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Old 02-16-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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I want to buy a S204 and bring it to the states how hard is that to do? We have the same chassis here. I heard the reason we cant bring cars over is due to emissions and body panels like the glass is thinner than the ones in the US and stuff like that but what if we change the glass and do a motor swap to get it here and like alot of ppl swap the jdm motor back in. Is it even possable to get a S204 here in the US with out costing an arm and a leg? Is there even a S204 here in the US that is registered?
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Not happening, there are literally hundreds of threads about bringing JDM cars over, do a search.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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I want to buy a S204 and bring it to the states how hard is that to do? We have the same chassis here. I heard the reason we cant bring cars over is due to emissions and body panels like the glass is thinner than the ones in the US and stuff like that but what if we change the glass and do a motor swap to get it here and like alot of ppl swap the jdm motor back in. Is it even possable to get a S204 here in the US with out costing an arm and a leg? Is there even a S204 here in the US that is registered?
You can't afford it. Seriously.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #4
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So I got to wait 20yrs to bring on over? FML.....);
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:32 PM   #5
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So I got to wait 20yrs to bring on over? FML.....);
Good grief, how can somebody with such poor grammar afford an IS-F?
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:45 PM   #6
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Wow r u mad cuz u can't afford an ISF? Don't be jealous haters going to hate! Maybe if u had a better job u can afford one too.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #7
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Wow r u mad cuz u can't afford an ISF? Don't be jealous haters going to hate! Maybe if u had a better job u can afford one too.
No, seriously. It's not as simple as just buying 1 car.

This has been gone over NUMEROUS times and several companies have been created to legally bring over cars from Japan.

Guess what?

They all went bankrupt.

It is VERY expensive to bring over the cars, have them crash tested, make the necessary modifications to bring them up to US spec, then register.

There is one loophole that was talked about that is for curio cars that get driven under a certain (very low) number of miles per year, but to date no one on NASIOC has successfully done it with a Subaru.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #8
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I did some research and ppl were saying u have to crash test the car but does it have to be the exact S204 or can u use a wrx or impreza instead? There alot of ppl saying what to do but like u said they never tell u the out come if it was succesfull or not. I figure if we have the same chassis here and convert the glass headlight seatbelts and install all the safety beams there shouldn't be a problem
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:59 PM   #9
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I did some research and ppl were saying u have to crash test the car but does it have to be the exact S204 or can u use a wrx or impreza instead? There alot of ppl saying what to do but like u said they never tell u the out come if it was succesfull or not. I figure if we have the same chassis here and convert the glass headlight seatbelts and install all the safety beams there shouldn't be a problem
Look into Motorex. Ask them how much of a problem importing JDM cars is.
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Wow r u mad cuz u can't afford an ISF? Don't be jealous haters going to hate! Maybe if u had a better job u can afford one too.
You sound like an absolute, ****ing idiot.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:04 PM   #11
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You sound like an absolute, ****ing idiot.
Omg Sulu ur that fagget from star trek wow I didn't know ur into subarus I thought all u do is have gey sex with ur boyfriend.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #12
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Look into Motorex. Ask them how much of a problem importing JDM cars is.
Ya ur rite but they had a good thing going til they screwed them self over oh well I guess I'll just wait my only option
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:17 PM   #14
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Oh my bad Zulu I got alittle carried away I thought it was Sulu lol so Zulu a south African tribe that where he's from. Zulu looks funny! looks like Zulu runs everywhere and hunts with a spear too. cuz he doesn't own a vehicle
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #15
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Oh my bad Zulu I got alittle carried away I thought it was Sulu lol so Zulu a south African tribe that where he's from. Zulu looks funny Zulu drives a Subaru look like Zulu runs everywhere and hunts with a spear too
Are you high?
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:24 PM   #16
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1 2 3 until this guy is banned.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:25 PM   #17
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Haha i think I am high lol oh well time to eat I have the munches
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #18
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I don't see why everyone is talking **** to me all I ask was a simple question if u don't like the question post somewhere else
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #19
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Wow r u mad cuz u can't afford an ISF? Don't be jealous haters going to hate! Maybe if u had a better job u can afford one too.
AAAANNNNNDDDDDDDD here we go! In before the lock!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:31 PM   #20
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Good grief, how can somebody with such poor grammar afford an IS-F?
In before the lock I think is what ur looking for
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what am I reading? The words of a bartender who rents a Lexus. True poetry.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #22
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Lol how do u rent a Lexus? U really don't know about cars do u?
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:20 PM   #23
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The same way you lease one.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #24
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If someone would go ahead and ban this guy, he's already going into my FS threads and claiming I'm a scammer.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2230098
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:31 PM   #25
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The only way this guy owns an IS-F is if mommy and daddy bought it for him. He seems to have the maturity level of a 16 yr old kid.

No way you have the education, skills or personality to have any sort of real career. Good luck on importing your super jdm race car.
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