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jcsaleen
12-31-2004, 03:39 PM
Ok for all you newbs that see this...

These are all newbs who posted about the same THING importing SKYLINES! What ever it is R32,R33,R34 or even an R30. It doesn't matter if it's a Gt-s or Gt-R or any other skyline READ THE STICKIES!!

If the skyline is not 23 years or older there is no valid or legitmate way to attain street legality in the United States.

Please use the links below to find you info!

Hey guys whats goin on? I was just wondering if i am lookin to buy a skyline and import it to the United States about how much would it cost for the car and importing it. Then i was also wondering were you could find a skyline? If some one could please help me out with this I would be very greatful!! Thanks a bunch!! Ok i think im shipping a skyline over and im gonna try to do the monthly payments through ebay. Every email he responds with good answeres very responsive and feedback aint bad check this out and let me know cause im about to do it soon.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6392&item=2487037122

wat would i have to do if im going to import a skyline and want to make it street legal in the us, is there any company that will make my skyline legal or anything i can do to understand the us laws for importing and having a street legal skyline??? im looking to import an r 34 gts t if that helps any and id like to no the price of the legalization of the car, thanks I was wondering if any of you could tell me how long you saved money for you Skyline and how much you saved, also how you are paying for your Skyline. I'm 16 right now, but I don't plan to get a Skyline for quite a while, but I still want to be some waht informed. Thanks for any help you can give me________________________________________________ ________

Links ~ www.motorex.net (http://www.motorex.net) www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=302585 (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=302585)

Guys any other links you would like to add that would be helpful to the stickys etc pm me an I'll add em.

If you dont see what you want here use the search or PM me or any other regular here dont waste useless threads!

HighOctaneNOSUser
12-31-2004, 05:34 PM
Have a car imported temporarily. (Not specifically a Skyline. Any JDM car). Then after having the car imported on a temporary basis through the middle of its time allowed hide the car and report it stolen. If there are any flaws in this point them out. I am sure they are. I have thought of a few problems and possibilties. Will they look for it? Tell me what you know or think.

I just came back from duty in japan I got a 2000 r 34 Skyline when i was there when i was coming back they just packed it up a shipped her home i bought the car out right there so i did not have to deregister it i took my japan title to the dmv and now my car is title in the us all it cost me was 100 bones for the registion in the great state of tennesse what anyone has told you if you are in the militry you do not have to goto motorplex or what ever they are called and yes i know i have the only 2000 r 34 in the us that is road leg. and i have been offerd a grip for it but all you peps out there grt it thought your thick head its not for sell and i have had buddys i was stanioned with ship other models of skyline back and did the same thing just when to dmv and got the title and tags and burned up the road so if you realy want your skyline for like 4,000 bones you need to just going into the milirty see we get shit done and it does cost and arm and a leg sometime but we dont have to wait for ever to burn up the us highways with our skylines but remember you need to have you title in hand when you bring here home so you dont have and titling probles how this has helped you out

I cant belive no one can figure out how to bypass motorx or any other RI. I spent about 4 weeks finding out this info then bought the car. If you buy for example 1994 Skyline from any company in Japan(as I did) tell them to disassemble it $200-400 US and send it in peices suspension, engine, tranny removed that way when you go to customs your picking up car parts not a whole car then no problems just pay duties for parts and GO!, the body of the car came in a BIG BOX cost $200 for box alone and the engine, tranny, and suspension and wheels in another box 2 weeks later . So you ask how do I get it legit well take your "CAR PARTS" and put them together whaa laa A "KIT CAR IS BORN" GO TO DMV AND REGISTER THE CAR AS A KIT CAR as I did wow thats
it. NOW YOU HAVE A LEGIT SKYLINE! 100% legal! PERIOD! This works for any japanesse car not ever made for the USA-no civics, NSX, Supras ect. or any of the cars you see here in the USA. Here is the links for the EPA and where I bought my car: PLEASE PLEASE READ ALL INFO!!!

http://www.japan-partner.com (http://www.japan-partner.com/)

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/imports/kitcar.htm

READ CAREFULLY YOU CAN DO IT 100% LEGALLY!!!!!!!!

