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    Exclamation Is this true about 2012 mot's

    i have just been lookin on a scooby website and came across this...........


    (Hi, Guys

    Does anybody know anything about the forthcoming revised / increased / stricter and more draconian new EU MOT regulations about to hit us all on 1 January 2012 ?

    I am deeply concerned. I want to make my standard 2000 WRX quicker but it would seem that anything I do to it is likely to fall foul of the EU's new dictatorial 'trendy' "let's pretend to save the planet with all your taxes" ideology.

    The following comes from website Stricter MOT test from 2012 - Association of Car Enthusiasts (ACE)

    Implicationsfor modified vehicles

    New areas specifically affecting modified cars include:

    HID headlamps and bulb incompatibility,

    Tinted windows

    Wiring condition and, possibly of greater concern

    Mudguards(wings), spray suppression devices.

    Visual inspection

    (a)Missing,loose or badly corroded

    (b)Insufficient clearance to road wheel

    (c) Not inaccordance with the requirements.

    Engine performance:

    (a) Control unit illegally modified.

    (b) Illegal engine modifications.

    Currently we do not have a list of illegal engine tuning parts in this country but the EC is looking at restrictions across the board, particularly as OEM are pressing against tuning of their ECU software, maintaining that it is their property, regardless of the vehicles sale.

    Obviouslyany ban on tuning would negatively affect not only our hobby but also a vast range of aftermarket suppliers who still seem to be ignoring the possible consequences of any new legislation.

    After liasingwith ETO (European Tuners Organisation) there is every possibility that any initial laws will be aimed at cars which use an 'Emissions' based tax system.

    As the system is based also on economy it may be that wider wheels,increasing rolling resistance and other mods that affect weight or aerodynamics fall foul of the regulations

    We need to raise awareness of this legislation, so please ask any supplier you speak with if they are aware of the issue and what action they are taking.


    Personally, I think Britain desperately needs to get out of the EU. There are political parties out there that would do that - but they're none of Lib/Lab/Con. But that is another story........

    Does anybody have inside information yet ? Because this could adversely affect all of us)


    could do with findin out more about this befor i go get a new car?
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    depends where you get your mot done, nothing will stop the modding scene, you will jsut ahve to get wiser

    make it MOT compliant day before MOT and put everything abck on once its passed
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    Swap most things back to standard, pass MOT
    Put mods back
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    Profit

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    mail order mot's then people

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    when's the downing street cruise going down then?

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    Lol was an interesting read
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    good job my local mot tester is trustworthy, understanding, and my girlfriends uncle lol

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    Will this actually happen? or is it going to be like the driving age thing?
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    wouldnt surprise me if it does happen

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