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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.

Examples of why people find jdmvip.com so useful:
  • Researching JDM Cars, Ask Us Anything and We Can Help
  • Car Specifications
  • Reviews of JDM Cars
  • Importing/Exporting Japanese Used Cars
  • Parts and Suggestions
  • Engine Information
  • Car Maintenance
  • Common and Problems and Solutions for
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.

Unlike many other communities and sites, we have absolutely no involvement or ties to anyone in this industry.  We are individuals who want to get the most out of Japan's finest offerings of JDM Cars and help others do the same.

This site was created first and foremost with the consumer in mind. Our goal is to provide real exciting, unbiased and factual information about the excellent variety of JDM cars available for import.

We hope you enjoy our growing community and the wealth of information it will continue to be for as long as the JDM scene is alive.

If you have any questions about JDM cars visit our Japanese Import Car forums by clicking here.

We'd also like to remind everyone that JDMVip.com welcomes all its members from around the world including government officials and import/export companies to be a part of our site.

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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.

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V1 GC8 EJ20G Timing Belt parts Have you tried locally for these parts? I bought most of mine from Napa.....
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New member - New 00' Legacy GTB That's it sit back and enjoy the boost.....
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My Subaru family and friends from South Africa Hi guys, I'm from South Africa! I had always dreamed of having a Subaru, since I was little. ....
New member from South Africa! Hi guys, my name is Gareth and I'm from Johannesburg, South Africa. I stumbled upon the forum whi....
WTD: JDM Turbo Manual Wagon If things turn out how they are planned I will be in the market for a new car in the next month or s....
Type R Photoshoot Wow, great examples. Makes me want one again!....


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Hi.. - Import Discussion -> Welcome, Announcements & Suggestions

New guy to the forum.. Looks great.
I am a mechanic from Oxford UK and have owned many imports over the last 15 years or so... Recently sold my supra and currently own a fto... I have specialised in import repairs for over 10 years but had the last few years away from them businesswise due to contract work taking most of my time. Hope to help and learn a few things. :o
Welcome to the forum !
welcome to jdmvip!


My Subaru family and friends from South Africa - Import Discussion -> Videos & Photos Of JDM Cars

Hi guys,

I'm from South Africa!

I had always dreamed of having a Subaru, since I was little.

I wanted the iconic blue one with gold rims, I wanted specifically the Blobeye/Peanut eye one...

And my wish came true!

I bought an 05' STI on the 18 May 2014 (she is the 2.0 litre with DCCD)

She had 110 000km(68350.83 mikes) on the clock
Stock standard besides a lowering kit (30mm drop)

In the time I had owned her, I have fitted her with a Mishimoto radiator.

However.....

Very sad for me to say this :(

On the 5th Feb 2015, on my way to an office lunch, a lady at a stop street pulled out in front of me!

I could not stop in time. Unfortunately, my Blue Blob was written off.

Fortunately everyone involved is ok, thank goodness!!

Car is dead though, just did 7000km on her - she was so neat - i will miss her - she had 117 000km on her.


I thought I would share the pictures from my friends and family.

My father has a silver 2011 Forester XT he bought it in May 2013....

Originally he was using it a lot for travelling to work and back, and getting a lot of mileage on it, but recently he got a Nissan Navara, and instead my mother uses it now for town driving, and she loves saying "its my car", especially when she chases other cars!

My cousin in Durban(near the coast), has a black 2006 Forester XT with the following mods, he bought it in Feb 2013.

- Custom 76mm Turbo back Exhaust
- GFB Geforce II Boost Controller
- Innovate LC-1 AFR Sensor
- K&N Flatbed filter
- BC coilovers
- Tuned by Pierre(Another good tuner from the coast)

He fitted my ex blob's STi turbo, plus he fitted the STi intercooler that he sourced in Durban.

My long time friend in Benoni,Johannesburg bought a ruby red 2005 Forester XT in May 2014, he is loving every moment of it. He really enjoys giving hidings to the GTI's and Fiesta ST's :D He is planning to get it kitted out fully for off-road adventures.

All the way to Secunda,Mpumalanga, my buddy Renier has the best of both worlds, he has a silver 2005 Forester XT and 2002 Impreza WRX STI!

He has had the XT for a while now, but he recently bought the STI, in July 2014, wow what a beauty!!!

