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Old 09-11-2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Fairbanks I/M program Cancelled

Well I just got done readin the news miner and it seems that as of Jan 2010, the emmission testing is bye bye. I am pretty happy about this, no more changin back to stock every two years.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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cool, hope anchorage will follow suit.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:53 AM   #3
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http://www.newsminer.com/news/2009/s...program-books/

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FAIRBANKS — The Borough Assembly voted unanimously Thursday to repeal a mandatory vehicle-inspection program (the I/M Program) in January. Funding for the program is set to end, but Thursday’s vote will officially strip it from the borough’s law books when New Year’s Day arrives.

The vote comes despite protests from one auto repair store owner that more pollution controls, not fewer, are needed to counter chronic air pollution. Jim Harbaugh, who owns Peger Road I/M & Auto Repair, said he’s heard estimates that one-fourth of Fairbanks’ chronic “fine particulate” pollution problem could come from car and truck emissions.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:32 PM   #4
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I too hope Anchorage follows suit. However it would be a tough battle down here. I am not privy to FBXs budgets, but with a mass defecit, I dont see anchorage giving up their cash cow of an IM program. Add ontop of that the "greenies" still claiming its the cause of clean air, and the business such as "peger road I/M & Repair". Which I bet their income is mostly IM based as well as any repairs necessary to pass IM.

I DOOOO hope it takes and Anchorage follows suit. If nothing else, woudl give Anchorage more ammunition.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:34 PM   #5
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FAI has a lot less people to worry about too. There's 360k+ people here within 60 miles of 99501 ANC.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:47 PM   #6
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Anchorage should get rid of I/M and install more red light cameras.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:47 PM   #7
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Anchorage should get rid of I/M and install more red light cameras.
Pfffffft, Red light cameras be damned. There's no red light cameras up here yet. Hated dealing with that in Cali.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:53 PM   #8
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Pfffffft, Red light cameras be damned. There's no red light cameras up here yet. Hated dealing with that in Cali.
Could always where a monkey mask.. Hahaha.



Seriously though Marshall, I dont think Anchorage would go for red light camera's. The populous successfully voted against the white Spped camera vans some years back, so doubt they'd allow cameras at red lights. Not to mention how much outrage there would be in winter months when the intersections get icy.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:17 PM   #9
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Not to mention how much outrage there would be in winter months when the intersections get icy.
that's just a proponent for the fact that the driver behind the wheel is driving too fast for conditions...
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:47 PM   #10
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anchorage has already been through that process mulitple times with the vote being flipped from it going away to it staying. They finally decided on it staying and changed to rules a bit.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:50 PM   #11
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If people are worried about red light cameras, they should quit running red lights.
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:53 PM   #12
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I'm not worried about it. It's just leaving it up to a machine to make a judgement call when machine's don't see reason.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:11 PM   #13
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Cash cow of an I/M? It's simple, registration costs would go up to compensate for that. That is why the Valley's Reg is more than Anchorage's. The state will get their money either way.
And promote clean air? seriously? A volcano just went off guys c'mon now.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:57 PM   #14
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That reminds me...I need to renew my registration. I was hoping to have moved to a new city so I wouldn't have to do the stupid I/M.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:23 PM   #15
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IM program = exactly why both my new vehicles have Kansas tags still on them.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:02 PM   #16
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I don't know why you guys care anyways, I've yet to fail an IM in Alaska with modified cars. Even with bigger turbo setups most of the mainstream IM shops don't know what the difference is, as long as you're not throwing codes and your car idles relatively clean just call it good. My old WRX i had running pig rich for a while, still passed. The things like the different motor, slightly bigger turbo, different intercooler, and missing vac diagram on the hood didn't deter it passing, twice.

If it's a money saved thing, well they will just raise something else up.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:11 AM   #17
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i care because ive had many cars fail just on simple things like visual alone and im not talking about anything major under the hood
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:39 AM   #18
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I don't know why you guys care anyways, I've yet to fail an IM in Alaska with modified cars. Even with bigger turbo setups most of the mainstream IM shops don't know what the difference is, as long as you're not throwing codes and your car idles relatively clean just call it good. My old WRX i had running pig rich for a while, still passed. The things like the different motor, slightly bigger turbo, different intercooler, and missing vac diagram on the hood didn't deter it passing, twice.

If it's a money saved thing, well they will just raise something else up.
They did come up with a new $$ maker the same day, a 5 cent tax on plasitc grocery bags.
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:49 PM   #19
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i care because ive had many cars fail just on simple things like visual alone and im not talking about anything major under the hood
That sucks, I've yet to have one fail from the visual, even with very obvious things missing. I dunno about the rest of you, but keeping a very clean engine bay goes a long way towards a fast inspection. My experiences have shown that they tend to spend a lot less time critiquing a clean engine bay then a dirty one. Of course that's just my luck not necessarily a standard or fact.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:57 PM   #20
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I have heard that the State can take over the program even if a city decides to vote against it.
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