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Old 04-05-2004, 05:53 AM   #61
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Re: Would this work to import?

man, only thing i wanna say is GOOD LUCK!. And don't e-mail any company, asking if that can be done because that worker will most likely tell you NO!. He wants you to go through the normal process and get money as usual. Tryna do it your way and inform us. If it works, i'm doing the same next year, i live in FL and we don't have those silly californian rules.
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:10 PM   #62
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The law I was talking about was docket number: NHTSA-99-5507. Also I forgot to mention one more modification needed to be done. Seatbelt warning indicators.
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Old 04-13-2004, 02:26 PM   #63
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The law I was talking about was docket number: NHTSA-99-5507. Also I forgot to mention one more modification needed to be done. Seatbelt warning indicators.

I can tell you know a lot about this whole process.....excuse me while I call you an idiot.

GT-R's have "seatbelt warning indicators" from the factory..
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Old 05-08-2004, 03:02 PM   #64
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Re: Would this work to import?

We have discoverd a loop whole in getting the skylines over here to the states. we are keeping it on the DL i just payed $21,896 for a 1998 R34 GT-T Ive paid the money and things are going. If you want a car here i can get you one. if you need to know for sure this works I will have mine here in 3 weeks and ill let everyone know if it works or not wish me luck. any questions e-mail me at adam@im.a.theif.com

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Old 05-08-2004, 03:59 PM   #65
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We have discoverd a loop whole in getting the skylines over here to the states. we are keeping it on the DL i just payed $21,896 for a 1998 R34 GT-T Ive paid the money and things are going. If you want a car here i can get you one. if you need to know for sure this works I will have mine here in 3 weeks and ill let everyone know if it works or not wish me luck. any questions e-mail me a

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Old 05-11-2004, 11:40 AM   #66
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Screw this, I'm movin' to Australia
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Old 05-19-2004, 09:01 PM   #67
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for some reason the mail server at theif.com is down.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:44 PM   #68
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Re: Would this work to import?

so what your saying is that you put a steel beam on both sides of your car....and replace the front and back windshields....and put some buzzer noise (seatbelt)warning on your car and its legal?
oh ya and a test result too..
just to let you all know....i am a firefighter/emt for san francisco cali.....
most of the auto accident i've seen cars don't have steel beams on the side doors( older vehicles)that is
nor do they have buzzing noises for seatbelts reminder....
alright im stressed out now.. need a beer...someone follow threw on this
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:42 AM   #69
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MotorX and other importers whoever you are

OK I am new to this forum but I have a few questions and comments. I live in Japan and I own a 1999 GTR. I want to bring my car back to the states but in no way am I going to be charged 25k to someone to "legalize" it. I don't understand why another RI can't legalize the car. I don't live in Cali nor do I ever intend on moving to Cali, so why do I have to ship my car to Cali? Some of the facts that I have read about the GTR are not true. EPA for one. You have to pay 5k to have EPA test your car when it states on the DOT homepage that all you need is the manufacturer "Nissan" to state the car passes EPA standards. I know my car has a catalaytic converter and I know that Japan emissions are just as strict now days as the US so I am having a hard time understanding why it costs 5k.
The glass has a DOT stamp on it so that tells me that it passes DOT safety requirements.
There are hundreds of cars in the US that do not have the third break light so why does the skyline need one?
Why does the passenger side mirror need replaced when you can get just the mirror replaced or put a damn sticker on it that says that things appear closer then they appear.
You have stated "MOTORX" that you have spent thousands of dollars getting legal issues worked, crash tests done yet you state you do not make much of a profit charging 25k per car. I do not know about a lot of people, but that is bad buisness to make little to no pofit when you have this huge overhead you state you spent. The whole concept behind having a buiness it o make money. I do not blame MOTORX for doing what they are doing because if I was in thier shoes I would be doing the same thing. You need to protect the your investment as long as you can.
Now it seems to me that MOTORX is the only legalizing place that can import Skylines so they say. But in my eyes there is little work that needs to be done to the car to make it legal in the US and you are charging people for services you do not do. I would call that fraud. If you don't pay to get a test by EPA done and you charge it is fraud. Anyway you look at it. I WILL FIND A WAY TO BRING MY CAR BACK TO THE STATES WITHOUT GOING THROUGH MOTORX.
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:16 AM   #70
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in no way am I going to be charged 25k to someone to "legalize" it. I don't understand why another RI can't legalize the car.
Not POSITIVE on this one (the legalization debate has never been a fan of mine) but I think the RI's can IMPORT your car, but they can not prove to the US government that it is LEGAL. I guess it's a (very roughly) 2 step process (after the car is on US soil). Those being, Importing and Legalization. Again, I'm not positive on any of this but I think the gist of it is this:
Sure there are lots of Registered Importers who can IMPORT your car. But MotoRex is the only one who can completely legally LEGALIZE your car. And I guess you have to do both of those the right way for it to be 100% legal to drive your car on the streets of the USA.