His STI is also stock standard, he recently fitted my ex Blob STi wing, must say it changes the look of it. He is hoping to get an aftermarket exhaust system and a Chett tune(One of the best Subaru tuners in the country) soon.

Duardt, recently bought a very neat hawk STi, very nice car!! He recently visited TMS(Local exhaust fitment centre) and they fitted an awesome system to his car, straight after that it was off to Chett for a tune, what a world of difference!

Gideon, bought a 2000 Impreza GT near the end of 2014, beginning of 2015. It has a very loud system, and he is enjoying it everyday as his daily drive.

We recently got together at the end of April to just meetup and have some good laughs as my cousin was visiting from Durban. Also we planned to check out this very rare blob in Benoni,Johannesburg - the STImulating edition. Awesome car, but the deal fell through unfortunately.

I am hoping to buy another Blob STi very soon


New member from South Africa! - Import Discussion -> Welcome, Announcements & Suggestions

Hi guys, my name is Gareth and I'm from Johannesburg, South Africa.

I stumbled upon the forum while looking for a Japanese themed car forum, as I really love Japanese cars, and I wanted to see what other petrol heads around the world have stored in their garage... :D

Look forward to getting to know others on the forum, take care!


WTD: JDM Turbo Manual Wagon - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

If things turn out how they are planned I will be in the market for a new car in the next month or so. At that time I'm planning on buying a JDM wagon so I wanted to post here first before I go to the small number of dealers who currently have what I'm looking for.

My first choice would be a Legacy wagon but I will consider Caldina's, Stagea's and Impreza wagons. I'm not interested in heavily modded vehicles or ones that need TLC. Exhaust and suspension upgrades are fine :). It has to be a manual, I'm sick of autos at this stage. If push comes to shove it doesn't have to be a wagon but a wagon would be preferable for where I'm living and my requirements. Willing to travel within reason (I'm east of Mission).

What's on here??

Dave


New Member From New Zealand - Import Discussion -> Welcome, Announcements & Suggestions

Hey all, I'm Ben and I'm from New Zealand and I own a Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4,

I've had own the Legnum coming up 3 years now, Have own total of 3 Legnum's now haha,

But she has been off the road for many months and still have alot more to do and some of the work I'm doing
EVO 8 Brembo brakes
Tein adjustable suspension
Open diff
Super side skirts
Repaint of bumpers and Super kit
Second hard engine(Doing a full forged rebuild on old engine)

Had hope to have her back on the road by now but probably still good month or so away

Would had share some photo's but can't due not having more then 10 post but I will upload some shortly

Cheers


FS 1999 Mitsubishi Evolution VI GSR 109,xxxkms - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

1999 Mitsubishi Evolution VI GSR 109,xxxkms
109,xxxkms (purchased with 88,000kms) 1st Canadian owner in excellent condition, everything works and runs well, no problems, nothing to fix. Engine runs strong, no vibrations or rattles. Car was an auction grade 4B imported from JDM Connection in Edmonton, I have all the paperwork and car has a valid BC safety. I have only ever run synthetic oil and changed the AYC fluid at regular 5,000km intervals with the oil. Tires still have lots of tread left.
Mods include:
Cat-back exhaust - sounds fantastic
Cusco Coilovers
Mishimo Radiator
Full Factory Ralliart intake piping with battery relocation
Competition Clutch Stage 3 Clutch and Competition Clutch Ultra Lightweight Steel Flywheel
Defi advance control unit and boost gauge
Blitz electronic boost controller
Blitz turbo timer
Odyssey Extreme AGM battery
Momo steering wheel
Recaro seats
Ralliart shift knob
Slotted brake rotors

Much more maintenance has been done on the car; I have all the receipts and log everything in an Excel file.

I have babied this car and put a lot of time and money into it, but I'm selling because I bought a truck and needed something that could get me off-road. It's extremely fast, drives and handles very well.
Cash or Bank Draft only!
No test pilots without cash in hand, but I would be willing to take serious buyers for a ride.
Car is located in Courtenay B.C, I'd be willing to meet serious buyers at the ferry in Nanaimo if need be.
Asking $13,900
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Calgary Cruise Aug 2nd or 3rd - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

Hey guys, not sure if this is the right section, sorry if it's not. Fairly new here and looking to link up with some like minded people this weekend (I know many will be out of town) and go for a cruise. Trying to reach out to the community here to bounce ideas off, turn wrenches, make some friends and just DRIVE :)

