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Japan8 07-13-2004 05:33 PM

(CLOSED) Au-to Bahn, RSW, Riverside
 
*** MOD EDIT *** GROUP BUY IS APPROVED BY OMICRON & BOOSTD 7, 7/15/04

Since there has been so much interest brewing, I decided to go ahead and get another group buy started for...

Au-to Bahn STRasse bodykit and accessories

RSW 3 Gauge Hood (I am waiting to hear back from RSW on the new design and pics)

Riverside TravelStar RTS wheels (as seen on the Au-to Bahn car)


Final things such as prices are still undecided as I am still in the midst of contacting the markers, however, we can go ahead and get a firm list of names. The more willing to purchase at one time the better my chances of getting a decent discount on the item. So let's get ready to rumble!!

Japan8 07-13-2004 05:48 PM

Regarding STrasse bodykit and accessories. I'd prefer to order the bodykit as a whole kit, not individual pieces (just a bumper or just side skirts). If you need individual parts, try odave or JT Imports. Otherwise I was thinking the mufflers and mirrors in the "accessories" category.

Pics of this kit are here.

BIU 07-13-2004 06:28 PM

i want to know if the front bumper fits over the US rebar.

and i want to know if the Strasse rear bumper will look like crap with the stock exaust.

thanks

SEVENplus1 07-13-2004 09:28 PM

how much would the muffler be alone? p/m me japan 8 , thanks

Japan8 07-14-2004 01:10 AM

SEVENplus1... I am not giving official prices right now. The number of orders (bulk discount?), shipping, costs and more have to be calculated. You can get a ballpark figure from the original thread. Keep watching this thread over the coming weeks.

Front bumper 89,250 JPY
Side Step 54,600 JPY
Rear Bumper 81,900 JPY
Eyelid 14,700 JPY
Hood (FRP) 71,400 JPY
Hood (CF) 92,400 JPY
Aero Mirror 36,750 JPY (electric w/ directional)
Muffler (SS) 134,400 JPY
Muffler (Ti) 220,500 JPY
Ti Strut brace 36,750 JPY
Car Height kit 294,000 JPY
6 POT brake 378,000 JPY
3 Gauge Hood N/A JPY (Under development) 30,000 JPY for CF, 20,000 JPY for plain black
Air cleaner kit N/A JPY (Under development)
Entrance illumination 19,950 JPY

Japan8 07-14-2004 01:16 AM

BIU. I will ask the maker when I call, but I doubt they know. I have contacted RSW, but no reponse...

You may not necessarily have to get the STrasse exhaust, but the stock is NG. The rear valence comes up higher to show off the pipework and because of that the ugly stock can will show. You need a polished, showy can (not Borla) because of this.

The bumper looks like it will cover the rebar. As this kit hasn't been fitted to a NA spec car, there is no real way to know. I'm sorry. BUt look at the lines and the opening... I believe that it comes down far enough to cover it. And if it doesn't... just paint the rebar black.

XeRo 07-14-2004 08:41 AM

Japan8..is that $500 for BOTH side skirts or just one?

Japan8 07-14-2004 09:28 AM

Good question Xero. THose prices posted are taken from Hyper REV... and like I said in the post... they should be used as a guide NOT a final price list. That being said... I haven't seen anyone specify that their price was for only one not the pair.

BIU 07-14-2004 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by Japan8
BIU. I will ask the maker when I call, but I doubt they know. I have contacted RSW, but no reponse...

You may not necessarily have to get the STrasse exhaust, but the stock is NG. The rear valence comes up higher to show off the pipework and because of that the ugly stock can will show. You need a polished, showy can (not Borla) because of this.

The bumper looks like it will cover the rebar. As this kit hasn't been fitted to a NA spec car, there is no real way to know. I'm sorry. BUt look at the lines and the opening... I believe that it comes down far enough to cover it. And if it doesn't... just paint the rebar black.


my point is not really whether the bumper will COVER the re-bar, it is whether or not the bumper will fit on the car without having to take off the re-bar.

Japan8 07-14-2004 10:07 AM

I see. Buy and test fit is the only way I can see to obtain this answer. Sorry. The maker is small and hasn't sold any kits to the US according to what they told me. To be honest, I am having difficulty picturing how the rebar won't fit on a kit other than it doesn't "cover" it... given that the JDM model does have one... just smaller, thus the lack of a black "bar" in the opening of the MS bumper.

Japan8 07-14-2004 10:19 AM

Here's a thought. If the bumper does "cover" the rebar, then shouldn't it fit? The apex of the curve of the front bumper will be at it's peak and unless the bumper is somehow significantly shorter than stock, then shouldn't it fit?

