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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.

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.

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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

Car Security Compatibility Awesome, I actually know GlennC. Friend did a stereo with him a couple months back. Just another qu....
Newbie Sti Type RA I did some reading and ive seen mention of ra gearsets with a taller 5th gear. What does your rev to....
HELP! I need to find a rhd insurance company in ontario canada ah, gotcha....
Cars available 2015 Im looking to bringing in a jzx110 mark 2 when they're legal :D....
Apexi power fc for lower octane level??? My car was happiest with Shell V-Power.....
My EVO 4 Build thread.... it will be slow.... Great work! Making your own exhaust is definably time consuming but worth it in the end. I really li....
25yr Rule on Mazda Eunos J Cosmo The manufacturers date would have to be 1990 or older for the federal import standard. Compliance wi....
What is causing my WRX EJ20G jerkiness and hesitation? ^^ Are you running a upgraded fuel pump? Your issue seems like it is fuel rel....
More BG5 Parts including new FMIC system... I've found another little goody, a carbon fiber BG5 grille. Brand new, never installed. The finish o....
Broker or Agent in Japan ^I can confirm I had a terrible experience with Feast Auto, I do not recommend him to anyone.....


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25yr Rule on Mazda Eunos J Cosmo - Import Discussion -> Japan Car Export/Auction Discussion

I have a question on the 25 year old rule for a Mazda Eunos J Cosmo, I'm currently speaking to a local dealership in Japan and they have a few of these i'm interested in purchasing them however i'm not sure on the legality of them and the whole '25 year rule' - Can someone clear that up for me? What years would the vehicle need to be in order for me to legally be able to import/register it?
The manufacturers date would have to be 1990 or older for the federal import standard. Compliance with the epa standards (21 years and older) says the "vehicle must be in unmodified condition" ie: the engine must be stock.

Keep in mind legal to import and legal to register are two different things, you will have to look into your state laws to plate and register the vehicle.


Apexi power fc for lower octane level??? - Import Discussion -> Canada - Importing JDM Cars From Japan

Before my car arrives, want to get some more infos..:)

Anyone knows how to use Apexi power fc to the lower octane level to suit Canada's fuel?

For what I know that even I put 94 Octane to my car, it will still knock a bit because jdm cars generally run 100Ron and convert Canadian 94 Octane to Ron, its only 98Ron.

Does it really matter or I should better get a power fc to tune the map down? Anyone knows how to tune it?
Where are you located?
[QUOTE=tperkins;89747]Where are you located?[/QUOTE]

From Vancouver BC
Well, I can't help you out too much as I don't know what is available in Vancouver.

On the other hand, if you search you can find info. A lot of people just run the car on the fuel available and have little problems (including myself on my old Subaru).

Maybe if you provide some more info someone else can speak up, for example: what car you have, what your plans for the car are, what the car has done to it already, what is your budget like etc.
My car has ran flawlessly on 91 for 64,000KM, I wouldn't be too worried. There are better options for tuning then the PFC anyway. Get in contact with some local tuners and see what they offer.
[QUOTE=tperkins;89753]Well, I can't help you out too much as I don't know what is available in Vancouver.

On the other hand, if you search you can find info. A lot of people just run the car on the fuel available and have little problems (including myself on my old Subaru).

Maybe if you provide some more info someone else can speak up, for example: what car you have, what your plans for the car are, what the car has done to it already, what is your budget like etc.[/QUOTE]

Yea, probably should give more info.

2000 gc8.
Version 6 type RA STI Limited (bone stock)
ECU: J2

Plan: Daily driving, not going for track.
[QUOTE=UrbKlr;89755]My car has ran flawlessly on 91 for 64,000KM, I wouldn't be too worried. There are better options for tuning then the PFC anyway. Get in contact with some local tuners and see what they offer.[/QUOTE]

Do you know compare shell's 91 to Chevron's 94...which one is better?
My car was happiest with Shell V-Power.


Newbie Sti Type RA - Subaru -> Impreza

Hi new to the forum with a few questions. Firstly I just purchased a 2000 sti type ra limited blue in color. Im not new to the subaru world just new to the jdm side of it previously owning a 10 wrx
What are the differance between the ra and ra limited?
Does the ra come with the blue seats?
Do all ra have the differerant gear set? Ive read online saying they all have the differant gears with the limited having a 5th gear differance as to not rev so high
is there any tuning solution available other then a stand alone?
What maintance items should i address on arrival?
Lastly for the alberta guys where should i get a out of province done?
I happen to have a big chart of subaru transmissions. Here is all the info you should need to know about it as far as ratios go. I don't have a legend for it so I'm not sure what the 3.33 means, but the rest are individual gears and the 4.44 is final drive

TY754VB1CA 3.08 2.06 1.55 1.15 0.83 3.33 4.44 DCCD (35:65) Open Helical FLSD avail. 12/99 on regular STi RA (optional?)

