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August 21, 2012, 03:41 PM #0

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Basically the title. I've decided it might be nice for my car's next owner to buy the car already safetied so I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any JDM friendly shop that might safety my car without pulling any wiseguys on me. Thanks.

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    August 21, 2012, 04:26 PM #1

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    Your car is stock and has e coded light correct? You should be good to go anywhere.
     A valid safety on a jdm vehicle is an instant sell.
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      August 21, 2012, 04:46 PM #2

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      stock or not, just like any LHD vehicle, aslong as its legal, and the components are within specs, your car will pass a safety inspection, nothing special about a RHD otherwise when doing a check.
      So find a place you prefer, and book an appt.

        August 21, 2012, 05:03 PM #3

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        Originally posted by trdsoarer93
        stock or not, just like any LHD vehicle, aslong as its legal, and the components are within specs, your car will pass a safety inspection, nothing special about a RHD otherwise when doing a check.
        So find a place you prefer, and book an appt.

        I was turned away from several places to do a safety and to get an Allignment.

        So no. Not every place will treat you like a normal car.

        Hopefully we get good listings here.
        Originally posted by Winter Beater
        If a car is shows that a solid effort was made, and the car is reasonably well executed I can respect that. Even if it's not my cup of tea..

          August 21, 2012, 05:34 PM #4

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          Originally posted by ACiFiC
          Not every place will treat you like a normal

          Truth. I have had the same troubles with being turned away. As though it's not even a vehicle.
          And I have also had problems with choosing the wrong shop. Like being charged 6 hours labor on top of a wheel alignment.....

            August 21, 2012, 06:06 PM #5

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            my stock comment was in reference to things like exhaust suspension, and bulb colour etc....things that some shops would fail a car for.
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              August 21, 2012, 06:18 PM #6

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              I would also have to turn you down too for an alignment as your miata wouldnt make it up the driveon bay.. not because i dont want to but because your car is too low to drive it up, driving it up that ramp would be required to do a safety in my shop as well. So its not about it being RHD or JDM -
              you cant walk into a MPI broker location and have them refuse to renew your license just because your black, or white or yellow, male, female, etc etc unless you pose a threat to their personal safety via verbal or physical abuse, also shops cannot refuse to do a safety just because your car is JDM -

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                I used to take everything to Canadian Tire, but this last go round they said they wouldn't do a safety on anything older than 10 years!  I don't think this sounds right, and if I have time I may follow up on it, you shouldn't get to pick and choose what vehicles you'll inspect if you want to do MB safeties.  It's all or nothing IMO.

                As for where to take it, I went to Adam's Bro's Automotive on Sherbrook as it was close to work.  They called to tell me I passed with a loose battery clamp and headlight aiming correction, then called back to say the mechanic called VIU and I now needed seatbelts with proper tags (CMVSS/FMVSS), and brake hoses that had DOT/SAE markings.  I was a bit pissed off at 1st, but now I KNOW the truck is up to spec.  They also checked for proper markings on all the windows, etc so I should be able to drive with confidence that I'm up to code now.

                Are you looking for a place that will overlook things, or a place that will make sure you're up to code and won't get tickets if pulled over?
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                  August 21, 2012, 09:55 PM #8

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                  I'm looking for a place that won't mess with me. My car is 100% compliant but I know of a few shops that won't do JDM's and a few that think the neutral safety switch is a must. I know which section of the safety handbook it says that I don't need one because it wasn't originally installed but I'd rather not have to debate. I know it shouldn't be a debate when the rule is written but I've heard of enough calls to MPI for confirmation going either way and when it comes down to it, I've learned that you can't win with MPI.

                  Long story short, I want the rules to be followed. No trouble.

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                    i was turned away from every shop in Winkler and Morden when I had my Rx7. A local guy had a business selling imported cars, and got the safetied at a certain shop, and screwed him over. So everyone from then on was scared of having there license pulled. Mine passed with no neutral safety switch. But he made me fix things like powersteering leak, clogged windshield washer nozzles, get day time running lights installed. The things that ACTUALLY made sence to fix. I don't leave my cars in gear when i turn them off, so the neutral safety switch wasn't a big deal to him. Also my back seats didn't have buckles for the seat belts, so he said I either have to remove the back seat, or get buckles. Removed the bottom half, and no seatbelts required! Good dude. Forget the name of the place. I have my safety paper still somewhere

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                      Originally posted by trdsoarer93
                      I would also have to turn you down too for an alignment as your miata wouldnt make it up the driveon bay.. not because i dont want to but because your car is too low to drive it up, driving it up that ramp would be required to do a safety in my shop as well. So its not about it being RHD or JDM -
                      you cant walk into a MPI broker location and have them refuse to renew your license just because your black, or white or yellow, male, female, etc etc unless you pose a threat to their personal safety via verbal or physical abuse, also shops cannot refuse to do a safety just because your car is JDM -

                      My car was completely stock, they didn't even give me a chance and turned it away.

