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Old 11-10-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Failed My First Inspection :(

So with my new (to me) TJ, I just failed my first NJ DMV inspection for three things
  • Gas cap apparently doesn't hold pressure
  • Tires are wider then the fender flares?
  • The brakes needs to be checked

The brakes are what worry me. It's not the pads, and I haven't had a problem braking or thought that it took too long, so I'm hoping that the problem is an easy cheap fix. The tires... eh I've got a solution for that and the gas cap? Sonofabitch.

Least it passed emissions. That's the biggie I was worried about.

... or for being too dirty


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welcome to nj. i hate how stressful nj inspections are. it's almost like you should go in expecting to fail for something.

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:59 AM   #3
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....easy fixes...

MD inspection is really strict but only one time.
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Colorado only has an emissions test, but they have a maximum tire size of 33" (I think). The local clubs usually have a spare set of wheels and tires that people share for taking the test.

I'd guess the same is true in states where they measure how far they stick out.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:58 AM   #5
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California has a lot of silly laws about vehicles, but at least we dont' have the strict vehicle inspections that other states use. We just tend to have the strictest emissions requirements. As far as mods go, not so bad.

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:07 PM   #6
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i hate nj inspections, did they put you on that bouncing thing. they tried to fail me for amber led bulbs blinking to fast!
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:23 PM   #7
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nj inspectoin sucks. gotta try to get mine through now since it ran out the end of october... got to put on stock tires that look weird on a 5" lift but whatever, gotta change o2 sensors, and a few other things then hopefully i will pass. until then, its my dd so i just hope i dont get a ticket. last time it took them almost a year of my inspection being expired before i got a ticket lol.
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:05 PM   #8
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The last time I failed NJ Inspection for brakes they said my rear brakes were not equalized. I adjusted them and went back a few times. The last time the inspector asked if I wa doing it my self, I said yes, and passed me.

What did they say was wrong with your brakes.
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Don't you know anyone who can pass you and give you a sticker? I remember some years back I knew someone who owned a gargae, He would put a new car on the tester, put in your info, and wahlaa-passed with a sticker. Those test's are useless anyways. Some states have them others not. The one's that do have them usually have some lam rules too. Like the big rigs. Do they get tested?
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I understand emissions inspection for my old stuff - the V8 in the old CJ could be a real stinker. And Denver air quality is getting better.

But it annoys me a LOT when I have to take the small cars in. A fuel injected modern 4 cylinder is so far off their limits it's a waste of time and money. My Honda got "10" when the limit was "1450" or something like that.
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I understand emissions inspection for my old stuff - the V8 in the old CJ could be a real stinker. And Denver air quality is getting better.

But it annoys me a LOT when I have to take the small cars in. A fuel injected modern 4 cylinder is so far off their limits it's a waste of time and money. My Honda got "10" when the limit was "1450" or something like that.
Sounds like a reason to "tune" the Honda a bit. Make it more fun to get smogged.

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My dad says the brake pedal could be traveling too far for their tastes. This happened to him a long time ago with a Dodge Van we used to own. You should have a sheet they gave you after the inspection. it will tell you what's wrong.

Looks like i'm getting new flares for my TJ.
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It's nice that NJ offers free inspections but to tell you the truth it is easier to coin up the 80.00 or so every two years and take it to a private station. Most do not care about alot of the little things such as tire width or "Jeep things". That's what I have been doing. The state station picked out a number of things on mine a couple years ago when I got it. I just took it to a local "race car friendly" private station that I run my Mustang through and no problem with the Jeep.
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Don't you know anyone who can pass you and give you a sticker? I remember some years back I knew someone who owned a gargae, He would put a new car on the tester, put in your info, and wahlaa-passed with a sticker. Those test's are useless anyways. Some states have them others not. The one's that do have them usually have some lam rules too. Like the big rigs. Do they get tested?
I do have a station I can go to, pay $50 and just get a sticker. But for the some reason, for my first car I wanted to be honest about it And now that bit me in the ass.

