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Old 11-19-2016, 06:06 AM   #1
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Hi I'm new to the forum trying to find some information if it's legal to import a rhd 350z from Japan into the states I live in Arizona hoping I can import one here all the feedback would help thx.
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Old 11-19-2016, 06:16 AM   #2
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Welcome- the answer to your question is straightforward. It's not legal to import a JDM RHD 350Z for regular use on US roads.
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Ok is there anyway to make it a rhd car??? Were can I buy the clips at??
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There was actually one listed on the Tampa CL maybe 2 or 3 weeks ago. I think it was a 2005 or 2006.
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But why?
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But why?
Maybe he wants to be a mail man.

You think I'm kidding? Like they say, "There's kits for that!"

http://www.postalthings.com/right-hand-drive-kits

But seriously, I can't even fathom the amount of work it'd be for a pointless return-on-invest....er, return on flushing money down the toilet. Besides the entire front half of the interior, there's the little thought of how it all re-connects up to the steering gear, where you're going to get suspension that works with the "wrong side" (here in the US) set up, etc.... etc... etc...

Just for shids n' grins, I googley'd it.... and this page kinda tells you how much work it'd be to attain half a car:

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/rhd-conversion
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Trying to build a replica of the Stardast 350z and I always wanted a rhd car. I got a family member that could help me and basically do the work for free just need the parts and need to know were to get them at
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"This will decimate all with about 10 grand into it. Maybe more if we overnight parts from japan"

Lol
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Old 11-19-2016, 03:38 PM   #9
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But why?
More JDM bro

https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/5823721356.html
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have you considered just moving to Japan? Might be easier when it's all said and done...just a thought
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having lived in okinawa- driving a left hand drive honda (yes-we imported? exported? a honda back to japan)....
i gotta say- that uniqueness wears off really quickly.
(and i never even tried going to a drive-thru with it)

*side note----nothing like learning to drive in the states at 16- then at 18 driving on the other side of the road with a car set up to drive on the other side of the road....interesting trips for my passengers-lol
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Buy a standard 350z and fab or find a RHD kit. aka buy and import a 350z RHD front clip.

Same thing guys do with 240's. Takes some
Minimal work if you know what your doing

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Minimal work if you know what your doing
now what makes you think the OP knows what he is doing?
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OK, another "minds made up" thread but I'm going to tell the story from the "Have owned one" perspective just as a last ditch effort of talking some sense....

My last S30, about 2011, was a true Fairlady, brought in from Okinawa (not by me). I bought it as barely a roller with literally nothing motive between the front grill and taillights.

I tried, no, really, actually tried to procure parts for it to build it up. Everything I needed had to come from Japan. And that wasn't happening what with everyone there that understood what I needed, also understood the value of the U.S. dollar.

Even thought about just using a US-domestic engine.... RB20DET or somesuch to relieve my need for JDM parts. Still a PITA.

My only point is that getting the proper parts isn't as simple as many make it sound. I have money to bring whatever I need to the US... but do I want to throw that money away when it could be used for more practical, easier things to do to a Z.... like a Dodge hemi swap or maybe drop in an AMG 5.5 or 6.3 engine or something. < note sarcasm >

But I admire your tenacity and insistence on doing this.... good luck.
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the value of the job would exceed the value of the car

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