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Old 03-14-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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ISO MD Inspection location?

Hey guys, anyone know a good reputable MD Inspection station? I bought my M3 out of town, and have temp 30 days tags but Im afraid to go to "Joe's Inspection" station because I know how these places operate. They will try to take you for every penny you have and fail you for complete nonesense. I had a guy who was supposed to take care of me, but that fell through, now I unfortunately have to roll the dice with a inspection.

Any one went through recently? Any suggestions?

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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idk but here is a list of indie shops.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=487465

I just had mine inspected and I went with where most of my friends go in my area just to get a quick inspection. I bought my car in MD and it was inspected there so I figured at the most they would find a windshield wiper needing to be changed. Where did you get your last inspection?
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I had my inspection done about two years ago at Zimmerman Auto. About to go again since I took it off the road for the winter...
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:53 AM   #4
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Its been a while since i've actually had to do an inpsection, that's why I was inquiring. @dreamdrivedrift, I'll check out zimmerman. One of my main things that I know im going to get hit for is tint, i think its right at about 25%, plus I have coilovers so the ride height is lower than stock and no front license plate because of the aftermarket bumper...
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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I had my inspection done about two years ago at Zimmerman Auto. About to go again since I took it off the road for the winter...
I got inspected here as well, he is a pretty fair guy. Doesn't care about painted reflectors and silly things like that.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #6
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Cool, thanks for the feedback gents. I guess i'll hit him up Monday morning. I'll update on how it goes.
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How did it work out. I'm in the same boat. M3 Vert arrives next week from out of town.
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If they are close to you, I'd still go there. I found a closer place to me in Silver Spring area though, so don't get out that way anymore.
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