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Modifications in passenger cars, vans and SUVs

This segment comprises a large amount of modifications, ranging from adaptations to improve the driving of people with reduced mobility, adaptations for driving schools to bodywork modifications, suspension and brakes for sport or SUV vehicles.

Some of the most common modifications are the interior layouts, highlighting the following:

  • Transformation into mobile houses.
  • Increases or decreases of the number of seats.
  • Interior upholster in order to isotherm the vehicle.
  • Adaptations for the transport of people with reduced mobility.
  • Installing shelves and furniture for workshop vehicles or office vehicles.

Engine changes are also frequent, in most cases, installing the original exhaust that accompanies the previously installed engine. Regarding modifications of the exhaust system, is usual the legalization of the installation of decorative tails but is less usual the substitution of an exhaust for an approved exhaust. In SUV vehicles, the most requested modification is the installation of a Snorkel.


In the outside of the vehicle can be found the most demanded modifications:

  • Bodywork modifications.
  • Bumper replacement.
  • Installation of fender skirts, running boards, wings, front fenders, etc.
  • Installation of cooling equipment.
  • Tire replacement and/or modification of the track width.
  • Changing tires with different ET and/or replacement of tires with no equivalent.
  • Installation of separators.
  • Etc...

Modifications of the braking system are also much demanded; in this case, it usually requires performance of tests that our technical service is ready to perform.


Modifications in commercial vehicles

The modifications on industrial vehicle require a high degree of specialization by second phase manufacturers, which have approval documentation elements installed; such documentation covers both the component and its installation on the vehicle.

Among the most common modifications in this type of vehicle are:

  • Bodywork of all kinds in trucks or vans, from a simple open or closed box, to other of a more specific nature as isothermal boxes, drag cranes, tanks, dump trucks, hook loaders, etc.
  • Installation of cranes and / or lifting platforms, as well as tow hooks mainly on vehicle bodywork or in addition to one of the modifications above.

Modifying the distance between axles: Usually the distance to modify is given in the approval that corresponds to the type of vehicle, not having issues for its legalization. If it were not the case, it would be necessary to do tests that could be performed by our technical service.

The replacement of axles is less common, but with the appropriate documentation and tests can be legalized as well.

Other modifications performed in this segment of vehicles are the increases/decreases of the number of seats, installation of dual pedal control for driving schools, replacement of tires for other non-equivalent and/or modification of track-width due to the change of tires with different ET (original measures).

Is also possible to legalize increases in MTAM (Maximum Technically Admissible Mass)/MAM (Maximum Authorized Mass), for which may be necessary to test the vehicle. Our technical service is ready to perform these tests.


Modifications in buses and coaches

The bus manufacturer is a second phase manufacturer completely specialized, which product is approved according to the use required by the purchaser. They generally count on partial directives or their own H report (Spanish approval certificate) to cover different configurations. Nevertheless, is impossible to cover every need for which the vehicle will be used, but is possible to modify them through modifications, among which we highlight three:

  • Adaptations for transport of people with reduced mobility.
  • Modifications for its use as medical service, RTV, house, workshop, library, exhibition and offices.
  • MTAM increases for which testing is required our Technical Service is available performing.

Modifications in motorcycles, quads and UTV

The most common modifications in this vehicle segment are mostly performed by garages, reason why the legalization of these modifications need to have specific documentation about the components and about the installation on the vehicle.

Among the modifications that we can find in this segment are:

  • New tires.
  • Handlebar changes, that do not modify in excess the benchmark of the substituted element.
  • Number plate holders, steering dampers or suspension system modifications.
  • Increase or decrease of the number of seats.

Modifications in agricultural vehicles.

Among the most demanded modifications in these segments are those related to tractors regarding the installation of the following:

  • Tow
  • Winches
  • Cabin

As long as the vehicle is equipped with the corresponding certificates of protective structures (OPS / FOPS / ROPS)


OPS
Set of structural elements that provide the operator protection against penetration by objects or structural elements (branches, broken winch wire, lashes produced by shrubs, etc.).
FOPS
Set positioned so that the operator is provided a reasonable level of protection against falling objects (trees, rocks, etc.) or structural elements.
ROPS
Located set that gives the operator a reasonable level of protection against overturning structural elements.