BIU 07-14-2004 10:27 AM

Well sometimes getting JDM bumpers for USDM cars is a problem because some of the bumpers wouldnt fit on the cars without taking off the bigger US rebar. If the JDM bumper covers the J-spec rebar it doesnt mean it will cover the US-spec rebar because it is much bigger and thicker.... get what i mean?

Another question..... so theres no way theyre making that in a urethane-like material?

Their price for the front bumper made in FRP is quite high compared to other companies have you noticed that? Even INGS is only 82500 yen i think....

Japan8 07-14-2004 10:47 AM

... Which is kinda the explanation that I thought you'd give. Let's take the stock bumper... JDm or USDM it's the exact same.... right? So even if the USDM rebar is thicker it still fits within the diameter of the size of the stock front bumper. Thus it stands to reason that most bumpers should fit without a problem (things like INGS giant opening do pose an issue though).

However...

Don't take that to be a guarantee. It really is a "try it at your own risk."

I doubt the shop is interested in dealing with urethane. Like I said.. they are a small Osaka-based shop... in addition RMagic and RE Amemiya are major tuning shops and their kits are FRP. There may be a chance if you can make it worth it... like an order or 20 full kits or so.

Yeah the price isn't cheap, but I'd say it's still in the ballpark. 150,000 JPY for the MS bumper is crazy.

odave 07-14-2004 12:08 PM

Wow Japan8 is so quick!

I have been talking to the owners as well, such wonderful people. The owner is actually a good friend of another CEO of an Osaka based company that I have been working with.

As I mentioned before, Japan8 if you have any need of shipping bodyparts to the states please let me know.

Japan8 07-14-2004 09:08 PM

The FEED front bumper is 99,000 JPY (http://www.pac-gate.co.jp/feed/)... so this one is pretty decently priced.

XeRo 07-15-2004 10:04 AM

Japan8..let me know if you find out if that 54,600Y is for both side skirts...that's all i want so I may not be able to go throught the GB since you are looking for those that want the full body kit...but it would be good info to have...thanks in advance..

Japan8 07-15-2004 10:30 AM

Xero... I'll let you know. I'm still in the process of gathering info. so this GB won't close for a little while still. I might change my mind and take individual parts...depending on what demand is like.

News I spoke with Riverside today and they say that due to some licensing (?) issue, they are unable to directly sell/ship to the US. However... I can obtain them from a third party like a parts shop and then ship them to the US. I'll keep everyone posted on progress on this front.

Omicron 07-16-2004 12:14 AM

What was the price on the 3 gauge hood again?

Also, I would suggest you list USD prices by the parts.

D MENAC 7 07-16-2004 12:40 AM

Thanks Japan8. I think this front is the best looking one of all the body kits I have seen.

Japan8 07-16-2004 01:16 PM

Actually Omicron, I haven't posted the real prices yet. What I did was give the price list from the magazine... however the final price may be better or worse depending on several factors, one of which is volume.

The RSW Gauge hood was quoted to me at 21,000 JPY ($193.34 USD) for black FRP and 31,500 JPY ($290.00 USD) for CF. RSW had mentioned something about being interested in a group discount. HOWEVER... I emailed them the other day but haven't heard back from them yet. I'll keep you posted.

BTW... Omicron, did you get my email?

Omicron 07-21-2004 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by Japan8
Actually Omicron, I haven't posted the real prices yet. What I did was give the price list from the magazine... however the final price may be better or worse depending on several factors, one of which is volume.

The RSW Gauge hood was quoted to me at 21,000 JPY ($193.34 USD) for black FRP and 31,500 JPY ($290.00 USD) for CF. RSW had mentioned something about being interested in a group discount. HOWEVER... I emailed them the other day but haven't heard back from them yet. I'll keep you posted.

BTW... Omicron, did you get my email?

Works for me. And yup, responded to it yesterday as I recall.

speedsector 07-21-2004 10:33 PM

i'm interested as soon as you're ready to go.

ella7 08-03-2004 09:54 PM

So when will you know the final price of the kit? Also, what material is this? fiberglass?

ella7 08-03-2004 10:20 PM

Oh nvm, i just read the other thread, it is fiberglass.....

Japan8 08-04-2004 01:35 AM

Unforunately nothing's final. I've got a lot on my plate at the moment...

- trying to work with doctors to resolve a medical condition I have
- finishing up the previous group buy on Rmagic 1Din dash panels
- working with a RX-8 club in the US and Mazda Japan about an event
- finding I have less time as I started a new job in late june that has made my commute rather long

... and there is the new group buy. So I know it's taking awhile, but please bear with me. My efforts thus far have gotten mixed results... some useful info and some... well things are more complicated than I originally anticipated.


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