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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

555 STi Wagon ... Yeah well, I expect you to rotate them! Hah. Awesome car though I love the 555 wagons!....
What is the best aftermarket turbo inlet pipe? You get what you pay for. I got the mishimoto one, wish I spent even more on the Perrin, as I've hea....
1996 Honda Integra XI Build (ITR Clone) We started on the big changes for the exterior!! Stripped off the vinyl (PITA) btw.... Body work an....
Back to work on the Evo! 2017 mods!! Lots of work but it will be well worth the trouble. I can't wait to see this completed!....
STi RA Spec C S202... Wow very nice cars there........
FS: Subaru aux lights / rally lights with wiring harness I documented the build on this light bar and posted it here a few years ago. Long story short on the....
FS: Subaru camber plates I bought these a while ago but didn't end up using them. Time to see them gone. I'm not sure on the....
1994 WRX Wiring Info for Remote Starter/Alarm Installation Very nice! What does the SG6 model Forester stand for?....
Rhdgc8's 2001 Bugeye STI WRB Nice! I'm about to go explore the 10cm we got this morning.....
Version 7 STi Wagon They're P7s.....


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FS: Subaru aux lights / rally lights with wiring harness - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

I documented the build on this light bar and posted it here a few years ago. Long story short on these is that they were awesome and I did everything right in their wiring... until corrosion reared its ugly head. I didn't consider how much winter road spray would end up in the spot behind the headlight that I used to mount the control box, and the relay terminals corroded away until the lights stopped working.

These are ridiculously bright, and you really have to take care not to blind oncoming drivers!

Anyway - you get three 100-watt spotlights on a light bar that attaches to the Version 3 front end via the bumper bar and the license plate bracket. It will likely work on other front ends also. Includes the wiring harness with fused, gigantic gauge wires to handle the 300-watt load and then some. With a little wiring know-how, you can replace the relays, add your own switches, and mount this up to your car.

Really, I just want to see this gone. I'd take $40 for it, and I can ship it out at the buyer's expense.

Here it is mounted to the car, before I replaced the centre light with a round one:
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With round centre light:
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As it looks now:
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A few scratches on one of the lights (the result of a failed experiment with magnetic light mounts):
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The wiring harness and bumper mounts:
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Failed relays:
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What is the best aftermarket turbo inlet pipe? - Subaru -> Impreza

I am looking to upgrade my turbo inlet pipe. I have found all different price ranges for these, starting from $80 right up to $400...
Do you guys recommend something more expensive like Perrin or Agency power over a NYC ebay brand? I don't want to dish out the extra cash for a brand name if it makes no difference.

Any help would be appreciated
It will be going on my 2001 STI so I assume 04-07 wrx/sti would be the same.

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You get what you pay for. I got the mishimoto one, wish I spent even more on the Perrin, as I've heard fitment is better. A breather line had to be altered a bit and it's larer than stock so a bit of a pain. There'll be a ton of info over on NASIOC.

Fitment is any GD, and probably any GR too haha. 02-07 WRX/STi. EJ207 has as much, if not more, in common with the Ej205 as the EJ257.


FS: Subaru camber plates - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

I bought these a while ago but didn't end up using them. Time to see them gone.

I'm not sure on the brand on these, but they're camber plates to fit GC8 Imprezas. Knowing Subaru, they probably also work in Legacies and Foresters. They were used in the front end, but perhaps would work in the rear too - I can't remember if Subaru used the same top hat design front and rear.

They were installed briefly with the original flat plates, but I found out that without height-adjustable front suspension the plates effectively raise the front end 1/2" - 1". I then removed them and started fabbing up a set of replacement plates that would drop the front end back down. I never got around to installing them with the fabricated plates, though, so there's no guarantee that the new plates work! The flat plates are all good, though, and the whole thing is essentially unused with maybe 100km of service.