PS: I am not selling or in anyway trying to make money, I just want to help make peoples dreams come to reality-for free! ALL INFO IS FREE OF CHARGE!! DONT PAY MOTORX OR ANYONE ELSE 15-35 GRAND, DO IT YOURSELF LEGALLY! Not too put down motorx but 15-35K no thanks. I know there has been alot of BS and scams and whatever, I am not here to BS or scam, I dont want a cent. Anyone
who nows how to read and understand will see.

Total cost for my car:

1994 Skyline GTS-T $2400 FOB
Disassembly $250
Box for car body $200
Shipping for cars body to longbeach, ca $1100
Flight and U-HAUL to pick up car body in CA $750
Shipping for Engine, Tranny and suspension to Texas $800
Customs duties 2.5% of total price of parts-$2400 = $60
Registration and inspection in Texas about $110
Labor to put car together- FREE did it myself.
TOTAL COST- $5670 for my 1994 Skyline GTS-T 100% legal as a kit car!
It worked 100%.

I will try answer your posts. Thanks for reading.


i have been reading the threads but couldn't find a clear answer, sorry if i missed it somewhere. My question is can i find a skyline myself and import it on a temp import bond (or however it's done)and then take it to motorex to be legalized, or does the skyline have to come into the country through motorex first, will motorex legalize my skyline or do i have to buy there skylines.



Here are some more....

HighOctaneNOSUser
01-12-2005, 12:55 PM
YAHTZE!

Or somethin....

WHATS UP YALL.ON YHE REAL I BEEN TRYIN 2 LOOK AND PRICE SKYLINES FOR A MINUTE NOW WI NO TYPE OF FREAKIN LUCK.IM FROM THE DA CHI AND I BS U NOT THE ONLY TIME I HAVE EVER SEEN ONE IS ONCE NO BS I SAID ONCE.IT WAS AN R34 OWNED BY A TUNER IN CHI NAMED JOEY FENGWHO OWNS TOP SPEED AUTO ACSS. IN CHIAGO.THE COLOR WAS THIS SICK BLUE KINDA LIKE THE M3 BLUE AND THAT SH.......T WAS COLD AS HELL.I HOLLAD AT THIS CAT BOUT 2 DAYS AGO HE KINDA GAVE ME THE FLUX CUZ I WAZNT BUYIN NOTHIN FROM HIS STORE.HE PURCHASED IT FROM MOTOREX IN 99 OR 2K I AINT 2 SHO BUT THE CAT DID TELL ME HE PAID 100 STACKS FO ONE OF THE BEST PRODUCTION HIGH TECH RIDES ON THE PLANET IF U IN CHI AND WANNA GET UR SH;;;T ON DECENT U CAN HOLLA AT THIS DUDE.HE ON 2877 S ARCHER AVE CHICAGO ILL 60608.PLUS WE GOT SOUND PERFOREMANCE AN A ANOTHEER PLACE I FORGOT.ANY WAY THE HELL WIT PLUGIN THIS CAT BACK 2 ME!!!IM FITTIN 2 COME INTO A GOOD JOB AND A LITTLE CASH SOON AND U KNOW WHAT IM GOIN FOR.IM ASKIN ALL MY DOGS OUT THERE FO SOME HELP!I HEARD 3 WAYS TO GET A SKYLINE 1 MOTOREX 2 GOTO JAPAN GET IT 4 40 50K HAVE DISMANTELD AND SEND AS KIT CAR-ENGINE-SUSPENSION AND TRANS-CAR IN SEPRATE HUGE BOX 3SAME PLAN BUT GOTO JUNK YARD AND GET OLD 240 SX TAGS AND SLAP IT ON THERE 4 HALLA AT SOMEONE IN THE MILITARY. POINT BLANK IF YOU KNOW ANY WAY 2 GET ME THIS CAR SEND IT TO YA BOY 2 roderick43miller@yahoo.com,ON THE REAL ANY WAY U KNOW OR ANY PLAN U GOT PEFERABLY THE 1 THAT WORKED,I WANNA OWN MY SH...T BEFORE SOME ENTERTAINER STARTS DRIVIN MY DREAM AND BOOST THE PRICE UP 2 HOLY H..LL. I SEE ALOT OF RIDES HERE IN CHI CUZ I WORK IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA LAMBOS,BENTLYS ECT.HELP ME FADE EM ALL AND PUT THESE OVER PRICED COFFINS 2 SHAME. LOOKIN 4 AN R34 HALLA AT YA BOY

