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Wooly
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is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


friend was saying it is impossible to get a new land rover defender into the states... I said you can but you have to convert is to meet n.a.s.
which would make the car like 100 grand.

question is whats stopping someone from.just lying. every time.I get an inspection sticker they dont check anything on my car.... I mean.how hard is it to.just sneak it in without anyone.knowing?

and what are the consequences?







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LSURoss
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


Shouldn't be that hard. In the next few months they will be too busy looking for guns to pay attention.







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meauxjeaux2
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


it's easy.Friend has a real Nissan Skyline here in the states





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Gaston
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


Seems like it'd be easier to buy a totally refurbished one here, the refurbed D110s are sick.

Seems like you could contact a luxury vehicle dealer in Costa Rica and buy a 'new' one from them. Drive it up to the states and you'd be set.






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colorchangintiger
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


quote:

question is whats stopping someone from.just lying. every time.I get an inspection sticker they dont check anything on my car.... I mean.how hard is it to.just sneak it in without anyone.knowing?


yeah, if your lights and horn work you're pretty much golden. If they really want to get technical, they'll check the windshield cracks and tint on the windows.






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Master of Sinanju
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


I snuck mine in one piece at a time. Never cost me a dime.





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Wooly
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


I mean you can.buy a new d90 for like 30000 in Africa and have it shipped over what's stopping somebody from doing that





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brucevilanch
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


Good luck registering it.





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fightin tigers
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


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Posted by Wooly I mean you can.buy a new d90 for like 30000 in Africa and have it shipped over what's stopping somebody from doing that


You'd still have to pay import tax and the shipping. Might have red flags on the manifest for certain cargo such as restricted vehicles. Also may show up as red flags when registering them.






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Wooly
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


would.it be almost impossible to register it?





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Hammertime
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


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Good luck registering it.
People already home-build cars that are street legal in the US. There are more D90s in the US than you think. As long as it can pass the gov inspection tests, it will be admitted






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Wooly
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


Whatdoes that test consist of?





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polarbehr
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


feds have a hard on for illegal cars





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Wooly
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


and how hard would it be to register it... even if it was not street legal...





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saintsfan92612
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


To my limited car knowledge, defenders are not equipped with airbags.

They never check for airbags when giving inspection stickers. The trick would be getting the car registered. You could lie and say you had it modified to include airbags and hope you get by.






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DWaginHTown
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


ship it to Mexico and drive it across the border





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fightin tigers
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


LINK

Of course if you are importing and not putting it on the road you have different rules.






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fightin tigers
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


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People already home-build cars that are street legal in the US. There are more D90s in the US than you think. As long as it can pass the gov inspection tests, it will be admitted


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According to the D.O.T.: It is NOT legal to import a vehicle as parts and assemble it in the USA and then register it for road use. This is a crime and is it NOT legal. It is also NOT legal to import parts that constitute a vehicle (such as 1 gearbox, 1 frame, 2 axles, 1 body) this too can be a crime if the intention is to assemble the parts.

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nahtanojc
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


For cars to be sold in the U.S., they have to pass all the federal safety tests- they do this by taking the vehicle and performing all the tests on it which ultimately ends with a full frontal crash test.

I remember reading years ago that in order to import a car legally that is not sold here in the U.S., that the first car would have to be turned over for the crash testing. . . essentially the first buyer here in the U.S. would have to purchase two vehicles - one for testing and then one for ownership. Any other vehicle of the same model imported afterward, regardless of by whom, is good to go after just an inspection. Some features may need to be added on to pass- as in the case of the McLaren F1's in the early 90's, when they had to add front and rear bumpers to the vehicle to legally sell it in the U.S. (Owners took them off right after the sale was final)

So check to see if the vehicle has been imported before and if it has, then it shouldn't cost too much. At work, so can't verify that all the above information is accurate, but that is what I recall.






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brewhan davey
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re: is it really that hard to ship in a car that is not street legal.in the us?


Took the restrictor plate off?





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