Included are the original flat plates, the fabricated steel drop plates, some gaskets/isolators I made from a rubber mat, the bearing housings, and all the required hardware including top nuts to fit both stock 12mm- and aftermarket 14mm-shaft struts.

$120 including Canadian shipping (firm)

Everything you get:
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Original flat plate:
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Fabricated drop plate:
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Version 7 STi Wagon - Subaru -> Impreza

I figured I might as well start a thread on here and say hi. I've been in the Subaru game for a long time - this spring it'll be a decade of exclusive Subie ownership for my wife and I.

It all started in 2007 when I got my first, a WRB Bugeye WRX Sedan. Since then I've had another Bugeye wagon WRX, a Bugeye OBS, and a couple 2.2L GF8 OBS (best North American Subaru IMO) to name a few, as well as a JDM n/a Leggy Wagon and a JDM Forester S/TB. She's had an SF Forester and a Bugeye TS wagon before her current 2010 Forester.

The first Bugeye WRX is responsible for the addiction, and it was while I owned it (including a cracked ringland and subsequent hybrid EJ257 rebuild) that I learned I could one day own a Version 7 STi! My tastes later changed to wagon over sedan, mostly practical as I'm a gigging musician and my upright bass is really tough to transport in a sedan.

Eight years I waited from those initial '92 WRXs showing up until March 2016 when the first Version 7s were available. I watched auctions from October until March last year before I finally found a suitable wagon. It had to be white. While owning a WRB and a OBP Bugeye, I loved the white so much more whenever I saw one. April 20 I picked it up at the port and drove back to Alberta. It's been road tuned open source by AFR Autoworks here in Red Deer and is an absolute blast! The EJ207 and 6-speed is a great upgrade over what I'm used to, not to mention R180 diffs and 4/2pot brakes. It came with some 5 spoke Wedsport wheels, and I got some banged up Prodrive P7s for the winter setup (Hakka 8s). Here's a photo I took in all the hoarfrost last week. Cheers!

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Here's one from the drive home.

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I spread these out over 3 posts so I could get my post count to 10, in order to be able to post photos. Here's one of that sweet V7 interior...

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And here's the old JDMs I had. It would be overwhelming to post all the Subies, and since this is a JDM forum, I'll stick to those.

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Very nice. I would really like a STi Bug Wagon but I already have 3 imprezas so I thought I'd go Forester this time :)

Are you going to source some Brembos ?
Sweet! Congratz on your ver7 wagon. I love the color combo. Welcome to the forum and keep us posted on your build.

Do you still own the stb?
I cant figure out multi quote on my iPhone, whatevs.

Thanks folks! Foresters are great! Especially SF ones!

Brembos - no way. They'd be nice but considering the maintenance costs, and then trying to find 5x100 ... the 4/2 pots are really good brakes - all the track oriented cars came with these over Brembos because wheel fit mostly.

The wagons did get the short straw though. No front LSD option, no DCCD. No 'V7 Goldies' wheels. Sedan came with a choice of 17" wheels and Brembos (no DCCD) or 16" w/ 4/2 pot and DCCD.

I sold the S/TB a little over a year ago, when I started the search for this. My wife still has her 2010 Foz.
Not much of a build either, haha. I've so far had a road tune done, installed some new hoses (mishimoto rad and inlet) and some Rally Armour UR flaps. Otherwise, just a ton of maintenance. Fluids, timing belt, plugs, etc.
I didn't realize the wagons didn't get all the options as the sedan. I was thinking about buying a wagon for the cargo room but my husband has the stb so I didn't bother.

I put the rally flaps on mine as well, I really like the look of them. I find they are way over priced for what they are tho..
Look how popular they are though. Our dollar doesnt help matters either. I remember when they were $120 for the URs.

Mine came off a Bugeye OBS a deer wrote off just before I got this wagon, so that was nice. Thought I had winters too but the wheels didnt clear the 4pots. I got a sweet deal on the Prodrives tho.
True true. Hopefully the dollar will pick up soon, I would like to buy more parts.

