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Old 10-12-11, 19:28   #9
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Originally Posted by InsaneVL View Post
QLD engine transplant rules for mod code LA2 (performance engine replacement) for vehicles originally over 1100kg are:
N/A -> Max cc = 5.0 x weight of car in kg. (1400 x 5.0 = 7000, or 7.0L)
Boosted -> Max cc = 3.0 x weight of car in kg. (1400 x 3.0 = 4200, or 4.2L)

Note - if going boosted - you can do Mod code LA1 for similar engine (up to 20% bigger than factory which is up to 6.0L for VL as it came with 5.0L), and then do a code LA3 which is addition of Turbo or Supercharger. So effectivly can have a maximum of a 6.0L boosted engine in a VL.. Legally.


Oh.. also of note - the max engine sizes above are "Recomendations Only"... If you can convince the engineer that a larger engine is a good idea, and they sign off on it - it is still legal.


This may come in handy : http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roa...jan2011_v3.pdf
This is pretty interesting, and I'm glad that you have showed this.. I was going off the PDF file on QLD transport's site for light vehicle modification

http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/~/media/b3...reductions.pdf

Which LA2 is not even mentioned.. you have LA1 and then it skips straight to LA3.

And if you follow the chart in that PDF I linked (Page 22); you can't even have a boosted LS1 of stock stroke in a VL.

As always, speak to the person who will be engineering the car as really it is upto them. I haven't got to that stage yet, but was just going off what information was available.
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