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The inspiration for our community grew since 2004 since the rise of imports of amazing Japanese cars from Japan's domestic market (JDM), most of which were previously unavailable in markets outside Japan.

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In that time there have been many different websites, communities and of course companies formed to serve the JDM Import Car enthusiast community.  Unfortunately since this is the automotive industry, there are a lot of underhanded and dishonest things that do go on when it comes to JDM Cars.

Most concerning of all are communities sponsored by different JDM import companies that ensure negative opinions and information cannot be circulated about their dealings, many hiding under the guise of being an enthusiast site and trying to claim they are unbiased.  There are certainly many great communities and importers to serve the needs of the import community but there are perhaps just as many that are waiting to take advantage of unsuspecting JDM Japanese Used car buyers.

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Other Information About The JDM Car Market

  • Imported Vehicles from Japan are common around the world, not just the UK (United Kingdom), Australia, but Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.
  • Canada Imported Vehicles from Japanese Used Car Auctions. Importing JDM cars from Japan has become very commonplace in Canada.
  • Most cars from Japan are sold through "Japanese Used Car Auction" such as USS Nagoya and other auction houses around Japan from Tokyo to Hokaido.
  • Japanese Cars for Sale are usually originally purchased from auction houses in Japan such as USS or JU.
  • JDM Used Cars are in high demand around the world.
  • Enthusiasts and casual owners import japanese cars
  • JDM Imports are known for their reliability and value
  • You can find JDM cars for sale on jdmvip.com
  • We have lists of Japanese Car Importers & Exporters

Most Popular JDM Cars/Japanese Imports:

  • Nissan Skyline Cars (R32,R33,R34 GTS-T,GTS-4 and GTR)
  • JDM Toyota Supra (MKIII JZA70/MKIV JZA80)
  • JDM Mazda RX7 (FD3S)
  • JDM Subaru Impreza WRX STi,Type RA,STi Type RA (GC8,GDA,GDB)
  • JDM Toyota Celica (ST185 and ST205 GT-Four WRC)
  • JDM Honda CRX, Civic, Accord, Prelude, Integra
  • JDM Toyota Aristo 3.0V/V300 Vertex (same thing as USDM Lexus GS 300+ series)
  • JDM Mitsubishi Delica/Pajero

Hot Regions for JDM Cars

  • Canada: BC (British Columbia), AB (Alberta), SK (Saskatchewan), MB (Manitoba), ON (Ontario), QC (Quebec), NS (Nova Scotia), NB (New Brunswick), NL (Newfoundland and Labrador), PE (Prince Edward Island), NT (Northwest Territories), YT (Yukon), NU (Nunavat).
  • Canadian Cities: Vancouver, Victoria, Vancouver Island, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Regina, Brandon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Markham, London, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, St. John's, Charlotteown, Yellowknife, Iqaluit.
  • Caribbean: Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Africa: South Africa
  • Europe: UK (United Kingdom), London, Ireland, Scotland
  • Australia/New Zealand: Perth, Sydney.

Latest 10 Forum Posts

New Manitoba Member I would like to see pics also.....
My '06 Toyota Aurion SX6 Sportivo I had been thinking of a way to fill the void in the engine bay where the factory intake used to be ....
1998 Toyota Aristo V300 For sale is my 1998 toyota aristo 108K mileage 1.Lowered, installed camber bots for front and ....
Subaru FAST Info FAQ I just noticed rightangle's helpful post about using AppLocale and updated my OP: http://jdmvi....
Meet Feb 7th @7PM Lower Mainland/Vancouver area Yeah guys, nice to put faces to names. Look forward to a bigger get together in the spring! CHeers....
Cool JDM Turbo Cars You could go all out and bring in a r34 then ;) Another nice car is the GT4, one I have thought abo....
The Evolution of my Pajero awesome, love the paj evo's, I love my 95 Pajy, just need the $$ to get it goodies from Australia :P....
GDA WRX vs GDB STi Chassis Strength and Weight Hey guys so as most will remember the GDB has a chassis which is something like 148% stronger than G....
Rhdgc8's 2001 Bugeye STI WRB You must be very excited, it reminds me of when I bought GC8 WRX RA. I bought in January and receiv....
jzs16 aristo from Victoria BC Canada thank you, and no its just after the cars been driven and i start it up warm it seems to idle a bit ....


