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Law and homologation

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Sephirot90, Jan 16, 2017.

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  1. Sephirot90

    Sephirot90 Member

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    Good morning everyone
    I'm moving to UK from Italy in October and I have some modification on my Disco TD5 99
    Right now I mount 4 275/85 16 tires (Also 31 inch), a Decat exaust without the catalytic filter and heavy duty front and rear bumpers.
    Are they legal there? Here they aren't, so I'm waiting before I buy new tires in March.
    Thank's to everyone!
     
  2. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off

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    No problem with tyres or bumpers other than they need declaring to insurance company.

    Decat is a bit of a grey area as I understand it. Technically an MOT fail but not heard of people being failed for it though that could change.
     
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    neilly Well-Known Member Full Member

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    One other area that causes a bit of discussion.

    Tyre tread being visible from a vertical viewpoint outside of the wheelarch. So if you fit wider tyres then you may need extended wheelarches.

    As I understand it ( and I may be wrong), this is not an MOT failure but it does not comply with vehicle construction and build regulations. Which may make an over eager coppers day.

    Cheers
     
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  4. Sephirot90

    Sephirot90 Member

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    Thank you for the answer, so, I can virtually mount every measure of tires?
    The last MOT went well here, but I don't know the emission level etc, up there...
    Well than you so much for the time spent for me!
     
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    Depends on the year. Technically anthing post 2002 should have the DPF/CAT fitted BUT my 90 (4 different MOT stations) and 110 all passed no problems. I wouldnt worry
     
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    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off

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    Tyres should be within wheel arches but wider ones are available and there's some wiggle room depending on the Mot tester anyway
     
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    Nice! My Disco is from '99, so probably no problem.
    So, next shopping, wheelarch and tires!
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    The section which says fail if a cat is not fitted where one was fitted as standard, only applies to those vehicles that require a full cat test. In other words petrol engined cars. So the removal of the cat from a diesel is technically not a fail under the present MOT wording.
     
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