jcsaleen
01-15-2005, 09:45 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6392&item=4536317961&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Hi, Im new to the forums. I am a huge sports car fan. The question at hand is this, I recently heard from a friend that a local import tuner is selling his Skyline RS34 all wheel drive (not a typo) for $20000!! I have not checked out the car, but it is supposed to be stock and in mint running condition, right hand drive. His reason for selling is that he has too many cars, and the Skyline has to go. Is it even POSSIBLE that an above mentioned car can be sold at that price. From what i have learned in the past is that something too good to be true probably is. But nontheless it dosn't hurt to check it out. If there's anyone from the Dallas Ft.worth area would like to go with me to see the car it is located in Irvin. I would like to hear what you guys think. Any feedback, opinions, and info would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
shawn

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fabs1500
05-16-2005, 01:50 PM
Does anyone know who embominator is ? Who origionally posted about bringing in skyline "parts." I am undergoing the prosses now and I have a few Questions for him, since he has alreasy been through the process. If anyone knows how i can get in touch with him that would be great Thanks.

jcsaleen
07-08-2005, 09:13 AM
READ THE STIKIES! or just google it an search in A.F!

I have a good quetion about this and want to know what you think or know about it. As you know it is stupid to illegally import a vehicle and then reigster it for street use. But yet alot of jackasses get a way with it. How? There are alot of poeple driving around in illegally imported Civics, Skylines, Silvia S15s, Evos and Land Rovers imported from the U.K. The NHTSA and customs have laws that virtually eliminate any method of illegal importation. So how the hell are they doing it and then registering them for road use? Heres my question. What if you import a car illegaly and dont drive it on the streets or register it for road use and only mod it and race it at the drag strips. And then when the car is 25 years old and exempt from all laws register it for street use. Is that a good plan. Would it be stupid to illegally import a car if you only plan to use it for track use only?


i have a question on importing a 1994 nissan skyline i know i would have to legalize it but. how much would it be around al together. if anyone would know please e-mail me at*blank*



from what i'm hearing motorex is not dealing with skylines anymore?

Originally Posted by fierojapan
Ok while I may be new to this forum I am not all that new to how things work in the U.S. so please donít turn this in to a thread where every one claims moterex is the only way.
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Actually, Motorex is gone, so there is no way.
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Q 1.
In regards to vehicles manufactured after 1995-1996? (I.E. R34's) and the OBDII engine management that I have read that are required. Are these vehicles required to be manufactured with OBDII or can they be retrofitted with a pre-conforming system?
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A retrofit can be done. However, finding a way to do it was the big holdup. I don't know if anyone other than Motorex was working on getting it done. I think Tyndago said there was at least one post-'96 car that had OBDII fitted.
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Q 2.
not to jeopardize moterx's confidentiality with the NHTSA regarding there modifications to the car but would it be possible for those of us who have the time with these cars and the ability to do so, maybe a reduced cost pending some smaller modifications made by the customer. After doing much research I have come to the conclusion that some things like changing mirrors, gauges, headlights, reflectors. ect. ect... can be done by the customer and then verified by the R.I. to show conformity to U.S. standards. This would help bring down your costs to some customers due to the fact that these parts are not required to be replaced by you the R.I. I am in the U.S. Air Force just stationed in Misawa Japan as of Feb 2005 and not to leave until Feb 2008 this would give me almost three years to do what I can to the car myself. Also by reducing cost it might also help with more initiave for those who already have illegal skylines in to have the legalization performed.
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Since Motorex isn't around, you still run into the problem of just finding out what the other needed modifications are(they may have taken the information with them), then finding someone to perform them.