None of my regular friends are car people, really, so I will need to branch out to find them! Let me know and we can link up and drive. Route TBD


Where to buy Nissan Skyline turbo - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Where To Buy

I have Nissan Skyline 1996, now I am searching turbo for this car model. My friend recommend me to buy it on ebay, also give me a top seller. When I touch with the customer service, I feel they are professional and can get answer quicky, so I want to share it here. Later I will make order. Oh, i can't post the item link, so I give the store

Store: stores.ebay.co.uk/MaxSpeedingRods-UK-STORE
One of the most important factors for you right now is location. Once we have that we will be able to help you out a bit more.

But off hand, I'll recommend william at jdmconnection.

If you import yourself, don't expect to get a good one for anything under 9k total. Most GT-Ts are around 3000 or more if you want something nice, and that's just the car. My definition of nice in this case is stock body, with around 100k, usually a nice grade R or 3.5 with a B or C interior. Most skylines have been beat up so the stock is hard to pick through.

Edit:
P.S. avoid Carson exports if you're anywhere in the maritimes, they have the cars, but they are grossly overpriced.
Millhouse I think s/he's talking about a new turbo for his already owned JDM vehicle ?

I would see if anyone is parting out on local forums first and then find something on ebay, but do your research before you buy some unknown turbo.
Ah, that would also make sense.

Well then in that case I agree with Kitty. With a critical component such as a turbo it can be advantageous to see it first to be able to inspect condition. That way you know you're getting something in working order even if it's a little older. A turbo isn't usually a part that will wear out too much as it ages, to an extent obviously.


Manuals for 1998 Subaru Legacy GT wagon (2.0L Japanese Import) - Subaru -> Legacy

Hello car forum internet world!

To whom this may concern or anyone who can help!

I own a sweet 1998 Subaru Legacy GT wagon (GT-B, BH5) japanese import and I live in beautiful British-Columbia in Vancouver! I recently purchased it and I am looking for the following PLEASE:

1. Parts manual or parts list/reference
2. Service manual for DIY repairs??


Any information would be of great appreciation!

Many thanks to everyone!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1eA5LdDbptTWFNVRmlQd2FTSFk/view

This is the closest manual I could find for the twin turbo. No parts numbers, but very useful. Should be able to download it.
Thanks jsdub1 I will look into it! Is that your sub btw? It's pretty clean!
Thanks man, it's not bad. Looks better in the pictures though.. I've managed to crack the front lip, twice. New paint is needed on the hood and some spots on the rear (got rear ended). :(

That will come next year. Going to dip the car this weekend to prevent further paint damage.
Where'd you get the GT-B?
I got the GT-B wagon from a company called Velocity cars here in Vancouver, they import MANY cars year round and also ship the cars across Canada... I purchased the ride for under 8000 with only 99xxxkms . It's mint. Completely stock and super well kept. I'll post a picture soon. Yesterday I actually took out the cat and resonator and upped the mid section pipe to a 3" for future projects. :D She's a beast! 280hp manual RHD...
That's awesome, glad you're liking it. I love mine, it's a little quirky but great so far.

http://subaru.epc-data.com/legacy/ check this out if you need OEM part numbers
https://www.amayama.com/en/ here you can order them

Although, there are probably cheaper ways to get them.

The best places for info about these cars, that I've found, are subyclub.com uklegacy.com and clubsub.org.nz


V1 GC8 EJ20G Timing Belt parts - Subaru -> Impreza

Hi all,
My V1 GC8 is finally approaching 100,000kms, only 10k more to go. This means its time to do the timing belt. I've searched around and found this list of parts which appears to be accurate for the EJ20G:

x1 - Gates Racing Timing Belt- GATE-T328RB
x1 - Older Tensioner, EJ22E/T, EJ18- 13068AA051
x2 - Smooth Idler Pulleys- 13073AA142
x1 - Toothed Idler Pulley- 13085AA080
-x1 - Water Pump- 21111AA026
x1 - Water Pump Gasket- 21114AA051
-x1 - Thermostat and Gasket- 21210AA030
-x4 - Cam Seal 806732150
x1 - Crank seal - Front- 806733030
x1 - Crank seal - Rear- 806786040

Can anyone confirm that this list of parts appears correct for the timing belt job? Also includes a few extras that should be done while the front end is taken apart for good luck. Am I missing anything I should order?

