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document Test lock to lock
The SVA will test that from lock to lock your wheels, brakes or steering components don’t foul any part of the vehicle.
Not rated 12 Mar, 2008 Views: 1563 Comments: 0
document Do tyres have to display any markings to pass SVA?
Yes.   Tyres should show an ‘e’ or ‘E’ approval mark or British Standard mark for re-tread tyres. If the tyres...
Not rated 12 Mar, 2008 Views: 1437 Comments: 0
document Can I have different makes of tyres on the car?
Yes, as long as they are of the same construction type, ie all radial and of the same size and ratio on each axle.
Not rated 12 Mar, 2008 Views: 1428 Comments: 0
document Can I have different tyre sizes on the front of the car compared to the back?
Yes, but make sure that the two tyres on each axle match with regard to nominal size, construction and ratio.
Not rated 12 Mar, 2008 Views: 1485 Comments: 0
document Other tyre considerations
When completing form SVA1 you have to state the axle weights and top speed of your car. Ensure that your tyre selection meets or exceeds these...
Not rated 12 Mar, 2008 Views: 1433 Comments: 0
document Do I need a particular type of steering wheel?
Yes, the steering wheel must be type approved and bear a type approval stamp or bear an equivalent approval stamp with documentary evidence to prove...
Not rated 20 Mar, 2008 Views: 2102 Comments: 0
document What about the steering column?
Most kit cars utilise a donor steering column of some sort, and most of these will be collapsible types so you are already onto a winner here as SVA...
Not rated 12 Mar, 2008 Views: 3084 Comments: 0
document What about the steering rack?
The design and location of the steering rack should have been a primary consideration of the kit car manufacturer when designing the car.   In...
Not rated 12 Mar, 2008 Views: 1987 Comments: 0
document Can I use a wood rim steering wheel?
SVA states that the wheel should not splinter or fragment when deformed.   It will need to be Type Approved (or demonstrate equivalent...
rating 12 Mar, 2008 Views: 1862 Comments: 0



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