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Old 11/17/2011, 06:31 AM   #1
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just wondering does anyone know the easiest way to get a GT-r R34 here in the U.S. i dont care how far i have to go to get one but i am sick of looking for it online so far i have spent the greater half for 2 weeks looking for the answer. and cant find it so some help would be great. i dont want to have to deal with all the shipping paperwork from japan and the price they want for it and for shipping and for the emmisions paperwork is retarded so i am reaching out to my friend on jdmcity thanks for the help

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Old 11/17/2011, 08:41 AM   #2
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they dont have any at the dealerships in DM?

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Old 11/17/2011, 08:47 AM   #3
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they dont have any at the dealerships in DM?
he is talking about the r34 not the current gtr.

have you tried looking for cars in canada?

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Old 11/17/2011, 09:02 AM   #4
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he is talking about the r34 not the current gtr.?
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Old 11/17/2011, 09:13 AM   #5
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Wow.. I don't even think in Canada.. If you do get one.. Can I atleast take a pic of it


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Old 11/17/2011, 09:16 AM   #6
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But I have looked in big cities in Cali. And have seen like one on craigs..
They had an r34 that was supposedly used on fast and furious in Chicago for like 80k


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Old 11/17/2011, 09:59 AM   #7
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GL.. theres a reason why ppl dont have them. Canada changed their import laws, and importing into the US inst cheap/ or easy. There are ways tho. not so "legal " ways. it will reall ydepend on the state, IA would be a good state to attempt it in, anywhere with emissions/Veh inspection, you would be at risk for seizure. They (feds) are actually cracking down on this since late 2010.. not sure why , but they are. i had a friend in cali that was in Z garage, he had a few "imported" cars , and they got seized.. Theres apost somewhere on here about the crackdown. keep in mind, those cars in CAN, will be beaten, and potentially pretty rusty..as there is snow, where theses snow theres chem's on roads.. New GTRs can be had for 50-70K..


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Old 11/17/2011, 11:44 AM   #8
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Japan-partner.com Good luck on getting one here. Props to you if you actually do it.

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Old 11/17/2011, 12:18 PM   #9
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Yeah Japan-Partner.com seems like the best route. They'll even set up the shipping for you. I've been drooling over cars on that site for ages now. If I had the money, I'd be grabbing up one of those Legacy GT-B E-Tune II's, or an Evo5, or an R34, or a Y33 or Y34 AWD Gloria. Shiiiittt even an AWD 1st gen Altezza would be nice.


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Old 11/17/2011, 12:23 PM   #10
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yea main obstacle is money.. imo, if your cruizing in that red civic in your icon.. you dont have the cash to do this.. no offense, just how it is.. Im still saving to get my r33/4 from Can, but im not doing it the "correct" way.. but after all the research ive done, im confident i wont have a problem knowing who i know lol

after all ima pirate..

in the end, you better off doing it the legit, really expensive way.. I for one am willing to take my risks. most probably wouldn't. So moral of the story.. there's no "easy" way around it.. sorry.

keep in mind insurance etc will probably not cover your car, you would need to go to specialty company to get it insured... one of many "hidden " costs

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Old 11/17/2011, 02:02 PM   #11
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look at adrenaline n missouri slight possibility


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Old 11/17/2011, 03:33 PM   #12
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There are some skylines on www.mautofied.com

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Old 11/17/2011, 03:44 PM   #13
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most likely b/c any ill-legit cars are being dropped.. ill find that article...
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/03/n...sible-illegal/
http://www.2009gtr.com/2011/03/state...ts-seized.html
http://www.gtrusablog.com/2011/08/pl...n-skyline.html

granted cali has emissions and such, thats typically where they get caught..

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Old 11/17/2011, 04:49 PM   #14
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i read somewhere that, for the most part, you would have to buy 2 skylines. since the safety standards in japan are MUCH lower than the ones in america, they arent built to american specs. in order to have one imported fully legal, you would have to sacrifice one to use for crash test analysis, and then make proper changes to your other skyline, which im sure will run you another 30k. after all is said and done, you could have just bought a brand new GTR off the lot than to have the outdated, underpowered tank that is the R-34. dont get me wrong, i LOVE the older skylines, but unless youre willing to shell out the cash to have it fully legal in the states, its not worth it, unless you planned on using it as a full race car, then i dont think it really matters lol.


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Old 11/17/2011, 07:03 PM   #15
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Just be careful when importing a car as I was plan on doing the same thing and had looked into it and done a lot of reading an researching, when doing so I found out that many people had took all the steps for it to be legal so that their car wouldn't be seized, an then the government still had seized it. An there is actually a group of people that work for the government that just look for imported skylines to seize, pretty fucked up if you ask me.

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Old 11/17/2011, 07:14 PM   #16
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Move to Canada, buy a R34, and just drive it down to the US.


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Old 11/17/2011, 08:27 PM   #17
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I just went to that mauto place for shit's and giggles to search for Skylines.

Near the top left of the posting it had insurance quotes.

Skyline GTR Insurance quote.

$5,000 >.<


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Old 11/17/2011, 11:08 PM   #18
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Also another not so legal way is to have it shipped back in pieces. Then reassemble


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yea Tim i am looking for one. i have 3 jobs right now and im saving up only thing im paying for is insurance and gas. i even moved back in with my parents so i could start to have enough money by the end of 2012 maybe and i have a deployment coming up and if i save all the money from that i can get it but the importing fees are not going to be a problem because the us government if i buy one while i am deployed then they will pay to have it sent to my house so thats the plan on shipping but i want to have it really bad i also am going to say if you really want a pic with it if and when i get one yes you can take a pic with it.

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Old 11/18/2011, 06:27 AM   #21
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um quick update is needed so Canada is it legal to get them cuz im pretty sure its not i mean i lived there for a few year and 50 % of my family is Canadian so i will ask around see if anyone knows whats up on the laws there

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NO its not that simple to drive up there and buy one... mainly b/c they wont sell you one, IF they do, its a shady place/person, and youll be paying for thier risk.. IE price of the car will be alot more. And you cannot drive an unregistered car across the borders (not to mention you need a passport nowdays) You cant reg a car in CAN if you not a legal CAN resident, with a CAN address...

part by part is an option.. albeit a stupid one lol.

2 ways: super illegal, or super expensive. pick one. I cant wait to see how this turns out.

and like some one above said, yes, the main prob is safety... Glass etc is all on the very unsafe side.

The gov may ship your stuff, but keep in mind, they arent so stupid.. your not the first ,2nd or 3rd to try this trick by being deployed.. They have a long accurate list of things not eligible for import. and guess whats on it..


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Also, I believe Canada's import laws are for cars over 15 years old, they can be imported and driven legally on their streets. And even if you could drive it down, you would have to pay a large amount of taxes on both sides. My buddy moved there for a couple years and they had to inventory everything. If something was new or missing, they had to pay a special tax for it. I'm not sure what the actual law is though up there, but that's what he told me.


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Old 11/18/2011, 09:55 AM   #25
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i know that the government has the list for that stuff but when a deployed soldier has somthing shipped home i know it only goes through 3 people the supply clerk the person thats having it shipped and an inspector to make sure drugs are not in the vehicle or other illegal substances and since i am the supply clerk the only thing i have to get through is the inspector i think that might work and i as i said i have family in canada and would it be possible to have them buy it and then have them sell it to me but if i had to go one way or another i would go with expensive cuz if i save up from a deployment i can have enough for the car itself cuz i would make 80,000 for a year

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