What model are your Prodrives? I have had a set for sale forever and can't seem to sell them... Maybe it's the style??
They're P7s.


Back to work on the Evo! 2017 mods!! - Mitsubishi -> EVO

So the Evo 4 is apart again. This time I am making some major chages for the 2017 track season. 2016 was great however the Evo 4, being a small arch car, only allowed me to cram 215's under the car. That wont do for 2017. My plan is to step up to a 245 on 9 inch wheels or so.

To do this I will be swapping body panels from an Evo 5 as well I will be using fenders from Varis up front to complete an original wide body look. I also need to install a roll bar and swap in a bunch or interior parts.

So far this is the evolution of my car:

New:
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2015
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2016
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Man this is so beautiful, your doing a awesome job.
rhdgc8;93548Man this is so beautiful, your doing a awesome job.

Thanks! appreciate that.....


So for the body I will be collecting a bunch of parts, doing repairs, panel prep and paint. This is the combination Ive decided on:

- The front bumper will remain, I will be removing it and fixing some cracks and paint flaws. So Evo 4 bumper.
- I will keep the custom aluminum splitter I built. I will be removing it and repainting it.
- Front fenders will be Evo 4 Varis 30mm wider GT fenders in fiberglass.
- I will be then cutting the rear arches, spot welding them and resealing them. I will then use Evo 5 flairs. These flairs will have new seals and clips installed from Mitsubishi.
- I will be using an Evo 5 rear bumper.
- Due to having and Evo 4 front and an Evo 5 rear I will have to custom make an Evo 4to5 side skirt. So I will fibreglass the ends of an Evo 4 skirt to match the transition from Evo 5 flairs to an Evo 4 skirt.

During the modifications I will have to match the existing Silver Metallic paint and respray all these new parts to match.

Off to the races!
Evo 5 parts everywhere!
A fellow Evo owner helped me out with a bunch of decent spares for the project.....

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These are the glorious GT fenders from Varis ..... $$$$$

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Car is coming apart again!

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Nice EVO! Love these cars!
WAGOWN;93556Nice EVO! Love these cars!

Thanks! This one will be going through a lot of changes over the next few months....

So a few things needed to be done on the car. After two seasons my front bumper has taken quite a beating so some repairs and a re-paint are in order.



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All the cracks were beveled out and repaired....


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While my repairs were drying I had to cut the rear arches as the evo 5 and 6 have about an inch more of clearance....

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The rear structure is two layers of metal so it has to be spot welded and sealed again....
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Eventually I will smooth out the sealed area and fibre glass the welds but for now the area will not oxidize under the flairs.

Then I had time to smooth out the bumper for primer....

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..... and then I primed everything with three coats of high build primer.... lots of sanding ahead....

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I also received an order of Mitsubishi original parts for the flairs. New seals and all the factory clips to attach them to the Evo 4 doors....

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Lots of work but it will be well worth the trouble. I can't wait to see this completed!


FS: 1997 Toyota Starlet Glanza V (LSD+mods) - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

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Chasis: EP91
Engine: 1.3L 4 cylinder turbocharged (4E-FTE) *top mount intercooler*
Drivetrain: FWD+limited slip (5speed manual)
Weight: under 2000lbs
Power: current 170-180hp(
Mileage: 127,000kms

This car is very unique and rare, this model especially comes with a factory LSD (limited slip differential) front strut bar, and rear cross brace. A limited amount of Glanza V starlets were produced with these modifications. It also came with a Recaro Interior, but the owner sold that separately since they are highly sought after in the community...so I switched out the stock starlet interior it came with hah.

I purchased this car completely stock from Japan, it had a turbo timer and that was it. The timing belt was done 10,000kms ago.

