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1  Extreme Kits / Extreme 430 / Re: update pic's of my 430 on: September 19, 2011, 07:29:19 AM
more pictures!
2  Extreme Kits / Extreme 430 / Re: update pic's of my 430 on: September 06, 2011, 08:22:27 AM
Grin there shé go's.....

looks incredible!
3  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: Extreme USA on: July 12, 2011, 06:39:04 AM
I also talked to them. They will have a donor car from france for LHD and gave me a quote of about 19,000 Euros which is a bout $26000. That and they will pay for a ticket for me to go to their shop before they ship the car to the US. Total should be about $28,000. Not bad at all, and certainly not premium.

so it was 28K$ USD for JUST the donor? Please tell me its nearly a complete build?

See the problem is this gents, I just looked over the EPA.gov and the DOT.gov websites for how to import a car. I have good news and bad news.

Bad news is , if you bring in a car thats already assembled its considered a "vehicle" and as such it needs to be imported using a registered importer (they charge you fees) to sign off on it, the "RI" has to get a list of parts (wheels, indicators, a bunch of stuff) that the US doesn't deem worthy and all of those parts need to be replaced, (more fees). You will not be able to get your car off the dock without fixing these issues, and paying out of the nose.

Good news is, you can import a kit car body and its considered "vehicle parts" you can then import the bare LHD frame/chassis and again its considered parts. I never intended to use the Peugeot drivetrain anyway so i dont really care, also I will be changing the wheels anyway so essentially what im saying is you want to import the body and chassis here and assemble it here in the states.

You then register the car witht he DMV as a kit car, part of this process is taking the car to the BAR referee station and getting it stickered as to what year the car is considered. They do it one of two ways (1) if the body kit clearly resembles a particular car (haha, extreme is too exact, no way they wnt think its damn REAL) they will issue the date as the first year the 360 modena was built, (2) sometimes if its not easy to tell what the car is, you can register it based on the age of the engine block, a lot of kit car tuners put in old ass engines into the cars so essentially they have no smog requirement, because the engine was before 1970 or something like that...

anyway, just please do your research about the rules an regulations of importing a car not built in the US....its not just as easy as shipping it over here and driving it off the dock.....I wish it was easier, I want a 360 bad!
4  Extreme Forums / Other kitcar chat / Re: ANOTHER ASTON MARTIN REPLICA!!!! on: January 27, 2010, 07:00:39 AM
pretty sweet one-off...
5  Extreme Forums / Other kitcar chat / Re: ANOTHER ASTON MARTIN REPLICA!!!! on: January 25, 2010, 04:04:13 AM
great find Steve! Grin

If anyone finds any additional info please make sure and post up a link!
6  Extreme Forums / Other kitcar chat / Re: Extreme Vanquish on: January 01, 2010, 07:53:29 AM
.....Turbo whine on a 6 cylinder less convincing.....



Superchargers whine...Turbos "swoooosh"  Wink

7  Off Topic / General Chitchat / Re: JUST WANTED TO on: December 24, 2009, 09:32:22 AM
I concur, take care and be safe friends.

Anyone speculating on what Extreme will come up with next year?

Gallardo? Ferrari 599? Aston Martin?
8  Extreme Forums / Other kitcar chat / Re: x997 on: December 18, 2009, 08:59:39 PM
Just to confirm, this will be a 996 to 997 turbo body conversion correct?

This would be awesome if it was...I know in the states you can pickup an early production (1999) 996 carerra for $16,000....

The price for the Merc CLK DTM was 15,000GBP, so hopefully the X997 wont cost near that...
9  Extreme Kits / Extreme 430 / Re: ferrari 430.......left and right side drive. on: December 15, 2009, 05:38:24 PM
I live in new york. I am very much interested in purchasing a fully built kitcar.

A good knowledgable friend of mine told me the steps of how to do it...

(1) Source a LHD 406 form Europe or ask Extreme if they can for you.
(2) Pay them to build the kit on the car and finish it off
(3) have them ship the car to you WITHOUT the drivetrain (engine+trans+etc)
(4) Customs *should* allow it, as you would declare it as a custom body shell
(5) Transplant the NYC smog certifiable engine and transmission you bought into the Extreme body.
(6) In NYC register the car as a "custom built" car (which it is because the frame is customized as is the body panels as is the interior, etc.)
(7) If any problems arise with this plan please place all blame on Argus X575. Wink
10  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: some questions and remaks about the x997 on: December 15, 2009, 05:30:52 PM
There is no other company we know of that does a 100% dimensionally correct 997 conversion. Yes the new lights will fit, prices will be announced in the next few days.

