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narrowed beam roadworthy help
xerxes - July 4th, 2013 at 04:12 PM

Hi does anyone know or know of a roadworthy place that won't have an issue with a narrowed adjustable beam on my bug? vw friendly or otherwise in melbourne (south east suburbs would be easier but a lot of places won't touch em) any help appreciated he's nearly done otherwise
Thanks :)
apologies if there a thread already i couldn't find one..

joesbuell - July 4th, 2013 at 08:37 PM

dont tell em most shops are un educated when it comes to whats right or not on a VW

xerxes - July 4th, 2013 at 09:37 PM

that's probably cheaper than taking out the new beam (which replaced the one that was on it which was modified to the highly unsafe state) and installing a stock one just for roadworthy and then changing it back - is that what people do normally?

t1 time - July 5th, 2013 at 05:31 PM

That's a disturbing idea and what is killing the modified car hobby ,if it's not safe why the f@#k would you risk your life and mine and my family for a mod that is only to look cool (questionable) and make you car handle like a piece of crap.

helbus - July 5th, 2013 at 05:44 PM

If Roadworthy tester will not pass it, then you need to see an Engineer. Get the engineering report, and go from there.

xerxes - July 5th, 2013 at 08:57 PM

Thanks guys - when i bought the car it had the narrowed beam in it but one of the previous owners had ground the shock towers off - it now has a brand new beam and shock absorbers - being ignorant when i bought it i figured the beam was fine lots of narrowed/adjustable beams out there, but was kind of horrified that it had no shock towers/absorbers - what people do to their cars is their own business what i was doing with mine was yes keeping the look i liked and making it as safe as possible for yes other road users as well as myself. I have learned now that there are different ways of lowering cars and this set up may change in the future. I don't want or need a dodgy roadworthy person but some have no problem with a narrowed beam and some do - as it seems, there are some people who have faith that this kind of set up is no less safe than a more stock set up and thanks to the forum i can see others' opinions - both sides and i have read many a heated discussion about both sides - i drive a kombi normally so can't say whether this ride is any better/worst than one with a different set up - yes it did feel like a shopping trolley with 2 bad wheels when my mechanic had finished working on the engine and i took it for it's first spin around the block - there was no way i was driving it in that condition but it feels good to me now

empi - July 6th, 2013 at 08:12 AM

Dont take it to a vw specialist for RWC