Since I have owned it I have added the following new parts:

- front drilled and slotted rotors*
- rear drilled and slotted rotors*
- ebc racing pads
- braided brake lines front and rear
- rear wheel bearings (have to be*done when replacing rotors)
- BC racing coilovers (camber adjustable + 32 way adjustable dampening)
- 15x8 Rays light weight wheels
- 195/55/15 Dunlop direzza dz102
- complete custom exhaust turboback (2.5 inch stainless)
- decat downpipe
- custom air intake
- triple core aluminium radiator+colder thermo
- electric slim fan
- aftermarket ECU increased fuelling, boost restriction removed, safely mapped up to 1.2 bar, speed limiter removed, 8200rpm redline. (ECU is good for 250hp)
- rear interior and rear seats removed (have all original parts)
- front seats removed, replaced with RX-8 bucket seats (custom mounts)
- fresh oil change, fresh coolant, fresh brake, fresh power steering.
- valve cover gasket replaced
- has A/C!
-brand new water pump
-new battery

I may be forgetting some stuff but I believe that is most of it, engine doesn't burn any oil, doesn't leak any type of fluid.

Now I don't want to sell this car, purpose at first was to track the car, and then Istarted to love it far to much. This little beast has yet to see the track, its seen some summer driving, and its surprised plenty of fellow car enthusiasts on the road.

Many of the parts added to the car were hard to get, the starlet does share many parts with the paseo and tercel models here in North America though. The parts hard to get were those of the aftermarket brands etc...shipping on heavy stuff like this from Japan and the UK was very pricey!!!

The only bad with the car is the roof and hood have paint fad and clear coat fad from the sun exposure in Japan (pretty much every single one I looked at had this to an extent). Other then that, the rest of the paint and body are in good shape. There is no rust anywhere on the body.

Go Kart describes this vehicle well, the power delivery is awesome, boost is instant.

In the last year or so I dumped money into this car, as a project and because its my passion. I have owned multiple cars at one time throughout my life, and this is the first time I can safely say Im not honoring how fun and capable this car is by letting it sit in a garage.

As for price, Im looking around $8500 obo. I am into the car for close to $13,500 ish. I have receipts for the big part purchases from UK and Japan, and everything else.

contact me on here, or [emailjordandavisca@gmail.com[/email

I am located in Vancouver B.C

more pics:


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What a nice Starlet and they are quite rare. GLWS


Customs Broker in US - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

Does anyone have recommendations for a customs broker in the US for a container shipment? I have a container that is shipping very soon and I thought my buying agent in Japan had it arranged, but he does not. If anyone knows a customs broker who has done container before that would be great.
I deal with ABC Customs he is from Canada but he may do US as well. You could try and contact him and see what he says. His name is Bob.
+1 I believe ABC does the US as well.
Thanks for the replies, I'll get in contact with them.


Future JDM ,Aristo owner from the UK - Import Discussion -> Welcome, Announcements & Suggestions

Hi all. Long story short, went back to college for a year so sold my Renault Clio RS200 which was awesome fun but always craved some boost. Had an old discovery which got beaten a bit too much off road, then onto a 95 BMW 325tds which the MOT tester seemed to have a grudge against, so now I have a cheap 1.4 diesel polo which bores me to death. So now I'm back to work and looking to get something family friendly but with a bit of poke. So I've narrowed it down to a JDM Aristo 2jz-gte. Not going to be till early next year but I've been keeping an eye on the auctions and now some reading on here to do.
Cheers, Elliott.
Welcome and nice choice, I've owned both of the turbo Aristo series (JZS147 and JZS161). They are both an excellent blend of comfort for a family, space, reliability and fun but I highly recommend a good set of coilovers on these types of cars and uprated brakepads are a must.
It's taken me a while to decide on what to get. Keeping an eye on auctions and there are what seems like some nice examples coming up and going well within budget. I can imagine they are a bit willowy on standard but j don't want to lose the comfort. I guess a decent set of coilys would be alright, allthough the dream is to have it on air.
I was the same way when selecting a vehicle. I had Tein CS and the feeling was fantastic but it is true with many coils you will lose some comfort. I don't think they they make even aftermarket air for Aristo but for cars like Celsior they do (personally I had my air recently changed out due to failure they just don't last long).