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1998 Toyota Aristo V300 - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

For sale is my 1998 toyota aristo

108K mileage

1.Lowered, installed camber bots for front and rear.

2.Body kit

3.Niche M155 Bronze front 8.5 245/35/19 rear 9.5 275/30/19. Rear tires are brand new, front 85% left

4.New brakes

5.LED tailights

6.JDM navi(can't even use it) with player, Aux hooked up.

7.[COLOR="Red"Front cracked bumper sent to repair and repaint.

Asking for $8750 with Niche wheels, or $7700 with that silver wheels.

Minor OBO welcome, but not willing for trade, lowballers will be ignored

text: 77eight-8nine6-two111


Cool JDM Turbo Cars - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

Hey guys. I am curious about importing a car and want to hear some cool suggestions. I want a turbo car and have been looking at GC8s, bugeyes, toyota starlets, etc. If any of you have any cool ideas I want to hear them.
I love Subaru's they are affordable and very reliable. You also get a quick car for the money spent imo. The GC8 chassis are great, you can import a WRX for fairy cheap. The STI will run you a bit more depending on condition and miles.

Talk to one of our sponcers and let him know your budget, and he will help you find the right car.

Personally I have purchased from both jdm connection and sastradkk with no problems.

Good luck and welcome to JDMVIP!!
One thing that would help would be to know what you would use it for and if you have a family etc...
But with just guessing +1 for a Subaru, whether an Impreza turbo, Legacy turbo or Forester turbo I do not think you would be unhappy.
jdmvip;92358One thing that would help would be to know what you would use it for and if you have a family etc...
But with just guessing +1 for a Subaru, whether an Impreza turbo, Legacy turbo or Forester turbo I do not think you would be unhappy.

I am a teenager and while practicality would be nice, it's not a necessity. I drive a 240sx right now.
I think this will take most of us back to our days of first getting into JDMs, it is really hard to know what you want at first. One thing I found is that comparing by performance, class (eg. luxury vs sports) was a big help in understanding in what I was after. I remember being interested in everything from an R32 Skyline, Soarer, Aristo etc.... but when the GC8 Version 1 was available I went all out for it because I've been an Impreza fan since I was a teenager :)
You could go all out and bring in a r34 then ;)

Another nice car is the GT4, one I have thought about importing prior to my GDB.


GDA WRX vs GDB STi Chassis Strength and Weight - Subaru -> Impreza

Hey guys so as most will remember the GDB has a chassis which is something like 148% stronger than GC8

My question is this from the 2000 MY
GDA WRX weighs 1340kg
GDB WRX STi weights 1430kg

I would gather the GDB chassis is a bit stronger than GDA but by how much and how come the STi weighs so much more even the bodies are quite similar?

I am guessing but am hoping someone knows the answer but would think GDB weighs more mainly because the chassis is stronger and uses heavier components.


The Evolution of my Pajero - Mitsubishi -> Mitsubishi General

You probably puzzled it out already but... I've got a Paj-Evo coming! William@JDMConnection did it again.

140k kms, 4C as graded by TAA in Hiroshima, but probably higher by USS standards. Certainly looks like it in the pics. Vancouver ETA of Feb17th, so Calgary roads by the end of Feb with any luck?

http://jdmvip.com/forum/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=2597Image:http://jdmvip.com/forum/jdmcarpics/MT156358-7.jpg-207456b541581da45.jpg

This, my seventh Pajero///Montero, is the one I've always wanted. Wife loves her third gen Montero, so we'll be keeping both, and I'll daily drive my Sportback. Paj-Evo is purely for fun and games. :)

This mitsu section is not exactly hopping, but someone has to keep it interesting? I'm going to be setting up a Mitsu 4x4 get together later in the spring in Calgary or nearby, if anyone is interested.
That is one sweet rig!
Nice Pajero Evolution, they are futuristic looking units for sure.
Well, I was more excited by the close to 300hp from a naturally aspirated MIVEC V6, front and rear torsen diffs, tubular aluminum racing suspension, aluminum hood, and Recaro seats. But I guess you could call it futuristic... for 1997? A lot of the GEN3 developments sprang from this platform, and carry right into 2015's Pajero, so in some ways it was very futuristic, if not prophetic.

