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Are Skylines Street Legal?

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by kriz, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. kriz

    kriz New Member

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    Sorry if its a dumb question but I've heard that Nissan Skylines aren't legal in the US and I'm wondering if its true and if so why? Is it because of the positioning of the drivers seat?
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    its because they fail to meet US DOT crash standards, have non DOT approved glass, etc etc.

    there are some legal ones.... ones that were done legally though motorex before they went under.

    it has nothing to do with being right hand drive.
     
  3. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Yup! Perfectly legal, just a pain in the ass and expensive to import and register.

    Or go buy a new one off the lot!
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    Saw one rolling around in austin the other day. Sexy little bastards.
     
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    Oh I see, so in short they suck as far as safety goes so they're illegal... That makes sense.
     
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    Holy crap thats one sexy car... Sorry for the double post btw, is there no way to edit posts??
     
  6. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    lol no they don't necessarily suck as far as saftey goes, they just don't meet the US guidelines which are sometimes outlandish. Sometimes not though.

    You can probably edit your post once you're no longer a greenhorn. Everyone else can...
     
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    kriz New Member

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    Oh... I feel like an outcast lol.
     
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    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    Post a lillll more and you'll be fine :p
     
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    depends on where your living too. do like i did. do a skyline conversion on a talon. boost it up more. 500 wannabe skyline. i call her skylon.
     
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    new to the civic scene. do ing a swap.......d15b7 to d16a6. any help i can get will make my wife happier....lol and my life easier....lol i pretty much need to know everything. i ve done alot of reading up. so i wont be like duhhhhhhhh. thanks
     
  11. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    they are probably far safer than any civic ever made... but the DOT hasn't approved it.

    why?

    because they don't care. BUY AMERICAN!





    maybe if they built something worth buying...






    OT, hahah anyone see GM's stock today. hahaha bankruptcy news = tank!!!!!!!
     
  12. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    word.
    up in washington, i was walking through the automall and a kia dealership had a nice black one for sale. i asked the guy how much, $109,000.
     
  13. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    A 'Skyline conversion on a Talon'? What does that mean? Buying a cheapo 'R34-style' body-kit from E-Bay and molding in some Skyline headlights?

    Start your own thread please...
     
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    I dont see how this is funny?

    lots of people out of jobs, hurting the economy ect ect ect. just because you dont liek thier products does not mean you should be overjoyed at their bankruptcy. Kinda narrow minded if you ask me
     
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    he isn't happy about the bankruptcy. he's laughing at the irony of our government giving them billions in taxpayer dollars to recover from a self imposed hole of debt due to a shitty product, poor planning, and fiscal irresponsibility.
     
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  16. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    You brought back a thread that is almost 2 months old to say that?
     
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