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Old 07-12-2019, 01:10 PM   #15
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That part of Van Ness that it's on is notorious for drag racing.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:18 PM   #16
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That part of Van Ness that it's on is notorious for drag racing.
back in the day, not so much anymore
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That part of Van Ness that it's on is notorious for drag racing.
Since when?

My high school days spent at North never really involved drag racing on Van Ness, mostly because the road was way too bumpy and everyone had cut springs in the mid 90s.
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Crooober is actually a division of UpGarage as of April this year. The US inventory went live last night, and its not looking good. There are a lot of parts here for cars that arent legal in the US yet (think R34 sedan, S15, and HiAce) theres no local pickup, there are parts used that cost more than what we can get here new (BRZ STI lip spoiler for $460 vs $360 new from Subaru USA, Used Rays Duranuts for $190 vs $120 new here) and the prices in general are four times what they are in Japan. You can get the exact same Fabulous steering wheel shipped from UpGarage Japan for $300 less than the same wheel at UpGarage USA. With no local pickup, and much higher prices than the Japanese inventory, I wonder what their plan is? Theyll have to make some significant changes if they want to succeed here.
In a related note though, croooober will now ship seats, and the price isnt too bad. I ordered a Recaro last night for $50 less (including shipping)than a similar one was listed at in the UpGarage US inventory (not including shipping.)
So basically they have no idea what they are doing, or Up Garage has plenty of cash to burn through while they ramp up their US business. Great...
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Which Recaros did you pick up? I know a lot of people in Socal that actually carry Recaro Japan seats...
For new seats for my BRZ, I plan on getting some Recaro Japan seats through a local importer. The one I ordered through UpGarage was a rare Recaro SPJJ in Crayola fabric for my AE86. It was around $650 total including shipping.
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Since when?

My high school days spent at North never really involved drag racing on Van Ness, mostly because the road was way too bumpy and everyone had cut springs in the mid 90s.
True, its not ideal for most, but heading south right past 190th up to, I think 195th?, was a pretty smooth run.
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So this is just gonna be like another Super Autobacs that was in Huntington beach like 15 years ago.

Cool place to have car meets at but no one really buys from there because the prices don't reflect the american market.
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So this is just gonna be like another Super Autobacs that was in Huntington beach like 15 years ago.

Cool place to have car meets at but no one really buys from there because the prices don't reflect the american market.
They made it public that they were aware of the price differences between buying from them used vs. their importers new price. UpGarage is actively working to fix prices to be competitive.
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