In any event, looking forward to driving my ultimate JDM dream.

Phil
rhdgc8;92328That is one sweet rig!

Thanks! Hope it is sweet in person as it seems to be on paper and in pics...
I was actually bid on a few of these Pajero's before I decided to go with a Forester.
awesome, love the paj evo's, I love my 95 Pajy, just need the $$ to get it goodies from Australia :P


I'm totally down for a mitsu meet in spring


jzs16 aristo from Victoria BC Canada - Import Discussion -> Welcome, Announcements & Suggestions

new to this forum, decided it would be a good idea to sign up and get to know some fellow 16 aristo owners since I've been finding lots of good info on 16 aristos on here. I imported my 1998 v300 vertex edition aristo in august of 2015, with 68,800KM now sits at 87,900KM, since I've got it I've put on BLITZ damper zz-R coilovers, BBS forged RGR 18x8.5/18x9.5 with general gmax as03 tires 235/40/18,265/35/18 and a apex'i drop in power filter also just bought a cat back Fujitsubo 4inch exhaust for it.
Been trying to get the car to trac straight and not vibrate on highway since I've got it, new wheels/tires didn't do much helped a bit, i believe its my steering rack bushings,lower control arm bushings, sway bar bushings and sway bar end links causing it..i have ordered all mentioned bushings in polyurethane and will see if it fixes it. Has anyone else with a 98 16 aristo had these problems, 100kmh steering wheel shake and intermittant pulling? Ive read other places on the internet that the 98-00 aristos are prone to this problem because of the steering rack design as they re-desighned it for 00-05 aristos. Anyone else have a slight wine/whistle noise coming from their 1st turbo at around 2100rpm? Also anyone have a fix for low idle, mine seems to sometimes idle below 500 but nothing else seems to be bad. Last but not least, oil leaks, seems to be common on aging 2jzgte's, I've replaced my valve cover gasket, didn't do much so I'm going to replace my cam seals and crank seals when i do my timing belt in 10,000km. kinda long but just thought id try and get some information, also any other good mods to do to the 16 aristo?

tried uploading pictures of my car but wouldn't let me because my post count isn't 10.
Welcome to the forums and what a nice looking example you have. I've had a 97 JZS161 fantastic cars but experienced a few issues you have. Is your idle so low that the car stalls or is it just sometimes a bit low and rough?

As for shaking on the highway, my 161 had it and my UCF31 has it too. It just seems to be a Toyota issue and something is wrong with yours if it doesn't have these issues. I have threads for a lot of the issues I had with my 161 Aristo around here. If you can make a new thread for each issue I will try and help out.
thank you, and no its just after the cars been driven and i start it up warm it seems to idle a bit low, revs up fine, never really becomes rough or unstable idle though, saw you're post on cleaning ocv valve might try that out. thanks for the reply!


New Manitoba Member - Import Discussion -> Welcome, Announcements & Suggestions

Hello everyone on jdmvip, nothing will change very quickly in my build, but might as well make a thread to document it.

It's a 1999 Forester S/TB. Came with the ej205 from factory. Used Brian at B-Pro to import it in August or September 2014.

Current "mods"
95 STi Limited seats
Glowshift boost gauge
RallyArmor Universal Flaps
Optima Redtop Battery
SRT4 BBS ACR wheels 16"
Ichiba extended wheel studs
Ichiba 5mm wheel spacers

Purchased items (but not installed)
4 pot front calipers
VF23 turbo
Gates timing belt and water pump kit
new coolant temperature sensor
AEM UEGO A/F gauge and sensor (just misplaced the sensor somewhere in the house)
3" turbo back exhaust
shifter bushing kit
block heater
WRX wagon KYB AGX struts and oem springs/top hats
Whiteline front and rear endlinks
GC8 18mm rear sway bar

Future Plans
EcuLabs chip
Nemesis tune
new speakers (one current one isn't working)
S/TB Type A lip kit (front and rear)
new clutch (probably oem exedy)
DW fuel pump
injectors (unsure of sizing)
hellahorns
STi TMIC (might go aftermarket, have to wait and determine later)
hose kit
Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on your STB! I have one myself, they are awesome cars. Please post up some pictures :)
These are from last summer when I had it on a set of 18" SSR GT2's. And the last picture is somewhere up by Banff after I had picked the car up in Vancouver and was on the way back to Manitoba.
Welcome and congrats on the nice S/TB, fantastic shots and photo work too!
Your Forester is very nice, beautiful pictures to wow!
Thanks for the comments guys. Shots were done by a good friend of mine who thankfully is teaching me his tricks for car photography. I love the shots he's taken and am looking forward to getting him to do some more this summer.

