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Old 12-18-2003, 01:55 AM   #46
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i live in oregon and i found a r33 for sale in seattle for 30k and it says its already legalized and the pic shows the us vin so since it is legalized does that mean i can just buy it and move to oregon and drive it or do i need to register anf go through some hassle or what to do???
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:03 AM   #47
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If the car is really legalized, then you don't have anything to worry about. You can just buy the car and enjoy it.

One area for caution, though. A price of $30k sounds a bit low for an R33, especially if it is a GT-R. There are R32 GT-Rs going for that, if not more. You might want to do some checking around before jumping in with both feet. Some folks try to 'legalize' their car the wrong way, and just put a US vin on, so be careful.
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:05 AM   #48
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Yep, be careful. $30k sounds very cheap unless it's a GTS-T. Post some pics here so we can help you with that.
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Old 12-18-2003, 06:16 PM   #49
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Re: Would this work to import?

Best bet is to ask for some papers before you make any commitments, as much as I hate the monopoly, make sure they went through motorex. If they did, then they'll have papers on the car. if they didn't, they'll say they lost them. No one loses something that important.
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Old 12-18-2003, 07:22 PM   #50
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He may be referring to the R33 GTR on ebay that was discussed on this thread on Fresh Alloy...

http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthre...b=5&o=&fpart=1

Based on the thread, it's a theft recovery car and it's already bid to $33K...
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Old 12-23-2003, 03:09 AM   #51
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Re: Would this work to import?

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There are skylines on ebay that are cheap. You just have to check like 2 or 3 times a week. I found a place that sells a 1998 gt-s for only $17,000. Thats about $40,000 differences from Motorex's price. So you guys try what you can to get one without going threw motorex and when someone does everybody going to do the same thing.
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Old 12-23-2003, 09:38 AM   #52
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The cheap Skylines on eBay are not legal. You still must take the car to Motorex for the legalization process.
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Old 12-24-2003, 02:24 AM   #53
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Re: Would this work to import?

In addition to that, read your post, note that it is a gt-s you saw for 17K. You will NOT see a (decent condition) GTR for anywhere near that price, period, no debate. And as VQuick stated, they are not legalized, or there would be another 5-10K tacked on the price.
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Old 12-24-2003, 05:17 PM   #54
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Old 03-13-2004, 12:14 AM   #55
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for the stinky bastard that wants the skyline in michign, believe me that thing will be fucking impossible to get legallized cause of all the shit u have 2 go through...
I would just get a 3000gt or a 240sx if i was so worried about havin a six cylinder
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Old 03-13-2004, 08:16 PM   #56
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Re: Would this work to import?

Yeah, those V6 240s are pretty fast, huh?
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:24 PM   #57
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ya i mean really a gts r32 (which is motorexs cheapest skyline) is basically like the crv to the element
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:25 PM   #58
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Re: Would this work to import?

i mean the r32 gts=240sx
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Old 03-21-2004, 11:12 PM   #59
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Lightbulb Re: Would this work to import?

[quote=sKyLiNe_69]Everybody on here knows that you can no longer import skylines to the US right? It's either universally over the entire US, or just in the Military[/QUOTE

I think the only way anyone can get around all this government crap is to put all of our thoughts into one place. I have heard something that might interest all of you guys out there who want a Skyline. In 1999, the government made a law that you can import a 1989-1999 Skyline into the US WITHOUT EMISSION STANDARDS. All you have to worry about are safety controls. Here is what you need to change. The windscreen needs to be changed to US standards. The doors need to have steel door beams put in. The front and rear bumpers need to be changed to high impact bumpers. My thoughts on the bumper issue is to use the bumper off either a 300ZX or 350Z. Also I have asked about bringing the car in separate parts idea and it wouldn't work. The government has some kind of regulations on the shells of cars too. If I am wrong about this law I'm sorry but here is another idea of the smog restrictions: low flow cat and a bigger turbo. I said a bigger turbo because turbos burn fuel more completly and leave less emissions. Plus you get more power and you can always change out the cat whenever you want. Trust me when I say that I have been trying to figure this problem out for a long time. It all boils down to one thing. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF OUR GARAGES, END OF STORY!!!

Good Luck Importing and Best regards
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Old 03-22-2004, 01:20 AM   #60
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Re: Re: Would this work to import?

Again,
Motorex is the only RI authorized (by the U.S. government) and willing to modify GTR's to comply with U.S. standards. Period. Anyone else who claims to do so is attempting to swindle you.

Any GTR that was '96 or later cannot be imported into the U.S. right now as DOT has determined the OBDII patch to be inadequate and has rescinded the licensing for bringing said cars into compliance.

R32 GTR's and '95 R33 GTR's are still available for import.

The military is still importing cars for military personnel as a friend's R32 was shipped from Yokohama a little more than two weeks ago.....and another friends R33 is waiting in the holding lot, awaiting shipping.

Anyone who tells you they can get you a GTR for less than 20k in the U.S. is going to be selling you a car that was either salvaged or has serious engine problems. The prices of quality GTR's are on the rise.....a no accident R32 with less than 10k miles on it will easily sell for 35-45 thousand U.S. dollars in Japan. I've seen quite a few R32 VspecII's selling in the neighborhood of 50 thousand dollars in Japan.

The gov't has made no new law allowing the GTR to be brought into the U.S. without meeting emissions standards.....


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Everybody on here knows that you can no longer import skylines to the US right? It's either universally over the entire US, or just in the Military[/QUOTE

I think the only way anyone can get around all this government crap is to put all of our thoughts into one place. I have heard something that might interest all of you guys out there who want a Skyline. In 1999, the government made a law that you can import a 1989-1999 Skyline into the US WITHOUT EMISSION STANDARDS. All you have to worry about are safety controls. Here is what you need to change. The windscreen needs to be changed to US standards. The doors need to have steel door beams put in. The front and rear bumpers need to be changed to high impact bumpers. My thoughts on the bumper issue is to use the bumper off either a 300ZX or 350Z. Also I have asked about bringing the car in separate parts idea and it wouldn't work. The government has some kind of regulations on the shells of cars too. If I am wrong about this law I'm sorry but here is another idea of the smog restrictions: low flow cat and a bigger turbo.

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