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Re: X5 Project.

Postby wjw » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:42 pm

Modification (Note 5) (see also Introduction 3.1.2: Note 3)

2. The performance of the frontal impact occupant protection system may have been affected by a modification, including an added or removed object, fitting or component, after the vehicle was manufactured if the vehicle has a GVM of 2500 kg or less and:

a) is:

i. a class MA motor vehicle manufactured from 1 March 1999, or

ii a class MA motor vehicle that was less than 20 years old when it was first registered in New Zealand on or after 1 April 2002, or

iii a class MB or MC motor vehicle manufactured from 1 October 2003, and

b) is not excluded from the requirements for LVV specialist certification (Table 3-1-1).

3. A modification affects the vehicle structure – including an object or fitting affixed after manufacture that is welded to the chassis, sub-frame, cross-member or body of a monocoque structure (Note 7), and

a) is not excluded from the requirements for LVV specialist certification (Table 3-1-1), and

b) is missing proof of LVV specialist or accepted overseas certification, ie:

i. the vehicle is not fitted with a valid LVV vehicle certification plate, or

ii. the operator is not able to produce a valid modification declaration or authority card

iii. the vehicle has not been certified to an accepted overseas system as described in Technical bulletin 13 .



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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:32 pm

Mmmmmm Still a bit vague I can do the bar because it's a 4x4 manufactured before 2003..

However welding to the structure... I read as a no no.

I do however think I have a plan to tie it back without welding. wont be quite as good but do believe it will work good... :idea:

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby wjw » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:43 am

1bad4x wrote:Mmmmmm Still a bit vague I can do the bar because it's a 4x4 manufactured before 2003..

However welding to the structure... I read as a no no.

I do however think I have a plan to tie it back without welding. wont be quite as good but do believe it will work good... :idea:

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I would ask your local certifier. It's hard to take if you go for WOF and find you need a cert
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:20 pm

Well that's the transformation complete.
Tow hooks attached & winch bar tied back to the subframe with no weld.
Accessory roof bar with spare mount added.

Passed its WOF with flying colours, wof guy was impressed with how well I had skirted, & pushed the rules to limits, without the need for cirt.

Next stop MUD!

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby wjw » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:47 am

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby mudsurfv6 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:15 am

:D looks cool, need some videos of it in action now.
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby Crawlerer79 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:28 am

Looks great! WOF guy let you have the number plate on the roof???? I know people do but I've often wondered whether its legal... must be!
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:34 am

Crawlerer79 wrote:Looks great! WOF guy let you have the number plate on the roof???? I know people do but I've often wondered whether its legal... must be!


I wondered the same & 1/2 expected to move it (temporarily) but no, he looked it up & couldn't find anything that said it couldn't be there...
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby Crash bandicoot » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:31 pm

Awesome. So different to the norm.
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby Cameron » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:26 pm

plates aren't a wof issue. they cant actually fail you for not having a front plate at all, even.

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:24 pm

Cameron wrote:plates aren't a wof issue. they cant actually fail you for not having a front plate at all, even.

Wow. Didn't know that. Cops can bust you for not having one though..
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby BlakeNZ » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:54 pm

I'm not very familiar with the X5 , does it have a low ratio in the transfer case or not? Looks really good, approach and departure angles are amazing compared to stock. Let's see how the suspension and steering hold up off road. I think you will need the traction control switched off for mud, as it will kill your forward momentum.

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby Cameron » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:22 pm

1bad4x wrote:
Cameron wrote:plates aren't a wof issue. they cant actually fail you for not having a front plate at all, even.

Wow. Didn't know that. Cops can bust you for not having one though..


Yeah its the cops that it matters to.
I went for years of fairly decent km per week with no front plate. In a non conspicuous car and wasn't driving like a mincer so probs didn't draw attention. Wof people never cared. We t past hundreds of speed cameras well above the limit like the hat jot attention single ticket hahaha

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:22 pm

BlakeNZ wrote:I'm not very familiar with the X5 , does it have a low ratio in the transfer case or not? Looks really good, approach and departure angles are amazing compared to stock. Let's see how the suspension and steering hold up off road. I think you will need the traction control switched off for mud, as it will kill your forward momentum.

