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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 1 Though Evolution 10 Legal Import to the USA



Evo 1. October 1992 to January 1994 (first cars turn 25 years old in October 2017)

The first Lancer Evolution used the 2.0 L turbocharged DOHC engine and AWD drivetrain from the original Galant VR-4 in a Lancer chassis, and was sold in GSR and RS models. This engine was also used in theMitsubishi RVR with the Hyper Sports Gear trim package, and the Mitsubishi Chariot Resort Runner GT. The RS was a stripped-down version that lacked (power) windows and seats, anti-lock brakes, a rear wiper, and had steel wheels to weigh approximately 70 kg (154 lb) less than the 1,238 kg (2,729 lb) GSR, ready for racing or tuning. The RS version was released with a mechanical plate type rear Limited-slip differential (LSD). The GSR came with all of the conveniences of a typical street car, including a digital screen climate control system. It came with Mitsubishi's 4G63 engine producing 247 PS (182 kW; 244 hp) at 6000 rpm and 309 N·m (228 lb·ft) at 3000 rpm. 5,000 of the first generation Evolutions were sold between 1992 and 1993. Top speed was 228 km/h (142 mph). The GSR version of the Evolution I was the only Evolution Lancer released with a Viscous Limited Slip Rear Differential (VLSD). The subsequent Evolution Lancer models all featured rear mechanical plate type LSD's.

Evo 2. January 1994 - Feburary 1995. 
The Evolution II was upgraded in December 1993, and was produced until February 1995. It consisted mainly of handling improvements, including minor wheelbase adjustments, lighter front swaybar that connected via swaybar links to the front struts, bodywork tweaks including a larger spoiler, and tires that were 10 mm (0.4 in) wider. This Evolution also has a 50 l (13.2 US gal; 11.0 imp gal) fuel tank. Power output was increased to 256 PS (188 kW; 252 hp) from the same engine and torque was unchanged for both GSR and RS models.

Email or call us for more information. info@importavehicle.com or 323-645-0229  http://www.importavehicle.com

Monday, March 28, 2016

Motorcycles - California Certification Procedures For Used Modifier Certified Motor Vehicles

California Certification Procedures For Used Modifier Certified Motor Vehicles - Motorcycle


Motorcycles and heavy-duty engines (used in trucks and buses) are required to comply with CA or USEPA from the date of manufacturer, no after-the-fact modification is permitted for products first sold outside the US market
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http://www.importavehicle.info/2014/12/california-certification-procedures-for.html

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Lumber Liquidators pays $2.5 million to settle California clean air claims



Laminate flooring contained composite wood that ARB testing
showed exceeded state limits on formaldehyde


SACRAMENTO – Hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators Inc.
has paid the California Air Resources Board (ARB) $2.5 million to
settle ARB claims that Lumber Liquidators sold, supplied, or
offered for sale in California composite wood products that ARB
testing showed exceeded state formaldehyde limits, and that
Lumber Liquidators failed to take reasonable prudent precautions
to ensure those products met such limits designed to protect
public health.

During inspections at Lumber Liquidators’ stores in California
between September 2013 and May 2015 ARB staff obtained boxes of
laminate flooring samples for testing that were labeled as
compliant.  According to a signed settlement agreement between
ARB and Lumber Liquidators,  ARB notified the company of its
testing showing that some of these samples showed exceedances of
state formaldehyde limits and alleging that the company failed to
take reasonable prudent precautions to ensure that laminate
flooring sold in California contained composite wood products
that complied with the formaldehyde emissions standards set forth
in California’s Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for
composite wood products.

“The California Air Resources Board adopted the ATCM to protect
the public from toxic exposures to formaldehyde from composite
wood products, and we are enforcing this regulation,” ARB
Enforcement Division Chief Todd Sax said. “Companies need to
understand we expect compliance with our Rules, and we will hold
those accountable who do not comply.”

Formaldehyde, a colorless gas which is a toxic air contaminant, a
known human carcinogen and a respiratory irritant, is found in a
variety of manufactured products and is a common component of
resins used as adhesives to form composite wood products. ARB’s
regulation establishes formaldehyde emissions standards on
particleboard, medium density fiberboard and hardwood plywood.
These composite wood products are commonly used as the underlying
platform to which a laminate or wood veneer is affixed during the
manufacture of retail products such as furniture, cabinets and
flooring.

Under ARB’s regulation, composite wood products must be
independently certified as complying with the state standard for
formaldehyde. Companies that make finished products are required
to label the products as having been made with certified
compliant composite wood products, to keep records to verify that
they have purchased compliant products, and to inform
distributors and retailers that their flooring is compliant with
California’s regulations.

Toano, Va.-based Lumber Liquidators cooperated with ARB during
the investigation and the subsequent enforcement action. The full
payment by Lumber Liquidators of $2.5 million has been deposited
into the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides
funding for projects and research to improve California’s air
quality.