Tuning options for JDM cars are usually fairly limited unless you can find an in house tuner. You're also out of luck hooking up a COBB accessport to it as they never made a tune for the ej207.

Welcome to the forum.
To answer your questions yes the RA has a shorter gear ratio than normal STI's. The blue seats are specific to the limited models for the V5 and V6 cars. And the differences between your car and a normal RA would be the paint color (as you should have sonic blue mica 74F), and the fact that you have A/C and power windows which are not offered with an RA typically.

As for tuning options, I'm not too sure what will work for your car but PowerFC is always an option but it is quite dated. I believe ESL is coming out with a compatible tunable ECU for you car soon IIRC.

For maintenance I would suggest that you change all fluids upon getting the car just to be safe. This site and Western Subaru Club are great resources for what fluids to use. There may also be thing like brakes and tires that you may need to replace as well but there is no way to tell until you get the car. For your OOP it would he good to know where you are located in AB before we start throwing suggestions at you. If you are in Edmonton or Calgary I will have a few.
I did some reading and ive seen mention of ra gearsets with a taller 5th gear. What does your rev to on the highway? And im in edmonton


Car Security Compatibility - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

Hello guys

I just wanted to ask if there was any need to worry about purchasing a car security kit online and it having a compatibility issue with my car?

Thanks
If its all 12 volts I cant see it being an issue. As long as you set up your unlock pulses right it should all be the same.
Thanks!

Does anyone know a good shop that can properly install a car alarm system in Calgary?

I was just told that if someone who really doesn't know what they're doing can actually send my car to the shop sooner than expected.

I called a shop called JB Power but they asked for $350 for just the installation. I was wondering if that's the normal price...
What kit are you thinking of using? If you've ever done a stereo these aren't that hard. I have a Avital 3100 that I installed on my current Corolla and it was quite simple. Not many wires. As long as you understand what all the wires on the alarm do you are good! I also have mega trust issues with my car so thats why I did it myself. Only took a couple hours, but I knew what wires I was looking for. I assume this is going on the Subaru in your previous posts? I had a 2000 USDM Impreza a few years ago and did a stereo in it and it was a cake walk. Very easy car to take apart interior wise. All this being said, that sounds like alot, but if the shop has a good policy for warranty and they have a good track record that doesnt sound too out to lunch.
Thinking of the Viper SmartStart kit.

It has everything I want from it. :)
I doubt you'd have any issues with that one. If you're buying from eBay or Aliexpress and trying off-brands without solid forum reviews somewhere that's where you may worry about the quality.
Awesome! :)

Another question.

I talked to a mechanic in Calgary yesterday about how much it would cost for someone to professionally install the system and they were asking for $350 for the service. I found that quite excessive but wanted to ask if this was a fair price.

In addition to that, I asked why it was considerably higher than what I expected, they answered with the fact that they see A LOT of problems when people get it done by not as experience mechanics and that is the reason as to why you should pay the premium. Is it really that hard or will it really cause issues if I take it to let's say a Visions or Futureshop for their mechanic to install it for me? I mean, Visions and Futureshop is still expensive with an asking price of $200 but much cheaper than $350.

Thanks
Keep in mind alot of companies wont install remote start on a manual trans. Clutch safety switch generally needs a work around and if you leave the car in gear, its going to start and drive into the nearest tree or other car (Happened to more than one person I know)
If it were a basic system, like my Avital system I'd say its a bit high, but as you are adding remote start its not as bad. Future shop seems to vary place to place. In my neck of the woods, they are terrible though.
I see. Whenever I drive a manual tranny, I always place it into neutral no matter the case.

I will shop around a bit more then.
I am running a Viper 5704V alarm with no issues. I picked it up for $300 USD on Sonic Electronix which has all their car alarms for dirt cheap. At the time the alarm I bought was retailing here for $700 so it was quite the deal.

