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shipping gt-four from japan?

Sun May 28, 2006 9:22 am

got a question. i own a 1991 celica gt-four (as if my username didn't give it away), and i want to ship it from japan to the united states? does anyone have any info. on if this is possible and how i would go about doing it? i have heard there is some mods required, does anyone know who in the states can do them for me? just any info you have would be great. thanks a bunch

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Sun May 28, 2006 1:36 pm

NWF NWF NWF on the link!
Dude, put NWF on the title or change the background.

Sun May 28, 2006 4:45 pm

i dont see why not when honda owners can. probably jus go through the same they do too. as long as we have the same motors here in the states, its possible.

Sun May 28, 2006 5:14 pm

yeah, there is a guy around seattle that drives a jdm gt-four. So it can be done...

Sun May 28, 2006 7:12 pm

JDM engine has no EGR. So, if you are moving to CA or some places that have visual inspection, and if they are strict, it will be a problem.

Mon May 29, 2006 5:28 am

Gary wrote:JDM engine has no EGR. So, if you are moving to CA or some places that have visual inspection, and if they are strict, it will be a problem.


just add them... why not if its worth.

jdm honda doesnt have evap... when we do here for honda. just add them and get it legal... thats it. but not just the emission, its brake, light, etc.. inspection as well for safety.

Mon May 29, 2006 5:35 am

wizzards581 wrote:
Gary wrote:JDM engine has no EGR. So, if you are moving to CA or some places that have visual inspection, and if they are strict, it will be a problem.


just add them... why not if its worth.

jdm honda doesnt have evap... when we do here for honda. just add them and get it legal... thats it. but not just the emission, its brake, light, etc.. inspection as well for safety.

Take a look at a JDM head and EGR setup and you will know it's doesn't worth it.
You cannot just bolt it there.
Like I said, if the inspector knows what they are doing, you won't pass.
Why would you wanna bring an ST185 in here?
It is available here. ST205 is more worth to try.

Mon May 29, 2006 9:47 am

NWF=??? :shrug:

Mon May 29, 2006 9:48 am

thanks for the info fellas. also, i changed my background on car domain site. well, i live in Ky, and there are no safety inspections or smog tests or anything...

but i will look into it further and let you all know what i find out.

i just think it would be cool to have a jdm st185 in the states, because it's right hand drive and it has such low mileage. it has such potential with looks and speed modifications. right now i don't want to do any mods to it just because if i can't take it back then what's the point you know?

tyler

Mon May 29, 2006 3:56 pm

i would try a 94-95 st205 and ref it as a mr2 because thats the last 3sgte we have here in US.

Mon May 29, 2006 8:16 pm

theUNYTEDone wrote:NWF=??? :shrug:

Not Work Friendly. aka NWS; ~ safe :)

Mon May 29, 2006 8:40 pm

Meurz wrote:
theUNYTEDone wrote:NWF=??? :shrug:

Not Work Friendly. aka NWS; ~ safe :)


heh, thanks meurz. there are a LOT of acronymns that i've learned on this board for the first time.
in fact, i JUST figured out "iirc" last night.

Tue May 30, 2006 1:43 am

wizzards581 wrote:i would try a 94-95 st205 and ref it as a mr2 because thats the last 3sgte we have here in US.

3rd gen 3sgte has never made in here.
All MR2 turbo in the US got 2nd gen 3sgte.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:20 am

ok here is what i found out. i found out that because i am in the military the governemt will ship it for free, however, i would have to get a registered importer (which i found a list of them on www.nhtsa.dot.gov) to do all the mods. and they won't ship it until a contract between me and the R.I. is drawn up. i found no one who is willing to do it for me, mostly because it involves crash testing and petitions, and thousands of dollars, and it's not even a guarantee it will pass inspection. It's a big headache that they all said i should not even try to do it. If anyone wants any more details about this let me know...

Tyler

Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:26 am

wont the steering wheel be on the wrong side?
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