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LS8 Checklist 1.0.0

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HIGH LIFT - 50mm to 150mm suspension modification


Code LS8 covers modifications that result in a vehicle body lift of more than 50mm but not more than 150mm.
The conversions may be carried out in conformity with designs approved by a Registration Authority under Code LS7.


Code LS8 does not apply to ADR category L-group vehicles and motor cycles.


MODIFICATIONS COVERED UNDER CODE LS8
The following is a summary of the modifications that may be performed under Code LS8:
 Modifications that result in the vehicle body being raised by more than 50mm from the original as manufactured height;
 Front suspension modifications using different struts or uprights;
 Independent rear suspension modifications using different struts, trailing arms or uprights;
 Conversion using a complete suspension assembly from a different vehicle model;
 Fitment of a complete rear suspension assembly using components from different vehicle model(s);
 Installation of body lift kits; and
 Fitting of alternative wheel and tyre specifications for vehicles with modified axles or suspension.


MODIFICATIONS NOT COVERED UNDER CODE LS8
The following is a summary of the modifications that may not be performed under Code LS8:
 Modifications to vehicles originally equipped with ESC that have not been approved by the vehicle manufacturer or proven through testing;
 Design of the modification of particular vehicles (this is covered by Code LS7);
 Modifications that do not have a design in accordance with the requirements of Code LS7;
 Modifications that raise the vehicle body more than 150mm from the original as manufactured height (lifting vehicles beyond 150mm is outside of the scope of VSB 14) and
 Modifications that raise the vehicle body more than 50mm from the original as manufactured height on vehicles that have had the wheel track reduced from the as manufactured width. Modifications to these vehicles will only be considered on an individual application basis.

 




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