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Old 26-07-2014, 16:30
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Yer please if you could take some pics. I've been to the scrap yard and I've got some bigger lower spring seat rubbers today hoping they will hold them better. Mine are not cut. I don't see how they can fail it on MOT as it's completely oem???
Bigger rubbers will make it sit higher... I think


FML Just remembered i threw away the old seatbelts I had lying around. Will have to improvise.
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Old 27-07-2014, 00:39
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Did the seat belt method earlier. Grabbed a couple of lengths from a scrappy.

You need to jack the car up to just before the point at which your springs become loose, mark the shock, take the shock out and cut the seat belt to length and double up (i only doubled up at the ends because I didn't have enough) and melt holes into the belt so when fitted the shock stays at the marks length:







I've lowered mine on e36 lowering springs chopped to fit. Just some that I had lying around. Will post some of that info up on my build thread. This method works a charm, cheers Imrdave!
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:34
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That is a really cool idea! - I wonder how the guys at the mot center will take it though. Thanks for sharing that!
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:33
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There is nothing in the MOT saying 'check the rear shocks aren't restricted by a seat belt', only making sure the suspension doesn't fall apart on full droop.

The MOT is pretty much black and white, my rally car failed the MOT having no rear seat belts, so I took the rear seat out (needed in rally regs) for the MOT then it passed, as if there is no rear seats fitted it doesn't need rear belts.
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Old 26-09-2014, 13:51
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Default Mot passed!!

I have just completed the same with a set of seat belts and it has now passed it's mot. Only had advisories on the bushes and noises exhaust. 😄😄😄😄😄😄

So easy it's unbelievable to do this mod. Even if it's a temporary to get through it's MOT you will wish you had den it sooner
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