, Toyota, Citroen, Audi and many other cars have suspension that you can change the height of, most of the time with the flick of a button.

If it is a hydraulic set up like this, it has to be engineered. If it isn’t it is against the law, if you are able to change the suspension when the car is moving, then it is illegal. I’m sure you will find with appropriate research and asking the right questions you will be enlightened with the right answers.

Let’s go back to this. I should have drawn a distinction between factory and aftermarket fitment. I’m referring only to the latter.

This is what I was told by the people at Dickson.

Spideydog Spideydog 9:50 am 08 Jul 11

DeanStokes said :

Why thoughts to the legality??
Thats really poor form taking a pic of a blokes car at the mall while he is doin his shopping or what ever and then posting it on the web to question if its legal.
Legal or illegal…piece of s*** car or not thats just not on.

Why is it not on …….

The car has obviously been done up to get attention and be a “show” car ……… well now its got the attention.

You can’t do up a car with a view to get attention and then decide what attention people are allowed to give it. It’s in a public place, snap away people 🙂

DeanStokes DeanStokes 9:05 am 08 Jul 11

Why thoughts to the legality??
Thats really poor form taking a pic of a blokes car at the mall while he is doin his shopping or what ever and then posting it on the web to question if its legal.
Legal or illegal…piece of s*** car or not thats just not on.

MartyMcFly MartyMcFly 3:45 pm 05 Jul 11

Just saw this ute about 2 minutes ago posted up on RA… still had its arse on the ground.

EvanJames EvanJames 10:49 pm 03 Jul 11

m_ratt said :

Saw this rather recognisable example of automotive excellence driving up Flemington Road roughly 20 minutes ago – still looking rather like it was just about dragging its arse on the ground.

Maybe it really does have worms. Or the owner collects bags of cement.

I don’t recall anyone complaining about the cold weather? Puzzled by that one. I like cold weather, you got to accept the weather will be cool-ish in winter, not sure what our Cole friend was on about there. If anyone’s passing the Canberra Zoo and Aquarium, maybe someone can pop in and ask him.

m_ratt m_ratt 10:20 pm 03 Jul 11

Saw this rather recognisable example of automotive excellence driving up Flemington Road roughly 20 minutes ago – still looking rather like it was just about dragging its arse on the ground.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 11:41 am 03 Jul 11

EvanJames said :

If the Commode has its arse resting on the ground, please put up a picture of it.

Sorry, I tried a whole pallet of bricks in the boot, but the bugger just wouldn’t give… did look a liitle lowered, though…

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 11:38 am 03 Jul 11

cole188 said :

its cool weather u like it or not.

He just realised it is Winter?

Tooks Tooks 11:33 am 03 Jul 11

EvanJames said :

cole188 said :

pal ur pathetic! i bet u drive ur mums excel to work. get a life n wake up poof. its cool weather u like it or not. welcome to the 21st century pal. E A D C

Is anyone here able to translate this, or do we need to enlist the help of a resident of the primate enclosure at the local zoo?

It means if you don’t like the pictured ute, you are a pathetic homosexual who drives your mum’s excel to work in the 20th century. Then something about the weather being cold. Oh, and EADC may stand for ‘eat a dick, c*&^. No doubt cole is this gobby in real life and enjoys getting smacked in the mouth.

EvanJames EvanJames 10:26 am 03 Jul 11

cole188 said :

pal ur pathetic! i bet u drive ur mums excel to work. get a life n wake up poof. its cool weather u like it or not. welcome to the 21st century pal. E A D C

Is anyone here able to translate this, or do we need to enlist the help of a resident of the primate enclosure at the local zoo?

cole188 cole188 11:49 pm 02 Jul 11

EvanJames said :

Gerry-Built said :

I drive a bog-standard white VZ Commodore, and not cause I’m a car enthusiast; and I have never thought of it funny enough to share with an online community. In all fairness, I’m happy to snap a pic and share it here, but I certainly don’t think it is as funny….