I found a set of tires so I'm good there, ordered a gas cap, and am taking the Jeep to my friends shop to get the brakes fixed. I did get that printout, but she had no idea really what was wrong.

No bounce test, the station I'm at doesn't have a tilt test and all that fun stuff. I'm glad they're not putting me on a tilt test
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Thank god Colorado doesnt have an inspection program. My last car had no cat or any emissions equipment lol.
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Really I don't think NJ emissions are too hard. I've gotten through with a Trans Am that had an off-road flowmaster kit and no O2 bypass. It's just the stupid things they pin you on. I've failed before for having a sticker on my mirror (my friend put it there and I forgot to take it off), for having my college parking sticker on the front windshield, for my turn signal on the dash blinking too fast even though the light was okay. Now fenders? Dammit!
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In West Texas if it rolls down the road and you have 13 bucks you too can have a inspection sticker.

well its not that bad, but close.
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In West Texas if it rolls down the road and you have 13 bucks you too can have a inspection sticker.

well its not that bad, but close.

sad, because parts of Jersey where I live would resemble West Texas.
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sad, because parts of Jersey where I live would resemble West Texas.
I assume you mean Brown's Mills, or would that be Sunbury Village?
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Trail 5 miles from my house. But hey, you guys have Atlantic city.

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I understand emissions inspection for my old stuff - the V8 in the old CJ could be a real stinker. And Denver air quality is getting better.

But it annoys me a LOT when I have to take the small cars in. A fuel injected modern 4 cylinder is so far off their limits it's a waste of time and money. My Honda got "10" when the limit was "1450" or something like that.
Never expected Denver to have air quality issues...pictured nothing but clear skies and mountains...then I was stationed in Aurora and I think it was illegal to burn wood in the fireplace Glad to hear it's improving...can you still get a little short time loving on Colfax?
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Hawaii is the same way on the fender flares. If you have any mods at all on any vehicle, you have to get a "reconstructed" sticker.

My 99 Sport came with 30's on a stock suspension and had to get a recon sticker just for that. Change the wheels from stock size, or even add a body kit to a car, and you have to have a recon sticker. And they're only done in one place on the island, and it's booked for months. I just won't mention that my recon didn't cover my lift or the 33's

Did you check the rotors and drums? I've failed an inspection in Va before for not having enough "machinable thickness" in either (both times I measured and it turned out the shop was just trying to sell a brake job for $300)
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I assume you mean Brown's Mills, or would that be Sunbury Village?



So glad another Burlington member is here

Actually I'm from Arneys Mount, but keeps it 4rillz nuCCaz in Sunberry (ugh, what happened Pemberton). Haha, and I go mudding in Browns Mills (and work there ).

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So glad another Burlington member is here

Actually I'm from Arneys Mount, but keeps it 4rillz nuCCaz in Sunberry (ugh, what happened Pemberton). Haha, and I go mudding in Browns Mills (and work there ).

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We've got that, we're not just factories and Atlantic City.


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I work for OTC in the recycling dept. the White trash trucks that pop up in your area on friday. i've been in Sunberry once, i don't want to go in there again. It makes the Gardens in Mt Holly look respectable. I live in Hainesport.
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I work for OTC in the recycling dept. the White trash trucks that pop up in your area on friday. i've been in Sunberry once, i don't want to go in there again. It makes the Gardens in Mt Holly look respectable. I live in Hainesport.
At least the Gardens are getting knocked down. Now it's just the old and the stubborn still stuck back there. It makes me wonder how anyone could survive living in that absolute shithole. But Sunberry, there's a new story everyday. The BCT should just give Sunberry it's own dedicated section.
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Must be one interesting emissions test if you passed emissions but failed for the gas cap not sealing????
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Must be one interesting emissions test if you passed emissions but failed for the gas cap not sealing????
New Jersey is a case study in what happens when you let lawyers run things.

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