Thank you

ktskyline
08-29-2005, 02:18 PM
I am working on importing Skylines to Dallas, TX. I am waiting for customs broker's reply. It seems that import Skyline as a Kit Car is the best way to get it here.

http://www.theultimateprogram.com/4338
http://www.million-mails.com/pages/index.php?refid=ktsubaru

jcsaleen
08-29-2005, 02:40 PM
There might be but there's not just you trust me on that.

nismo_power
08-29-2005, 02:54 PM
I am working on importing Skylines to Dallas, TX. I am waiting for customs broker's reply. It seems that import Skyline as a Kit Car is the best way to get it here.

http://www.theultimateprogram.com/4338
http://www.million-mails.com/pages/index.php?refid=ktsubaru

read the stickies more throroughly. there is currently now way to legally bring in a street worthy skyline.

1hittaquitaskyline
09-21-2005, 08:12 PM
I looking to by a 1994 Nissan Skyline GTS coupe from japan-partner, I'm like everybody else here trying to figure out a importing company that will import the car and make it legall and won't cost a arm & a leg to do. I check into Motorex and I dont want to deal with them. I read a document on a DOT website and they gave a list of legall importer's but I dont know if they import Skyline's or not. I new to this forum so bare with me, just wondering if anybody had any useful & help info.

nismo_power
09-22-2005, 01:40 AM
I looking to by a 1994 Nissan Skyline GTS coupe from japan-partner, I'm like everybody else here trying to figure out a importing company that will import the car and make it legall and won't cost a arm & a leg to do. I check into Motorex and I dont want to deal with them. I read a document on a DOT website and they gave a list of legall importer's but I dont know if they import Skyline's or not. I new to this forum so bare with me, just wondering if anybody had any useful & help info.


any registered importer can bring the car in. BUT, motorex was the only company that could make the cars street legal. they were the only ones approved by the DOT and NHSTA to make the correct modifications to the car to make it street worthy here in the united states. now that motorex is no longer legalizing skylines, it is impossible to bring in a street legal skyline unless it is at least 25 years old.

the list that you are reffering to is the list of registered importers. they can bring any car into the united states, but if the car does not meet US crash safety and emissions standards, it must be conformed under an importer that is registered to do so. as i stated above, motorex was the only RI approved to perform modifications to the skyline to make it us street legal. to put it into simple terms:

YOU CURRENTLY CANNOT BRING IN A SKYLINE TO THE US THAT IS 24 YEARS OLD OR NEWER.

rx7freddie
10-06-2005, 12:40 AM
if your rite about motorex being the only one maybe this isnít a real site or there just a big bs company they have skylines for sale legalized to drive in the us so they say . www.evolutionimports.com i was wondering your thoughts on this site thanks maybe it could help others to get a skyline .

nismo_power
10-06-2005, 01:24 AM
evolution imports is a very well known scam site.

rx7freddie
10-06-2005, 03:37 AM
thanks .

hojna15
06-27-2006, 01:20 PM
I know there's plenty of ideas tossed around here for ways of importing skylines and all, but i think i have one that might work, not sure though. I live in michigan and found an importing company in british columbia, canada. Now heres what i was thinking, if I were to buy the skyline there and trailer it to a storage depot, ya know the lil renta garage things, and spent like a week seperating the body, drivetrain, and suspension, then transporting them back to my house and put it all back together there. Because what im thinking is that im only bringing back parts into michigan, and then putting together a car (title and state it as a kit car), and even still my reason for driving it would be for track use only, and maybe shows, but it would be trailered to the events, but if i wanted to, in the NHTSA documents it states i believe that your allowed 2600 miles a year for that vehicle to be driven on the roads to events ONLY. let me know what you guys think, im dyin to tryin and ive prolly got another year or maybe less til i can start lookin more seriously to buy one but, i thought id get everyone's opinions on it. Below is the qoute that got me thinking bout the whole idea




