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      02-11-2010, 07:03 AM   #1
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military inspection help

Hey guys,

A friend of mine is having some issues with getting his car registered over here. The guys at the Kapaun office are telling him the car is too low (it's not or it wouldn't have made it onto the boat to get here in the first place) but they won't measure it either. They're telling him to raise it, come back for the inspection, and then re-lower it.

Someone mentioned an inspection place at another base that had an older gentleman that was a bit more...understanding but for the life of me I can't find that thread.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks guys,
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      02-11-2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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I find on different sites that the minimum height must be 11cm. But to be sure you can call a service number.

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      02-11-2010, 10:24 AM   #3
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Yes, 11cm for the frame and 8cm for flexibkle body panels i.e. skirts, lips, etc. The car is over this but the douchebags at the Kapaun inspection facility won't even measure it. They just said "It's too low." I know for a fact it's over the 11 and 8cm minimums because it's my old car and if it was lower than that it wouldn't have even been able to get onto the boat to ship it here. Ugh.
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      02-11-2010, 12:49 PM   #4
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take the reg. and make them measure it
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      02-11-2010, 03:02 PM   #5
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That's the sad part, they read me the reg over the phone but they flat out refused to measure it when I and the new owner asked them to. Seriously, WTF???
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      02-12-2010, 07:04 AM   #6
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I had a couple of troops who's rides were too low last year. They would not pass them here at Kapaun/Vogelweh. I sent them to the Baumholder inspection station (30 min drive approx) (50 kilometers approx), old man there passed them. Don't know if that old man still works there and also, you may want to call and find out operation hours as their station is not open as often as the one here on Kapaun/Vogelweh.
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      02-12-2010, 02:36 PM   #7
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Thanks Hans. Might have to do that. I still can't believe they won't even measure it at Kapaun. I mean seriously, how hard is it to grab a tape measure.
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Thanks Hans. Might have to do that. I still can't believe they won't even measure it at Kapaun. I mean seriously, how hard is it to grab a tape measure.
They won't measure it because they love to give drivers a hard time. This type of nonsense happens all the time over here. It is amazing how people behave when they are given an ounce of authority.
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I would try Ramstein! The Inspection Place is right across from the TAX office!
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They won't measure it because they love to give drivers a hard time. This type of nonsense happens all the time over here. It is amazing how people behave when they are given an ounce of authority.
It was really sad because he read me the reg and when I countered with the fact that the suspension is TUV approved so it HAD to meet the regs he went silent and his buddy started yapping in the back but wouldn't get on the phone. When my friend asked for a supervisor one of the guys said he IS the supervisor. Riiiiiiiiight.

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I would try Ramstein! The Inspection Place is right across from the TAX office!
Is it still open? We tried calling but the phone just rang. Where by the tax office? On the back side?
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FIle a complaint. Every person has someone above him. As easy as this.
If you comply with the rules - you should make that clear.
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Vogelweh failed my buddies dodge magnum the other day for to loud of an exhaust system, heres the kicker he had a stock exhaust system on. I failed the other day with my 323ci for "oil leak" it was raining that day and EVERYTHING underneath was oily and grimy.
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Yeah, the crap he had to go through to get registered was unbelievble. He ended up having to take the NCOIC of the inspection section down with him and they found out they were using a block of wood, that was too tall, to inspect cars. AA screaming match ensued and the car was passed.

Man, you give some people just a little bit of power and they go apeshit.
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That's the sad part, they read me the reg over the phone but they flat out refused to measure it when I and the new owner asked them to. Seriously, WTF???
How the hell do they know it's too low if they don't measure
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