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Old 03-07-2010, 08:20 PM   #1
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Importing an FJ80

Hey all!
I am stationed @ Kadena, AB on Okinawa Japan. I have a 1991 FJ80 and was wondering if anybody has ever been through the fiasco of importing one of these vehicles. Any info would be great! Thanks again.

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bring it to canada...
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well I was reading up on that, but is legit to just cruise across the border after you get it to Canada?
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well I was reading up on that, but is legit to just cruise across the border after you get it to Canada?
No, you`d have to leave it here, and sell it to one of us

Assuming it`s a Japanese spec vehicle it has to be at least 25 years old to import into the US. For Canada it has to be 15 years or older.
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Just ship it part by part! LOL
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:01 AM   #6
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you would have to jump through some pretty big hoops to get that thing registered in the US. And considering its an FJ80, not an HZJ80 or even a FZJ80, its not worth bringing over. They are available for cheap in the US and can be upgraded easily. I understand you probably have emotional attachment to it but sorry man, probably not financially smart or easily done. Sorry, I don't want to bring you down but its the way she goes Ricky, way she goes...
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i had a friend import a skyline two years ago and it took him 7 months to do, after completing the import paper work (he complained about some big fees too) he had to make sure it met US safety specs for that year model i.e. air bag systems, safety glass, and emissions systems compliance.
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i had a friend import a skyline two years ago and it took him 7 months to do, after completing the import paper work (he complained about some big fees too) he had to make sure it met US safety specs for that year model i.e. air bag systems, safety glass, and emissions systems compliance.
But did he do it himself, or have a 3rd party do it? What was the name of that company that used to import R34s into USA, and legalize them?
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If your going to import one. Import a hdj80 after 1995 which has the 24 valve turbo diesel engine. Absolutely amazing!!!!! Torque out the wazooo and great on fuel. They didnt come out with turbo diesels in the states did they??
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Or import nissan gq or gu patrol! Show em how its done haha
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:59 PM   #11
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Ehhh the USA needs to stop being gay and allow us to import these awsome trucks. They are much more fuel efficient then our petrols.
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