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Old 10-30-2013, 10:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I don't live in New Jersey. It's not my problem.

Why don't you look it up, Frank? (As I know you don't live in Jersey either...)
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Oh. I thought it was troubling you since you posted this:

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Everybody is offering opinions, which is provocative and stimulating, but so far nobody has actually looked up the rules for NJ State Inspection of vehicles and quoted whatever section of their regulations might apply or not.

Without reference to those rules, we may be just stirring a pot for the sake of fomenting argument. That may be fun and exciting, but it's not informative. Nor is it factual.
No, Frank. It isn't "troubling" me - which is why I said "I don't live in New Jersey. It's not my problem."

You can continue being provocative, as you often are. Or you could look it up the state regs for NJ vehicle inspection if you want to be helpful, and add some useful information to this thread instead of just "stirring the pot".

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I thought you were going to add something useful for a change?
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I thought you were going to add something useful for a change?
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You could look it up the state regs for NJ vehicle inspection if you want to be helpful, and add some useful information to this thread instead of just "stirring the pot".
Now you continue being provocative, rather than adding anything useful. That's exactly what I said earlier, if you noticed.
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Whoa, I never expected so many replies.

New Jersey's inspection laws appear quite relaxed to me, your vehicle just needs to pass a basic emissions test and the OBD must not throw any codes. So I feel safe driving without the seats in. If anyone ever questioned it I'd probably just tell them it's temporarily for cargo space rather than fuel economy, because in my case that wouldn't be an outright fabrication.

I encourage everyone who has removed or is considering removing their seats to check their local inspection laws, just in case. Although for NJ, I had no luck finding anything explicit.
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Whoa, I never expected so many replies.

New Jersey's inspection laws appear quite relaxed to me, your vehicle just needs to pass a basic emissions test and the OBD must not throw any codes. So I feel safe driving without the seats in. If anyone ever questioned it I'd probably just tell them it's temporarily for cargo space rather than fuel economy, because in my case that wouldn't be an outright fabrication.

I encourage everyone who has removed or is considering removing their seats to check their local inspection laws, just in case. Although for NJ, I had no luck finding anything explicit.
On a more humorous note - if you felt the need to provide an explanation you might say that you were making adequate space to give Chris Christie a ride, should the occasion arise.
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Whoa, I never expected so many replies.

New Jersey's inspection laws appear quite relaxed to me, your vehicle just needs to pass a basic emissions test and the OBD must not throw any codes. So I feel safe driving without the seats in. If anyone ever questioned it I'd probably just tell them it's temporarily for cargo space rather than fuel economy, because in my case that wouldn't be an outright fabrication.

I encourage everyone who has removed or is considering removing their seats to check their local inspection laws, just in case. Although for NJ, I had no luck finding anything explicit.
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Sorry I didn't see this sooner. I grew up in NJ and my family is all still there...both my cars are still registered there as well.

When I was trying to get my Monte tagged historic I was combing through the laws to make sure I knew all that I needed. Right before hand, in an effort to save money and speed things along, NJ removed all the safety checks from vehicle inspection. All they check is for catalytic converter and OBD codes...OBD2 vehicles are checked through the port, OBD1 still get the sniffer. The flip side, is that now cops are supposed to write tickets for things that classically got you warnings, like blown bulbs, bald tires etc.

With the removal of safety inspections, cars that are emissions exempt (like classics with historic tags) no linger need to visit the DMV on a bi-yearly basis...Love my historic plates


So yea...take out your seats and leave them in garage, no one should be hounding you about not having them. Should be able to do all sorts of things to your car now, but cops can still pull you over for things like tint even though the DMV doesn't check for it anymore.

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