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Tobz

Your experience with Dickson/Hume Inspections

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Hey All!

Proud new owner of a 2000 R34 GTT. Need to get the rego transferred (it is ACT registered at the moment) and found out it needs to go through Hume for the inspection due to it being an import (erghh)

Car actually looks really stock, am putting the stock exhaust back on, will run it on 98 and not e85 and trying to find some rims and tyres that are not to wide (If anyone has stockies I could borrow for Monday, it would save me!!! Happy to pay for troubles).

It has an aftermarket ECU and Turbo and just wondering if anyone has had any experiences with the pits in ACT and how tough they are. Car looks super clean and stock, even under the bonnet there is nothing standing out. It does have a FMIC, but its a full return so there was no cutting involved. Also has coilovers….

Appreciate any insights or hints and tips!


Thanks guys!

Toby

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My 33 went through Dickson fairly easily a couple of years ago.

At the time it had coilovers, manual boost controller/bleed valve, return flow FMIC and a 3" turbo back exhaust with a quiet/rego muffler at the rear which I had made up.

The guys who did the inspection were pretty nice and only warned me that my car was exactly on the minimum legal ride height.

For what it's worth, after the inspection I mentioned to them that lots of people had told me I would get a hard time taking it over the pits because it's an import. They said that's because people bring shit cars in that clearly aren't roadworthy and have bad attitudes. They said the car was in good condition and I had clearly made an effort to get it ready for the inspection. They also said they knew I would take it straight home and put a loud exhaust back on.

I don't think the turbo or ECU are allowed but not certain. Other than that, I think just make sure your ride height is ok and have a good attitude, especially if they don't pass you first go. They're just doing their jobs 👍

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Did you sort out a set of wheels? I have the stock 17's that came with my R33 that I could loan you. Let me know what you want to offer for them.

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All good thanks heaps for the offers guys! I needed to get tyres anyway and got some te37 replicas in black super cheap (18*8.5+35) fitted sweet.

 

Also fitted the stock exhaust, cleaned the car up, while it was on the hoist ensured the underbody was perfect (super clean already but just made sure). Went over the pits with no issues at all. It does have an aftermarket bov, and they were concerned about if it plumbed back, which it did. So all was good!

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