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Normally a WoF inspector would not need to ask the question provided the vehicle was not extreme in height and the vehicle handled and performed as expected.

If their alarm bells were going off then it would be up to the owner to prove their vehicle complied, it is not up to the WoF inspector to prove it doesn't.

A WoF inspector has a certain amount of descretion, that's why they have to had been in the trade for 4 years prior to getting their authority. 

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Also, don't worry, I "argue" with people all day long. It's normally only the ones who take a highly unlikely modification and apply a requirement in a hypothetical situation that doesn't even apply to their own vehicle just to win an "argument". It's those people who wig me out.

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I haven't checked a WoF for 15 years, so I'm outta touch. Maybe @alltorque can correct me on the way things are done these days. 

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@Mof people told me to get a cert for my lift kit for years. It's easier if you just do it...

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So does the over 50mm lift still require cert? Using recognized parts ie. From autolign / ironman sorta thing

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Just now, KKtrips said:

I haven't checked a WoF for 15 years, so I'm outta touch. Maybe @alltorque can correct me on the way things are done these days. 

Sorry, what was the question?

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Just now, JustHarry said:

So does the over 50mm lift still require cert? Using recognized parts ie. From autolign / ironman sorta thing

It's not a 50mm lift that requires cert. It's how it is lifted that makes that determination.

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Just now, AllTorque said:

Sorry, what was the question?

How do you decide that a vehicle you are inspecting for a WoF requires cert.

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Just now, KKtrips said:

It's not the 50mm lift that requires cert. It's how it is lifted that is how it is determined.

Want to lift my 78 series landcruiser. 

So coils and shocks. Bolt in spec. Will likely need loger soft brake hoses 

Since I thought it was over 50mm was cert i was only going to do a 50mm. Lift.

But would go 3 inch otherwise

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Just now, KKtrips said:

How do you decide that a vehicle you are inspecting for a WoF requires cert.

WOF inspectors generally don’t have access to the hobby car manual. The VIRM (WOF rules) has tables of what does not need cert, so anything else does. For suspension see here and go to tables and images 

https://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/general/steering-and-suspension/steering-and-suspension-systems

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Just now, JustHarry said:

Want to lift my 78 series landcruiser. 

So coils and shocks. Bolt in spec. Will likely need loger soft brake hoses 

Since I thought it was over 50mm was cert i was only going to do a 50mm. Lift.

But would go 3 inch otherwise

So long as you clear these hurdles, there is no mention of a lift limit. But as per the prior discussion, make sure the coils/shocks are a direct replacement.

https://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/general/steering-and-suspension/steering-and-suspension-systems

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Just now, JustHarry said:

Want to lift my 78 series landcruiser. 

So coils and shocks. Bolt in spec. Will likely need loger soft brake hoses 

Since I thought it was over 50mm was cert i was only going to do a 50mm. Lift.

But would go 3 inch otherwise

Are they live front axles?

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6 minutes ago, AllTorque said:

WOF inspectors generally don’t have access to the hobby car manual. The VIRM (WOF rules) has tables of what does not need cert, so anything else does. For suspension see here and go to tables and images 

https://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/general/steering-and-suspension/steering-and-suspension-systems

Grab a copy of the threshold document. It lists all the modifications that don't require certification in one handy location. 

https://lvvta.org.nz/documents/suplementary_information/LVVTA_LVV_Cert_Threshold.pdf

 

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Just now, Nominal said:

Who'd be a WOF inspector anyway?

Some one that fixes cars for a living and wants to be paid more than a burger flipper?

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Just now, JustHarry said:

https://www.4wdbits.co.nz/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=4897

For arguments sale do these count as a "direct replacement" for 75mm lift?

Yes, the issue will come about from the angle of the steering drag link will be steep enough that you will probably need to fit a longer/adjustable drag link. That does require cert.

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As stated above, it's not the lift that kicks a 4WD into requiring cert, it's the additional mods that come with it.

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Just now, KKtrips said:

Yes, the issue will come about from the angle of the steering drag link will be steep enough that you will probably need to fit a longer/adjustable drag link. That does require cert.

The steering is not an issue with these "apparently" .

It's just having to do faster correction bushed in the front control arms

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