                      Dropped it off, Told them it was a Miata and they were fine with it till they saw it was right hand drive they called me to get it.

                      It is about RHD JDM. Your argument is invalid.
                      Originally posted by Winter Beater
                      If a car is shows that a solid effort was made, and the car is reasonably well executed I can respect that. Even if it's not my cup of tea..

                        August 22, 2012, 01:05 PM #11

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                        I brought mine in for a safety not too long ago, they didn't even bother checking the new seatbelts but did point out that the headlights failed due to a recent MPI bulletin.  My cut-offs angle up into oncoming traffic as opposed to into the ditch.

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                          A co-worker suggested Simcoe motors on Notre Dame when I was looking to get my S14 safetied.

                          Originally posted by IanB
                          I used to take everything to Canadian Tire

                          Oh god, why?
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                            Originally posted by ZAKU
                            A co-worker suggested Simcoe motors on Notre Dame when I was looking to get my S14 safetied
                            Did you try them? Are they cooperative?

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                              Originally posted by ZAKU
                              Oh god, why?

                              The theory was that if anyone was going to overlook things, it would be them.  I have never let them work on any of my vehicles, just look at them.  And they were close to home and open in the evenings.
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                                Originally posted by Dezner
                                Did you try them? Are they cooperative?


                                Didn't go there , but one of the techs owns a rhd so while they won't overlook things they also won't bull**** you.
                                I consider every deleted post a small victory.

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                                  Originally posted by IanB
                                  The theory was that if anyone was going to overlook things, it would be them.  I have never let them work on any of my vehicles, just look at them.  And they were close to home and open in the evenings.

                                  Back when I had my skyline, lots of people would tell me to go to CT on Kenaston because it was common knowledge they didn't look for dot lighting.
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                                    Originally posted by TonyPajamaz
                                    Back when I had my skyline, lots of people would tell me to go to CT on Kenaston because it was common knowledge they didn't look for dot lighting.

                                    These days with the VIU, I'd rather know it's all legal, way bigger PITA + demerits (which is retarded) if you get caught with equipment that isn't to spec.  But pre-VIU, if you could just get through safety, you were pretty well good to go.
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                                      so frustrating!
                                      Originally posted by Winter Beater
                                      If a car is shows that a solid effort was made, and the car is reasonably well executed I can respect that. Even if it's not my cup of tea..

                                        August 23, 2012, 06:59 PM #19

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                                        Originally posted by IanB
                                        These days with the VIU, I'd rather know it's all legal, way bigger PITA + demerits (which is retarded) if you get caught with equipment that isn't to spec.  But pre-VIU, if you could just get through safety, you were pretty well good to go.

                                        I just dealt with both my viu tickets in May in court.  Went to the responsible drivers course because of them, got my license renewal a couple of weeks ago and wasn't hit with any demerits for either ticket.
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                                          Originally posted by ZAKU


                                          Didn't go there , but one of the techs owns a rhd so while they won't overlook things they also won't bull**** you.
                                          I might try them next week then. My car is extremely stock and legal.

                                          Originally posted by TonyPajamaz
                                          I just dealt with both my viu tickets in May in court.  Went to the responsible drivers course because of them, got my license renewal a couple of weeks ago and wasn't hit with any demerits for either ticket.
                                          They probably didn't process it yet then. My license took a hit this renewal date for a ticket 2 years ago due to being processed late. It's a way of stunting your progress up the scale.

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                                            Oops. Extra comment.

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                                              Originally posted by Dezner
                                              They probably didn't process it yet then. My license took a hit this renewal date for a ticket 2 years ago due to being processed late. It's a way of stunting your progress up the scale.

                                              The instructor at the responsible drivers course was pretty confident that I wouldn't take a hit on my license for these kinds of tickets....but I guess we will wait and see.
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                                                Originally posted by Dezner
                                                My license took a hit this renewal date for a ticket 2 years ago due to being processed late. It's a way of stunting your progress up the scale.


                                                Wow, typically mine were instant, but I actually have a delayed one waiting now that I think of it
                                                Originally posted by Winter Beater
                                                If a car is shows that a solid effort was made, and the car is reasonably well executed I can respect that. Even if it's not my cup of tea..

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                                                  Originally posted by TonyPajamaz
                                                  The instructor at the responsible drivers course was pretty confident that I wouldn't take a hit on my license for these kinds of tickets....but I guess we will wait and see.

                                                  I hope that is the case, demerits for equipment infractions is ridiculous.
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