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Hi Guys,

Thought you guys could help me with this.

Getting a GTR complianced and apprently there is a problem with xenon bulbs in the R34 - they are not auto-leveling and hence need to be converted to regular lamps. Ok fine, but when I asked the compliancer to give me the bulbs when he has finished the conversion he said he has to destroy them under government policy. He even mentioned that they will get audited in regards to destroying parts that need to be replaced on cars for compliance reasons.

I personnally think he is yanking my chain - how the hell is the government going to audit "garbage"? Will the compliancer need to keep an every growing pile of "useless" parts until he gets audited?

I just want to know what I should do. I figure the car is mine/the dealers before the compliance, therefor anything removed from it still belongs to the owner.

Thanks guys.

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The complier is absolutely correct, they are only allowed to comply totally standard cars and non-standard bits have to be destroyed...and they need proof that they were destroyed.

However....it was really brought in to stop ppl having a big turbo or similar, pulling it off for compliance and then putting it back on straight afterwards.

As I understand it your best solution is to put standard lights in before it goes to the compliance workshop...then neither you nor they have a problem....

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I'd make sure I was standing when he destroyed the bits, never know could be making big dollars selling them off on the side (some shonky people are still about!).

But yeah I'd change them out before it got complied.

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i imported my skyline under the new import rule and i didnt get anything destroyed...car was put totally bak to stock...then i paid him just the labour to stick everything bak on after it passed the blue slip....doubt the goverenment cares if u have them or not they are more worried bout it bein complied with stock parts so it cost the buyer a shit load to change things bak and forth...

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oh yeh i forgot.....wen i took it to the RTA road worthy centre place to ge it all checked out.....the guy didnt even notice that the racing arms were left on wen he checked the underbody and that it was missin the R33 S2 air box not the S1 air box.....shows u they dont really now wats meant to b on an import and wats not...

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Pentae didn't u buy a R34 GTR? i'm sure GTi-R's never came with Xenons unless after market...

And there is more to it than just changing "the lights" If you swap bulbs, powerpacks must be un-hooked and new ones put in for halogen bulbs. Otherwise, 4 door R34 halogen light ASSEMBLY's are needed. The entire headlight assembly. Can't just throw halogens in.

My compliance place isn't sure what they're doing with this yet, i told them there is a evidence package around for swapping powerpacks and halogen bulbs. So hopefully, i can keep em.

cheers.

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what if you checked with nissan to see if car came out with these as an option, then they couldn't take them out... not sure if it is an option to do or not, but worth a try!

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As gohan said, its not just as easy as swapping bulbs. Hella make a H4 xenon kit for cars, maybe have a look to see if it has a ADR, and whether you can fit this to a standard car.

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Gohan: No, didnt end up buying the R34 GTR.

My GTiR I purchased at the start of the year came with aftermarket Xenons.

flight: I'd say your compliancing house is just trying to go by the rules. It would be a national tragedy to not pass compliancing on a $80,000 GTR.

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Pentae didn't u buy a R34 GTR? i'm sure GTi-R's never came with Xenons unless after market...

And there is more to it than just changing "the lights" If you swap bulbs, powerpacks must be un-hooked and new ones put in for halogen bulbs. Otherwise, 4 door R34 halogen light ASSEMBLY's are needed. The entire headlight assembly. Can't just throw halogens in.

My compliance place isn't sure what they're doing with this yet, i told them there is a evidence package around for swapping powerpacks and halogen bulbs. So hopefully, i can keep em.  

cheers.

The compliance place I am using is modified the existing assembly to accept halogens. Unsure about which specific components are being changed/removed. I will find out because inevitably I will be changing them back to xenons. Just want to find out how much it is going to cost me.

What do you mean by evidence pack?

thanks!

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