Should be mounting WRX suspension this weekend so I'll post some of my before/after shots when I'm done.
WRX suspension.. I assume that will lower your wagon a tad? Do you just swap out the spring, or the complete assembly?
rhdgc8;92364WRX suspension.. I assume that will lower your wagon a tad? Do you just swap out the spring, or the complete assembly?

From what I've read online it'll lower the forester about 2" or so while still maintaining a decent feeling going over bumps on the road.

I have the oem springs/top hats on new KYB AGX struts. So I'm just doing a full assembly swap basically. Should be fairly straightforward.
That sounds about right I think I've read on one of the Forester forums or guys from the UK doing this. I'd love to see pics and know how the handling improves after you do the swap. Doing the struts on these Subaru's is fairly easy.
I would like to see pics also.


Forum Migration - Import Discussion -> Welcome, Announcements & Suggestions

The forums were moved to a new folder.
Initially we started with jdmvip.com/jdmcarforums and then forums.jdmvip.com but now we are at jdmvip.com/forum and some upcoming changes will start to make the site and forums easier to navigate.

If you guys have any trouble with old links or things seeming broken please PM me or another mod. If it is really broken use the contact form here: http://jdmvip.com/Contact_Suggestions_Feedback-42-articles

Thanks guys!


Datasystems ASC680 + harness for UCF31 - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

Hey all,

I bought an ASC680 to go in my car, but have decided to stay at stock height now, and then go with coilovers instead of air ride.

I am open to offers on the unit, and am more than willing to ship the unit at the buyers expense.

Looking at other units selling online, I am pricing the unit to sell at $550 USD plus shipping.

I could be open to a trade for 18-19" deep offset wheels. Let me know what you have.

If anyone is interested, please don't hesitate to get in contact with me via the forum, or email at [emailspudgoesglobal@gmail.com[/email

Cheers,

Ryan


Crack on chassis - Honda -> Honda General

My car is a 2005 model odyssey. 6 months ago I had an accident. My car hit on a tree. the car body had almost collapsed and there were lot of other complaints too. I gave the car to Apex specialized automotive for a complete repair. But on a detailed analysis they are saying, there are some cracks on the chassis too. Hope I must pay a huge amount for its complete repair. What would be the good choice? Should I go for its repair or buy a new car? If I prefer to to do a complete auto repair and service, Will it worth?


2001 Crown Majesta in Vancouver - $9800 - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

2001 Toyota Crown Majesta

4.0L v8 - 1UZ Engine (Lexus Ls400)
82000 KMs
Automatic Transmission
Power Options ( window, door, trunk, mirrors, seats )
19" Chrome Work Wheels, staggered, 3 piece wheels
Black Painted Roof
CD/DVD/MD player
5 TV Screens (2 in Headrests, 2 in sun visors, 1 in center console)
HID Headlights
HID Foglights
All options, too many to list
Car is lowered, cambered
Rear shade
Aftermarket front Bumper, Side Skirt, Rear Bumper
Aftermarket Side mirrors (have turn signals and lights in it)
Climate Control System(front and rear, rear has own controls)
Heads Up display (reflects on windshield)


778-863-7611 or email [emailvassilyk89@gmail.com[/email
Can you post up a copy of the auction sheet?
the floor/carpet had some stains on it and the dashboard had some weird glue crap on it(its obviously all cleaned up now) thus the C grade
Welcome to the forums and man what a nice Crown Majesta, they look amazing especially in real life shots. I was looking at one of these before and wonder if I should have brought one!

This car has a bodykit and that's a big deal because kits cost thousands of dollars for these cars (I remember researching). They are very rare to find kits for and very expensive so I think the price is bang on if not too low.
Hey thanks man, appreciate the feedback. Yeah the kit is a K-Break kit and those definitely arent cheap for this car.

