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    Legality question

    Is there a maximum width a car can be? A friend of mine said that he worked at a place that had to reduce the width of some tank transporters as they were slightly too wide for UK use, this came out when I said that when the T hits the roads I will have to make sure that I don't come up against road width restrictions as the T is rather fat at the backend.
    To be fair the width is now what it is and trying to reduce it would be major surgery but it would be nice to know the proper rules for when I do get stopped

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    I've never seen mention of a limit but in the car world Duallys and Hummers seem to be legal if somewhat impractical. When I owned a Suburban as a daily I soon learnt where the narrow restrictions were.

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    I have a k2500 suburban so realise the size but the T is 8" wider again.

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    Wide you say?...





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    here you go The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1...ulation/8/made

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    Bully, thanks for that, I'm ok then as I will be about 8" narrower than allowed, takes the mind off it a bit. Cheers.

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    [/QUOTE]

    Take off the body, add a 15 T body and your not far from what I have.

    As an aside, that thing must be solid mounted to the rear axle otherwise any bounce or suspension movement must cause the tyres to rub big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stilltrying View Post

    Take off the body, add a 15 T body and your not far from what I have.

    As an aside, that thing must be solid mounted to the rear axle otherwise any bounce or suspension movement must cause the tyres to rub big time.
    Yeah I figured it wouldn't be far off (going by what Gerry's looks like).
    I had wondered about the suspension set up myself for the exact reason you point out. I reckon they were put on for giggles as the rest of the car looks to be sensible. Probably went down that road then put the standards back on. I could be totally wrong though and he runs with them all the time!


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