Get every mod you can afford fitted to it whilst you are still in Japan.
I was looking through a US modifying mag the other day and GTR parts are harder to source in America than a virgin in a brothel.
I was reading about the Motorex R34 which is fairly tuned, looked good.
Actually Motorex can only certify stock or fairly stock GTR for street use. Every GTR needs to go thru testing at the EPA (environment protestion agency), so the more the car is modified, the more difficult it is to make it pass the test. What I mean by fairly stock is maybe just with a aftermarket air filter, cat back exhaust or over sized intercooler. If the car is heavily modified, then it bacially have to be put back to stock to pass the test.
I agree parts for GTR are way cheaper in Japan, so the best way is to buy all the parts, wait until the car is certified for street use, then go put all the parts on it.
It is allright, I will answer any question you have as best as I can.
The reason Motorex charged such a high price for GTRs are because they spend a hugh amount of money to go thru all the required procedure to make the GTR street legal. If you know what they have went thru, you would think their prices is a bargain. A lot of people criticize Motorex of the prices they charged, but look at it this way, if it isn't for them, no one would have a street legal GTR in the US. If anyone wants to save money, just wait for the R35 GTR comes out here in a few year as an Infiniti, I am pretty sure it would be a completely different car compare to the R34 GTR though. Not to mention it will probably be a water down version of the Japanese model. I mean, how could anyone expect to drive a car that is imported privately for cheap? Actually UK pay the same amount for their GTR and their GTR are offically imported by Nissan.
From what I understand, all the testing required are not very involved, but it is VERY time consuming and a lot of hassle.
If you think about what you have to do personally to get a GTR over to the US, all the time and money you spend, it is probably cheaper to have Motorex do all the work for you.
Dino, I didn't know the UK version of the GTR have that much extra things on them, I just know about the leather interior and the MFD upgrade. Yes I agree all those things cost a lot of money.
Your best bet is to contact Motorex on all the details, as I don't want to make Motorex mad at me for telling you what I know. It is definitely not impossible to do all the things Motorex does, but I can be sure it is WAY cheaper to have Motorex do the work for you.