In terms of price i think its fair, simply cause im not trying to shoot for the moon with it. considering the condition and style points of the car I think its just right.
car looks good man, thanks for the sheet.

Ryan
No worries man, thanks!
Come bring it out to the meet with a FS sign maybe someone will be interested: http://forums.jdmvip.com/Meet_Feb_7th_7PM_Lower_MainlandVancouver_area_Import_Discussion_Canada_Importing_JDM_Cars_From_Japan-7304-t
Yeah good idea, will do
Also, that crack/space between the bumper and fender on the passenger side is fixed (probably should upload a new photo but oh well :P )
such a nice crown!!! would trade my aristo instantly lol! always loved the crown, can't believe this hasn't sold yet, guess there isn't a huge market for vip cars, good luck with sale!


BC Applied Vin - Import Discussion -> Canada - Importing JDM Cars From Japan

Hi,

I'm hoping someone has some experience with this, (googling hasn't really helped to this point. )

I have a 1989 JDM Land Cruiser, which I'm planning to put up for sale in a month or two.

It was imported into BC in 04, and so has a BC Applied Vin, which I gather is how ICBC did it back then.

So the big question , is it even possible to sell this vehicle to an American? Any suggestions on who to talk to?

Just want to get myself informed for when I put up the ad, I'm sure I'll have interest from the states, so I need to know what to say.


Cheers,
Ryan
Hey Ryan I have never heard of this before so I can't answer for sure. I would think it should be OK. Now if your car doesn't need the applied VIN you could try to change it with ICBC (not sure if it is allowed or possible).

For example my Impreza has an applied VIN but it was not needed, it is just that me and the broker could not see the VIN# was etched into the firewall.
I have heard of this. This was the solution early on when jdm vehicles were rolling into Canada in small quantities. The issue was the length of the jdm vin wasn't compatible with the North American systems. I know Manitoba and British Colombia assigned new vin plates to a bunch of vehicles early on before the just decided to accept the standard vins.

There is no reason I can think of that the U.S. Would not accept this as long as it's documented. I would call the provincial transport authority in bc and just see if they can send you documentation of the vin change. As long as it's documented that I government authority did the change and it had nothing to do with a collision or rebuilt title you should be ok.

This was purely administrative early on strictly to deal with non standard vin lengths.
Slowboi;92279I have heard of this. This was the solution early on when jdm vehicles were rolling into Canada in small quantities. The issue was the length of the jdm vin wasn't compatible with the North American systems. I know Manitoba and British Colombia assigned new vin plates to a bunch of vehicles early on before the just decided to accept the standard vins.

There is no reason I can think of that the U.S. Would not accept this as long as it's documented. I would call the provincial transport authority in bc and just see if they can send you documentation of the vin change. As long as it's documented that I government authority did the change and it had nothing to do with a collision or rebuilt title you should be ok.

This was purely administrative early on strictly to deal with non standard vin lengths.

Yeah, I don't think I have the documentation on it, so I'll have to try to find that. I've heard from a guy I know that he sold a truck last year with an applied vin, and the buyer had no trouble taking it to Oregon.

I'll look into chasing paperwork next week, and maybe talk to a customs broker.

Thanks
R


Rhdgc8's 2001 Bugeye STI WRB - Import Discussion -> Videos & Photos Of JDM Cars

As some of you may know, I have been on the hunt for quite some time for a JDM GDB in WRB. I was lucky enough to win a 2001 with 106k at auction Christmas day. Thanks again to Steve aka Sastradkk.

The car is expected to land in Halifax early this spring. I am very excited to finally have this car.

On a sad note, this means my 1995 WRX will be going to a new owner very shortly. It will be for sale early April..

Anyway here is my new baby from Kobe auction house

Image:http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/92_IntegraGSR/2001%20GDB%20Bugeye%20STI/STI3_zpsds3yvn90.jpg

Image:http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/92_IntegraGSR/2001%20GDB%20Bugeye%20STI/STI4_zps7wvq0onw.jpg

Just received this picture from Steve last week. Sitting pretty in Japan

Image:http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/92_IntegraGSR/2001%20GDB%20Bugeye%20STI/download_20160122_222709_zpsxeynha7e.jpg
Of course while I wait I started to collect parts lol...