As for install, go onto the Western Subaru Club site and search up GlennC. He works at a Visions in Calgary and does great work. I had my alarm/starter installed by him which saved me $150 from getting it installed elsewhere. Send him a PM and he would be more than willing to give you input on a any alarm systems as well as pricing for install. I paid $200 with him, but everywhere here in Edmonton wanted $350-500 for install, including Visions.
Awesome, I actually know GlennC. Friend did a stereo with him a couple months back.

Just another question, what's another recommended shop to install car security w/o a starter? Or is Visions Electronics enough to get this system installed?

Really want to know because I'm getting this done before installing a new head unit and it's racking up real fast.

I was recommended JB Power Centre and man, they are really expensive. They're asking for $500 + tax for a system I can get for $300 at a different store. Then if I bring the same system to them if I didn't buy it from them, they'll charge a 150% rate vs their normal rate which is just crazy as it totals to around $900 - $1000 varying on "how much work needs to be done".


jdm gc8 airbag for oop inspection help - Import Discussion -> Canada - Importing JDM Cars From Japan

Hello guys.

Having a 2000 gc8 coming from japan next month. But with the photos that the exporter shown me, it has an aftermarket steering wheel installed. From what I know, this generation should have a momo steering wheel with airbag module, but no passenger airbag.

Another photo from the dashboard when the car is starting, I do not see any SRS/Airbag light as well.

My question is, can I just bring it to the inspection and tell them the car doesn't come with the airbag?

Thanks for the help.
its risky they might catch on to the fact that its supposed to have an airbag. some aftermarket hub adapters lie to the car's ecu and say it has a airbag attached. if thats the case the airbag light will still come up when you turn on the key, it just will go out once the car is started. your best and most legal option would probably be going to an auto wrecker and find a airbag steering wheel from the same CDM chassis and put it in.
[QUOTE=steveo1115;89677]its risky they might catch on to the fact that its supposed to have an airbag. some aftermarket hub adapters lie to the car's ecu and say it has a airbag attached. if thats the case the airbag light will still come up when you turn on the key, it just will go out once the car is started. your best and most legal option would probably be going to an auto wrecker and find a airbag steering wheel from the same CDM chassis and put it in.[/QUOTE]

From the pic I have....seems like the whole airbag module is removed....because the centre console stereo unit is missing and there is nothing behind


Crown Majesta or a Toyota Celsior? - Toyota -> Toyota General

JDMVIP's been talking to me about getting another import these days. He's showed me pictures of a Crown Majesta and a Toyota Celsior, but unlike the past cars, I'm really nervous since our last experience.

He knows a few things about each of these cars, but does anyone own these cars? Do you like them? How does it drive? I didn't end up liking the Legacy we imported, I found it hard to drive I'm not sure why- and the biggest issue it was uncomfortable to be pregnant in that car and then breastfeeding in the back was a freaking nightmare!

Areeb says the Toyota Celsior is about the same size as the Aristo, but is the back seats as roomy, etc.

One of the things I hate about the Aristo but loved about the Legacy was that the hood wasn't like tall so I didn't have to use a cushion to drive to see the road...does that make sense???? :S

So basically anything anyone knows about these cars please share! If you can consider a woman with kids :D

Thank you!
My opinion on this having ridden in both cars (I haven't driven either) is that the difference in my mind is that the Crown is the more generic people carrier of the two. The Crown would also be the less sporty of the two. Most of the taxis in Japan are crowns or similar models.... they are like an intermediate luxury car.

The Celsior, at least the older ones, are very reliable but more sporty in my opinion. Not as nice of a ride though, I think the Crown has more of an older Cadillac feel.
I'm assuming you're looking at S170 crown majestas which has the same engine as the celsior. 1UZ is bulletproof my uncles ls400 had over 400k before he scraped it.
I don't have experience with either, but doesn't the Celsior have air bag suspension that is prone to leaking? Or is that just earlier versions?
celsiors do all have a factory air suspension its cheaper to put in coilovers than to replace the air suspension. its the one thing thats unreliable about the LS400/Celsior. did anyone watch the regular car review of Matt Farahs million mile ls400
[URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFN9Rh1tn88"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFN9Rh1tn88[/URL]
the 1uzfe is a great almost bullet proof engine. I've been looking at a couple ucf10 Celsior's that are for sale locally and man do I want to go test drive one.
The Celsoir was available with normal (spring & shock) and air bag (spring & air bag).

The Soarer V8 models were also the same, available in either.

10-15 years ago the air bag suspension models were super popular because you could buy and install an aftermarket ride height controller and set the ride height at any level you wanted at a push of a button.

