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Right, after asking around for a while, it seems that there are lots of different opinions on what can be ESVA'd and what can't. I rang the local ESVA centre and they were less than useful!

From what I've gathered so far :

Bodykits are a no-no
Engine mods have to be put back to standard

Are coilovers passable? What about aftermarket exhausts?

From the model report, I can see that the dimensions of the alloys are specified, does this mean that any aftermarket alloys will have to be changed back to the standard S15 ones?

I hope someone can clear this up, as 99% of the S15s in japan have alloys and exhausts on! :(
 

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Wheels need to be stock sized.
Exhaust will need to be stock too.

I had to change my frontpipe and catback and also my wheels for ESVA.
The Bridgestone suspension passed though.
 

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Think you need to pretty much change the lot back to stock, my coilovers, wheels, bodykit, exhaust etc were swapped for stock parts.
 

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RyanH. your best bet is to call one of the specialized ESVA companies who deal with S15s. I don't think they are that many.
The S15 is rated "Usability Key Code 3" which is the most complex one.

from www.modelreportsdirect.com website
"Complex modification is required and to ensure compliance of this report it is mandatory the conversion work and test is carried out using an ESVA specialist centre with working knowledge of the report."

BMS ltd in Bristol took care of my S15. I think it's the same company or related to www.modelreportsdirect.com
There are 4 other companies stated on the site who can take do the S15 ESVA test.
 
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Kango recently had his done at the Bristol (WSM) branch and they gave him quite an exhaustive list of what needs to be removed for the ESVA.

I would recommend you contact such members to help you :nod:
 
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Ok thanks for all the help.

I've got the money for the car now, but finding a completely standard one is a nightmare. My importer mate who is getting the car for me said he'll look for as standard ones as possible, but most have exhausts and alloys.

I might need to borrow an exhaust for a few beer tokens! ;)

One of my mates is quite intent on transforming the spoiler into a bodged up fog light... he hates the spoiler! I nearly slapped him! lol
 
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Stay on:

Aftermarket suspension
Alignment arms
Guages
Oil cooler and relocation kit (this was a relief)

Come off / back to standard:

Strut braces removed (although i got away with the rear).
Lights - must be standard
ECU - must be standard
FMIC - replace with WMIC with standard bov and all pipework
Induction - must be standard
Exhaust - must be standard (although my test center had a standard one in stock)
Bumpers - must be standard (effects crumple zone)
Remove any fibreglass bits.
No sun strip (this one confused me).
Wheels must be standard size - (i used s14a ones. was fine).
Slam panel must be removed

Basically anything emission related must be standard

I had mine done at BMSESVA in Weston Super-Mare. They were really helpful. I emailed a complete list and they went through at and highlighted which could stay and which needed removing/replacing.

Hope this helps
 
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