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so who knows about importing a jdm vehicle into the usa

Discussion in 'General Car Discussions' started by molecule°, May 4, 2007.

  1. molecule°

    molecule° Member

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    first...maybe someone has some insight to this website as far as knowledge of general user feedback...good experience...or even if you have heard of it at all

    second my dream car happens to be on there for cheap
    and when i say cheap...i mean...even after entering in the shipping to canada,mexico, or bahamas...amongst other vast number of available ports...
    this is in usd

    some things i though might work would be:
    registering the vehicle in canada/mexico...
    then taking it for a cross border trip which it never returns from...(lol illegal i know...but hey i have my smashed up integra in my yard just waiting to give up its clean titled vin...ok i'm an asshat for even thinking of this)

    i know legally registering it would mean adding airbags at the minimum for usa
    which i could also fudge to some extent (if i went the illegal route)
    though i am talking alot about illegal ways...i really would like to do legally...
    but there just isn't much information...or i dont know where to find it.

    i'm the kind of person that if i haven't tried something...nothing will stand in my way until i definitively have reached the ends of all means to get the job done...even if it means spending my whole life researching with no outcome...

    i have considered moving to canada and just being happy there with my car...
    but canada is cold...gas is more expensive...and having free health care doesn't seem to offset enough....i hear you can wait forever for medical care...making the system commonly frowned upon...

    moving to mexico....
    while this sounds truly excellent...i do not speak spanish...
    and i wouldn't know how to make a living...
    i think i would use the $1,000 in shipping cost for a ticket to japan instead...lol
    so how easy would it be for me to move to japan anyways...?
    shit i dont speak japanese either...but damn i have always wanted to...my step dad spoke it and it amazed the hell out of me...

    anyone know anyone who has successfully imported a car into the usa from another country (maybe japan even) and won the game on a reasonable budget...?

    thanx for any insight
    and i know...cuz its all i have been hearing when i bring it up
    "dude that would be such a pain in the ass and expensive"

    personally i have managed to do alot of things in my life deemed "expensive" through resourceful research
    and damn if i would give up on one of my dreams
  2. JDM lover

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    OMG...a 4WD Integra!!
  3. Deibidosan

    Deibidosan Active Member

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    if i may ask, why is your dream car a AT 4wd integra?
  4. EastEndMotorSports

    EastEndMotorSports New Member

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    weak SOHC ZC engine, auto trans... i dont get it
  5. JDaM_Driver

    JDaM_Driver New Member

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    I dont know anything about importing. But that car is nice. Crazy that it is 4wd. Nice find.
  6. molecule°

    molecule° Member

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    turbo d.series ftmfw

    275hp d.series turbo is pretty easily accomplished
    thats plenty of power for that chassis...
    and what a great chassis for that power level
    it will put the power to the ground well

    modify the hydraulic 4wd mechanism to be permanent
    i dont think they made the 4wd zxi in manual...

    skyline rb25 turbo (ceramic exhaust wheel...dual ceramic ball bearings) = instant spool

    i have been researching this build the better part of 5-7 years
    and i have all the parts except for the magic missing link above
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