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Old 03-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #276
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gymkhana this weekend...
even have "kitchen pass" for sunday..
bringing my mini-me..
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #277
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After having my car at the shop for 2 weeks, my issue wasn't resolved. My secondary tugboat does not want to spoil, but my primary will spool all the way through 7000+ rpms. I also think I have an exhaust leak on my primary. It makes a crazy squealing sound with high boost and I'm pretty sure I've seen smoke coming out from between the downpipe and turbo housing. In heading to the hobby shop in a few. If you gets are there, come by and toss some ideas my way.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:26 PM   #278
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Lol @ tugboat...I meant turbo
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:27 AM   #279
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What's going on? I may be headed your way in a few months. I have my option of Lejeune or Okinawa. I can't begin to explain how much I hate Jacksonville and I've never been to Japan. My minds not made up yet. Any of you mind throwing out some pros and cons about the island? I'm coming from Bahrain, so I'm familiar with the ridiculous humidity. Also, is taking my car an option? If so, do you recommend it? Thanks in advance...
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:20 AM   #280
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The island has tons to do, specially if you like to be outdoors. This is an opportunity to come to Japan on Uncle Sam's dime.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:23 AM   #281
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i think you can bring your car but you have to pay for it. it depends on what year and model you that you are trying to bring. i have seen a stateside 04 STI out here on Okinawa. it was long ago. so it is possible to bring your car. I wouldn't! bring it.


options:
you can sell it and get something much nicer over here.

you can keep it back in the states and get a loan for something nicer



when you do come here. get with one of us, you don't want to buy a car on Okinawa. buy one on www.goo-net.com.. they have an english tab at the top right. you can get cars cheaper there than what you would pay for on Okinawa.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:07 AM   #282
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wish i would have done what Rich suggested,
but I did not have any cash on hand to order
the car I wanted..
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #283
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wish i would have done what Rich suggested,
but I did not have any cash on hand to order
the car I wanted..
yeah, you can still get what you want. just have to wait until your 120 hold until you sell your car again is up.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:30 AM   #284
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Are there any events going on tomorrow?
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:39 AM   #285
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yes there was an event.. but i didn't go to it.. tires were too worn out and i will have some on order soon. trying to get DCCD pro before the next event. next practice event is this Sunday coming up. but again, i am not going to it. I am helping Jaxscuby rebuild a motor out of his garage near the seawall out gate 1 Kadena.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:34 PM   #286
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going to haul an engine from camp foster to a friends house.. soon after that, going driving.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:47 AM   #287
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i think you can bring your car but you have to pay for it. it depends on what year and model you that you are trying to bring. i have seen a stateside 04 STI out here on Okinawa. it was long ago. so it is possible to bring your car. I wouldn't! bring it.


options:
you can sell it and get something much nicer over here.

you can keep it back in the states and get a loan for something nicer



when you do come here. get with one of us, you don't want to buy a car on Okinawa. buy one on www.goo-net.com.. they have an english tab at the top right. you can get cars cheaper there than what you would pay for on Okinawa.
the best way to get the cheapest car in Japan is not thru Goo net. Their prices are amazing expensive to the core.

Go for auction. You'll get a better price from there rather than goo net. Only problem is you have to take care of registration, shaken, parking license but its all easy.. keep note of cars that have a A/B grade. And you can just send them in for shaken just as they were and you will not have a problem passing them.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:42 PM   #288
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the best way to get the cheapest car in Japan is not thru Goo net. Their prices are amazing expensive to the core.

Go for auction. You'll get a better price from there rather than goo net. Only problem is you have to take care of registration, shaken, parking license but its all easy.. keep note of cars that have a A/B grade. And you can just send them in for shaken just as they were and you will not have a problem passing them.
"you can get cars cheaper there than what you would pay for on Okinawa."

two friends of mine own 2005 STI Spec C WRB. one of them bought his car down here on Okinawa where another friend bought his off of Goo-net. the one on Okinawa was $22K, the other paid $16K off of goo-net. the same extact model car. i have seen some other 05 STI Spec C for way cheaper price off of goo-net.

the one on the right is the $22K




this one that was on the left is at his home... his was $16K


if there are other sites out there were you can find cars cheaper... please post it.. i have been looking at goo-net and tradecarview for years and years now. if there is a new site.. i am interested to see it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:44 PM   #289
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #290
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Hello. Check out auctions. They start bids at 15man for the STi. Usually ends at 80man or the max 130man that i've seen. + Shaken and insurance 8man++. You wouldnt pay more than 140man inclusive of shaken.
I paid 90man for mine.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:54 AM   #291
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if you want to convert the dollar to yen. i think he spent 1,200,000 yen during that yen rate in Feb or Mar.

plus, i have been checking out YAJ(yahoo auctions japan) for years. and many times they find out that you are a gajin, they don't really want to deal with you due to language barrier.

as i asked in my last post, i am sure there are other websites.. please link them so i can look at them.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:57 AM   #292
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No. auctions are live auctions that you require a company to auction on your behalf. not yahoo auctions. Maybe japanusedcars has the auction sheets.

for example, http://r-international.co.jp

u can sign up free and check the auction sheets. they start at 10man, 20man etc.

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Old 04-28-2012, 12:34 AM   #293
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well, i have no problems with it and in 2014 when i find out where i am moving to, i will look for a 2005 STI Spec C.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:08 AM   #294
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a drive anyone after the rainy season?
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:04 AM   #295
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Read there's a car show/meet on Kadena this Sunday at noon. It's supposed to be at the Airmen and Family Center parking lot. Anyone going?
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:22 PM   #296
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didn't hear about it. i might stop by and check it out.

so Okinawa will have a drift gc8 project.. or atleast 3 of us donating time and money to it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:33 AM   #297
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Drove by at 12:45 and the lot was empty. I guess it didn't happen?
A drift gc8 on island? I'm intrigued
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:19 AM   #298
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yep, we are working on getting a donor car.. might get a 4dr 97 STI shell in two weeks
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:13 AM   #299
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Hi all,

I've been on island for a while now. I put an aftermarket downpipe into my 02 WRX, since then she's been a bit sluggish and makes a putt-putt noise while stopped or in neutral. My turbo timer also quit measuring my boost. Anyone have any ideas or think they could help? I don't know if any of the local shops could understand me.

Thanks!

Also, is there a Subie club out here? There definitely should be.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:02 AM   #300
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sounds like you need to be tuned for your exhaust..
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