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Old 09-16-2003, 09:03 PM   #1
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Can you import an RS? It can't be all that different from a regular Focus, as far as safety is concerned?


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Old 09-16-2003, 09:05 PM   #2
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I thought europe was more strict than we are.
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ya but it's different i think. The amount of money you would have to spend to get an RS over here is just insane buy a RX8 or a 350Z o and if u really wanna be cool an STi don't spend that kinda money on a RS. Plus dude if u wanna have something RS equal get a freaking SRT-4
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Emissions, DOT bumper approval etc. You will also have to write a convincing letter to DOT and tell them why you want to bring this car over. Their are lots of attorneys that specialize in this area.
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No I don't have any money like that, but I got plenty of student loans. I was just wandering why people haven't done it like with the Civic Type R
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You could always turbo a normal ZX3 and buy all the RS body parts and make it look exactly like one and it will be just as fast if not faster than an actual RS. You could even throw in a set of 4:06:1 gears so youll have the same tranny set up as well.
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an EVO VIII would be nice to sorry u got me all crazy now
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the car could be brought over here...and driven, but for a yr...then, off to be crushed it goes.
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Well on a side note, they may come out with a "stripper" version of the EVO pretty soon.
I just like the features that the RS has, like the auto leveling headlights and it just looks better than any other Focus model.

Why only for a year?

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