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Old 04-20-2004, 11:43 AM   #26
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this is funny... because you might all be right... having been in the government, sometimes the head doesn't know what the tail is doing.

but it is interesting to see what you guys have to say about the EVO Ver. III that participated in the Rocky Mountain rally that was driving on the same highway as me... Was that an illegal car?
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Old 04-20-2004, 03:47 PM   #27
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this is funny... because you might all be right... having been in the government, sometimes the head doesn't know what the tail is doing.

but it is interesting to see what you guys have to say about the EVO Ver. III that participated in the Rocky Mountain rally that was driving on the same highway as me... Was that an illegal car?
I think someone posted earlier that you can bring an earlier model in, but it is only allowed for off-road use??????

BTW you guys, thanks for hijacking my thread.
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Old 04-20-2004, 04:00 PM   #28
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That car was an Evo IV, and registered in New York State.

I can tell you that some of the rally cars have been 'built' by using the basic shell from a mirage or galant and transplanting the evo bits across. Not easy, or cheap, but legal. (It involves dismantalling the car at some of the factory seams, and then re-building using the new pieces. The rebuild welds are stronger than factory, and this is also a great time to seam weld the shell.)
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Old 04-20-2004, 04:03 PM   #29
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hahaha ohhh poor markus...
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Old 04-21-2004, 12:43 AM   #30
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EVO Ver. III that participated in the Rocky Mountain rally that was driving on the same highway as me... Was that an illegal car?
It's not that car but it does participate in the CRC. To rally a car it has to be road legal. If you're going to get nit picky about rules tha technically this EVO3 I am speaking of would be illegal, even though it participates in "off road" activities. I know this particular EVO3 myself. I was my cousin's first car until he got it off-road. Then my Uncle gave him the company truck.

Markus, sorry to hijack your thread. It was not intended. But you are right. Silverstone is a reputable company. But like someone said earlier. If you're going to talk to Raymond, go there in person or you'll be lost on the phone. Cheers Mate!
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Old 04-21-2004, 01:20 PM   #31
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Obviously you don't know what you're talking about.

Depending on how you import it, Customs doesn't even take a look at the produciton stamp, they go all by the papers you give them. Production stamps are easy to fake too...it's a piece of metal that has numbers ingraved into it...if they can fake money, and fake passports which are more secure than a piece of metal...I'm pretty sure the piece of metal would be easy. Hell I can go down to a local metal works shop and get one for maybe 5 bucks. Done

The first GTR was made in August 1989. There is no such thing as a Jan 1989 model. The first GTST was produced in May. Unless if you're gonna say companies like RBmotoring and Motorex don't know what they're talking about.

They're a reputable company when it comes to working on stuff. As far as importing cars theyr'e crooks, and I hope they get screwed oever in the worst possible way

PS I could think of a few people I would trust with imports and tuning more than Silverstone.
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Old 04-22-2004, 02:11 AM   #32
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Production stamps are easy to fake too...it's a piece of metal that has numbers ingraved into it...if they can fake money, and fake passports which are more secure than a piece of metal...I'm pretty sure the piece of metal would be easy. Hell I can go down to a local metal works shop and get one for maybe 5 bucks. Done.
Obviously, you've never seen a JDM stamp. The VIN # are back-stamped onto an aluminum plate that sits on the inside door jamb & front window cowl, yes. But EVERY JDM car also has the same VIN # stamped onto the firewall sheet metal (one major structural piece), the trunk floorpan (another large structural piece) & under-chassi floorpan (gee, the most major piece of the chassis). Every manufacture also has their own registered font style for both numbers and letters & a sequence that is unique to Japan. Now for someone to fake all those? C'mon, you might as well build a better car from the ground up.

I'm not denying what that therre are cars here illegally. In fact, I'm sure of it. All I am saying is that it doen't make sense for someone to fake all of that just to register a car, one year early. Maybe Canada Customs only bothers to look at the paperwork provided. They are busy ppl after all. But the federal inspector for a particular region sure as hell knows what to look for. You can be damned sure that he/she knows how to spot a fake too. FWIW, imported cars must have all numbers matching, b/c repair requirements & designations vary from province to province, & country to country. what passes for a safe "repaired title" in one place may still be considered "damaged or salavge only title" in another.

Like I said, who the hell really cares. Everybody & thier dog will have one next year. Fact of the matter is there will be no exclusivity in owning one. For the majority of ppl, the Skyline is still not a supercar. For me buying a 15 year old car which will be difficult to find replacement parts just as the car is showing it's age doesn't make sense, FOR ME. For other, the desire to have a skyline is paramount. Buy what you like, when you like it. Just don't complain if you're not the only one on the block w/ one, let alone the last to have it.

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