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Old 17-05-03, 13:46   #1
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Simple Question

Ok. i have done numerous searches regarding cold air induction. but nobody has been able to tell me wether boring a hole through the mudguard is legal. so... i ask a simple yes/no answer...
Is the mudguard a sturctural part, and if not...is it legal to cut?
keeping in mind i am in NSW.
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Old 17-05-03, 15:56   #2
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Yes it is legal according to the insurance company.

Me and my mate (jezzar off here) did it today. We drilled a 100mm hole to fit the 100mm pipe going down to the front bar.

Dunno about the structural part, but we are from VIC and it has all been sweet - dont know about NSW.
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Old 17-05-03, 16:13   #3
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I'm from NSW, and I have heard the oppposite. Everyone I have talked to about it says that Yes it is a structural part, and that if the cops catch you driving around without an engineer's cert: "That'll be 2 points, and a $150 fine thanks sir"
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Old 17-05-03, 17:32   #4
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re - boring through mudguard

When I crashed my last VL,it had a cold air intake going through the front part under the air filter box,it also had a 3 inch exhaust system.
The cop inspected the car to find out the cause of the crash and didn't say anything about the cold air intake.
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Old 17-05-03, 18:55   #5
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Damn... who is an authority that would know the answer?
RTA, Police...im lost!
i couldnt see that a mudguard is a "structural component!"
a mudguard is exactly that- to stop mud and water entering the engine bay.
anyways... keep your thoughts flowing...!
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Old 17-05-03, 19:05   #6
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Ring the RTA and ask them, they will tell you.
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Old 19-05-03, 10:41   #7
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any other thoughts would be very much appreciated.
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Old 19-05-03, 10:56   #8
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as jims said, we did our cold air intake on saturday, but before that i rang everywhere, police, insurance and vic roads. they all said it was ok. my insurance company didnt know what it was till i explained wot it did and then they said it was ok and put it on my policy. but different states have different rules so u might wanna do a few phone calls around.
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Old 19-05-03, 11:09   #9
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I have been informed by an engineer it is legal to remove 25% of the inner guard..

i have cold air running straight through that hole with no problems.
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Old 17-01-04, 23:14   #10
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anyone in qld know the legalities of doing this?
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Old 18-01-04, 01:08   #11
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im going for a rwc in a few days (VIC), would i get away with my CAI? or would it be safer to remove it for the time being?
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