But today, I am not sure if I would want an air bag suspension model as the air bags are becoming old and like any rubber will perish over time. Some have attempted to repair the rubber bag but it is never successful. To buy new is like buying a small island, you can always buy used in the hope they will last. The last resort is to remove the air bag and replace with normal suspension/coilovers.

Celsoir - 1989 - 2004 - Non Air-Bag Model.
UCF10
UCF20
UCF30

Celsoir - 1989 - 2004 - Air Bag Model.
UCF11
UCF21
UCF31

As for the Crown, they also come with or without air suspension, I do not have time to list which ones do and do not, I will save that for another day.

Cheers

MB.
I vote for the Crown. I've always loved the big body style of them.
Hey guys good info and insight from everyone.
I've been having a hell of time finding the following info:

The difference between interior features on UCF30,31 and the A,B,C packages.
How do these cars handle (UCF30 vs 31 with the airbag suspension)? I like the idea of stock height adjustment but if we have any issues I will probably have TEIN CS's fitted from the start or shipped with the car (they have been amazing on Aristo).

The main thing I want to know is which models had the massaging seats (were these standard in any version or always an option?). How about the reclining rear seats?

I love the 1UZ but the 3UZ sounds like even more fun with the crazy torque it makes.


1991 Pajero LWB 2.5L TDI part out - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

Recently had a run in with a snow (ice) bank and the damage done has led me to decide it's time to move on. The good news is that there's loads of salvageable parts to be had!

Salvageable parts include but are not limited to:

- 4D56t with 100k km's (recently replaced intake/exhaust gasket, 1 week prior to accident)
- Transmission & transfer case (entire drivetrain)
- Alternator (rebuilt 3 years ago)
- Front/Rear axle assy's
- Middle row bench seat (very clean)
- Driver/Passenger seats with air ride (very clean)
- Working power sunroof
- Some body parts
- Windshield and all other glass (save the right rear window)
- Doors, power windows all 'round
- Disc brakes all around
- Lot's of odds and ends...

Damages include:

- Body twist (right rear window shattered from this)
- Frame diamond backed
- Pitman arm & tie rod assemblies are toast
- Front right marker light
- Left tail light and quarter panel
- Among other things....

Pictures to follow in a few days. Please post here if interested and we'll go from there.

Cheers


WTB: 16x6.5 subaru bbs - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Where To Buy

Looking to pick a set of these up. [url]http://www.ebay.ca/itm/JDM-16-BBS-RG-RG362-Subaru-5x100-16x6-5JJ-Offset-48-Forged-Wheels-Rims-SET-/281398568657?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Wheels&hash=item4184a966d1&vxp=mtr[/url]
Not sure if thats what they go for as fleabay pricing can be all over the place sometime. Anyone have any suggestions?


That post - Import Discussion -> Welcome, Announcements & Suggestions

so I can look at attachments.... -_-


'99 subaru gtb maf sensor - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Where To Buy

Im looking for maf sensor for my gtb 5speed used or new im located in vancouver

Thanks
You can try C and S performance they are in cranbrook I believe.
hesitating? I bought a new one from partsouq.com for 97 gtb
Not cheap, but it fixed the issue!

There is a nissan one that can work but I'm not sure if it needs any tuning adjusting to work.
The MAF should have the part# stamped on it somewhere if you find it please post it and if you still can't I will try to find it for you.
Thanks for all the reply guys, lucky for me one of the subaru dealer has one.
Now its fix


Looking for V2 BG5 GTB Legacy center console - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Where To Buy

So turns out the bumper that got thrown away was actually stolen along with my boost controller and the thief broke my entire center console in an attempt to take out the cd player.

Does anyone know of anyone with a v2 BG5 legacy part out in Canada ?
Sorry to hear about that, this will be hard to find but I'd check all the known JDM wrecking yards and if not your only hope will be Japan.
If insurance will cover it you can contact someone like Rocky Mountain Imports or any other JDM part supplier in Canada.


William At JDM Connection - Import Discussion -> Vendor & Exporter Feedback

So now that I have my car in my hands thought I would do a quick review of Will at JDM Connection.

I will keep it short and sweet. When I decided to get another JDM car I was thinking about importing it instead of buying it from where I
got my GTR here in town.

I emailed several people and William was the first to reply and was very professional, friendly and his site had every detail you needed
to know about where all your money was going.

The process was very easy and I was only required to fill out a few pieces of paper work. He took care of absolutely everything from
sending me links for cars, arranging shipping all the way to Calgary, customs clearance and arranging a company to transfer the money
to Japan.

