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will34

Good Place To Get A Rwc, Will Bigger Turbos, Power Fc And Boost Controller Be A Rwc Issue?

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Its been a while since ive had to get a rwc,

im located in brunswick but happy to travel for a reputable person,

im looking at an interstate car just have some queries, have been told that bigger turbos, power fc and boost controller maybe a rwc issue?

can anyone confirm this?

could anyone recomend a good rwc workshop?

thanks!

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You won't get anyone to recommend a good workshop willing to look a blind eye at mods. It's a good way for them to lose their RWC license.

PM me if you like. ;)

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Technically it shouldn't

Roadworthy certs are to filter out cars with serious defects from being sold to other people such as rust, worn seatbelts, tyres, low brake pads etc. on the RWC there are basic sections for tyres, brake effectiveness, windscreen, etc. I doubt you'd find a section for aftermarket mods or non std items.

On my last RWC it failed (the car I brought) due to tyres and worn steering wheel. Mind you that was a shitty ba wagon.

You should be fine

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Tallamraine or even sunshine area have some rwc ppl that might depend on how much u pay them or if your nice they will turn a blind eye on some stuff like, little damage or tiny oil leaks

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i retract my previous comment

turns out there is a "modifications" section on the roadworthy slip as shown below. i honestly forgot about this section.

ill be going through similar challenges for my new car

has a few shiny things in the engine bay that wont affect "roadworthyness" but make it look shiny - so not sure if they will consider it a "modification"

the best i could find on the vicroads site was about modifications such as complete engine swaps, changes to gross/net vehicle weight and seating capacity changes

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Hi Paul!

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here's the vicroads section on "modifications" and the main categories

Change of body
Heavy vehicles
Light vehicles

Change of colour
Change of engine
Change to seating capacity
LPG & CNG conversions
Changes to recorded Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM)

No mention of aftermarket performance mods etc so you should be ok

will let you know how I go with my new car and its RWC (has a few mods)

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Didn't want to create a new thread so I've revived this one.

What's the current status on getting a RWC for a car with:

- ECU (PowerFC)

- Electronic Boost Controller

- Aftermarket steering wheel with no airbag (original had an airbag)

- Fixed back seat (car has been converted to 2 seater)

I think everything else on my car is fine.  I'd just like to understand these issues before trying to fix them.

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Probably won't pass with any of those if rwc tester is 100% by the book.

ECU is hidden so shouldn't be a problem. Remove hand controller if fitted.

Remove/hide boost controller

You can try your luck with the steering wheel and seats and see if they pick on them.

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I'm confident deleting the airbag is instant defect UNLESS the model of car was offered with non-airbag version.

eg series 1 R33 (I believe)

Not sure about fixed back seat, if the car is registered as a 4 seater, then there needs to be 4 seatbelts, regardless of whether its been "converted" unless Vicroads have approved the change.

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