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Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:50 pm 
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hey car was defected earlier today for too low 330 on front and 320 on the rear.

i have to go to regency cop station which is the inspection station, do they plug the computer in to check for aftermarket ecu chips

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:55 pm 
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no i dont think so .thay have only got you for to low .nothing else so thay shouldnt do anything else
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Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:58 pm 
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no they dont check it as far as i am aware..

as then they would need a plug for every single model of car out there.....

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:26 am 
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:43 am 
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how low were you at the lowest point?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:44 pm 
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I can not stress this enough. Be nice, friendly and forthcoming with the people. Also make sure your car is CLEAN inside and outside. If they think you're not a hoon and take pride in and take care of your car... then they're more likely to let things slide.
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:51 pm 
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The SA Regency guys are alright as long as you keep away from what they are doing - just let them do what they need to.

I have taken several defected cars through there for other people and have not had too much hassle.
They do check everything right down to noise levels and emmissions, but never had one check the ECU.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:51 pm 
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i agree with adamN keep it clean, make it look stock, and say you got the susp changed :P and they should let u go, oh and BE NICE. :D

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:04 pm 
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:19 pm 
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did the cops tell you what minimum legal height was. i took my car through when i bought it as i got it from n.s.w. and it didn't pass as it was 320 all round. they told me 335 all round was minimum and so got kings to suit. when i finished changing it over the rear dropped down to bang on 335 and i was paranoid it would settle down a bit more on the drive out so spare wheel came out and gave it a good thrash so fuel tank was empty. long story short, it got passed with front at 345 and rear 335.

i've heard that the cops have a diff set of heights for min legal height though.

hope it all goes well for you in there.

 

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 Post subject: Re: defected car
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:35 pm 
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hey car was defected earlier today for too low 330 on front and 320 on the rear.

i have to go to regency cop station which is the inspection station, do they plug the computer in to check for aftermarket ecu chips


Hey i got booked for exactly the same thing :) And yes - also taking mine to regency inspection station.

You'll be booked in for a 40 minute inspection - will be a general roadworthy check.

The heights are the "eyebrow" heights - distance from centre of wheel to bottom of quarter panel. Measure ment based on the fact you're not allowed to lower more than 30% from stock...

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:09 pm 
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is that the rule for you guys down south, cos im pretty sure its 100mm here, dont know if its been changed, but i know some rules are diff from you guy to us here in qld.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:17 pm 
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CAMERONCOULSTON wrote:
is that the rule for you guys down south, cos im pretty sure its 100mm here, dont know if its been changed, but i know some rules are diff from you guy to us here in qld.


Its 100mm or a "coke can" from the lowest point of car down here in Vic, which in my EF fairmont, is taken from the 1st muffler as they seem to hang low a fair bit.....but with ultra low rear, havnt been hassled as yet...touch wood....

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:17 pm 
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For WA it's minimum clearance 100mm and can't lower more than 30% of original ride height.
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:33 pm 
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Another couple of tips:
As said be nice
If you can find a babys seat throw it in the back and tell him that you think its worth having a nice neat safe car if you are gunna drive round with a baby in the back (this works take my word for it!)
If you've gat a hot missus get her to take it in while she is wearing f**k.
Keep it clean and tidy.

All of the above have worked for me on at least one occasion. The one with the missus was a scream!! That was to get a defect lifted out side a cop station. The cops inside fell over each other to go out and take the sticker off!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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