We import our JDM motors, transmissions and performance parts directly from Japan and we do it the right way. We are currently the largest importer on the East Coast and one of the largest in the US.
All of our JDM Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Toyota products are inspected thoroughly. High quality is a must for all engines & transmissions. We carry pride in giving our customers the best products at competitive prices because we know that is the key to our success and your satisfaction.
From our Japan based purchasing department to our US based sales department, our staff is highly educated in not only the products but also the technical and installation of them. We can provide support where others cannot.
I constanatly get the question "How do you do it"
It is such a difficult answer. It is not cut and dry, it is a long drawn out explaination. If you are interested, I will explain
In order for me to stand behind my product and continue to provide the quality that this industry lacks, I need to do it different then any other importer. Most importers simply buy their parts & Engine Swaps from suppliers. This is not always a bad thing, but is never the BEST. When importers buy from suppliers, they are buying engines blindfolded, not knowing condition, mileage, or how the engines were maintained. Not only that, the suppliers are looking for donor cars to get the engines from at the cheapest prices possible, so they can export at a cheaper price. Naturally, like buying anything used, cheaper usually means not better. In cars and engines, it usually means higher mileage, or poorly maintained. The importers go by the 30k mile rule.... telling their customers that everything out of Japan has 30k miles..... which is obviously a myth. For some reason, customers here in the US, believe this and will buy based on the cheapest prices, which if you do some research, you will find some horror stories.
Part One - Buying the Car
The way I eliminate ANY chance of a less than perfect motor is by buying complete cars directly from the auction in Japan. This ensures that I know exact mileage, I know the engine is in perfect running condition and I will get a copy of the auction sheet which provides a description of issues, if any, such as weak clutch, valve cover leak, etc. The auction Sheet also Provides information of any aftermarket parts, modifiactions or upgrades to the car.
Auctions in Japan are nothing like the ones in the US. The people who check the cars and fill out the Auction sheets are traind on those specific cars and know what is what. They are very strict, and basically address EVERYTHING!! Here is an example of an Auction Sheet from a Japanese Auction
This is what I get when I bid on a car. It tells me everything from Make, model, Year, Trim line, Options, Problems, Modifications, and even scratches, dents and dings. They dont let anything go by unexplained. This allows me to select the bast cars for my parts and swaps.
I also Get 2 images so I can see the exterior of the car. Here are the images that match the auction sheet Above:
Once the car arrives at my yard in Japan, I have a detailed inspection done, to verify the auction sheet was accurate. If there is any discrepancies, I can return the car to the auction without losing any money. This ensures that only 100% perfect arrives in my warehouse in USA. The inspection includes up to 40 pictures from scratches to undercarriage rust. This also Allows me to presale items because I have actual pictures and I know the condition in Advance. They also drive the cars, make sure they go thru all the gears, and run properly without any issues or hesitation .
Part Two - Getting the Containers Loaded
I am very strict with the way the cars are dismantled and even with the auction sheets and post auction inspections, I still need to see and drive the cars for myself to make sure they are exactly what I want to import. As my inventory reached 34-40, I book my flight to Japan and personally do a 105 point check on the cars and label each item with the chassis number to make sure they are easy to identify when they are dismantled, loaded and unloaded in our Facility in Philadelphia. I usually stay between 3 and 4 weeks to make 3 40 ft High Cube containers which holds 11-14 cars completely dismantled per container. Some importers squeeze 18 cars per container, I choose to load the container properly, wrapping and protecting seats, fenders, lights, etc. so they come to my warehouse in the same condition that they were removed from the cars when we bought them. Here are some pictures of the dismantling and loading process.
Part Three - Unloading and Organizing
SO after Everything is loaded and the containers are sealed, my Job in Japan is done! I fly back home, spend some quality time with my wife and wait for the Containers of goodies to arrive. Once they reach the port, I must arrange trucking to pick the containers up and bring them to my location. I call in all my favors and get as many people as possible to get the containers unloaded as fast as possible. It is no fun unloading in the dark. Once everything is unloaded, thats when the real fun starts. We need to seperate all the parts by the chassis number lables that I affix in Japan, and begin to clean, shoot pictures and put them in our inventory on our website, and into their semi-permanent resting place on the shelves they belong!