by Michael Satterfield
According to a story over on MontrealRacing.com the Canadian Provence of Quebec has decided to ban "Hellaflush" cars. In fact the official wording in the new guidelines handed down by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec is Hellaflush. While this sounds more like the crackdowns that are happening in California it seems that the French Canadians have had enough of the Stance/Hellaflush scene. The regulation does not really spell out at what point the vehicle is considered "Hellaflush" so drivers will likely have no idea if their car meets the standard. It seems they are applying the old "if it looks like a duck" standard.
The Official Regulation below:
The hellaflush is an aesthetic practice carried out at the expense of handling and maneuverability of a vehicle. This is a method which comprises:
- the lower suspension of a vehicle;
- install oversized wheels and remote (over the original rims offset);
These changes, which affect the geometry of the suspension of the vehicle, are generally observed by the presence of negative camber (negative camber) exaggerated. Here is an overview of the main changes brought about by the hellaflush and why this practice is prohibited.
- mount tires too narrow for the rim (pulls stretching).