Additionally, Lumber Liquidators has developed, and agreed to
implement, a “Fabricator Laminate Evaluation and Audit Program”
and a “Composite Core Testing Research Program,” requiring the
company to conduct regular audits of existing and new suppliers
and to randomly test composite core samples in accordance with
ARB’s standard operating procedure for preparing finished goods
samples for testing.

The following links provide more information on ARB’s composite
wood products regulation:

•       A fact sheet on Flooring Made with Composite Wood Products:
http://bit.ly/1wTt4r8
•       Information on ARB’s composite wood products regulation:
http://bit.ly/1MkNJBr
•       Consumer FAQs: http://bit.ly/1LEkxp1

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Justin Pace - A Known Scam Artist in the Vehicle Import and Export Business


A legally imported R32, and R34 GT-R by importavehicle.com

Well, we can hardly call this piece of shit a business guy. However he has been around a while, and it seems he is still continuing to scam people.

Justin Pace. JDM Exchange

Just this week got this message from someone.



It seems like he might have sold someone a "track car."  However a track car doesn't exist. People don't like to be told they can't have something because its illegal.  They want some scam artist to tell them they can do it, and they have a "loophole."  The loophole doesn't exist. The scam artist gets his money, the buyer gets fucked.

There is a Facebook Group of people that have been scammed here - https://www.facebook.com/Justin-Pace-JDM-Exchange-jdmexchangenet-Is-A-Complete-SCAM-125451487570774/?__mref=message_bubble

The $96,500 scam.  Next Level Motorsports, and JDM Exchange.

 I had Eric send me his business license, and Eric’s business partner Justin Pace, who owns JDM Exchange and handles all of the logistics send me export certificates, HS-7′s, and Bill’s of Lading of other cars he (allegedly) imported. I extensively googled his name, and I found one, at most two posts of people who though he was a scam, but no one who actually stated that they were scammed by him. That seemed sufficient for me (In hindsight though, I should have listened to my gut instinct), so I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Now I realize that all of these documents were forged.

Despite nearly everyone’s warnings on this site in December, I went ahead and purchased the 2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-SPEC II Nür, the cream of the crop of skyline’s, for $96,250 USD. There is no typo on the price there. That price included the car itself and compliance work. The car only had 12,000 km on it.
My plan was to hold onto it for a couple years, and then sell it for a profit so that I could buy a cheap house along with the money I earned in those 2 years. Now I’m nearly flat broke. If I am lucky, my car was illegally imported. If it’s not in the country (legally or illegally), then this will be a long and arduous civil case.

Just a little background about this deal. I have dealt with Justin primarily, and I’ll give him credit where credit is due, he is an EXCELLENT bullshitter. He acts like he knows a lot about importing, and he seems to have all of the answers. He is very good at diverting questions you ask him. I didn’t know a lot about importing, and what I did know he mentioned to me and “explained” how it worked, and like an idiot I bought it. He even has contacts in Japan, I actually talked to them and they told me that they had been dealing with Justin for a while. These are the extreme measures he took to fool me.
When push came to shove though, and I asked for the Bill of Lading which he stated he has, I noticed he started ducking me. I’ve asked for this document over a dozen times, and he has failed to provide it, each time providing a different excuse, such as power being out, internet not working, being sick, and this isn’t even a comprehensive list.

More stuff has popped up on the internet about these guys since I purchased the car. Justin Pace, owner of JDM Exchange in San Francisco and who lives in Antioch, CA and Eric Thomas, owner of Next Level Motorsport in Williston, VT are SCAMMERS.
I am former Marine with two year long deployments to Iraq, who is a combat veteran.
If anyone else is a member of other car forums, please spread this message along, I don’t want to see anyone else get scammed. Below are the following links of where I found connections to these guys (mostly Justin), they have popped up in the last couple months after I did further research. Apparently Justin used to own a company called JapImportUSA. I can’t find anyone who was scammed by them, but there is a lot of talk about them

http://www.automotivehelper.com/topic269079.htm

http://www.automotivehelper.com/topic309019.htm

http://www.automotivehelper.com/topic227557.htm

http://www.drifting.com/forums/buy-a…t-selling.html

http://www.bizfind.us/34/137555/jap-…a-co/reno.aspx

http://www.supraforums.com/forum/sho…-Possible-Scam

http://forums.evolutionm.net/sale-ca…raigslist.html

Eric and Justins websites
http://nextlevelmotor.com (now gone)

https://jdmexchange.net/HOME.html

Apparently there was a girl in Alabama who was scammed by Justin too

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/390328…skyline/page-3

I’ve spoken to Justin dozens of times, and **** a few times, and all three of us even had a conference call last night to try to sort things out.

Message to ****. I know you locked down registration, but feel free to invite Justin and Eric onto the forums, it’s only fair to allow them to defend themselves, even though I don’t see how that is possible when I paid for the car, it was supposed to be delivered June 22nd, and I still haven’t received it, or any documentation. If you could make this a sticky it would be much appreciated.

 
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