Correct me if I'm wrong anybody. (I'm out of the loop on this stuff because I just want to bring back my skyline as a track car).
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Old 05-26-2004, 09:31 AM   #71
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OK I am new to this forum but I have a few questions and comments. I live in Japan and I own a 1999 GTR. I want to bring my car back to the states but in no way am I going to be charged 25k to someone to "legalize" it.
You won't have to worry about that for the time being. Motorex cannot legalize R34 Skylines(and some R33s) because of some issues with installing an OBD2 system. Until they get around that, no R34s can be legalized. Motorex, or any other RI for that matter, could go ahead and import the car for you, but it'll just sit around, because nothing can be done to legalize it yet.

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I don't understand why another RI can't legalize the car.
Other RIs haven't put up the money to get the information needed to legalize the cars.

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I don't live in Cali nor do I ever intend on moving to Cali, so why do I have to ship my car to Cali?
That's where Motorex is.

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I know my car has a catalaytic converter and I know that Japan emissions are just as strict now days as the US
Exactly. Nowadays they are. Were they as strict as the US in 1999? Probably not, since they had the SR20DET, RB26DETT, etc, while the US did not because of different regulations. Japan recently toughened their emissions regs, which is partly why the RB-series was discontinued in the first place.

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You have stated "MOTORX" that you have spent thousands of dollars getting legal issues worked, crash tests done yet you state you do not make much of a profit charging 25k per car. I do not know about a lot of people, but that is bad buisness to make little to no pofit when you have this huge overhead you state you spent.
So first you start out by complaining about how high the price is, but now you say it isn't enough? Make up your mind.

Motorex doesn't just sell Skylines, anyway. They offer other services and products too, so it's not like they aren't making a profit.

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Now it seems to me that MOTORX is the only legalizing place that can import Skylines so they say.
Many people can import a car, but Motorex is the only one that can actually legalize them. Again, until someone else puts up the money to pay for the information like Motorex did, they will continue to be the only legalization company. As the old adage goes, 'you have to pay to play.'

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But in my eyes there is little work that needs to be done to the car to make it legal in the US and you are charging people for services you do not do.
So you know everything that needs to be done? Very good. Maybe you can start your own legalizing company.

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I WILL FIND A WAY TO BRING MY CAR BACK TO THE STATES WITHOUT GOING THROUGH MOTORX.
DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH.
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:49 PM   #72
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I hate the EPA + the n.y state emissions! The good part is they just asked every1 in my town if they were against something so im getting every1 to sign the petition against it. This way they always know im gonna be a thorn in there side until they back off!! I already have 50 people signing
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:19 AM   #73
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ok im done drinking my beer, i thought rbmotors (sean morris)
legalizes skylines too
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Old 08-24-2004, 08:39 PM   #74
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what about if u are in the military; military ships it to the US for free, would anything change or be different?
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Old 08-24-2004, 08:49 PM   #75
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I hate the EPA + the n.y state emissions! The good part is they just asked every1 in my town if they were against something so im getting every1 to sign the petition against it. This way they always know im gonna be a thorn in there side until they back off!! I already have 50 people signing
ill be thae first to sign that
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