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Old 11-19-2023, 06:24 PM   #1
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Any proven companies for buying and shipping from Japan to US?

I need to buy some parts from quite small shop that only sells in Japan. I know there are a bunch of companies that offer parcel forwarding services. Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations of the ones that are proven.

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Old 11-20-2023, 01:38 AM   #2
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As far as JDM parts for the BRZ, I've used Enjuku (Exhaust) and Nengun (Hangers, HKS accessories). Both have been reliable. If those are the types of parts you're looking for.
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It's not widely available parts. There's one small shop that makes a great bolt-on front swaybar relocation kit. So I'll reach out to Streeter once I'm absolutely sure I need it.
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Black Hawk Japan. You can contact them and ask if they're able to get stuff for you. Sometimes they can.

One time I wanted a particular set of Endless brake pads and they didn't sell Endless at that time. So they contacted Endless for me, found a set, got it for me, and shipped it to me.
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It's not widely available parts. There's one small shop that makes a great bolt-on front swaybar relocation kit. So I'll reach out to Streeter once I'm absolutely sure I need it.
I am interested in what you're considering. Mind sharing it?
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I am interested in what you're considering. Mind sharing it?
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Buyee.jp is offering services to order from link/purchase request now as well, but I would prefer to go through Jesse Streeter Corp for niche orders like this. Streeter has better customer service/interactions. Buyee is a big corporation and it's hard to get personalized service like how Streeter does
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+1 for BlackHawkJapan. I got the NurSpec rear spats from them (they got it from yahoo Japan auctions for me). They just ask for a small fee for getting things that aren't in their inventory.
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