Let us know once find your Aristo!


WANTED: MK4 Supra Complete Rear subframe! - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Where To Buy

I'm needing to find basically a complete rear off a MK4 Supra. NA or turbo, I don't care. retrofitting into my new project.
Subframe,brakes,axles, diff, etc etc.
If anyone can point me in the right direction, it'd be appreciated.

I'm from Nova Scotia, Canada.
There are a lot of wreckers in the Toronto and Montreal area. Some of our members have used them but I can't remember which ones.


2000 E39 2nd VIN location (LHD) - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

Hey Guys,

I'm having a hard time finding a second VIN location on my imported 2000 528i msport. In order to register and pass inspection in British Columbia we require the VIN to be visible in 2 locations. I found one stamped on the left front shock tower. Because it is a European spec car the VIN is not in the standard drivers side dash location. Nothing found on the inside of the door sill or under the rear license plate cover. Can anybody please provide some insight regarding any other locations?

Thanks!
Is there anything on the cowl, right hand side (just below the windscreen)? I have a VIN there on my E36.
Thanks for the quick response Ryan, the lower 4" of my windshield is tinted black and I do not see any numbers. There is a plastic panel about 3" wide which covers the wiper motors etc. This panel butts up against the bottom of the windshield along the entire width. Is this the area you are speaking of? I'll attach a picture of this ASAP incase I am overlooking something.

D
Here are a couple of pics under the passenger side wiper/cowel.
Doesn't look like it's there on your car. On E34's I think there is a sticker on the inside of the fuse box lid. On the W210 Mercedes there is one under the passenger seat....Euro cars don't seem to make the second VIN location very easy to find. Have you had a look around the trunk? I read another thread where someone thought it was near a battery in the trunk.

Alternately, you don't HAVE to find the second VIN. You could get a BC assigned VIN (assuming you are in BC). This is what the previous owner did with my wife's E46.
Doing some more searching, some E38 owners have found a VIN sticker behind their rear license plate mount. Maybe check there?
If you cannot find it you can always get a BC assigned VIN.


2000 Toyota Crown Majesta - 2JZ - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

Hey guys, putting my Majesta up for sale as well (going to keep either the Cima or this depending on which goes first)

3.0L I6 Engine (2JZ)
Have just over 80,000KMs on it
Automatic Transmission (5 speed)
Power Windows, mirrors, seats, doors, locks, steering wheel
Touch screen display + navigation (need a disk for it)
Reclining Rear Seats
Climate Control (rear and passenger)
HID Headlights
JDM fog lights
18" Work Euroline Wheels
Lowered on adjustable coil overs
Heads up display (reflects on windshield, refer to last pic)

Transmission fluid + coolant done at 71,000
Oil Changed at 78,000
Front Brakes and rotors - done at 73,000
Rear brakes need to be done in the next 5-7,000 KMs ( I have the pads for when it needs to be done)

$7900 - call/text 778-863-7611


can someone help me translating this sheet. tell me is this is good or bad - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

help me please . i got a auction sheet
post it up


Official Hong Kong China JDM Pic Thread - Import Discussion -> Videos & Photos Of JDM Cars

random start
saw R35 last night no pic..
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Cleared Customs Total - Import Discussion -> Canada - Importing JDM Cars From Japan

I'm interested in importing a vehicle through a broker, but want to get a quick rundown on rough estimates so I know how much the vehicle would run me. This is the first vehicle I'd be importing/first RHD, and would like to make sure all my ducks are in a row in terms of actually purchasing the vehicle. Last thing I'd like is to be short handed before purchasing. (Insurance and OOP I already have figured out).

- Vehicle cost; on the auction sites of the kei car that I want, I'm seeing the average price as 35k to 70k JPY (less than 1000 CAD), while start prices are 300k JPY (4k CAD) and higher. What do I go by, or average it out?