I made a trip up to Montreal last week and picked up a version 8 trunk swap, Prodrive grill trim, version 8 blue carpet, clear fender markers, version 8 tail lights and a set of 17" Wedssport SA90's with winter tires. The Perrin wing stiffies I bought new off Ebay.

Image:http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/92_IntegraGSR/2001%20GDB%20Bugeye%20STI/IMG_20160120_085042369_zpsdt5z7fmq.jpg

Image:http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/92_IntegraGSR/2001%20GDB%20Bugeye%20STI/IMG_20160121_182743136_zps5vblxfji.jpg

Image:http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/92_IntegraGSR/2001%20GDB%20Bugeye%20STI/IMG_20160127_183143513_zps0noqxdlr.jpg

Image:http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/92_IntegraGSR/2001%20GDB%20Bugeye%20STI/IMG_20160120_085051402_zpsk8bdrzlc.jpg

Image:http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/92_IntegraGSR/2001%20GDB%20Bugeye%20STI/download_20160126_133754_zps7uxyblsj.jpg

Image:http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/92_IntegraGSR/2001%20GDB%20Bugeye%20STI/IMG_20160127_182852204_zpszjazkcau.jpg

Image:http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/92_IntegraGSR/2001%20GDB%20Bugeye%20STI/IMG_20160127_182859281_zpsnucxbhsd.jpg

Image:http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/92_IntegraGSR/2001%20GDB%20Bugeye%20STI/download_20160127_183923_zpsnxrowh0y.jpg
Congrats sick GDB I will be on the hunt when my son is a bit older
Crazy! Looks good, parts are rolling in already... Bravo!
Great find! Pretty nice upgrade that's for sure!

Manual?
Car looks really clean!
Thanks guys!!! Yes it is a 6 speed manual. I am not even sure if these were offered in a automatic.
You must be very excited, it reminds me of when I bought GC8 WRX RA. I bought in January and received it in May (barely long story but if interested search for IBC Japan in the forums lol).

GDB only comes in MT with 280BHP but the GDA WRX with EJ205 has an auto option and both make 250BHP.


Looking for reputable Midwest importer. - Import Discussion -> United States USA - Importing JDM Cars From Japan

Hey all! I live in southeast Wisconsin, and I'm looking for an importer to buy a 1985 AE86 Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Meet Feb 7th @7PM Lower Mainland/Vancouver area - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales



Meet Feb 7th @7PM Lower Mainland/Vancouver area - Import Discussion -> Canada - Importing JDM Cars From Japan

Date: 2015/02/07 (Sunday Feb 7th)
Time: 7PM
Where: Vancouver/Lower Mainland Area (TBD)
Possibly Market Crossing in Burnaby (Byrne Rd/Marine Way) or Surrey SFU

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Hey all,

I know we have been trying for a long time to get everyone in the lower mainland together for a meet, so I thought I would try to get this going again.

Im moving to the island in the next couple of months (end of March), so it would be awesome to get as many ppl from the forum that live in the lower mainland together sometime in the next week or so?

Where works for everyone? I think Byrne Rd in Burnaby works pretty well for a central point?

Ideas?

Ryan
while I'm out in Calgary, I am coming to the coast feb 24th, and will be in Van 25-26 ( going to canucks game on the 25th) it would be awesome to make a meet then if it gets planned out for then
Hey guys yes it is about time some of us met up!
I am fine with anywhere in the lower mainland that works for more people and preferably in the late afternoon or early night.
Nukes25;92261while I'm out in Calgary, I am coming to the coast feb 24th, and will be in Van 25-26 ( going to canucks game on the 25th) it would be awesome to make a meet then if it gets planned out for then

I would love to say yes now, but my wife is due on the 18th, so I am probably going to be pretty busy around that time. I'd love to organise one for earlier, and if there is one for that time too, and I am able to make it, I would definitely come.

Cheers,

Ryan
I will be in Vancouver Feb 6-13th. Would be great to meet up with some of you.
I'd be down to come out if its on a Saturday night, I'm only driving something usdm as f**k right now but I'd like to meet some of you guys.
It would be great to see you too Steve. Guys can we fit it into Feb 6-13th? It would be cool to meet up with cobra (long time member!).
Gents,

I propose we meet on Sunday Feb 7th. Myself, Pacman and another RHD owner (all of us from Toronto) will be there. We're driving my RA.

