View Full Version : VI inspection

07-08-2006, 03:47 PM
Got my first VI the other day in Surrey it would be nice if the cops actually knew what they were talking about. Anyways when i built the truck i knew it would happen.The only thing the cop could say was it needed mudflaps and they need to cover a certain distance down the back of the tire. So my question is does anyone know how much area has to be covered and a good facility to do the VI the truck should pass easily enough i've got the right bumper height headlights etc just wondering if someone on the board does them Also it would be nice if it was located in Maple Ridge.Thanks

In The Zone
07-08-2006, 03:56 PM
typically 3/4 of the way but u can hem them afterwards....

good luck i just went through the same....

07-08-2006, 04:14 PM
try pumpkin.. he did mine[cheers]

07-08-2006, 04:37 PM
14"from the ground

07-08-2006, 05:58 PM
hmmm i always heard that u just had to have them down passed the halfway point of the tire ...meh pm pumkin he can do your vi in poco :D

07-08-2006, 06:00 PM
Does Pumkin still do them at his new job?

07-08-2006, 07:39 PM
from what i recall, i think the bottom of the flap has to be at least to the center of the hub... i could be wrong though.

m j
07-08-2006, 07:50 PM

07-08-2006, 09:15 PM
headlihg height is 1.37 meters...

thats 4 a half feet excatly...

and im at...

WTF 4 and a half feet to the bottom of my headlight


whats bumper height i cant find it

07-08-2006, 11:42 PM
Thanks guys for the info by the way stuckle bottom of bumper if i remember correctly is 29.5 inches

07-09-2006, 07:29 AM
Yup still do MVI's

07-09-2006, 07:28 PM
i know in commercial transport,, teh mudflap has tp be top teh centre point of teh tire or lower,,, should be that same for automotive..

07-09-2006, 07:32 PM
Yup still do MVI's

Good to know ! Hope to not have to have use of your services ! But good to know your still there :)

07-15-2006, 11:45 AM
this is out of the vehicles inspectors manual section 8-body light vehicle safety inspection methods & standards.
2 c)-reject if.

-distance from ground to bottom of mudflap exceeds 1/3 of distance from mud flap to centre of wheel or original Equipment Manufacturer standard whichever is greater (14 inches)

-mud flaps or fenders not full width of tire

07-15-2006, 12:46 PM
good luck, ill be sending mine in for the inspection right quick too, keep your fingers crossed

m j
07-15-2006, 02:31 PM
it is interesting that the inspectors manual is treated as if it is the law but really isn't

take bumper hieghts, for under 4500kg licenced wieght it is 29"
for over 4500kgs it is "OEM"
define "OEM or equivalent" (cannot recall the exact phrase)
to me the bumper should be attached to the frame rails to prevent them from piercing into struck objects, as per the original intention of a bumper.
bumper hieght laws are stupid

07-15-2006, 03:51 PM
The one i've heard that is really dumb is that you can buy a truck with a rollpan from the factory and it's legal but if you buy the same truck with a bumper and later change it to a rollpan it's illegal. Just something i've heard don't know how true it is.

m j
07-15-2006, 07:00 PM
I like how a plastic wrapped piece of styrofoam passes for a legal bumper in every small car.
if I get hassled for bumper rules I am taking syran wrap to a sheet of stryofoam and glueing it to my truck.

07-15-2006, 09:27 PM
that would be stronger then any hyundai