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    I told ya Mark was a great guy and and would...

    I told ya Mark was a great guy and and would probably help you out! :D

    Any idea on container pricing these days Mark? Or any interest in it? I know you mentioned before it's a PITA, but maybe...
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    From looking around and talking to people, yes,...

    From looking around and talking to people, yes, there is supposed to be a VIN sticker on the rear plate holder, but my car didn't come with a rear plate holder...So I also got a tip that the VIN...
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    I think that site has been gone for quite some...

    I think that site has been gone for quite some time now. Prior to this site and a few others that was always my go to when looking for information on imports and importing. I think it was back in...
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    Did you ever find a second VIN location on your...

    Did you ever find a second VIN location on your E39? Or did you go with a BC assigned VIN?
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    Neither have good reviews. I don't have first...

    Neither have good reviews. I don't have first hand experience, but i have read a lot of negative reviews on both. I think you'd be better off sourcing through a reputable exporter.

    My...
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    Sort of...the 161 used the VVTi engine vs the...

    Sort of...the 161 used the VVTi engine vs the non-VVTi sold in North America. I believe this can cause some headaches if you go to use a stand alone ECU or go to do turbo upgrades. The auto...
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    IMO you aren't comparing apples to apples with...

    IMO you aren't comparing apples to apples with the JZS161 and the RS260 Stagea:


    Only sedan vs wagon
    Only auto vs manual
    and the biggest difference is price


    You can almost buy 3...
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    Whenever I've researched either the Altezza or...

    Whenever I've researched either the Altezza or the Legacy I always end up at the conclusion that the WRX (particularly the STi for my preference) is a better choice. I'm sure there are lots of EJ206...
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    I didn't see if you had another thread for your...

    I didn't see if you had another thread for your JZX100. Any updates? My jealousy factor is through the roof for anyone who has an X100! :)
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    Doing some more searching, some E38 owners have...

    Doing some more searching, some E38 owners have found a VIN sticker behind their rear license plate mount. Maybe check there?
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    Doesn't look like it's there on your car. On...

    Doesn't look like it's there on your car. On E34's I think there is a sticker on the inside of the fuse box lid. On the W210 Mercedes there is one under the passenger seat....Euro cars don't seem...
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    Is there anything on the cowl, right hand side...

    Is there anything on the cowl, right hand side (just below the windscreen)? I have a VIN there on my E36.
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    The Subaru gold? ...

    The Subaru gold?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/smclen/sti2.jpg
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    Why powder coat them white? I think they'd look...

    Why powder coat them white? I think they'd look good with silver. In white I feel like you'd need to have some other white bits on the car to really set them off if they are white, but I could be...
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    Won't the tune on the ECU be quite different? ...

    Won't the tune on the ECU be quite different? Are you running the STi ECU or Forester? From memory I think the Forester engines are more similar to the WRX than the STi. Yes it will drop in, but...
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    Great, thanks! I was working with my 7424 on my...

    Great, thanks! I was working with my 7424 on my Aristo on the weekend. I started using a scratch and swirl remover with a white pad, but the clouds went away and the car got too hot, so the product...
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    The car is looking great! :) What did you do...

    The car is looking great! :)

    What did you do to clean up the paint on the roof scoop? It looks like the clear was failing or something and then after your polish it looks fine. I'm wondering...
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    Don't go with the cheapest, go with the best...

    Don't go with the cheapest, go with the best quality. It's well worth a bit of extra $$ to get good quality parts. If some have said they've done the job in a few hours and you haven't worked on...
  19. Yes, this. Less poke is higher offset. eg. +10...

    Yes, this. Less poke is higher offset. eg. +10 vs +40, +10 will poke 30mm more than the +40.
  20. Prices are crazy for Alpina's. I wanted to get a...

    Prices are crazy for Alpina's. I wanted to get a wife an E46 Alpina, but prices went through the roof. A B3 3.3 auto in good condition around 100k kms sells for 1.2-1.5 million JPY. Around 150k...
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    I think the VIN for the Subaru's is on a VIN...

    I think the VIN for the Subaru's is on a VIN plate on the firewall as well as the firewall itself. It's been a while since I've had one thought, so I don't remember for sure.

    If you don't want to...
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    I was going to post exactly this except without...

    I was going to post exactly this except without the video as Mark had mentioned this to me before. With the EJ engines seeming to have common bottom end problems, it's not worth the potential risk...
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    No, I'm pretty sure you didn't need to get a BC...

    No, I'm pretty sure you didn't need to get a BC assigned VIN. You can fill out form MV1325:

    http://www.icbc.com/vehicle-registration/buy-vehicle/Documents/apply-VIN.pdf

    Check the second box...
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    Sorry, taking your thread off topic, but did you...

    Sorry, taking your thread off topic, but did you get this sorted out? I just got notification that I'm getting a full refund. Good experience for me using PayPal for payment and resolving a problem.
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    Yeah, I did. I suspected the deal might be too...

    Yeah, I did. I suspected the deal might be too good to be true, so I used PayPal so I'd have a method of recourse if things went sideways. I haven't dealt with bad deals through PayPal before...
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