Originally Posted by embominator
I cant belive no one can figure out how to bypass motorx or any other RI. I spent about 4 weeks finding out this info then bought the car. If you buy for example 1994 Skyline from any company in Japan(as I did) tell them to disassemble it $200-400 US and send it in peices suspension, engine, tranny removed that way when you go to customs your picking up car parts not a whole car then no problems just pay duties for parts and GO!, the body of the car came in a BIG BOX cost $200 for box alone and the engine, tranny, and suspension and wheels in another box 2 weeks later . So you ask how do I get it legit well take your "CAR PARTS" and put them together whaa laa A "KIT CAR IS BORN" GO TO DMV AND REGISTER THE CAR AS A KIT CAR as I did wow thats
it. NOW YOU HAVE A LEGIT SKYLINE! 100% legal! PERIOD! This works for any japanesse car not ever made for the USA-no civics, NSX, Supras ect. or any of the cars you see here in the USA. Here is the links for the EPA and where I bought my car: PLEASE PLEASE READ ALL INFO!!!

http://www.japan-partner.com

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/imports/kitcar.htm

READ CAREFULLY YOU CAN DO IT 100% LEGALLY!!!!!!!!

PS: I am not selling or in anyway trying to make money, I just want to help make peoples dreams come to reality-for free! ALL INFO IS FREE OF CHARGE!! DONT PAY MOTORX OR ANYONE ELSE 15-35 GRAND, DO IT YOURSELF LEGALLY! Not too put down motorx but 15-35K no thanks. I know there has been alot of BS and scams and whatever, I am not here to BS or scam, I dont want a cent. Anyone
who nows how to read and understand will see.

Total cost for my car:

1994 Skyline GTS-T $2400 FOB
Disassembly $250
Box for car body $200
Shipping for cars body to longbeach, ca $1100
Flight and U-HAUL to pick up car body in CA $750
Shipping for Engine, Tranny and suspension to Texas $800
Customs duties 2.5% of total price of parts-$2400 = $60
Registration and inspection in Texas about $110
Labor to put car together- FREE did it myself.
TOTAL COST- $5670 for my 1994 Skyline GTS-T 100% legal as a kit car!
It worked 100%.

I will try answer your posts. Thanks for reading.

kilad22
07-22-2006, 04:10 AM
I would suggest trying to do this the legal way. If you read the new NHSTA docket. You will find that they have discontinued the importing of the anything before 1996 or after 1998. You can import the 1996 through 1998 legally but now you have to find a RI that is willing to touch the car and go through all of the needed conversions. That is where most people or going to have the problems.
http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.cfm?documentid=388095&docketid=22654

If you go to this site and read in it, you will see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

tyndago
07-31-2006, 08:20 PM
I would suggest trying to do this the legal way. If you read the new NHSTA docket. You will find that they have discontinued the importing of the anything before 1996 or after 1998. You can import the 1996 through 1998 legally but now you have to find a RI that is willing to touch the car and go through all of the needed conversions. That is where most people or going to have the problems.
http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.cfm?documentid=388095&docketid=22654

If you go to this site and read in it, you will see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.


Theres no light in that document. No one in the RI business, in their right mind would touch a Skyline. Its a dirty word at the NHTSA. Just call them up and ask them. They will probably rip your head off.

jwacho
11-09-2006, 06:23 PM
So all you have to do is buy a car from the dealer. then either have them ship it to motorx and pay them 15k to make it legal OR pay the company about 250 to take the car (motor, transmission, and suspension) apart. After that put the car in a seperate crate from the parts and ship it to california ( or can they ship it to the state you live in like i live in Wisconsin) When you put the car back together you take it in for emissions? IF that is all that is it than im prolly going to go with that.

tyndago
11-09-2006, 06:27 PM
So all you have to do is buy a car from the dealer. then either have them ship it to motorx and pay them 15k to make it legal OR pay the company about 250 to take the car (motor, transmission, and suspension) apart. After that put the car in a seperate crate from the parts and ship it to california ( or can they ship it to the state you live in like i live in Wisconsin) When you put the car back together you take it in for emissions? IF that is all that is it than im prolly going to go with that.