I will be sending any friends to him and I am sure I will use him again in the future when I feel like having a rwd... maybe a RX7 :D
Awesome to hear! William is defiantly someone I would deal with again as well. Thanks for the quick review.
Great to hear about another good experience :)
Good to hear about your great experience with JDM Connection.
Can you just update one thing about how your car itself is (one thing everyone likes to read and know about).
Im on my 3rd & 4th vehicle through William, i wouldnt change a thing!
The car itself was exactly what I was looking for. Great mechanical shape and no rust at all. I did have to change an inner tie rod and brake rotors to pass an oop but the rotors were within spec they were being ass holes and really hated JDM cars.
William was great in helping me obtain my car!


Fast DIY Temp DRL V4 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - Subaru -> Impreza

Hi everyone!.

Thought I would post a quick simple DIY to turn your park lights into daytime running lights for you OOP and only has a few steps and is very simple. I googled several times and couldnt find one specific to the v4 sti so hopefully if someone else is looking they can find this and they wont need to figure it out themselves :)

Tools you will need:
Philips screw driver
Wire strippers
~18" piece of wire (I used 18 gauge)

Step one:
Remove the 3 screws on the bottom of the steering column

Step two:
Lower the steering wheel hight adjustment lever and remove the bottom piece of trim

Step three:
Remove the fuse box cover/tray

Step four:
Fish a wire from the fuse box to under the steering column

Step five:
Unplug the connector for your park lights (4pin connector with 3 wire in the centre of the column)

Step six:
Remove the ignition fuse and cram it back in with the wire in the top part of the connector. This way the wire stays fused and reduces the risk of a fire/damage if you mess up.
Image:http://s30.postimg.org/8mhhflgu9/DRL.jpg

Step seven:
Shove the other end of the wire into the park light connector as pictured and tape it so it doesnt fall out before your inspection!
Image:http://s30.postimg.org/x83ejqow1/DRL2.jpg

Step eight:
Close everything back up.



This is what I did and it worked for me. I tried jumpering out the headlight relays and unfortunately they were wired to constant power unlike some of the other years so they did not turn off and I was not willing to put the headlights on the switch cct. I also tried just jumpering the park lights at the connector and same thing they didn't turn off.

What this does is just put the park light relay on a source that turns on and off with the ignition switch it should be able to get you through your inspection without the amps from the headlights flowing through your headlight control wiring at the very least causing extra wear on your switch at the most fucking up your wiring.


Transportation from USA - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

We can ship cars, bikes , boats, trucks, tractors, machinery, equipment, any cargo, any size from the US to any destinations worldwide. You need your cargo fast we can air freight it to any major airports in the world. If you ship from anywhere in the world to the US, we can help with customs clearance, port charges, unloading and trucking within the US. We can insure your cargo from any risks.
shipusacar.eu


4 Door Type R's are starting to show up.... - Honda -> Integra

Velocity Cars has one in stock right now in BC. I always used to laugh and shake my head at these when I lived in Osaka, they were everywhere over there..... now they are slowly making there way to Canada.

Would be a fun daily commuter in my mind....

[url]http://www.velocitycars.ca/en/used/1999-acura-integra-honda-typer-1yr-wrnt/5985650/[/url]
I would love to have one of these, it's nice to see they are starting to come up now.
I really like these. What sort of rep does Velocity have?
Same as any used car dealer as far as I can tell. Check the car out thoroughly and negotiate on price.


WTB: 1993 GC8 left side rear door glass - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Where To Buy

Hi all,
I am looking for 1993 Impreza left side rear door glass. All the north american glass is not the right color, tinted blue. The glass I need is tinted bronze (brown).
Thanks Vr4much?!
Can you tell us what the info was in case others need it in the future?

Thanks guys!
vr4much had some glass, I bought it from him. The shop working on my car didn't indicate that it was the wrong color so I assume its all good.

North american glass is tinted blueish, JDM GC8s have brownish "bronze" tinted glass, or at least mine does. Don't break your windows is the best solution, because finding glass can be tough, you basically have to find a parts car from another owner or auto wrecker.


1988 rx7 FC3S For sale - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

1988 JDM spec rx7. This is not a conversion, it is a true jdm vehicle that was just recently brought here from Japan. Federally legal under the 25 year rule. All customs/DOT/EPA paper work in hand along with clean florida title ready to go. I am the First owner in the US besides the importer who had it for a few months (since last september) Anyways on to the details.