No low range, has tiptonic so can hold in 1st, has plenty of power so crawling wont be to much of an issue just have to be very light on the pedal, will be a lot more gentle on this, unlike my other 4x4's where if it didn't make it back up & hit it harder..
it will be interesting on when & when not to use electrics, your right though soft slush & bogs it will have to be off or 1st spin will cut the power, & loose all momentum.
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby basics » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:49 pm

been a very interesting read from the get go, finished product looks pertty good too :wink:
like the others have said, let see it with some mud on the tires
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby BlakeNZ » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:07 pm

i'm going to suggest, after looking at your wheels/tyres in relation to your body panels, plus knowing you have a V8, that your next move (after your first mud outing) will be some form of mud flaps! :)

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby zukmeista » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:31 pm

Up for sale already? :shock: :D

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:31 am

zukmeista wrote:Up for sale already? :shock: :D


Just a habit I have, always seem to have my cars listed. if someone offers enough. I will sell, shed a tear & move on to next project.

BlakeNZ wrote:i'm going to suggest, after looking at your wheels/tyres in relation to your body panels, plus knowing you have a V8, that your next move (after your first mud outing) will be some form of mud flaps! :)


never really liked them. does get annoying all the same, get the tiniest bit of mud on a tyre & end up with splatter allover the side.

basics wrote:been a very interesting read from the get go, finished product looks pertty good too :wink:
like the others have said, let see it with some mud on the tires


Indeed I am looking forward to the same, working most weekends at mo to make up for sneaking down to the snow mid week... will prob be down again this week if forecast is correct. a promise ---- Dirt will be posted here!
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby Lchundy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:30 pm

Good effort on the build,I have seen this around albany
Yeah need action pics of it out there doing it!
Or is it another Auckland show pony 4x4 :wink:

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Postby 1bad4x » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:53 am

Lchundy wrote:Good effort on the build,I have seen this around albany
Yeah need action pics of it out there doing it!
Or is it another Auckland show pony 4x4 :wink:


:D a little will depend on how she goes offroad...
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby Crash bandicoot » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:57 pm

just thinking about your project and reminded me of something, if you have ever seen the documentary "race to Dakar" they used one of these (or similar, maybe slightly newer model) as a support vehicle with aftermarket suspension the works, from memory it did the entire rally with only one breakage.
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Postby 1bad4x » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:35 pm

Crash bandicoot wrote:just thinking about your project and reminded me of something, if you have ever seen the documentary "race to Dakar" they used one of these (or similar, maybe slightly newer model) as a support vehicle with aftermarket suspension the works, from memory it did the entire rally with only one breakage.


No I haven't, is it the same one they used in the 5th gear race against the bike.? if so looks like they can take a far bit of punishment.. well that one had a few more mods. still Promising!
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby wjw » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:01 am

1bad4x wrote:
Crash bandicoot wrote:just thinking about your project and reminded me of something, if you have ever seen the documentary "race to Dakar" they used one of these (or similar, maybe slightly newer model) as a support vehicle with aftermarket suspension the works, from memory it did the entire rally with only one breakage.


No I haven't, is it the same one they used in the 5th gear race against the bike.? if so looks like they can take a far bit of punishment.. well that one had a few more mods. still Promising!



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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:55 pm

Finally got some dust under the wheels. Ok Ok it wasn't a challenge. But as we all know video & photos never do steepness justice.
however I was happy with the performance. do need some more challenging tracks.
I just had to get this up because I said I would. Keep watch hope to get some better stuff soon...


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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:43 pm

With all this rain hopefully Woodhill will be open soon.... in meantime I have had a few more minor off-road excursions nothing challenging as yet, however I did get a true X-axle spot with 1 front & rear properly lifted. drove through nicely tried stopping but had to back up & keep minor momentum to get through. not bad for a awd....
Time for Snorkel. doubt I will need it but better safe than sorry...

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Postby basics » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:26 pm

sounds awsome 8)
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:33 pm

Cheers Basics.

Update on Snorkel

Masked up & ready to cut.

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:49 am

Snorkel all finished.

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby geckoadventure » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:49 pm

This a really nice looking rig - totally uniuqe. Any front shot of the snorkle.

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:19 pm

geckoadventure wrote:This a really nice looking rig - totally uniuqe. Any front shot of the snorkle.


Cheers Gecko.

& here is a better shot of the Snorkel.

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