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Rules Review 2008, we need your thoughts

The Rules Committee are working towards version 8 of the 4x4 Challenges Winch Challenge Competition Rules and are looking for your input. Please review the list of rule changes below awaiting discussion and feedback.

A - Up-coming rule changes

Rule changes which the rules committee have made a decision on and approved to be put into effect for version 8.

  • (8.1) Exhuast system to be compliant with WOF regulations
  • (13.1) 4 wheel steering to be banned
  • (16.7) Wheel spacers to be LVVTA certified
  • (24.2(d)) 28 day WOF or current log book
  • (24.2(h)) Roll cage - documented proof, certification, or current log book

View the complete A list attached below for further details on rule changes.

B - Pending rule changes

Rule changes for which we would like discussion and feedback before making a decision at a rules committee meeting on the 23rd of November.

  • (5.1) Body and chassis able to be of mixed manufacturers. Discuss
  • (5.5) No longer require aftermarket panels to be of 'equivalent strength'. Discuss
  • (5.10) Include mention specifically allowing wooden doors with fiberglass covering. Discuss
  • (6.3) Rear mounted radiators. Discuss
  • (25.15) Second attempt - remove this redundant rule to prevent confusion. Discuss
  • (26.25) Handling winch cable under tension - revert to aussie/mainland rule? Discuss
  • (26.30) Stowing winch cable penalty should only apply to wrapping on horns or other stowing system. Discuss
  • (new rule) Battery isolation switch required. Discuss
  • (18.1) Accept Mainland Winch Challenges roll cage spec for a 6 point roll cage. Discuss

We would appreciate it if you could direct your feedback on each of these topics to their corresponding thread in the discussion forum, thanks.

View the complete B list attached below for further details on rule changes.

C - Changes under consideration

Rule changes that we would like discussion and feedback about, but that will not be changed in version 8.

  • Working with Mainland Winch Challenges to create a single national set of winch challenge rules
  • (16.2) Change maximum diameter to 37"

View the complete C list attached below for further details on rule changes.

A - Rules which will not be changed

The rules for which a submission suggested they should be changed but the committee decided that a change was not neccessary.

  • (22.1) Fire extinguisher mounting. Current rule is sufficient
  • (24.2) Third party insurance is neccessary

View the complete A list attached below for further details on rule changes.

posted by Website admin on November 05, 2008 12:13 PM in Rules news (1918 reads)

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