- Import broker fee, generally 1000 CAD

The ones I don't have a clue on are these ones:
- Export costs; so getting it out of Japan
- Shipping it on the boat to Vancouver
- Getting it off the boat and onto Canadian soil/Canadian Customs.

Thank you! I would be picking it up from Vancouver with a truck and trailer myself, and have already estimated that cost in as well.
Here's a quote I give out to people:

$900.00 export costs out of Japan (shipping in Japan, export company fee, radiation and mechanical checks, export documents and translations, etc.)
$999.00 Cad for our fee
$1300.00 Cad for shipping to Canada port in Vancouver, roughly ( varies a bit based on vehicle size / weight )
$100.00 Cad for shipping insurance ( optional, but highly recommended )
$800.00 at Canada customs for gst ( 5% ),air conditioning excise tax, duty( 6.1% ), port charges, customs papers, customs clearance, etc. ( this will depend on the value of the vehicle )Then youíll have to account for shipping within Canada if needed shipped further from BC port and registration costs.Of course there are a few variables here, this will give you a rough idea of what other fees are involved with importing a vehicle. When your importing with us, you just have to talk about the end number and Iíll do all the calculations for you of course.


Help with vehicle pickup at WWL - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

I am planning to fly down to Vancouver next week to pick up my car. Few questions -

- Do they have a jump start box available at WWL ?
- Is there a gas station close to WWL (hopefully there is enough gas in the car to make it there ) ?
- Any service, like a tow truck to pick up the car from WWL and hold it at their yard prior to my arrival, just to make the pickup a bit easier ?

anything else I need to watch out for ? I arrive in Vancouver in the morning and plan to take a cab directly to WWL.
I've heard the jumper there isn't very good. Better to bring your own, those small ones are cheap as chips now and work well in my experience. There's usually enough fuel to make it to the service station close by there.
I can't bring my own as I'm flying in. Is there a store nearby where I can pick up a battery and jumper cables ?
I always just check a bag with that and other tools, no issues that way.
William;93440I've heard the jumper there isn't very good. Better to bring your own, those small ones are cheap as chips now and work well in my experience. There's usually enough fuel to make it to the service station close by there.

When I picked up my vehicle back in the summer it had no fuel in it. Didn't start until I put fuel in it.

Don't know how it got there with no fuel in the tank, but maybe they drained it?
If I can get a friend to give me a ride, will they allow his car into the yard for a jump start ?
overdrive;93455If I can get a friend to give me a ride, will they allow his car into the yard for a jump start ?

That should be no problem. I had my friend come along to drive me and my car with all the tools and gas that I needed. I could have used my vehicle to jump start my JDM vehicle if it needed it.

You will need to inform them who is coming with you to pick up the car.
You guys are lucky you can do that, at the Halifax port we are not aloud to touch the car even if it needs a boost.


Forester parts - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

First post for me.

I have been doing a lot or research (lurking) working towards importing / buying my first JDM. Not being in my twenties anymore, skylines and such are not for me. I'm looking more for that camping vehicle and am bouncing back and forth between a Delica and a Forester. Quite a difference for sure. Right now I am leaning towards the Forester.

In doing my research I have focused a lot on what it will take to keep the car going. So I have found that the forester is great in that a lot of the parts for the JDM version are available in Canada. In fact I have created a spreadsheet with the JDM part numbers and confirmed that they are available in Canada either on the domestic forester in the case off running gear, or on a WRX in the case of the engine. The area I run into a dead end is the cooling system and in particular, the radiator. That might not be a big deal, except I have gone to look at two private sale foresters and both were having issues with the radiator. They are not repairable as it is the plastic parts that give up.

So I was wondering how people go about getting parts like the radiator for a 1998 - 2001 forester when there are no equivalent in Canada.

