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O/T rant .. I HATE NC

I am so glad Im leaving this "fine" state
I had to go to 3 different places today to get a new "North Carolina Vehicle Inspection" done.
place #1... your horn doesnt work.. ok I'll buy that.
place #2...your e-brake doesnt hold the vehicle in 1st gear..
ok...just for the record I have 5.38 gears and a 6.5/1 1st gear... that gives me a crawl ratio of 35/1 in HIGH RANGE!
of course the e-brake wont hold that with a fuel injected stroker I-6 with a pure torque cam.....
you could actually see the rear of the jeep flexing over as he drove it into the bay with the e-brake on to "show me"
as soon as he got it into the bay he informed me that "now that its in the bay we'll have to charge you for the full inspection, but its not going to pass"
I quickly had the owner on the phone. His first words to me were "why are you giving my guys a hard time?"
oh well..
my last vehicle inspection in this wonderfull state..I cant wait to do battle in kalifonia.... [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]


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That sucks man... I love ALABAMA! No inspections... if your car doesnt stop oh well... [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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you actually have an e-brake.. wow.. im impressed... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: O/T rant .. I HATE NC

Why don't you just register it in Wisconsin? I know you all at Cherry Point don't have to have an NC inspection to get a base sticker, unlike LeJeune.
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That's what you get for driving that new trendy stuff! Mine falls outside the 25 year cut-off & I end up getting a sticker by mail. You think it's gonna be easier in Californica? Stand by for the BIG screwing! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

I'm with Pat, you actually have an E-brake? Maybe I'll work on one next year...
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I'm in NC visiting my parents for the holidays I was suprised they still have inspection here I guess I've been in SC to long,

I don't know what you family situation is but since your in the service you could register the jeep where a family member lives without inspection?

she says she drives downtowm here and they just slap a sticker on, but it's a small town

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If you don't like it why don't you just come back to Wi. Besides I need some help with my Jeeps and have a lot of rails to build we could go into business together. You could do all the work and pay me to supervise! I think it just might work! LOVE YOU MISS YOU ( thats from the wife could you explain?) On second thought maybe you shouldn't come up! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Most of the bigger cities have the sniffer requirement, while the smaller towns just require the honk/beep/flash deal.
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1. When I last licensed the Jeep it was in Eau Clare.
2. I was anticipating moving back to Washington.
3. The Jeep had been yellow, and it said yellow on the registration.
4. I had since:
a. Swapped the handicaped plates from the Bronco II to the Jeep.
b. Installed the downright ugly Fiberglass body on the Jeep.
c. Wasn't really looking foward to explaining to the Washington State Patrol about having a Blue firberglassed body when the CJ hand been Yellow and metal.
5. This meant I needed a new registration to be printed.
6. I told them the Jeep was now blue... and they changed the registration.
7. I moved to the middle of nowhere... on the way to Idaho.
8. The Washington State Patrol no longer inspects out of state cars for the license.
9. I don't live in a "smog area" so there's not smogging done for the license.
10. Life's GOOD! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: O/T rant .. I HATE NC

As a former resident of that fine state (which I really do miss), here's my advice. Live outside of the major cities and get a local shop to do the inspection. My CJ didn't have any emission stuff on it and it still passed. The funniest was shen they opened the hood and found a V8. The young guys swore I had to have swapped it in as "no Jeeps came with V8!". Well an old guy in back agreed with me, so it passed.

Here in good ole Nashville, TN they sniff you tail pipe and check for a Cat. Other than that, they don't care. You could have NO brakes and they'd pass you as long as your engine smells good. On the flip side, you could have the safest Jeep in America and if the engine is out of spec, you're failed. I can't wait to be back in NC.

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