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On 19/06/2021 at 19:42, cletus said:

Pretty hard to know until you fit it really. I've done 3 or 4 of those kits in Subaru's and all have had problems,  mostly with the sway bars hitting the steering or binding at extremes of suspension travel

Thanks. I'll do a bit of searching and see if this is a common issue with this kit (although I'd imagine they are all similar).

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16 hours ago, RUNAMUCK said:

I wont do either actually.

I just surprised me that the new system has such a possibility to not work. I'm  not throwing shit at anybody.

Well if you are in an area of no cellphone reception, I expect they will probably end up looking over the vehicle, and either calling into control to look up the information or if it is during business hours, ask them to call LVVTA.

But to be honest most cops won't pull you over in the middle of nowhere for a modified vehicle check unless they see you being a dickhead and based on the response they get from the occupants of the vehicle, will either look for something to sticker you on, or give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that come WoF time, the WoF inspector will ping it.

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That's pretty consistent with my experience with driving modified cars on a daily basis , in 15 years I've been pulled over 3 times (and probably not at all in the last 8 years) and never had a ticket  

There has been numerous occasions where I've thought I was getting pulled over for sure but nope. Even driving past cops with pink stickers on the screen 

10 minutes ago, KKtrips said:


But he said, not many cops pull over modified cars because they are modified, they simply don't have time for the paperwork, they are nearly always pulled over because they are speeding or being a dickhead on the road and the modified side only becomes an issue where they occupants are failing the attitude test or there is obvious safety or public annoyance issues.

 

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The only time I've ever been pinged for an illegally modified vehicle was when it was legal. Cop was a cock and was on the hunt, stickered me for being too low when it wasn't. Funnily I had been pulled over multiple times both prior and after coz they thought it wasn't legal but only this one cop was enough of a cock to be a dickhead. The system doesn't favour a 19 year old arguing against them either, even when you are in the right. Car was 105 mm with a full tank btw.

Never been pinged for any uncerted engine swaps, cut springs, ect that I of course have never done...

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New tag system at work works great, had a car come through the shop the other day with one of the new RFID tags, -only issue was my iPhone 7 Plus didn’t like reading the NFC, but another workshop guys read it fine.

Easy as to scan, look at the pictures and make sure car looks the same as it does on there / see what it’s certed for. Waaaay more info than on a CERT tag. Even ment I could tell guy had changed his street tyres to the equivalent mud tyre versions on the same rims because it looked different from the photos.

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Wondering if I could find the location of an AVIC.

Last year over lockdown I spent my days cutting down some trees. I couldn't take them to the tip, or down to my mates to put through his big chipper...so they sat in my trailer. Which was then stolen. Must've been for the firewood, and then sold to someone. Obviously he doesn't know it's stolen, and has registered it in his name. The cops have seen the trailer, know who it is....and that's  that.  They won't tell me where it is, but not in my town....although one asked if we had seen it, like maybe we should've if it's close to us.

Anyway, it got a WoF earlier this year. I've asked the identity of the issuing station, but even though we are an AVIC, they won't tell us. I'm not wanting to get anyone into trouble, not even the name of the place, just a location so I atleast have an idea - it may be in the next town...or on another island, I'd just like to know where.

AVIC ID is N17. Not an MS number, so I'm picking a VTNZ or such like.

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Buggered if I know...he's probably got it around the back of the house, and they need a reason to search. I'll have to hope for the next Meth bust.  I've put it back in my name twice now, so he's probably got a heads up that somethings wrong. If that's the case he'll get a new plate for it,easy enough.  I wasn't putting WoFs on it anymore, but had put a new axle in it 15 years ago - all I really want is the axle so I can build a new trailer.

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Do any of you wof guys know when the virm rules for general trailers brakes changed?

In that now they have to be 20% balance and 50% efficiency.

There's a few trailers I know that are probably going to get their brakes removed because of this. They aren't required to have them, but it's too difficult and expensive to make them pass.

More safe?

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How the hell do you test that? Most workshops don't have brake rollers. Mine included. 

Even with a brake roller, how would you test that? The dinky little handbrake lever puts on nowhere near the pressure as the tow hitch does

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Wof guy backed the car up with the trailer on the rollers. Gave me a fail, 25% efficiency. 

I took the trailer back to the workshop wasting the customers money stripping and inspecting and finding brakes faultless. 

Went back, guy backed it up again, fail. Had to ask him if I could pull the lever (remember I'm not a general public, or I'd never be allowed in the lane) braced on the front of the trailer and managed to get 52% with my foot on the handle. 

 

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I've got another today that's an old axle made by BPW a commercial axle manufacturer. It's cable brakes, same tow hitch arrangement as a hydraulic override. Works fucking amazing.... 35% imbalance. No parts available because too old.

I think I'm going to cut the cables and weld the hitch solid.

Trailer weighs 940kg

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20 minutes ago, Mof said:

Wof guy backed the car up with the trailer on the rollers. Gave me a fail, 25% efficiency. 

I took the trailer back to the workshop wasting the customers money stripping and inspecting and finding brakes faultless. 

Went back, guy backed it up again, fail. Had to ask him if I could pull the lever (remember I'm not a general public, or I'd never be allowed in the lane) braced on the front of the trailer and managed to get 52% with my foot on the handle. 

 

It sounds more to me like something that is targeting electric trailer brakes?  Maybe?  Otherwise the variables on that are way too fucking wild to even attempt. 

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