Does this work for everyone else?
I am in
What location works best for all?
As long as it is in the evening, I should be able to make it.

I think that the Tim Hortons at Byrne Rd and Marine Drive is pretty central.

Ryan
Hey guys and sorry SPUd I hacked up your OP but let me know if you want me to change it (just trying to make it easier).
OK so how about Sunday Feb 7th at 7PM Market Crossing or alternatively I suggest SFU Surrey because there is lots of space and privacy (I am fine with what works for most though!).

Here is what our last SFU Surrey meet looked like: http://forums.jdmvip.com/BC_VancouverLower_Mainland_Area_Meet_for_May_Import_Discussion_Canada_Importing_JDM_Cars_From_Japan-6499-t-7#65
Either location works for me too. Marine is closer to me, but thats the only reason I would vote for it. ;)

Ill bring my UCF31.........the jzs161 wont have arrived in time. The UCF is nicer anyway I think.

Ryan
jdmvip;92296Hey guys and sorry SPUd I hacked up your OP but let me know if you want me to change it (just trying to make it easier).
OK so how about Sunday Feb 7th at 7PM Market Crossing or alternatively I suggest SFU Surrey because there is lots of space and privacy (I am fine with what works for most though!).

Here is what our last SFU Surrey meet looked like: http://forums.jdmvip.com/BC_VancouverLower_Mainland_Area_Meet_for_May_Import_Discussion_Canada_Importing_JDM_Cars_From_Japan-6499-t-7#65

No worries at all mate, hack away.
+1 SPUd :)
Cool OK the notice is short but spread the word everyone :)
It is supposed to rain on Sunday what does everyone think about SFU Surrey or IKEA Coquitlam so we could be undercover?
Im good with Ikea Coquitlam if that works better for people?
Yes let's decide, king_cobra what works for you since you and Pacman are from out of town?
Just a suggestion/observation but it will be tough to get ppl out on SuperBowl Sunday
Gents,

Ikea Sunday works for us. We have a dinner previously nearby but probably won't be there till around 8 though.
Sounds good Cobra I will be there at 7 with Celsior.
Anyway who's coming can you PM me your number and car info!

Hey Kombat you are right but we'll make it a mini-meet anyway especially with guys like Cobra and Pacman being around. We'll do a big spring meet soon though.
Nice one......Ikea carpark at around 7pm it is!

See you guys there. I probably wont be able to hang about too long, but im looking forward to meeting whoever is able to make it.

Ill have the Celsior as well.

Ryan
We had a nice little mini meet and met some great people who showed up on short notice. It was the first time since my son was born that I had a chance to get out for a meet and everyone I met was cool and had a lot and knowledge and info to share (this is how I learn :)). Let's try and plan for a big spring meet!

SPUd came through in his blue Celsior
King_Cobra and crew came in his STi RA
vassilyk came through in a sweet looking Crown Majesta


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Yeah guys, nice to put faces to names.

Look forward to a bigger get together in the spring!

CHeers,

Ryan


00 Legacy Gtb front Cv Axle part number - Subaru -> Legacy

Just picked up my 2000 legacy GTB E-Tune and discovered both front inner CV boots are torn, anyone know what CV axels or boots I can use?
Thanks!
Is this what you're looking for? Image:http://parts.subaru.com/images/parts/subaru/productimages/fullsize/28023AA011%201.jpg
If so, part number may be 28023AC060 (as per http://subaru.epc-data.com/legacy/bh5/167-ej208/trans/280/28323/) assuming yours is manual or that auto and manual are the same part.
Scott64;92255Is this what you're looking for?
If so, part number may be 28023AC060 ( assuming yours is manual or that auto and manual are the same part.

Thanks, ya the car is manual. Do you know what the Axle part number is? Will a usdm legacy cv axle fit?


