Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Bronco Info: 1982 XLT Lariat
Funny you should ask rich. I installed subaru legacy seats in my safari which involved cutting and changing the seat mounts. Goes through warrants no problem. However, thats at my garage. If I took it somewhere else, and its not marked on the cert plate (if you get certed for changes like lifts etc they rivit a cert plate to the vehicle listing all the changes) then they fail you. E.g. a 4inch lift even if designed for the truck like lift kits I'd need on a cert plate. Even the 460 install I need certed even though shop mounts etc. They see it as a re-power unless that model truck came with a 460. Now whats weird is it depends on the garage. Some are tough, some arn't. No they don;t have a list of all designs that came for the truck but they can question anything that does not look factory and if so you need to produce something if you don;t have a cert plate. Yes Pepe its pretty tight over here....except for smog stuff. We are not as tight as you guys on that. All the work I'm doing to the bronco will all need inspecting then certifying before I can get a warrant to drive it, even though its all shop bought bolt on stuff.
1982 Bronco XLT
466, Comp cam, roller rockers, alloy heads, Weiand stealth, 750dp, C6, 4 inch RC lift.