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XVar
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MOT Failure

Post by XVar » Sat 10 Aug, 2013 16:07

Had a little issue with the MOT today...

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Time to find a garage with a sunken ramp :evil:
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BladeRunner919
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by BladeRunner919 » Sat 10 Aug, 2013 17:20

That's irritating for you - how low are you? I know you have adjustable suspension - can you lift it for the test?

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XVar
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by XVar » Sat 10 Aug, 2013 17:32

It is adjustable but not without taking the springs out (it's the rear that's the problem), it's only an hour job and I was considering raising the rear up a little bit anyway. They said it needs a ramp with a sunken pit underneath, there's a garage round the corner that I've used before that has one so I'm going to give them a try first. Didn't have to pay anything since they couldn't get it on the ramp either. As for how low it is, probably at least a 100mm drop from standard on the rear, haven't measured it to be honest.
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by Mike Fishwick » Sat 10 Aug, 2013 18:06

If you want fashion rather than function, you have to accept these little problems . . .

A 100 mm drop - particularly at the rear - is ridiculous.
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by RichP » Sat 10 Aug, 2013 18:59

or get some long planks to get it onto the ramp? (shallower climbing angle).

although the garage with pit may be easier.

i'm getting mine lowered soon, and i'm worried about our sloping path entrance :? form over function always wins for me though, hence a 2 seater convertable...
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by Badman gee » Sat 10 Aug, 2013 19:07

Mike Fishwick wrote:If you want fashion rather than function, you have to accept these little problems . . .

A 100 mm drop - particularly at the rear - is ridiculous.
I agree it's too much
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by pedro20001 » Sat 10 Aug, 2013 19:29

if its 100mm drop then surely its on the bumpstops?!!!!

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Re: MOT Failure

Post by XVar » Sat 10 Aug, 2013 19:46

100mm may have been an over-estimation. It's not on the bump stops, quite far off in fact, it's just got the height adjuster for my rear springs set quite low.
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by pedro20001 » Sat 10 Aug, 2013 19:51

looks good though!! will keep an eye out for you as i am only in tamworth and work near derby

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Re: MOT Failure

Post by swamper » Sat 10 Aug, 2013 22:24

Badman gee wrote:
Mike Fishwick wrote:If you want fashion rather than function, you have to accept these little problems . . .

A 100 mm drop - particularly at the rear - is ridiculous.
I agree it's too much
its your car do what you want :D
sound like the MOT guys couldnt be arsed :roll:
the badness makes me do it...!

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Re: MOT Failure

Post by pingu » Sat 10 Aug, 2013 23:25

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Nice info for a cloner. I'd delete from the host site if I were you.

Do you have problems on speed bumps?
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by Badman gee » Sun 11 Aug, 2013 05:58

swamper wrote:
Badman gee wrote:
Mike Fishwick wrote:If you want fashion rather than function, you have to accept these little problems . . .

A 100 mm drop - particularly at the rear - is ridiculous.
I agree it's too much
its your car do what you want :D
sound like the MOT guys couldnt be arsed :roll:
I agree do what you want, but still a bit low.

Can't see the attraction in lowering.
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by Mike Fishwick » Sun 11 Aug, 2013 08:44

Yes - you can do whatever you want with your car - but don't expect to pass an MoT test easily . . .

The driveshaft couplings will be having a hard time too, as they are constantly working.
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by XVar » Sun 11 Aug, 2013 09:59

pingu wrote:Do you have problems on speed bumps?
Only really high and deep ones, that's why I'm planning on raising it up a bit.
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by TitanTim » Sun 11 Aug, 2013 11:26

I just don't see the point in making life hard for yourself :|

Afraid I'm not a fan of lowering either as for the most part I can't see how it adds to the car except the worry of speed humps, high curbs etc. The Exhaust on mine scrapes on the drive 2 up in the Zed so lowered it would get ripped off. Plus excessive lowering just makes the car look like an elephant has sat on it :lol:

Sorry :lol:

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Re: MOT Failure

Post by Bonzo » Sun 11 Aug, 2013 23:07

My thoughts entirely!
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by Z3cade » Mon 12 Aug, 2013 10:17

Xvar your zed isn't that low trust me... :wink:

Dallan's zed is on hydraulics and a lot lower... 8-)

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Just get it Mot'd somewhere else. I like the way yours looks
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Re: MOT Failure

Post by XVar » Tue 27 Aug, 2013 13:47

Update - it passed, no advisories :D Ended up raising the rear up 20mm as it had settled at a height lower than I originally intended anyway.
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