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i tried posting this thread in the usa part as they have a sticky for it but no responces in a week so i figured id ask u guys.....i have a 1995 r33 gtst i am in the army so eventually i will have to go back to the states will i be able to take the car with me ....the army pays for me to take a car back but will the sky pass inspection if not wat can i do if nething to make it pass
 

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Drop the military guys in Germany a PM dude, they will know about it as they know the US and the exact military regulations. Try Mike aka intfreaks or Glenn aka Gman-R33. :cheers:
 

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thanks alot ill hit them up :) much appreciated as always good advice karim :)
 

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Good stuff Mike. :bigthumb:

To be honest I don´t think this thread needs to be stickied yet. I am trying to keep the events and meetings on top of things for you guys and having too many stickies results in people not keeping an eye on them anymore. That´s why I keep changing them from while to while so the most up to date ones can be seen.

However I will keep an eye on this and other threads regarding importing etc and will get them up as a sticky if I feel they contain enough info and get enough interest. :cheers:
 

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good enough for me i just know that alot of military are tring to get skylines and tring to prove me and glen wrong as to importing the sky to the us or what ever country as any other car is able to
 

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Yeah I know Mike, some people just don´t wanna understand. God knows why...

There is a sticky regarding that topic already in the US section by the way. Just in case anyone is interested. :)
 

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OK. I have done a lot of research on this subject. Like 3 years worth. I also know there are a lot of people that will argue with me, but here's the answer.

YOU CANT DO IT LEGALY!!

The requirements to get one imported is:

1.) It has to be a R33.
2.) It has to be a GT-R.
3.) It has to go through a RI (registered importer). And there is only ONE that can LEGALY do the work for you.
4.) And it will cost you $35,000 to do it.

Argue all you want. Think what you want. This is the truth. Beleive me, I want mine back in the states and this is what I found out.

I stress the word LEGAL every time I use it. This is because there are a lot of people that have a friend that got theirs in the states. Do the research....these cars are not LEGAL!!

Sorry.

If you want more information please let me know.
 

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yea well the info i got from both the DOT and NHSTA are that no exceptions anymore. people are tring to sneak them in and getting caught. so do what you will with the info above of mine.
 

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I figure it just easier to tell people that they cant do it. But like I said I did almost 3 years of research on this and the R33 GTR is the only one that can be taken in legaly. And then only by the ONE company. They are the only ones that hold the patent rights to the procedure to get them road legal.

That being said, the last I updated my information has been about 4 or 5 months ago. So it is entirely possible that the DOT has stopped all importation of them.

There are ways to get them in that arent legal but I wouldnt risk it.

Sorry but you are stuck not being able to take your car back with you. Dont feel bad, I'm in the same boat......

If you want to discuss this more let me know and I'll PM you my number.
 

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well like i sadi myself and one of the germany reps have reaseached extensivly and we have our info so do with it what you will
 

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Is it me or is there animosity in this thread? I'm not aruguing with anyone.......

Anyways, Hope everyone has a good day.
 

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Outta curiosity what would happen if you took the car to the VPC to ship it stateside? I mean at what point would someone say something or is it obvious for a Skyline to be caught right away? I shipped a Vette here to Germany a few wks back and the Baltimore Vpc besides paperwork just made sure the e-brake worked. So will the vpc take the car assuming all paperwork is good and at some point Customs will say something or how does it work if anyone happens to know?
-thanks
 

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If you try you risk not only getting fined but also your car being crushed....so just dont.

on a side note the only R33 you can import are 96-98. and yeah I agree with Desulli alot of phone calls to the NHTSA and after alot of research i would say around $30-40K. It sucks.

If you go out and buy an 89 r32 you can bring it to the states in 2014...thats my plan anyway.
 

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its the GTS-T not the GTR that you can bring.... and the only way to bring your car in.. would be to turn it into a legit race car. and have all the paperwork showing what you have installed to makes it a legit race car and what you have UNinstalled to make it a legit race car. youd need a list of all the races you want to attend for that year. theres a LOT of paperwork and a lot of money spent making it a race worthy car....
 

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Again I am in the same boat and I am in contact with a rep from JK Technologies. And the GTR R33 is not the only one. I have a 95 GTST R33. He told me that for the skylines that ARE approved, then the cost for work and all the other crap will be around >$36,000 for what they would have to do to the car. All they HAVE TO HAVE 2 AIRBAGS, if not they are automatically revoked and seized.

Everyone says illegal, but you can. They mainly say it bc alot of people who think they want a 20 year old skyline, aren't willing to pay the almost $40000 to keep it and get eveything done to it (also bc it take about 6 or so months for them to do the work and do safety testing).
 
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