If the Commode has its arse resting on the ground, please put up a picture of it. If it doesn’t, and isn’t engaged in other amusing activities, then I for one do not need to see yet another white commode.

However an ugly ute with a long back and bad paint with its arse resting on the ground is pretty funny, as is shown by 3 pages of comments (and rumbles from the owner and his girlfriend).

pal ur pathetic! i bet u drive ur mums excel to work. get a life n wake up poof. its cool weather u like it or not. welcome to the 21st century pal. E A D C

Thumper Thumper 9:13 pm 29 Jun 11

If I had a truck like this I could drive the Morris Minor straight into the tray!

Ledanta Ledanta 6:55 pm 29 Jun 11

I just saw the owner park this car, again at the Belconnen Mall, I called him over and asked if it was his car, he replied yes. He wasn’t aware of this forum at all, so I gave him the URL, he might pop in. He seemed like a nice young fellow, very pleasant and well mannered. He was driving very sensibly and wasn’t trying to attract any attention. It looks like he is in the process of making a very nice car, I suspect he may even show it at something like Summernats one day. Not a bad hobby considering the alternatives.

EvanJames EvanJames 5:42 pm 29 Jun 11

Gerry-Built said :

I drive a bog-standard white VZ Commodore, and not cause I’m a car enthusiast; and I have never thought of it funny enough to share with an online community. In all fairness, I’m happy to snap a pic and share it here, but I certainly don’t think it is as funny….

If the Commode has its arse resting on the ground, please put up a picture of it. If it doesn’t, and isn’t engaged in other amusing activities, then I for one do not need to see yet another white commode.

However an ugly ute with a long back and bad paint with its arse resting on the ground is pretty funny, as is shown by 3 pages of comments (and rumbles from the owner and his girlfriend).

The Traineediplomat The Traineediplomat 5:22 pm 29 Jun 11

My vehicle of choice is a 1980s era Czechoslovak (when that country existed) tram…. Cars don’t mess with it. Mind you power blackouts have a tendency to stop it in its tracks …literally

triffid triffid 4:59 pm 29 Jun 11

Captain RAAF said :

More than 427!

Mopar, or no car!

440 or (shocked reverence) 518, Cap’n?

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 4:01 pm 29 Jun 11

Diggety said :

Captain RAAF said :

Solidarity said :

I drive an old Ford with a 427.

Pfft, like that’s going to impress me. Come back when you get a few more cubes!

So exactly what capacity is your donk, Captain?

More than 427!

Mopar, or no car!

clp clp 3:12 pm 29 Jun 11

Hmm assuming (yes I realise its a mistake to do that but I will anyway) that most of the comments on here are from males. I just don’t get it – I don’t get why anyone would ever comment on women wearing impractical shoes for aesthetic purposes – when blokes seem to be able to get away with such stupidity on vehicles. I realise most of the comments are from people who also think this is a bit of a joke but whether its lowered or just hotted up – men do some frightfully stupid things to cars.

When I lived in Sydney I would observes queues of men lining up to get their expensive tires fitted at Tempe Tyres – stupid wide flat monstrosities.

Gawd its almost enough to get me onto a rant about the people (of 1 specific gender) I saw at a model show – I mean my son loves his spitfire but he’s not even 6.

Ok sorry got waylaid as no one at the model show would drive a car like that – but its just hobbies – extreme hobbies – so frigging weird.

Diggety Diggety 2:13 pm 29 Jun 11

Captain RAAF said :

Solidarity said :

I drive an old Ford with a 427.

Pfft, like that’s going to impress me. Come back when you get a few more cubes!

So exactly what capacity is your donk, Captain?

shirty_bear shirty_bear 9:58 am 29 Jun 11

Roadrage77 said :

Haha I was driving behind this fella in Weetangera just yesterday. The dude at the wheel was in the obligatory eyes-level-with-the top-of-the-dashboard driving position. I got a giggle out of it.

Was it still dragging its tail (dog-with-worms-style) when in motion? Coz the defenders of this idiocy seem to claim that it is legally required to right itself when under way. I have my doubts …

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