I found a few threads dating back to 2009 where people have changed the standard wheel on the MPi mini. I'm wondering if there is anyone still out there that did the wheel change and are they still getting through the MOT OK?
Yes I know the new regulations state that any vehicle fitted with an airbag from the factory must have it present.
My argument is what is best. An airbag system >20 years old (where the official rover workshop manual recommends replacing every 10 years, no longer possible as all parts are obsolete) or no airbag at all?
I'm seriously considering not fitting any of the SRS loom when I rebuild my car. I already have a new dash which does not have the hole to accommodate the SRS light.
Wood & Picket seem to have stopped making their airbag conversion kit and Moto Lita specifically state they will not supply bosses for cars that have had of have an airbag.
So I guess I have two options. Refit all of the tatty SRS system and try and get the wheel re-leathered or fit a Momo boss from an MGF.
FYI I contacted my local garage who specialise in classics and they said their friendly MOT testing station would most likely pass the car if there was zero evidence of the SRS systems although I would need to notify my insurance. Would this then put the premiums up or would insurance companies refuse to insure me?