GTR spec- this was the lightest model available for this year FC3S with no rear wiper, no sunroof and no power windows or locks
73,000 kilometers original, which equates to ~ 45,000 miles
Authentic R-Magic Front bumper
Authentic R-Magic headlights and fog lights
Authentic R-Magic side skirts
Shine Auto Carbon fiber rear diffuser
HID head lights conversion
LED light conversion all around
Tein coilover suspension with front camber plates
Full Catless Turbo back exhaust
Engine bay dress up bolt/washers
Custom front mount intercooler was done by MT Fabrication in Orlando.
Functional AC (blows ice cold) and Power steering
HKS blow off valve
HKS intake
17x8/9 Staggered Rota grids with new tires
Authentic Recaro SRD racing seats
Autometer Boost Gauge
HKS Turbo timer


Fuel Filter was just changed, along with the spark plugs, and fresh oil/filter change. The heat works great in the car as well. Kilo Racing in Florida inspected the car for any issue and found no problems or issue. Car runs and drives/boosts (8.5PSI) excellent with a smooth steady idle and no leaks whatsoever. No rust or rot on the car, and the frame is straight as well with no accidents. The Car is in immaculate shape for a 1988 with a few small scuffs/ scratches here and there but nothing unexpected for a 27 year old car.

I would consider trades of any kind. I like japanese imports similar to this the most. Mitsubishi, Subaru, Toyota, Honda, etc etc.

Cash price of $16,000 USD or best reasonable offer. Give me a call or txt if seriously interested in the car. Thank you for your time.


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How much would you bid? - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

I'm thinking of picking up a black or dark Color R33 GTST second edition and was wonder what you guys thought would be a reasonable bid. Hypothetically if the car was an auction grade 3.5/4, MT with a B interior?
Talk with a respectable importer/exporter. Chances are they could tell you what the average price for them is, and what to look for. I dont know if you plan on doing the bidding yourself but there is a video a exporter posted on here and its like 6-9seconds of insanely fast bids and lots of blinking lights and some odd negotiations if reserves arnt meant or something odd like that.

Personally i wouldn't buy a skyline unless it was in amazing condition, no mods, low Km's. I'd also get a really good inspection done as well.
[QUOTE=CautionJDM;89492]Talk with a respectable importer/exporter. Chances are they could tell you what the average price for them is, and what to look for. I dont know if you plan on doing the bidding yourself but there is a video a exporter posted on here and its like 6-9seconds of insanely fast bids and lots of blinking lights and some odd negotiations if reserves arnt meant or something odd like that.

Personally i wouldn't buy a skyline unless it was in amazing condition, no mods, low Km's. I'd also get a really good inspection done as well.[/QUOTE]

Welll before you can get an inspection done you Kinda have to buy it.. So outside of the car being a Grade 4, B interior. As far as only buy one with no mods etc.. You would also have to buy the vehicle.
Before you bid just make sure you get a translation of the auction sheet, that way you will know any problems with the vehicle. Most everything good or bad is stated on the sheet.

You can also check on the auction sites to see what previous vehicle sold for with that particular grade. Just to give you a rough idea what they are worth and what you should start your bid at.
[QUOTE=rhdgc8;89496]Before you bid just make sure you get a translation of the auction sheet, that way you will know any problems with the vehicle. Most everything good or bad is stated on the sheet.

You can also check on the auction sites to see what previous vehicle sold for with that particular grade. Just to give you a rough idea what they are worth and what you should start your bid at.[/QUOTE]

Ya this is the part that's confusing because so many vehicles you see are all over the map despite there simular conditions.
When I was dealing with Brave and using their auction portal you could go back a year and see what a certain type of car sold for. I was able to arrive at a figure like that. If you look at a years worth of info you can calculate an average price pretty easily.


One Off Bugeye STi - Sponsors -> Brave Auto Japan Intl -> Brave Auto - Auctions

Anyone want a 2000/12 Bugeye STi with a killer sound system....

Standard auction photos via third party auction sites (what non USS members miss out on seeing), you would have no idea it has a killer system fitted.

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What USS auction members and Brave customers get to see.

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Wow that things crazy someone's going to get a good price on a custom sound system. That much speaker in such a small space should almost be compitition level loud.
Love the wheels. Also, looks like an r33 wing lol
Not my style at all but definitely looks like some quality work was put into it. Someone will like it for sure.


Air oil seperator - Subaru -> Legacy

Does anyone have one on their Legacy, does it fit ? wondering cause I think they would be good.



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