The other question I have is, does anyone know of a good source to get most of these parts as a kit? I am pricing this out and the best price so far for the fancy racing belt is amazon.ca, and the rest I've sourced from genuinesubaruparts.com. The total here will be about CAD$650 + shipping which is a bit higher than I was expecting. Any help here is appreciated.
Where are you from reet?
Saskatoon. I guess to save some money here I could forego the water pump and gasket replacements
Has anyone dealt with Z1 Performance before? The price looks good on their kit:

http://www.z1auto.com/prodmore.asp?model=wrx&cat=engine&prodid=7964
Have you tried locally for these parts? I bought most of mine from Napa.


Another New Brunswicker - Import Discussion -> Welcome, Announcements & Suggestions

Hey. Another New Brunswicker here (25 mins east of Saint John). Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself...and I want to be able to see attached pictures while I lurk, which I need to post at least once to be able to do :)

I'm currently waiting on my first JDM car right now (Black 2000 Legacy GT-B) which William (pretty sure everyone knows who he is) is helping me out with. I wanted something that would be fun and functional. Images are attached, though I don't have the car in my possession yet.

I'm hoping I can learn a lot from the experience here and eventually get to the point where I'm a productive, contributing member.

Thanks!
Nice car selection. The legacy has ton's of room in the back so practical will be easy to do. The ej208 of course is just a bonus.

Also, your first post was informative, friendly, and included pictures. I'm sure you'll be fine, so, welcome.
Welcome Maritimer! Glad to see more imports coming our way. Congratz on your purchase, and hope to see you around at the meets.


Toyoace - Toyota -> Toyota General

Hey Guys,

Anyone here owns a Toyoace double cab 4wd?
Recently became interested in this and would like to learn more.
Thanks
I always wanted one but never really got up to purchasing one. The Toyota Van LE started it all...
Kitty;91135I always wanted one but never really got up to purchasing one. The Toyota Van LE started it all...

This is not a van, it's a cool pick up truck.
a110rally;91140This is not a van, it's a cool pick up truck.

And a van ! :cool:
Kitty;91146And a van ! :cool:

Yeah, kind of a pick up truck and van in one.


Where to get a clutch kit - Subaru -> Impreza

So im currently replacing the clutch on my 98' subaru wrx sti and we need to find the right clutch to put in and im wondering what the domestic equivalent of my clutch is so we can go get the right one. I've been to multiple places and they have no idea what clutch to grab me or what to even look up as they only sell domestic parts and cant look up my car in thier systems. So if anybody has had experience with this please lend me your expertise thank you!
2002 WRX

http://forums.jdmvip.com/Exedy_KSB03_Clutch_Kit_Review_fits_GC8GDA_WRXSTi_Import_Discussion_Vendor_amp_Exporter_Feedback-1068-t
Oh ok so the 2002 NA clutch fits on the jdm 98'?


Looking For Reliable Exporters - Import Discussion -> Japan Car Export/Auction Discussion

Hey guys.

I'm new here, I am residing in the United States.

Anyway I was looking for some insight on some reliable exporters and companies. I am fairly new to this and would appreciate if you guys knew any good companies or agents to go through.

Thanks.

(I am also already aware of EPA and DOT regulations, as well as the 25 year rule, but that is it)
Mark at Brave Auto International.
Welcome to the forum !

I like Mark at Brave Auto International as well !
Thanks guys, I will check it out.
Any tips you guys recommend when importing a car from Japan, using an exporter?
Nope, not many tips. Pretty easy process, give everyone involved a heads up when you secure the car. I don't know the details for the States, so I would look further into that, do your research, ask other members whom have imported to the States for tips.

For example, I was sure to tell the import broker that I would be importing, then when I got a car I told him I had one and to expect paperwork, when I got the paperwork I forwarded it off to him (I think Mark did as well). I talked to my insurance to find out the details of what they would need from me and told them upfront I had a car on the way. I got everything I needed for transport permits as soon as I could and lined up inland shipping.

It is pretty simple, make a few phone calls, that's about it (here in Canada).

Oh, and if you use Mark, listen to his opinions. If he doesn't like a car, don't press it. As he says "if you are patient you will find what you want or better."


