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Japanese Performance Part Popularity Table


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This table was posted up on a another Forum sometime ago but I thought I would share it with you all as it makes some interesting reading giving an insight into whats available for Japanese cars.

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Having been to Japan myself its amazing to see the vast range of products that are available. We only tend to here about the products that are pushed by European based authorised suppliers but there are so many other manufacturers out there that produce equaly if not better products but don't go to the expense of marketing it in Europe.

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Kevin

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It's not fair really how we miss out on all the good tuning stuff. Come to think about it we miss out on all the great performance cars as well. We only seem to get the diluted version all the time :crybaby:

jerry!!

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It's not fair really how we miss out on all the good tuning stuff. Come to think about it we miss out on all the great performance cars as well. We only seem to get the diluted version all the time :crybaby:

jerry!!

Too true Jerry. And what we do get we pay over the odds for as well.

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we only get a sniff of the near decent stuff over here

as kev says we NEVER see the good stuff!

must learn japanese!

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It's not fair really how we miss out on all the good tuning stuff. Come to think about it we miss out on all the great performance cars as well. We only seem to get the diluted version all the time  :crybaby:

jerry!!

Too true Jerry. And what we do get we pay over the odds for as well.

We think its expensive over here but try living in Tokyo, now thats expensive. I think the poulation must just work to live!

On the second night of my recent visit over there I went to a night club with some of my suppliers. I bought a round of drinks for six people and the round came to 45 quid, I nearly dropped to the floor!!! I had already paid £50 for the taxi there and had to last the night out on the remaining £50 I had left which I had brought out as emergency money just incase! Thank God!

I really wish I could speak Japanese Jaxx, it would make my life so much easier I picked one or two things up but its a very difficult lanquage to learn.

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Kevin

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oh i know its difficult ive tried to learn a few basic words and its bizzare cos its not just like blurting it out like any othr language. in some cases it depends on where the tounge is in your mouth when pronouncing a word otherwise it can meen something totally different!

damn expensive then! wow!

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I've been to the Suzuka 8-hour, sports reporting, and I remember a JD & coke was £11, a tiny 330ml Asahi was £5 and Carlsberg Export was £9! A 5 minute taxi from my hotel to the circuit was over £20 too!

Worked a week and racked up £800 in expenses - and that was being tight! If I'd have bought dinner one night it could have doubled...

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ouch!....thats quite an expensive living!... i'd guess their wages are better though, to compensate the cost of living!?

what about cars and mods though? they are relatively cheaper right?

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cars are cheap as hell in japan

a brand new r34 skyline gtr was only 29k!

and WRX's went for about 12K! (same as my bugger)

after three years tho their road tax goes from like £100 per year to 1,000,000 poer year. thats why we get lots of nice example grey imports

they make them so cheap so the jap market stays afloat through its own currency! and they dont have to !Removed! about with importing other manufacturers from other countrys but make a mint on export

basically theyve got their heads screwed on right!

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sounds like a plan to me!

in my country tax on jap imports has just almost doubled!!

lucky for me i already got me good ol vitz :D

i can actually sell it now and make a profit hehe.... wouldnt part with it thuogh :D

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So is it true that after 3 years old. They like to get rid of there cars because of the pollution levels so they are recommended to get newer cars to keep in the legal levels required. Hence why we get so many grey imported cars which have hardly done any miles on the clock??

jerry!!

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jerry

not really like i say its all to do with the tax, first three years of owning a new car makes it dead cheap to tax, service and after that they cost a bomb!

so basically all 3 year old jap imports that come across have a full service history and have been looked after and will have had anything warrenty wise sorted out.

your basically gettin a damn good deal

£3000 WRX folks? 22k on the clock and a full subaru history 280bhp and all the toys! i went to southampton import auctions last year and top motors are changing hands for stupid money! will be goin this year hopin for a bargian all bein well! ive heard a few TS turbos may begin to just wander onto the boat in the near time!

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Hi jaxx

Well if thats the case thats really good news from are point of view. Means that we can cash in on some really good cars then. But you will have the problem of main dealers not wanting to service the imported car. As they are a bit peed with you buying a imported car instead of buying one from them at silly prices :yes:

jerry!!

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very true mate

dealers are a total load of knobs when it comes to imports. but rest assured, theres that many specialist import garages these days that you shouldnt really need to worry

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In Japan you also have these stores where they sell all performance parts, rims, accessories, i.c.e all in one and loads to choose from!!

As Jaxx said, running cost after the 3 years are high, and if you dont pass the test first time you have to pay a huge fee just to have another one. And you gotta pay huge fees just to have your own parking space!!

Kenny!

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As Jaxx said, running cost after the 3 years are high, and if you dont pass the test first time you have to pay a huge fee just to have another one. And you gotta pay huge fees just to have your own parking space!!

Kenny!

Hi Kenny

Wow :o You have got to pay a huge fee just to park your car? What you mean like in the town for work permit parking do you mean? Or just to park your car outside your house?

jerry!!

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Yeah, supposedly the parking is nuts - outside your house too.

In Tokyo I heard that you have to prove that you have a parking space before you can buy a car. That's why they have those lifts so that you can park one car under another. Double-decker parking spaces!

The other reason the mileage is so low is that the cars tend to spend so long stationary in traffic jams. Rather them than me in that case!

I'd love to visit though... Maybe one day...

A

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That's why they have those lifts so that you can park one car under another. Double-decker parking spaces!

I'd love to visit though... Maybe one day...

Hi alanbradley

Double decker parking. I would love that. That way i could get my car into the garage as well. Instead of the missus always in the garage. Yes you are right mate sounds good to visit there one day ;)

jerry!!

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I think each household are allowed 1 car park space outside their house only and as alanbradley said, you actually have to prove you got a parking space before you are allowed to buy a car!!

And general parking meters are expensive, road tolls are expensive, but yet they still get all the best performance parts!

Kenny!

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Japan living is not too bad really. On par with London. As to road tolls, yes they are diabolical!

I have spent much time in Tokyo now and can get around and eat very cheaply.

Dinner on average at a resaonble restaurant will cost about £30 per head, but I can have a meal in Yoshinoya for like £3! Or if you like Sushi, then that's the best deal. Rotating Sushi places 100 (55p!!) yen for a plate of 2 nigiri, which in UK will cost £1.50 per piece!

My fav though is Cow tongue, and don't yuk, it's lurvely. A nice meal with beer is only around £20 each!

Al.

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agree with the eating there, it is quite cheap especially sushi (which are much fresher compare to here!!) Yoshinoya, is that the bowl of beef rice and opens 24hours??

Kenny!

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