New member from Canada,ON - Import Discussion -> Welcome, Announcements & Suggestions

Hello everyone! I have recently purchased 1999 Toyota Crown Majesta. Waiting for vessel booking to bring it here. Shopping for insurance right now...:D
Welcome to JDMVIP! Congratulations on the purchase.
Thank You !!!
Welcome to the forums Beemer and we'd love to see some pics of it. Those Crown's are considered to be some of the finest cars IMHO.
Here are some pictures from Japan. Looks like the car is in great shape!
wow! she's clean! congrats!
Very nice looking Crown!


JDM Subaru Legacy B4 2005 non-Turbo half cut front clip - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

Hi All,

I am new on this forum and I am looking for support.

I have a sedan JDM Subaru Legacy B4 2005 non-Turbo
and last month I have been in to an accident with my car.

The main damage is on the front right corner and the engine is OK.

Now I am looking for a half cut front clip to buy,
so I can replace the damage body parts.

Does anyone know where I can find
a sedan JDM Subaru Legacy B4 2005 non-Turbo half cut front clip?

Best Regards,

Tento
Welcome to JDMVIP! As for a front clip, depending where you are located there is quite a few import shops in Ontario and Quebec that could probably help you out. They sell half cuts and clips. Nagoya,Osaka,JDMadvance just to name a few..
Sorry to hear about the accident :(. Are you sure you need an entire clip? If it is just the front right fender you should be able to source a USDM Legacy part that fits AFAIK.
Guys, I will like to thank you for your feedback.

The situation is like the attached pictures.

Regards,

Tento
Ouch :( .
Wow I hope you are OK I don't think anyone expected that kind of damage by how you described it. OK front clip would be your only option as I am guessing the car does not run well if at all after that.

Have you actually had the car inspected by a good body shop? I would think there is likely frame damage and maybe damage to the a pillars as well as front suspension components.

Honestly unless you can get the work done safely for a very low price it may not be worth repairing or getting a front clip. You'd probably get a mint condition full car for less I'd bet.


Tire Size Comparison and Rim Fitment Tool - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

I've been using this tool and have found it spot on, very handy when changing rim sizes.

https://tiresize.com/comparison/

This is another very handy tool when shopping for aftermarket rims or even i replacing your current tires and you want to go skinnier or wider.

http://www.tyresizecalculator.com/tyre-wheel-calculators/tyre-size-for-rim-size-width-calculator

One other thing is that sites like TireRack usually have a spec sheet for each tire and it will actually tell you what size fits your rim width.

The one thing that is hard to account for is of course when going wider and taller and different rim offsets is will you rub? The only way to have an idea before is to check forums for your car and see what people report.
This is what I used a few times to see if my tires would rub. https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
It's a pretty good tool but nothing's foolproof.
The tire size comparison is kinda cool I'm thinking about starting a new build and it's cool to see the new size beside the old
Image:http://forums.jdmvip.com/jdmcarpics/image.png-34115692f81e62167.png
Very handy I didn't know 1010 still had useable tools (they don't work in my phone at least). I think both of the other sets probably have an offset calculator but sometimes a certain site is easier for people.

I didn't know there was an actual picture comparison feature either lol.


What this site is about - Import Discussion -> Welcome, Announcements & Suggestions

Hey guys I started this site back in 2007 and I didn't think I'd ever have to make a post like this because it's the most basic thing we all know to do.
Everything I'm mentioning and more has always been in the rules.

Here on JDMVIP.com we welcome all people of different ethnic backgrounds, races, genders, sexualities, religions, ages, EVERYTHING. If you are human being, and can type and read, and be respectful; you are welcome here.;)

But here's what's NOT welcome. If you are the kind of human being, who is racist, homophobic, sexiest, fundamentalist hater of any of the above, then you are not welcome here. :mad: If you can keep civil and keep your nasty hate to yourself, treat others on this site with respect and tolerance; then you can stay here to contribute to the JDM community.

It is against the rules here to be disrespectful, to be racially motivated to post racist/ prejudiced material and you will be banned immediately if you break this very important rule.

It's fine to joke with friends, since we are a community of friends, but be mindful and respectful. Speak freely and but appropriately. There are laws in this country, and those laws apply here.

If you have any questions, comments or need further details please contact me.

:)

Cheers!
Well said ;)
Shitty that it has to be said. I am not one who is always the most PC all the time (being Australian), but even I know the limits of what is acceptable.
What happened? What laws? I am so confused.



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