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#195692 29-Apr-2016 21:55
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Does anyone know where the government store the rules that dictate what a car must or must not have before it can be declared road legal ?

 

I think I'm not using the right search phrases.


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  #1544283 29-Apr-2016 22:12
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You are building from the ground up?

http://www.lvvta.org.nz/index.html

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  #1544286 29-Apr-2016 22:15
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There's quite a few. Search under Land Transport Rules. Vehicle Standards Compliance Rule for a start. If it's a modified vehicle you will need to go through a certifying engineer.




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  #1544514 30-Apr-2016 15:10
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It's also possible to stay within WoF requirements without requiring modification certification. There is still some latitude for modification, ie wheels springs shocks, skirts spoilers etc that don't need to fall foul of WoF requirements.



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  #1544608 30-Apr-2016 19:54
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Some context would help! :-)

 

I quite like the Mahindra Thar CRDe, but it's listed as not road legal, I'm just wondering what rules it has run afoul of ?  And how it can be made road legal privately (

 

I've seen one on the road with plates on so it must be doable.


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  #1544612 30-Apr-2016 20:10
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Probably thousands of reasons that could range from asbestos to lighting.

 

 

 

You sure the one you saw registered was a Mahindra? There were quite a few jeep clones that made it to the roads in the 90's.


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  #1544616 30-Apr-2016 20:22
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Apparently it doesn't have ABS brakes or airbags required for new road vehicles.

 
 
 
 




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  #1544620 30-Apr-2016 20:38
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Bung: Apparently it doesn't have ABS brakes or airbags required for new road vehicles.

 

 

 

Well that's a sucky bunch of rules .. back to the original question I asked, where are they written down ? :-)


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  #1544627 30-Apr-2016 20:48
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have you looked in all the publications mentioned above?

 

also the VIRM
https://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/general


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  #1544628 30-Apr-2016 20:50
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Mark:

Bung: Apparently it doesn't have ABS brakes or airbags required for new road vehicles.


 


Well that's a sucky bunch of rules .. back to the original question I asked, where are they written down ? :-)



Asked and already answered. The VIRM is one place. Others are in the multitude of rules.
https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/rules/




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  #1544629 30-Apr-2016 20:50
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blakamin:

 

Probably thousands of reasons that could range from asbestos to lighting.

 

 

 

You sure the one you saw registered was a Mahindra? There were quite a few jeep clones that made it to the roads in the 90's.

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure ... it was brand new looking, red and had Thar written on the side :-)


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  #1544634 30-Apr-2016 21:05
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The sideways seats, and no mention of meeting frontal impact standards would be 2 reasons straight off that would mean this would not get on the road without serious modifications. Even if you could get past that....why would you risk it?




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  #1544992 1-May-2016 19:51

Also It would need to met Euro 5 (I think) Emissions rules. It would be very difficult to make a non compliant engine pass those rules. And even more difficult to comply and still have good fuel economy and power output.






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  #1545010 1-May-2016 20:17
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Buy a farm and register it as a tractor

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  #1545095 1-May-2016 23:08
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Why not just buy a Jeep Wrangler?


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