NICE! and this will be for coupe as well right?
11  Off Topic / General Chitchat / Re: Pug or not to Pug on: December 15, 2009, 05:28:20 PM
i think on autoscoot.be you can also search for cars all over europe.
standard this is belgium.

Maybe you find something cheaper then.

at my meaning you only find a wreck for 1000€. this is to cheap

mobil.de is a german site. usually cars or cheaper there

is its for export to the states you cn search anywhere in europe
or maybe post a new thread "looking for donor car" Wink


greetz

you make very good points. we dont want a wrecked/significantly damaged car but minor damage is ok....

I also think your idea about fellow members helping to find and source the donor car is a great idea and I am sure this will help lots of members in the USA.

I am pretty sure we can ship the 406 coupe to the US without an engine and transmission without any trouble from the customs agents because without an engine or transmission its more like just a shell...so it cannot be smog tested without an engine and it cannot be crash tested if it cant move! haha.
12  Off Topic / General Chitchat / Re: Pug or not to Pug on: December 14, 2009, 06:01:36 AM
over here the pug 406 coupé lhd is easy to find.
see www.autoscoot.be or www.mobil.de
because the high road tax in belgium the second hand value isn't so big for big motors like the 3.0 petrol
the only interested you find are the albanian autodealers for export

I paid myself 4000€ for a 2002 3.0 petrol, manual gearbox with only 30.000km (20.000miles) on the clock.
another advantage fo this car are the cheap spareparts and in every city you have a peugeot dealer

before I bought this donor, I'v driven a 2.0 aut on liqified petroleum gas for 8 years. great car and very reliable.

for my idea its nice to have a donorcar with a big motor. the toyota MR is only 1.8
I dont think MR's with bigger engines are imported to europe...

I just checked out the webpage www.autoscoot.be and found a LHD 406 coupe for 2850 Euro..still a bit expensive as I was looking to source one more in the range of 1000 Euro...especially since I will have to pay to ship it back to the states.
13  Off Topic / General Chitchat / Re: Pug or not to Pug on: December 05, 2009, 11:17:22 AM
Hey Argus, long time no talk. I think the cheapest option by far would be to import the 406 LHD from france or other other LHD country. I think its been discussed that if you were to import the car without the engine and transmission, and maybe just for insurance, take apart the car as much as possible, and ship the car to the states in pieces (easy to put back together pieces) then you should have no importing issues. Also, 90-100% of Extreme's DVD would apply to your build so you wouldn't have many build issues. All you would want to do is source a strong FWD engine and transmission setup that you would install using custom subframes and mounts.

One strong FWD drivetrain choice could be the Dodge SRT-4, comes in Manual 6 speed and is a turbo motor and can be tuned to 400+hp...should be affordable to service as well...

good luck to you
Hey Dude, excuse the lapse in time.  I was thinking to use the 406 engine for a bit while I did just that (source a good FWD engine) but as for getting the 406 here it is actually cheaper for some reason to get it from the UK.  I have been on Ebay France and they are asking for more than those in the UK. Besides I would not mind the RHD yet my wife wants a LHD.  Either way I am looking to have Extreme do the bond and fit as I am physically restricted, though I would love to do it myself and I do not trust the Body/Repairmen over here.

There has GOT to be somewhere we can find cheaper LHD 406's. Extreme's contacts in other countries in the EU might even be able to help source one for you...a small deposit would probably be required though...

my plan was to part-out the car for everything besides what i needed for the build...I think it would be harder to sell the parts if you already brought them stateside is what im saying...
14  Off Topic / General Chitchat / Re: Pug or not to Pug on: November 30, 2009, 05:02:57 AM
Hey Argus, long time no talk. I think the cheapest option by far would be to import the 406 LHD from france or other other LHD country. I think its been discussed that if you were to import the car without the engine and transmission, and maybe just for insurance, take apart the car as much as possible, and ship the car to the states in pieces (easy to put back together pieces) then you should have no importing issues. Also, 90-100% of Extreme's DVD would apply to your build so you wouldn't have many build issues. All you would want to do is source a strong FWD engine and transmission setup that you would install using custom subframes and mounts.

One strong FWD drivetrain choice could be the Dodge SRT-4, comes in Manual 6 speed and is a turbo motor and can be tuned to 400+hp...should be affordable to service as well...

good luck to you
15  Extreme Forums / Other kitcar chat / Re: x997 on: November 30, 2009, 03:55:46 AM
i agree choppey its actually a front bumper that is highly sought after and can run up to 2500$ USD new from Porsche.

moderator, maybe the x997 should have its own section in the forums? Just to keep the thoughts and comments more organized...just a thought.

Hope to see some more info soon....

Thanks
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