Motorex is no longer in business. You think you can get someone in Japan to take apart a car for $250 ? I see you have been dealing with them for the last 15 years like how I have.

"Motor vehicles" must comply with the Clean Air Act and may not be disassembled nor purchased in a disassembled form for the purposes of evading the Clean Air Act or the Imports regulations. In these situations the kit car body/chassis combination must be certified by the manufacturer, must be in a configuration which was previously certified by EPA subject to the guidelines discussed at "2" above or, in the case of an importation, an EPA form 3520-1 must be filed at the port of entry and the vehicle imported by an eligible ICI who must ensure that the kit car body/chassis complies with all applicable emission requirements. At the present time, there are no ICIs eligible to import kit cars.

jwacho
11-09-2006, 09:11 PM
so then if you cant do than then what can u do?

tyndago
11-09-2006, 10:21 PM
so then if you cant do than then what can u do?

Like machine guns and cocaine - even if you want them, you can't have them legally. I am sure you know people that have both, or like both, but it doesnt make it legal.

jwacho
11-10-2006, 03:31 PM
so your sayin you cant import them legally any more?

tyndago
11-10-2006, 04:59 PM
so your sayin you cant import them legally any more?

That would be correct. The ones that are here are here. If you try and import any more though DOT and EPA, it would be very difficult.

jwacho
11-10-2006, 06:18 PM
Like machine guns and cocaine - even if you want them, you can't have them legally. I am sure you know people that have both, or like both, but it doesnt make it legal. i dont know if you have herd about a importing company that i have herd people talk about its called something like Noble. Im not trying to have an argueement with you i was just wondering.

tyndago
11-10-2006, 06:38 PM
i dont know if you have herd about a importing company that i have herd people talk about its called something like Noble. Im not trying to have an argueement with you i was just wondering.

Not to say I know every place, or every company, but I have a fairly good finger on the pulse of importing into the US. Legally, illegally, semi-legally, kit car, though Canada, etc.

jwacho
11-10-2006, 11:11 PM
i hoping the rules change or it gets easier to import. im think im gunna get one in like 3-4 years, so maye sumthing will change.

tyndago
11-13-2006, 01:02 PM
i hoping the rules change or it gets easier to import. im think im gunna get one in like 3-4 years, so maye sumthing will change.


You can hope, and hope, but thats all you will get, is hope. There are no driving reasons to change the rules, so they will not change.

You need to have political power to get changes in rules, and a decent amount of money and time.

Just getting the "Show or Display" rule took quiet a while to get though.

beatboxn420
11-13-2006, 04:30 PM
There is a time and money consuming way to get one legalized. But only Die-Hards might attempt at. Tyndago helped me get my head straightened out. Still a way that most possiblally would work would be: Become an R.I. yourself and do the work but having correct paperwork and the OK from DOT and such. Or work for an R.I. and do it yourself with all paperwork and the OKs. Could work, might work. It sounds like it could.

tyndago
11-13-2006, 05:37 PM
There is a time and money consuming way to get one legalized. But only Die-Hards might attempt at. Tyndago helped me get my head straightened out. Still a way that most possiblally would work would be: Become an R.I. yourself and do the work but having correct paperwork and the OK from DOT and such. Or work for an R.I. and do it yourself with all paperwork and the OKs. Could work, might work. It sounds like it could.

