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Old 01-05-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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I wanted to share my experiences with JDMRacingmotors on here for you fellow Nasioc'ers

About 1 year ago, I was in a situation where I needed a new motor quick after having attempted a failed hybrid swap (valves were off). Anyway I was stressing about how to go about my non-running car situation, and with nursing school starting up, this added more pressure to get this car running.

Should I go with another ej205 and risk throwing a bearing? Try to rebuild even though that would take a lot more time?

After some luck at the casino (God felt bad for apparently helped me win $1500 in one night) I decided to look at subarus most reliable motors. JDM STI version 7's and version 8's come to mind. I searched around before reaching JDMRACINGMOTORS.

JDMracingmotors is a company that has 2 (maybe more) warehouses. One is in Canada, and one is in VA. I got on the phone with Wali, who was more than helpful in my hunt for a reliable motor. He directed me into getting a Version 7 motor because they were marginally cheaper than the version 8, but also came with the forged internals. Well, after talking about it, he ran out of the Version 8 motors, but DID find me something better. A JDM STI limited version 7 motor. This is the same exact motor as the JDM STI version 7 Spec-C motor. The only difference is the turbo (vf30 instead of vf34). Still has the forged internals, and the big port heads of the version 8s. What a perfect combo.

Wali gave me a great deal. He included everything I need for the swap including the TMIC, turbo, clutch, ECU, etc. (EVERYTHING you need to have it running). Mileage: around 30K miles. He also threw in JDM version 7 aluminum control arms.


All I can say is Wali is the easiest guy to talk to. He is very helpful, and returns messages promptly. You can call him, email him, or in my case (facebook chat him) and you will get whatever you need at an affordable price....

My motor was installed and tuned and hasn't had a hiccup in over 10 months since the swap. Put about 10K miles on it. So far, very reliable.

Fast forward to last week, I was thinking of spicing up my interior. I was looking for some nice JDM version 7/8 STI seats. Now I am an opportunistic shopper, and look for very good deals before committing. I searched the forums, and all the private deals seem to value the JDM sti seats very highly. Prices varying from $550-$800 picked up.

I searched ebay before stumbling upon a set of Version 8 STI seats for cheap! Funny thing was, the seller ID was JSpecAuto, and the pictures they had looked AWFULLY familiar, so by chance, I contacted Wali again. I asked if he knew Jspecauto. Of course he did, its their VA warehouse. So I told Wali I was interested in those ebay seats, and if he had version 7 STI seats, would he be able to ship those to me. Well to my surprise, Wali made me an even sweeter deal. He told me, "I'll ship them to you for even cheaper and will ask chris (VA) to find the cleanest set for you."

Less than a week later: BOOM! Got these!


VERY CLEAN! They just have a funky lil odor from sitting in the warehouse I assume, but I can't complain.

To JDMracingmotors/JSpecauto and Wali. Thanks for everything! Anyone who wants JDM parts, TALK TO THEM! they will give you a great deal! A+ Never been so impressed with a company.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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Great guy Wali is. I ordered my V7 Spec C trans kit from him a few years ago and just recently ordered my V7 front end from Robert in Canada. A+ people.

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:37 PM   #3
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:15 AM   #4
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Just ordered another package (motor) from Robert again. A+ service, love these guys!!!
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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I'm glad a review like this came up, it honestly is hard to be a JDM engines dealer with everyone thinking they're just gonna get shafted. The expressiveness of the last review I read was a bit out there and I simply didn't understand his gripe.

Nice job Robert, know where to look into when I'm taking a clients engine into consideration.

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Old 04-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #6
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got a set of front brembos from them and they were the best price around and super fast shipping! will definately be calling for anything i might need in the future.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #7
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Couldn't Be more Happy with the version8 swap I purchased from Robert..Absolute excellent service and always on point.+++A We will be doing busness in the future.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:43 PM   #8
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i want to say thanks to Robert for your help with v8 engine/trans swap. Robert was very helpfull with my engine,trans,seats,and brembo,everything was on time and he answer all my question and call's. Thanks Robert
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #9
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I recently purchased a motor and several other parts from Robert at JDM and couldn't be happier with the service and technical knowledge. I look forward to buying quite a bit more from them !
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:28 PM   #10
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Glad to see more good reviews. I am currently shopping around for a new motor myself. I sent them a pm the other day and they were quick to respond. Hopefully I can pick up something this week/weekend from them so I can get back on the road.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:54 AM   #11
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You wont be dissapointed with Robert or Wali. I've dealt with them at least 4 times. Always grade A service, competitive prices, fast shipment and very reliable.
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Yes you are right, ordered my stuff today. It should arrive tomorrow or friday. Very good customer service so far and a super deal for everything I ordered.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #13
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I purchased my full Ver. 8 6-speed swap from JDM Racing Motors and had a great experience.

Robert was careful to determine which parts I wanted/needed, then helped guide me through the prices of various options. He then coordinated with their Virginia warehouse, which had all that I needed, so I could pick it up. I ended up needing a couple of parts that I didn't anticipate, and JDM Racing Motors followed through to help me get those parts.

There was never a point where I felt like I was on my own. I just called Robert and he helped me out. I am a happy customer, and plan to buy more from them in the future.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #14
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Thank You
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I purchased my full Ver. 8 6-speed swap from JDM Racing Motors and had a great experience.

Robert was careful to determine which parts I wanted/needed, then helped guide me through the prices of various options. He then coordinated with their Virginia warehouse, which had all that I needed, so I could pick it up. I ended up needing a couple of parts that I didn't anticipate, and JDM Racing Motors followed through to help me get those parts.

There was never a point where I felt like I was on my own. I just called Robert and he helped me out. I am a happy customer, and plan to buy more from them in the future.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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Sorry guys
our review page (this page) was almost to the last pages,
you can post your review here
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:58 PM   #16
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. I've dealt with Wali and Robert multiple times. Great service every time. A+
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