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Old 5th March 2014, 10:23 PM
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Would these be any good to get through the IVA 100mm radius test?

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motors...coilover-cover
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Old 6th March 2014, 12:51 AM
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The actual shock itself is in an area that is not tested with the dreaded 100mm mushroom. The trapazoidal shape created inside of the wishbone frames is exempt.
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Old 6th March 2014, 02:07 AM
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Ahh I see! I had a vague feeling about exemption but could not recollect. Thanks.
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Old 6th March 2014, 09:30 AM
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Would stop 400 quids worth getting covered in kak ,good idea and practical solution.
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That's what I thought, especially on the front. On another point though, if that area is exempt surely then there is no need to try and cut the side panel around the coil over and wishbone ends? Other than for aesthetic reasons?
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Old 6th March 2014, 10:13 AM
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Hmmmmm....

IVA Section 16 Exterior projections.

"Items within the volume enclosed by suspension components are exempt from exterior projection assessment."

"Where a vehicle consists of a frame structure or the surface has holes or sections without body panels fitted, all parts that are accessible with a 100mm sphere from the exterior of the vehicle are assessed against the criteria of this section, however where such items are deemed to be located within the interior of the vehicle, this section will only apply where they are located no more than 200mm from the outermost external surface surrounding the hole/gap and they are not an exempt item as listed in the Inspection Requirements of section 12."
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So........
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there is no need to try and cut the side panel around the coil over and wishbone ends? Other than for aesthetic reasons?
Has anyone had a car through an IVA without panels in this area?
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Old 7th March 2014, 08:24 PM
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The actual shock itself is in an area that is not tested with the dreaded 100mm mushroom. The trapazoidal shape created inside of the wishbone frames is exempt.
Not strictly true - the top of the shock protudes out of the exempt area and has the potential for ball contact!
I stuck driveshaft gaitors over the top of mine:



Interestingly my adjusters don't have any kind of locking mechanism and they passed
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Not strictly true - the top of the shock protudes out of the exempt area and has the potential for ball contact!
I stuck driveshaft gaitors over the top of mine:



Interestingly my adjusters don't have any kind of locking mechanism and they passed
Good point!
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Old 7th March 2014, 09:05 PM
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John could send me some more detailed pics of all your lovely IVA'ness in the front sus area. Thanks
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