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This is one of those threads where either there's one heckuva backstory or there's one heckuva backstory.
OP, care to share more details?
As an inspector I would have to look in the VA inspection manual. I think it says vehicle manufacture spec, not aftermarket spec. I understand your frustration. Their is some grey area there. If I felt the up and down play, I would think it was loose as well. I did watch the video. It makes sense but I would worry about how it effects the use on street when driving if it moves up and down.
Where in warenton did you go?I have a 5th gen 4Runner with SPC UCA’s. I took it to a local shop that I have used before for other vehicles without issue. Well I took my 4Runner in there to get the state inspection done and it failed for excessive play in the ball joints. I googled spc upper control arm state inspection and that was first thing that popped up was video explaining how to do the inspection. So I called the state inspection office expecting to be able to explain the situation and never got a call back. I took it to another place out in Warrenton Va and the guy was so rude we almost got into a fight. Miserable old guy! Needless to say it failed again. I think they’re inspecting it the wrong way and are refusing to listen to me because I’m not a redneck or a car mechanic. Very frustrating! Any assistance you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated!!
I was curious because with the exception of Tom Frost Firestone there is not a real jerk inspection shop in town.Sheehy Ford on a recommendation of a friend. I will never go back. I couldn’t believe how the guy was talking to me. If it wouldn’t reflect badly of my buddy I would call and complain. He should be fired.
That’s some serious _Ferris Bueller’s Day Off_ shenanigans.I was curious because with the exception of Tom Frost Firestone there is not a real jerk inspection shop in town.
I have never gone to the dealerships other than Country Chevrolet and they can suck my junk after they drove my truck all over DC on a memorial day weekend and racked up 5 tickets while it was In for warranty work.