Working on some importing information. A little scattered. I have a lot of information. It makes sense to me, but maybe not to other people -

http://tyndago.googlepages.com/importingvehiclesfromjapan

beatboxn420
11-14-2006, 04:29 PM
I think some of us should try to see if the being an R.I. or working for an R.I. would work out. If it does.. then boom! We found a hole.

tyndago
11-14-2006, 04:50 PM
I think some of us should try to see if the being an R.I. or working for an R.I. would work out. If it does.. then boom! We found a hole.

Even if you work for an RI, the RI still needs to have the ability to do the work. They have to be willing to do the work. Even if you work there, time is money. Time working on your project will cost them money.

No one else except Motorex has been sucessful at legalizing a GT-R. If it were easy, or even possible, since 1999 , dont you think someone would have done it ?

beatboxn420
11-15-2006, 05:33 PM
Well guy, someones going to do it. Just someone needs to man up. I got a few years till Ill be able to. And yes, I am going to try to do it. But Im not finacially stable at the moment.

tyndago
11-15-2006, 07:19 PM
Well guy, someones going to do it. Just someone needs to man up. I got a few years till Ill be able to. And yes, I am going to try to do it. But Im not finacially stable at the moment.

There is not anyone that knows more about legalizing GT-R's for the US than me. I started working on the project back in 1998, on and off. Full time starting April 1999.

I was standing there watching part of the crash testing. At first I knew nothing about the whole process, but I learned.

Take it from me, its not a car you want to work on. I like and enjoy the cars more than anyone. I have had a lot of fun dealing with them, but you will go under great scrutinity under the current people at the DOT, NHTSA, OVSC.

The people that currently work there see the Skyline name as a dirty word. They have little to gain, and a whole bunch of headaches to get, if they allow Skylines again. Right now its 1996-1998 GT-R's only. They are DOT legal, but those years of cars do not meet federal OBD-II standards. No easy answer on the OBD-II side.

You can sit, and say you are going to do it. Or you can say you heard of people doing it, but I would bet you that it won't happen. Many have tried, all have failed.

beatboxn420
11-15-2006, 08:32 PM
Well.. thats why they didnt have someone like you. Knowin pretty much everything that needs to be done and such.

tyndago
11-15-2006, 11:07 PM
Well.. thats why they didnt have someone like you. Knowin pretty much everything that needs to be done and such.

In January of this year, I was preparing to preform crash testing on an R33. This was prior to the OVSC partially repealing VCP-17. I was down to a single line item of Motorex's information, that the OVSC would not listen to my arguments.

EPA testing in August - http://gtrusa.blogspot.com/2006/08/more-dyno-days-iv.html
http://gtrusa.blogspot.com/2006/08/more-dyno-days-iii.html

beatboxn420
11-16-2006, 08:36 PM
With this crash test, youll be closer to gettin the legalizin done. From what I know, the crash test is a big deal of it.

tyndago
11-16-2006, 10:02 PM
With this crash test, youll be closer to gettin the legalizin done. From what I know, the crash test is a big deal of it.


But you see, we are not going to do the crash test. Skylines are not something to be involved with the DOT- OVSC right now.

SkylineUSA
11-17-2006, 12:14 PM
Sean,

So as of right now, you are washing your hands with the importing of Skylines?

I'll just have to wait until 2014 :D

tyndago
11-17-2006, 02:16 PM
Sean,

So as of right now, you are washing your hands with the importing of Skylines?

I'll just have to wait until 2014 :D

I won't ever be completely out of it. If someone has enough money and enough time to deal with it. Its just everyone says they have money, but no one is ever willing to invest it in a high risk, and possibility of low return endeavour like GT-R legalization.

People get them in around the law, as kit cars, as parts, though Canada. Not enough enforcement outside the laws, so doing it the right way is difficult.

SkylineUSA
11-17-2006, 04:32 PM
I hear ya man.

ntrl_spring_water
03-12-2008, 10:48 PM
A nother importer is ecperformance. They cannont leaglize the car for you, but they can get it to your door pretty cheap. They dont only do this for skylines, but any other car from japan. They have been doing it for years. They are the ones that i bought my type r integra from. Its at least worth a phone call to them..

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