looking for another Supra
does anyone have any info on importing a jdm supra or purchasing one in the states. skyline information too would help.
they must be shipped in 2 seperate containers.. i.e. parts in one.. chasis in another.fatkatsupra said:strip the car and have it shipped as parts in a container. engine must be seperate.
making it road legal once assembled - many diff ways.
very easy and simple. just have patience
NITECRUISER said:First question, what is the reason to import a supra from Japan?
To me, it's a waste of time and money, while you can get one here in the States for lower price. I am in shipping business (exp/imp/ container service). I have asked and called many people include Dept. of Transportation. It's almost impossible to ship the whole car to the US. You can try to ship it as a rolling chassis, and assembled those parts when it gets here. However, you need to go through all the legalization process and modification on the car to have it meet the US DOT requirement, which is going to cost you a lot of $$$$$.
So, it will be much much better and easier to buy one here. All the money you spend to import the car and legalization, you can put some crazy modification under the hood. Trust me, it isn't worth the money to do import JDM.
Hope this help!
Sicarius123 said:Best option would definately be to bring it in through Canada and do a dodgy on your VIN from the crashed Supra.
A Skyline would be much harder to import as there would be no way of doing a dodgy on it, and good km R34GTR's still seem to be around the 70k-80k AUD mark before import. Also they're nowhere near as great a base to start modding as a Supra.
Sicarius123 said:Well end of the day he'd want to keep the wrecked one anyway. If for nothing else, to swap from RHD to LHD.
It's really not a hard swap with the Supra, all the guide holes are in the firewall anyway. Toyota are lazy and only made one firewall for the Supra