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« on: May 24, 2006, 09:04:50 PM »
hi i,m moving over to aussie after xmas i want to bring my 96 skyline with me so i can enjoy it over there.owned it 2yrs know.i just dont no if it,ll be aloud on the road as its not a real gtst its a fully converted rb20e model,converted in japan motor is std(outside anyway) apart from z32 airflow meter gtr injecters hks frontmount blitz blow off hks dipe pipe tein adjustable susp full apexi exhaust 17x9 p1 racing wheels and 255 tyres carbon bootlid interrior is std..any one no if it,ll get in with these mods and the fact that its not really a gtst would stop it..really keen to no how to get it there..thanks guys..:)

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006, 01:09:28 PM »
Hm I read on here compliance would be hard to get a car from here to Oz..esp your car does not have an airbag and has been modded.
Im looking to move there also,sometime this year and want to take my car..might have to take it as a track car only though as dont want to go through the hassle of compliance.

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2006, 04:09:18 PM »
my cars got airbags x2,its a series two 1996 r33 coupe.my cars only running the std turbo,i really want to take it i,ve been over there before and i,ve seen the prices that the r33 s2 go for its crazy i couldnt afford one there.so your aloud to just throw it into a container and ship it there,i heard awhile ago that if you,ve had it more then a year you can bring it in as a private import and it want have to be complianced??(1 car only)its all changed i guess..they miss out on so many good cars there..

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2006, 06:11:00 PM »
yeah they do..ive seen some mags on cars there...a slightly modded (with an awesome looking kit)R32 GTST selling for $21K..thats a joke.
Hm i believe one of the members on here was contemplating taking her car over to Oz..shes somewhere in this section of the forum.
Jap imports there are expensive..but old skool cars are dirt cheap!

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2006, 08:10:45 PM »
yeah there old school i must atmit are cheap last time i was there got a rx2 rolling shell for 700..good old trading post(aussie t&e).funny when you see gtir for sale still asking 18g for a 1991.what part of aussie do you want to go to?im off to ipswich would be good to take my car so it,ll stand out easy making freinds when ya got something abit rare..if i cant take it i,ll have to buy a commie cose theres nothing worth really buying i couldnt buy some thing that i no back home is half the price..i still cant find any sites that tell you what requirements are needed for a car to be complianced they all beat around the bush..later..

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2006, 09:43:40 PM »
same here..i was doing some research on the net but couldnt find much..if your car was made before 1989 you can import it without restriction..but i do know you need those airbags (which you got)..plus car gotta be registered here.Maybe theres the issue of emissions..I hear its different in each state plus the noise level of the exhaust and stuff.
Im looking to move to brisbane or gold coast..hope to go gold coast though.Wheres Ipswich..is it in sydney?

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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2006, 05:47:09 PM »
na ipswich is in brissie.wouldnt be worth taking ya r32 if only using it for track use,should take something like an 88 ceferio then you,ll get some looks put a rb25 conversion in it plus being older then 89 no restrictions.got any web sites of interest on importing..??i think gas to is only 1.22 at the mom would be nice..

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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2006, 07:46:52 PM »
Haha i read some of the importing rules..I cant take my car there it seems..even only for track use as my car needs to have some racing history and logbook and stuff..ugh!So car stays:(..might look into taking it there for modifications and see if its allowed.

Theres one good link to importing cars..download that pdf document.

http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=4371

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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2006, 11:33:39 AM »
just read that site ,i think they just make things up as they go.luxury car tax.haha without permission specail duty tax $12000..so many fees and % fees etc..i would hate to run an import car yard there so much red tape..i recon take your car in under the tourist bit you can stay for a year then,gives you so time ..

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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2006, 11:58:31 AM »
http://www.dotars.gov.au    found a sevs site before it says you can bring in 1/89-91 r23s????write sevs in the sdu search box and the link will come up..

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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2006, 07:06:23 PM »
thanks bro..ive done the search and learnt heaps about importing tonight than in all the days ive been searching before.Yeah i reckon I could take my car under the tourist thing,just want to make sure.Otherwise the GTR stays here:(
So you planning to live and work there in Ipswich?Or just going to live there for a few years and return?

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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2006, 06:48:27 PM »
i,ve got afew emails back from qld transport man looks like a pain in the but to rego you have to take it to about 4 places to get different things looked at or done cant drive it has to go on tow truck..1/to get a mod plate for a car not having factory specs 2/another place to have the vin and mod plate etc looked at and confirmed 4/some where to have your import plate put into engine bay 4/go for you rwc(wof) 5/can be registered...before all this tho you have to full in a import approval form to see if you can bring it in first($50 fee)i think mines staying here.crazy way off doing things not like here bring a car into country take it to vtnz they do the vinning wof and rego in about an hour enter it all into computer then you drive off..orsome..
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2006, 08:08:00 PM »
yea bro,i was talkin to a customer at work who was planning to take his 4wd over to aussie and we chatted about the importation laws..he did a thorough check on it and came back with exactly what you said.Seems a BIG hassle!
But I mean,if you really want to keep your car,its worth it..afterall prices of imports there,esp skylines,are real pricey..
Ive been reading SAU threads and for some of those who've imported their cars..its taken months to get their car because some compliance places have to wait for plates from the transport authority..
All in all,i guess you just got to weigh the costs..whether its cheaper to import it (despite all the hassle)or buy one from there.Just a thought to make things easier..how bout restoring the car to factory standard (if theres not too many mods)and maybe you cna skip the first bit about getting that mod plate.And you can possibly ship your mods over and mod the car when you get it back..just a thought.

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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2006, 05:19:52 PM »
look at this site for a laugh for prices on there imports http://www.tradingpost.com.au  i looked at the qld area 25g for a s2 skyline std,15g and up for s1.1988 cefiros std start from 15g..lol oh my god..i would love to take my car but to get it there is 1200 then maf and customs fees 2-300 gst 10% ($1500) then you got the tow truck fees taking it all over bloody brisbane couple of hundred getting to drive your car home in 6 months time priceless..if i took all my mods off to get it into the country i would have to stick the rb20e engine back in.hahaha has had a full gtst conversion done in japan with all the goodies on it..got an email back today from dotars you have to be in the counry to get import approval so if they do let you bring it in you will have to come back to sort out shiping and if they dont you still have to come back to sell it..if the car doesnt pass the complience you have to ship it back or destory it with a witness from dotars..not even aloud to import a whole car for parts front or rear cut only.i,ve looked for the loop holes,mite email some import car yards and see if they can import it and complience for me..your better to put everything into a cefiro and take that over as long as its the 88 model easy to get in..

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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2006, 11:21:39 PM »
Hey there..try emailing Just Jap Auto imports in aussie..they seem to deal with a lot of the skyline members there in aussie with importing and other stuff.
Hm it worries me,I might have to buy a skyline there..which just is overpriced (but worth it)but damn man they got so many rules and laws over cars..esp imported ones and modded ones and you need certs for a lotta stuff.
Did you import your car from japan?Hm Im guessing your skyline was converted by some other company than Nissan?
Haha your idea bout putting everything into a ceffy sounds good..actually it might be better to buy a gtr shell there and put all the stuff in though its going to be a nightmare for the suspension is heavily modded and they got real good bits in em.