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« on: March 15, 2011, 06:22:50 PM »
I Have a r32 gts25 that has been my project car for the last few years. I have recently got it to a state where it is on the road but not fully finished in my eyes and therefore i cant justify getting a cert for it but want to put a warrant on it for now.

All that has been done to it that will affect it getting a wof really is just that its had a factory turbo setup bolted on to it. I just resprayed it and its running the factory wheels with a quiet oval muffler exhaust so its really a clean sleeper that doesn't look dodgy at all.

Is there anyone in Wellington who can help me or knows anyone who can help me who is willing to just ignore the turbo and help me get a wof for now?

Chances are a lot of mechanics out there wont care too much for only a factory turbo setup bolted in but i dont want to waste wof fees trying.

Any help will be appreciated and feel free to pm me.

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 06:33:34 PM »
Vtnz my mate just got one same thing

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 06:41:17 PM »
Quote from: D3ALN;535717
Vtnz my mate just got one same thing


Hmmm thats interesting. Although i used to go to vtnz and get away with things like locked diff, nowadays i just wouldnt expect them to be that loose and that willing to give my car a wof.

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011, 06:42:55 PM »
Seriously The best way to go.

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 06:58:46 PM »
so.. the only thing that needs to be certed is the "turbo", Only a cert is required if its making more than %20 more power over stock.

They cannot prove the turbo is doing so without a dyno ;)
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011, 07:05:53 PM »
adding any turbo or super charger regadless of power level needs a cert, and im sorry but SDU frowns apon this, your breaking the law by doing this and your giving, skylines, cars, and anyone who loves cars a bad name your just adding to the issues we already have with the public, the media and not to mention the police
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011, 07:16:26 PM »
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adding any turbo or super charger regadless of power level needs a cert, and im sorry but SDU frowns apon this, your breaking the law by doing this and your giving, skylines, cars, and anyone who loves cars a bad name your just adding to the issues we already have with the public, the media and not to mention the police


Youre right about a turbo needing a cert and about the legitimacy of this in a way but the big problem with the whole cert process leaves me no choice. The latest performance car has an article on the problem with ongoing vehicle mods that continuously need certification.

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 07:30:17 PM »
i understand your problem, i had the exact same issue with my car when i built it, it will  be a god sent once they work away like mentioned in the latest mag, but in the mean time by doing things like this people are pushing the credit of good people further and further in to the bad books with the police.

Best thing you can do is rather than save $800+ for adjustable susp, spend it buying a cheap run about starlet or something, that way your car can have the rego on hold, you wont use as much fuel running it, wont have tyres or WOF costs untill your ready to put it 100% back on the road.

People think the police are stupid, alot of them know the engine code of a skyline now, i was silly and tried to do the same thing, took it VTNZ and boom they right away saw, turbo, but code was DE not DET, so off i went for a cert, i only wanted it legal for one night and that was to take my girl out to propose to her, but that didnt happen as i got caught being cheaky.

i wasted $50 plus fuel and time for nothing, its not worth it mate
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2011, 07:40:22 PM »
Do it once, do it right

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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 07:41:42 PM »
Also, if you have insurance and a WOF for a car that isn't technically what the WOF guys think it is - you will have no insurance :)
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011, 09:27:01 PM »
My bad, didn't read fully.. Its a +T... Thought it was a upgraded turbo RB
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2011, 09:44:50 PM »
some gts25t have engine numbers relating to a turbo engine you may be able to get away with it like my mate shaun has. Research has been done and this relates to 3/4 of the ones that have been imported in to NZ

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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2011, 08:40:32 AM »
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some gts25t have engine numbers relating to a turbo engine you may be able to get away with it like my mate shaun has. Research has been done and this relates to 3/4 of the ones that have been imported in to NZ


how would a none turbo have a turbo engine number ....  Thats freaking stupid.

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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2011, 09:04:13 AM »
i never really saw the problem with doing something "illegal" like this. yes, it is illegal technically, but really, its just a turbo car, along with every other 200,000 odd turbo cars on the road. hes jsut as unsafe in a 25de, and every other person who owns a turbo car is just as unsafe, wy sould e be penalised for aving a turbo car?

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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2011, 10:45:40 AM »
Quote from: live4liners;535818
i never really saw the problem with doing something "illegal" like this. yes, it is illegal technically, but really, its just a turbo car, along with every other 200,000 odd turbo cars on the road. hes jsut as unsafe in a 25de, and every other person who owns a turbo car is just as unsafe, wy sould e be penalised for aving a turbo car?

This is also the way i see it. Im not doing anything too serious here and like i said it hasnt got coilovers wound right down or anything else dodgy so i just dont see the harm id be doing but rules are rules i guess.

The biggest reason against certing now is the cost. Im a student who works a few nights a week part time and just cant afford the grand im guessing it would cost. Thats way too out of my price range.
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