Hugh
Welcome in the worst case just find the JDM part number and order from Japan or Subaru of Canada. I would imagine there should be a local match that would fit though.
I found partsouq.com to be pretty great for JDM cars. OEM parts supplier, and the only website I found that's english and shows all the diagrams and every single possible part for my JZX100.

And most parts are a lot cheaper then the dealership, and only takes about 3-4 days to get the parts to Canada.
I'm going to check this site out as well! Nice find.


ICM Japan now in canada - Import Discussion -> Canada - Importing JDM Cars From Japan

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Bg/sblc For Lease And Sale - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

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2001 Sti GDB - Subaru -> Impreza

Hey guys,

Wondering if anyone on this forum has imported one of these cars? If so how has it been?

Geoff
I got one this spring, had a lot of trouble with it engine wise. Once I got it all fixed the car has been a dream, I love it.
Best importable Subaru by far in my opinion.
I really like the forged internals from the factory. Along with the 6 speed transmission. Seems like they are going at good prices William?

RHDGC8, what kind of motor troubles?
Rod knock, was defiantly a very costly issue to fix. Mileage does not matter, mine only had 106k with that issue. You can check out my build thread for the full explanation of everything if you'd like. These are normally very strong engines and a good car to import, I just had bad luck.
I just read it! That really sucks. From what I took away from that thread is too steer away from any cars with the description of engine noise.
Yes defiantly stay away and you shouldn't have any issues. Also pick a good exporter/importer.
I was looking at B-Pro auto or JDM Connection for importing a car. Waiting on the time to be right.
geoff123p;93411I really like the forged internals from the factory. Along with the 6 speed transmission. Seems like they are going at good prices William?

RHDGC8, what kind of motor troubles?

They're not as expensive as others cars in the same class, and in my opinion are great value for the money. That also said though, the good ones aren't super cheap and you get what you pay for with regards to grade, mileage, etc.
William;93419They're not as expensive as others cars in the same class, and in my opinion are great value for the money. That also said though, the good ones aren't super cheap and you get what you pay for with regards to grade, mileage, etc.


That was my opinion as well. I would shoot with one with low mileage and good grade. Unmodified is much more preferred as well.
geoff123p;93417I was looking at B-Pro auto or JDM Connection for importing a car. Waiting on the time to be right.

I can't say much about B-Pro as I have never dealt with them.

My husband bought two cars from William, we never had any issues. One was right from auction and one was from his local stock. I would recommend JDM Connection to anyone looking for a smooth and headache free transaction.

When do you plan on purchasing?
rhdgc8;93421I can't say much about B-Pro as I have never dealt with them.

My husband bought two cars from William, we never had any issues. One was right from auction and one was from his local stock. I would recommend JDM Connection to anyone looking for a smooth and headache free transaction.

When do you plan on purchasing?

I never purchased a JDM but when I was entertaining the idea William was soooooo helpful props to him :)
geoff123p;93408Hey guys,

Wondering if anyone on this forum has imported one of these cars? If so how has it been?

Geoff
I have not heard of many issues outside of rhdgc8's the EJ207 is considered a reliable and well-built engine though. Always apply the normal beware of Subaru engine reliability for most Subaru's. You really need to fuel these vehicles right and use a high quality IMHO. I also suspect a lot of problems are caused by bad fuel, oil starvation due to high G's and also improper oil changes (eg. not prefulling the oil filter) so try to avoid ones with unexplained noise IMHO.
I've had mine since april. Car has been amazing!
Nice can you make a new thread with pics?
Recommend a decent photo hosting site for iphones. Flickr, photobucket, etc etc all suck.
Imageshack? or just host them right here from the forum.
Can you host them here? Most forums I'm on require something like imageshack/photobucket/etc. I have an imageshack but last I tried it was clumsy on my phone. I'll work on it, haha.
Yes we have VB Image Host free here see the top menu.
Neat. I just typed up a nice intro thread and realized I need 7 moar posts hahaha.


FS:18x8.5 +35 18x20 +37 SSR Vienna Dish - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

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5x114

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