So I bought a car…. From Japan.(56K warning 10 pics or so)

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by sims, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    A nice way to celebrate the end of a long winnipeg winter. Onto blackfly season!!

    Should be an enjoyable drive from BC to MB.
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    .... was this your first winnipeg winter? this was the mildest winter we have had in like a 100 years :p


    also, the drive would have been, I am however getting it transported by train to Winnipeg. The broker i'm useing to import the Car for me has shipping connections and its would cost me atleast and extra $200 to fly out there myself and drive it back, plus on top of that I would need atleast 1 day off work.
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    Alex B Junior Member

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    sims, this is exciting man. I really cant wait to see what you are going to do to this thing. I have a little something in the works as well, but my time will come. good luck!
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    That's what everyone has been saying. I'm starting to wonder if just a bunch of prarie propaganda! :p
  5. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    oh man! that is fuckin hot! wish i could get my hand on one of those

    are those cars street legal in the US?
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    yes.

    I thought I read the whole thing, but I might have missed it before.

    What is the year?
  7. sims

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    big plans :)

    nothing to crazy will come this season though, as I will be getting it half way through summer. I've got about $3000 set side for my stereo and alarm/starter/turbotimer and it should have some nice wheels by time time it arrives(if i can find some on yahoo actions, its got pretty rare offset)

    filter, full 2.75' exhaust + downpipe and dual stage MBC are next on my list :) (and obviously getting ride of the fuel cut off)

    Dude you honestly have no idea. The coldest days we have experienced this year barely rival what the average should have been through the last 3 months.


    The car is a 91(has to be atleast 15 years old), I seemed to have failed to mention that. This model specifically is not legal in the US as it has been imported, but the regular alltrac as sold in limited numbers through the early 90’s in North America.
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    nidex Hood Rich

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    Congrats sims, BOOST4LYFE!!!!111
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    my dad bought his last landcruiser in a similar way.... hes got a right hand drive japanese landcruiser from '81 fully loaded with everything power options had to deliver back then.

    it's a pretty cool truck
  10. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    I really wanted one of those a few years ago but could never find a clean one. :(
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    Ya I was looking for one years ago as well but could never find one that wasn't beat to the ground, I had given up until recently when they became available for import then jumped at the opportunity to grab a nice one.
  12. Hubcap

    Hubcap Holla

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    so i guess all of the emmisions and such are the same? And it takes the same type of gas? I know some of those are different across the sea. Would be kinda odd drinking on the other side of the car. Cool looking car.
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    the Emissions and bumpers are the same as the USDM but were never tested here, hence why you need to wait the 15 years to be legal, most JDM cars would not pass emissions or our crash tests.

    the gas is different, they have a totally different rating system. If you convert it, they are running what would be I believe something like 96 or 98 octane here to my understanding but they are also at a different altitude then us. My car has 25 more HP and torque then the USDM model do to a more aggressive tune do to there “superior gas” but everything I have read and been told is that in the end it is very similar. Stock I will be fine on 91 but will need to run 94 when I up the boost.