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Old 24-09-2018, 11:37 PM
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Some will be aware there is a blitz on 4WDs in south east Queensland. While I don't have an issue with having poorly modified 4WDs off the road I am puzzled as to who makes up some of the rules and what their reasons are. For example apparently you cannot have your lightbar or driving lights on top of the bullbar as they restrict/hinder the driver's view? cause additional damage to pedestrians? However for some reason these racks are ok. I know these add ons are useful when carrying long loads and personally I don't have an issue with their use however why are they ok and for example rounded i.e. no sharp edges led lightbars are not ok? I know mine does not hinder my view, if anything it defines the forward extremity of the vehicle better and keeps it from interfering with air flow to the radiator. Of note is the white ute is actually a hardware chain hire vehicle so one would expect it has passed all the rego requirements.
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Old 25-09-2018, 03:47 AM
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The white ute is legal but the grey nissan is not. if the nissan had this scaffold looking device on the inner side of bullbar, it would then be legal. pretty sure spot lights need to be flush or inside the front of bar, not protruding out.
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Old 25-09-2018, 05:06 AM
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From what I understand, as far as the light bar on top of the bullbar is in the event it snaps off the mounts in an accident (or when running over emus if that's your thing) creating a sharp protrusion on the front of the vehicle.

I would imagine those pipe racks, being alloy tube, are a lot stronger than a light bar mount and would bend in an accident as opposed to breaking.

As jonney mentioned above, even spot lights are supposed to be within the confines of the bullbar.

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Old 25-09-2018, 07:19 AM
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Old 25-09-2018, 08:09 AM
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I suppose without crash testing we won't know which is worse sliced or diced into 3. I was thinking most things should either deform or break away, mirrors for example, windscreens? and the lightbar breaking away would be better however I hadn't thought about the sharp remnants. Ahh well gotta live within the rules regardless.
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Old 25-09-2018, 09:46 AM
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Personally, I think you've got bigger problems if you get hit by a 4wd let alone the light bar breaking off ... If the impact is big enough to break the light bar off, I don't think they'd be getting up and walking away in a hurry anyway at the very least...

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