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When is the Toyota Chaser JZX100 Legal in the USA?

Sean Morris posted on: July 7, 2020

The JZX100 version of the Toyota Chaser was sold in Japan from September 1996. That means that this JDM classic will turn 25 years old, legal to import to the USA, starting in September 2021.  Toprank Importers can find, buy, and import a legal JZX100 to the USA.  The JD ...

Nissan Skyline GT-R Information Index

Sean Morris posted on: July 2, 2020

Nissan Skyline GT-R Information page.  If you are looking for information about the Nissan Skyline GT-R, start here. From alignment and air conditioning, to wheels and the Z-Tune, we have it for you here. Looking to buy a JDM import, and want a buyers guide? Find your R32, R3 ...

Legal R34 GT-R For Sale : MotoRex 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Sean Morris posted on: June 27, 2020

MotoRex was a registered importer in the US, that worked on bringing the Nissan Skyline GT-R to the US legally.  They existed as a company from 1998 to 2006.  A vehicle that wasn't originally sold in a market, is called a grey market vehicle.  That is, it wasn't brought in ...

How Do You Register a Japanese Import Car in California

Sean Morris posted on: June 27, 2020

How do you register a JDM, or Japanese domestic car in California?  At Toprank Importers, we have been working in the car business, and the vehicle import and export business for more than thirty years. We understand what all it takes to legally import JDM cars to the US, a ...

Colors : Paint Codes : What Paint Colors Were Original on Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

Sean Morris posted on: June 26, 2020

On the R32 GT-R version of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, there were eight colors available to the public.  There is one more color 2M8, which is two tone black and white, but that was for a total of 14 Japanese police cars.  The non GT-R versions of the Nissan Skyline R32, also ...

Check Engine Light : Diagnostic Trouble Codes For 1989 to 1994 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Sean Morris posted on: June 25, 2020

  The Check Engine light, and method to read and clear diagnostic trouble codes on older vehicles is different than 1996 up, OBD II cars. There are some specific tools you can use, or you can also use a jumper wire, to read the stored codes.  On an R32 GT-R, the catalytic ...

MSRP for Nissan Skyline GT-R When New

Sean Morris posted on: June 24, 2020

The modern Nissan Skyline GT-R sold from 1989 to 2002 was a premium vehicle.  When it was released in 1989, the price was at the upper end of Japanese or JDM cars sold locally.  Since the car was only sold in Japan, other than very limited numbers overseas, the MSRP is in y ...

Nissan Skyline Service Manuals : FSM

Sean Morris posted on: June 6, 2020

Way back in the olden days, the only way to find service manuals for your automobile, was to purchase them from the dealer. Then came places like Chilton, or Haynes, which also produced a more generic service manual for cars.    Since the Skylines were mostly only sold in J ...

Where Can You Buy JDM Parts for Your Imported Car?

Sean Morris posted on: June 3, 2020

We often get questions about parts support for certain JDM or other vehicles that we sell here in the USA. Even though the vehicles may not have been sold here originally, often they share parts with other vehicles. We normally call this kind of thing parts bin sharing.  Ma ...

400R : Nismo R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Sean Morris posted on: May 25, 2020

The Nismo 400R, was a complete car offered by Nismo based on the R33 GT-R platform. When they say complete car, they mean one that has been modified from stock, and in the case of the 400R, the modifications were fairly extensive.  There were a very limited number of 400R's ...