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Shawn,
man I would really love to get it over here but it looks like emissions and cost will prohibit it. Think i'll probably leave it at home and let my brother look after it, then it'll be waiting for me on my return. plus when I'm back in the uk I can play with it, and get a fix. Maybe the company will get me a WRX as a company car? hmm, doubt it, but maybe I could make it a condition of me coming over here? now there's a nice thought!

as it stands, if you're over in the uk in the near future I'll take you for a ride.
 

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oooh, you're hyping things up in a major way mate! it's a good car, but not sure I'd justify a 9hr flight there and back to ride in it :D

then again! :D

Maybe we should sort something out for march time maybe, as I'd want you to see the finished beast, as the new rims, tires and movit porsche brakes should hopefully be on by then, and bedded in (most important) then you'll see the full potential of it.

What would be cool is if this co-incided with a meet or a a trackday as we could go spectate and you'd meet some of the uk nutters! plus grab a ride in some serious scoobys!
 

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well, the rules look pretty specific. it would have to pass emissions (not a snowball's chance in hell). its probably for the best, because unless you want your black beast speckled with white, i shouldn't be allowed to see it ;)
 

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If you use the car for racing purposes only you can bring it in. It's still a hassle, though.
 

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Markus,

There's no way that you can bring that car into the States, other than on an Alien visa with a 12 month limit, then the car MUST be re-exported NO extension allowed.

There's a link off the Customs URL posted above to the NHTSA (National Highway and Transport Safety Authority) site.. I have spent much time on the telephone with them exploring the "Show and Display" clause of the import rules and they are intractible..

This is why my 22B lives in the UK.. :(

My recommendation either put the car into storage in the UK or sell it..

Richard
 

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Richard,
thanks for the reply. i totally forgot about you being 'over here'

I think I've come to the same conclusion, the car stays in the uk. as to wether to sell it, well, it aint no 22B, if it was then there would be no question at all about keeping it, but my brother could look after it for me, and I do trust him, plus he'd have a lot of fun with it. Plus it'd be there for when I pop back for the odd visit, and also when I return in 18months.

I'm still in two minds as to if I want to come over. got some serious thinking to do on this one. think it'd be a massive mistake not to take the offer up.
 

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Hello. You have a beautiful car! IMO you should leave it at home when you come over here. Since you have someone to look after it for you it should be safe. You should tell your boss that a Subaru will make you less homesick or something. Plus, when you get back it won't have racked up a bunch of mileage, and it will almost be like a new car to you! Just my opinions.
Also, I have a quick question. Are your Morrette's made for the newer front ends, like '98-up? I have the same front end as you on my '95 and was looking into something like that. I have been told they won't fit with my grille and hood but your grille is the same as mine. Just curious if they only had the gap after you were done or if other mods were necessary? Thanks!:D
 

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I_H8_1.8,
thanks for the nice words!

The morettes, yes they are designed to be fitted to post 96 cars. Many people had warned me of the dreaded gap that you'd get if you fitted them to a pre 96 car, but I don't think its a problem.

to see for yourself (sorry if you've looked here already) take a look at this page on my site

http://www.markuswarren.co.uk/cars/pictures/morette.html

I've posted pics of the 'gap' to give an idea of what it looks like.

i think it's ok, though some may not. If you really have a problem with the gap then you could always get a custom grill, or make one out of mesh or something.

The gap was the only problem with fitting them, no other mods, well apart from adjusting the beams, was needed.

took me about 1/2 hour to fit them. it really is very, very simple.

email me if you have any other questions on them
 

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Thanks for the info! I thought it was around '97 or so that they changed the style but I haven't had enough coffee to think clearly yet. Yeah, I checked the site before I posted. I could care less about the gap; I am going to try and redo my grill soon anyway. Maybe I could tell people that they are intake gaps or something! :D I'm just relieved that I could get away with not changing my hood and grille! Only problem is I don't have a hood scoop, which I love the look of, but I guess mine is okay considering the 1.8 engine doesn't have the balls to match the looks. 'preciate it!
 

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This seems strange to me.

I've seen a few "out of town" cars driving around my area, Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

One is an Alfa coupe convertible with German reg plates and a Landrover Defender 90, RHD with an L reg. The Alfa I've seen several times and even gave him a good thumbs up after some "spirited" driving. Seems to like my red RS. :)

If the customs rules are so strict, how is this so? I thought you were allowed to bring a vehicle in but only for less than 12 months for personal use?
 
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