Hey Everyone! Quickly Introducing Myself - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

Hey guys, just introducing myself like the other new person did on another thread. I'm happy to be able to join the community! I'm a total car guy and Japanese imports are my favorite! I run a small parts company online and I've been working on cars for as long as I can remember. That said, i'm a great contribution to this forum and last but not least, if you guys need any parts, google my company: spam
I've got some pretty solid deals. ANYWAYS thanks for allowing me to join the forum :)


Submit86 meet 2015 - Mitsubishi -> Mitsubishi General

About a week and a half ago I headed down to Red Deer for the annual Submit86 meet. I rolled down with the Evolution Theory JDM guys. This is a Subaru+Mitsi+Toyota meet that draws cars from all over Alberta. Last year was much bigger however still about 150 cars showed up. Here are some pics if you didn't go!

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Wow! Now this a is car meet, thanks for sharing. I bet it was a blast.
I sure like that Evo VI :P

Good pictures here, hopefully I will get to see you again at the upcoming meet. I forgot I wanted to look under your car at the rust bullet.
It was nice meeting you man, sweet 6 too!
I registered for the westside mitsubishi show and shine, hopefully catch up to you there....
Dang if I only knew.
Was a good meet! But no love for the silver frs with the works?? :(
Oh there was love....

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Probably on of my favorite wheel sets there.

Some other cars I enjoyed:

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https://flic.kr/p/vUmGnjImage:https://farm1.staticflickr.com/324/19626842100_19e1e1dc8a_c.jpghttps://flic.kr/p/vUmGnjUntitled by https://www.flickr.com/photos/92039495@N04/Lenglish1, on Flickr

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Was just buggin ya haha, that's my car and thanks for the love!! Lots of wicked cars there that day.


Code 66 - Subaru -> Legacy

So I was out camping this weekend, exiting on to highway 40, had the opportunity to give her the juice. Around 3rd gear, b/w 5k and 6k rpm on WOT the boost cut and CEL came on. Pulled off the road and checked engine codes. 66! I had been driving for around 1.5 hrs at this time.

I know that it seems to be the dreaded code but I am glad it's this and not something else.

About 2 weeks ago I refurbed the solenoid box with brand new 4mm silicone line (I did not miss any restrictor pills.) Sprayed out the solenoid valves while they were cycling. Found that line 10 from the box was cracked off so I replaced this as well. Was functioning and boosting very well after this.

Was not having any issues with it last week, but I haven't really pulled like that either. Just had the tbelt / water pump changed, oil / filter changed.

After the code 66 I started diving in a replacing line throughout the engine bay, I am about halfway done (ran out of line). I am carefully checking each line I pull and replace for pills. I am only pulling one line at a time so there's no chance to reconnect it to the wrong place.

Went on another drive to test and after a good warm up gave it a pull, same thing.

Will need to remove the intercooler to get at the remaining lines, probably a job for a weekend.

Primary turbo seems to be boosting correctly, but I'll need to fit a gauge to confirm. Didn't have any problems with twin turbo mode before, but I never pushed it like this before.

Will be testing the wastegate control solenoid, pressure relief valve, intake air control valve for functionality. Will re-clean solenoids and get right in the lines with the carb cleaner. Going to pull off the solenoid box again and see if anything has come loose!

Posting this for info in case anyone else get Code 66. Will let you know what works! Car drives fine otherwise as long as I'm not pinning it everywhere, which is 99% of the time.
Well, I am an idiot. I had a line going from the top of the turbo charging pressure relief valve 2 hooked to port 4 of the box, rather than to the top port on turbo charging pressure relief valve 1.

http://imgur.com/DirYql7 I marked the line and port I had connected there for reference.
Hey man, how is your car doing?

What did you have done since we last talked? :)
Hey dude, car is rocking now that I have the vac system hooked up right haha

Had the timing belt kit and water pump changed, flushed the tranny and changed fluid again - much quieter now. Refurbed solenoid box with new silicone hose, pulled about half the vac hose in the engine bay and replaced with silicone hose. Throttle response is and power delivery is much smoother! Just waiting for the rest of my hose to arrive and I'll do the rest.

Did the rear dif fluid on the weekend.

My shift linkage just arrived, won't have a chance to do that for a bit but soon! After that it's get the stock springs from someone else to raise the car back up. Too low and stiff for what my purposes are. Then dip the car for winter!
Sounds like a plan! Good luck with all of it man.

