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steering wheel size?
« on: Sep 13, 2006, 06:40PM »
is there a mimimum required diameter for a steering wheel?

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Re: steering wheel size?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 13, 2006, 07:25PM »
Depends where you are. Here in WA it's a minimum 333mm, or 13 inches.

Easy way to find out, go to Google and search for "Department of Transport", click on whichever one applies to which state you're in, then search that site for "steering wheel size" or something similar.
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Re: steering wheel size?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 13, 2006, 08:03PM »
I think you can go 1 inch smaller in diameter than your original wheel in Qld.
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Re: steering wheel size?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 20, 2006, 08:27PM »
in QLD 350mm is the smallest "legal" wheel that can be fitted but some coppers will still say "you cant have that wheel mate" i even had one cop say to me "to make that wheel legal will cost you over $50 000 dollars", what a tosser i think he was stealing from the A class drugs locker :D

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Re: steering wheel size?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 20, 2006, 10:05PM »
Anyone know about south aus?? The only info ive found was that u just have to spend like 300+ from Isotta steering wheels is the cheapest SA approved one? I dont know about size rules or anything though. Any info would be appreciated lol..
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Re: steering wheel size?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 14, 2006, 09:48PM »
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Re: steering wheel size?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 14, 2006, 09:51PM »
have a look for the sa transport website or something. Surely they will have some sort of information.
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Re: steering wheel size?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 15, 2006, 06:30PM »
Looked it up but they dont give us nothing for free over here. Apparently i have to buy the book of ADR's and ask for wheels that coimply with the ADR's, which im not interetsted in. I might be buying an Autotecnica wheel on sale at autobarn atm... 139.

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Re: steering wheel size?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 28, 2007, 09:10PM »
Sorry to dig guys, but i found some info that the SA boys might be interested in. The DTEI (department of transport, energy and infrastructure) says that for a steering wheel to be legal in SA it must be 330mL diameter or more, and needs to be ADR approved. I rang them, so dont dispute my facts.

BUT, also heard something about legalities regarding boss kits for the wheels in SA. Apparently they must be collapsable or something, but thats another story.

In short, DTEI say 330mL min and ADR approved.
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Re: steering wheel size?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 29, 2007, 12:20AM »
In Qld:

Quote
Steering wheels
Altering a steering wheel might affect a vehicle's
compliance with the Australian Design Rules (ADRs)
applicable to occupant impact protection.
Steering wheels fitted to vehicles manufactured to
comply with ADR 10/.. may only be replaced by a
steering wheel which has been tested to comply with
ADR10/... Where these ADRs apply, the vehicle's steering
column and steering wheel are designed to minimise
injury to the driver in the event of a crash.
Vehicles that are required to comply with ADR 69/.. or
ADR 73/.. or where originally fitted with a driver airbag
must not be fitted with a replacement steering wheel
without an airbag, unless it is supplied by the vehicle
manufacturer as an option for that model.
The diameter of any replacement wheel may be up to
25mm smaller than the original wheel but must not
be less than 350mm.
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Re: steering wheel size?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 5, 2008, 07:34PM »
The cop who handed me my defect told me in QLD the wheel has to be 350mm on 2 axis. I told him it was but it was up to the cop to decide what axis to measure ... ASS
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