Take pictures of your shift linkage! I want to see how it compares to mine. :)
Yea, I will take pics! Haven't got around to it yet, been so busy. I am going to soak the roll pins in rust penetrant over night, that's supposed to make the job much, much easier. Worst case ontario, I have a guy that will do it for not too much.


Hello Every One....!! - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

I would like to say THANKS for accepting me as a member of your family. I am trom shary From London, UK and Doing a small business of selling used cars. I.e Japan Car imports
Welcome to the scene !

I'm currently looking into purchasing a vehicle, nice to see more small businesses starting up .
Welcome to JDMVIP!
Thanks to all for heartly welcome
Oh no cosmic sans !
Sweet! Same here.
Dbar64;91103Sweet! Same here. Well I run a small parts store online if you ever need parts for your cars. I specialize in Japanese imports. :)

Where are you about ?
Kitty;91106Where are you about ?

I'm based out of Southern California.


EJ20K Downpipe Question - Subaru -> Impreza

Hey guys, I haven't been able to find a specific answer to this. Got a 97 WRX EJ20K bone stock. I tore apart my car to change the clutch, and the downpipe where it meets the CB is all rusted apart. The problem is I can't really afford a standalone ECU to tune at the same time. If I get a catless down pipe without tuning, will it wreck anything? I don't really care about optimal horsepower for now, I'll get an ecu when I can afford it. But will I be ok for like a month? All the info I'm finding is for american cars with different tuning. Thanks.
Welcome to the forum.

Running a aftermarket downpipe without a tune is ok. I ran mine for quite some time before I ended up doing the 550 Rob Tune. You will need a 02-07 WRX downpipe for your car. I just purchased a cheaper godspeed off ebay, it works find and is good quality for the price.
Thanks, thats what i needed.
No problem, please take some time to make a intro and post up some pictures of your JDM car :)
I used the same downpipe on my 98, couldnt use my o2 sensor with it but yeah, never used a tune for 2 years with fujisubo 1 piece exhaust without the resonators , so its essentially a straight pipe with a muffler, just ran rich as hell. on my 99 type ra, i think i'll get a jdm catback to run my stock downpipe, because the fuel economy on my ra is so much better.. lol


FS: 1991 Honda Beat -$18,500 - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

Selling a rare 1991 Honda Beat
Japanese Import Right Hand Drive
Mid Engined, Rear Wheel Drive Kei Car
Two Seater

Pictures: http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/cto/5094727267.html

This unique car is one-of-a-kind. You won't find another one like this.
The 660cc 3-Cylinder engine has been rebuilt and the entire car has been refreshed.

Engine Rebuild
- High Compression Pistons
- High Speed Valve Springs
- Piston Rings, Bearings
- Distributor, Spark Plugs, Spark Plug Wires
- Timing Belt, Head Gasket
- ITB Intake Funnels

- Stainless Steel Header
- HKS Dual Exhaust

Transmission
- High Ratio Fifth Gear
- Cusco Type-RS Limited-Slip Differential
- New Clutch

ECU
- 10,000 RPM tune
- Speed Limiter Removed
- Capacitors Replaced

Suspension
- GReddy Full Coilovers
- Front Suspension Bar with Brake Cylinder Bracket
- Front Undercarriage Brace
- Rear Suspension Bar

Brakes
- Civic Vented Front Disk Upgrade
- Integra Rear Disk Upgrade
- Akebono Ceramic Brake Pads

Odyssey AGM Battery


Exterior
- Aftermarket Lip Kit w/ side skirts
- Aftermarket Hard Top w/ rear window
- 14" Honda HX Rims
- Toyo T1R Tires (195/45R14 Front, 195/55R14 Rear)
- PIAA Aeroblade Silicone Wipers
- Honda S2000 Antenna
- Honda S2000 Rear Badge
- H4H Bi-Xenon HID

Interior
- Alcantara Suede with Red Stitching
- Momo Tuner 320mm Steering Wheel
- Honda Type R 5-Speed Shift Knob
- El-Glo Gauges
- Double-Din Touchscreen Radio w/ iPod and USB
- New Dash Speakers
- Sound Deadening in floor and door panels
- Clear Engine Cover

This Honda Beat has been a reliable, daily driver and it is time for someone else to enjoy it.

I will entertain offers, but I am not in a hurry to sell and will keep it if the price isn't met.

No trades and no tire kickers.

$18,500
Very cool Honda! GLWS



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