300ZX 2+2 compliance now available

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Blipman, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Blipman

    Blipman Beer hooves totally work

    Just a quick heads up guys, compliance for 2+2 Z's is now available in Australia, previously only 2 seaters could be complied under the current SEVS import rules.

    The window for 2+2's is quite narrow and only October 1996 to December 1997 vehicles can be complied, I haven't checked in fast but I'd guess that only makes a few thousand cars eligible, but I do see them around in Japan from time to time so it is possible.

    All convertibles and 1989 to December 1997 2 seaters can also be complied, non turbo and twin turbos are ok The reason for the limited range of 2+2's that we can bring in is that pre October 1996 2+2's were sold in Australia and so you can't import these, and from Jan 1998 there are different accident standards to meet and since the J-Spec Z doesn't have a passenger airbag it does not meet these standards.

    Yes, this does also mean that there is a very limited number of series 4 Z's which can come in (they started in August 1997) but very few were sold and if someone wanted one it would take a healthy budget and penty of patience to find one.

  2. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    So whats the go with my Falcon ute? 1999 model and no air bag on the passenger side. :confused:

    You bought another Z yet?
  3. James92z32

    James92z32 James

    Front crumple zone or something perhaps.
  4. Blipman

    Blipman Beer hooves totally work

    An airbag is not a requirement to meet the 1998+ rules, however if there is no airbag then for compliance you must provide comprehensive crash test evidence (crash test dumy, write of a car, the works) which no one has or will pay for other than Nissan.

  5. r33k

    r33k 'I reek of Englishness'

    typical stupid aussie inflated rulebook


  6. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

    very handy info. should go in the tech section so next time someone asks why we can't import 2k zeds we can just link them.
  7. mrkarter77

    mrkarter77 No Really, They do!!!

    Is this only for the 97 era ones?

    like does this effect my 90 model? im a little lost here :s
  8. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    Only if you want to import your car from Japan :rolleyes:
  9. mafi-zed

    mafi-zed the resident hoon

    only if it crashes into you
  10. mrkarter77

    mrkarter77 No Really, They do!!!

    but my 90 jspec na has an aussie serial and whatnot, with the compliance plate, so does this mean it was done bodge? or am i just that much in need of a :bash:
  11. mafi-zed

    mafi-zed the resident hoon

    im guessing you have a 2 seater?
  12. mrkarter77

    mrkarter77 No Really, They do!!!

    nope 2+2, NA Auto JSpec :S
  13. mafi-zed

    mafi-zed the resident hoon

    got me stumped then.. my only thought is maybe its an 89..
  14. mrkarter77

    mrkarter77 No Really, They do!!!

    Couldnt be sure, it doesnt even have the original chassis tag thingy :mad::mad:

    It only has the blue qld compliance plate, and the aussie tag that just has the aus spec chassis code....

    its a 2+2 targa, :eek::eek:

    Starting to worry me this one is
  15. mafi-zed

    mafi-zed the resident hoon

    do you have climate control?
  16. mrkarter77

    mrkarter77 No Really, They do!!!

    meaning the digital aircon thing in the left dash pod where you choose what temp you want digitally?

    then yes

    EDIT:Similar to pic
  17. Blipman

    Blipman Beer hooves totally work

    Don't worry

    It's possible to have an earlier model 2+2 already in the country, it will have been imported either under the 15 year old rule (ended about 3 years ago) or under the CPA compliance scheme (ended about 5 years ago), these laws were more open and 2+2's were no problem to import. It is only now that a 2+2 must be late 1996 or 1997 model.

  18. mrkarter77

    mrkarter77 No Really, They do!!!

    :):) Thats good to know.....

  19. KEZA

    KEZA Zed Fiend

    What you on about Ben

    My Zed & quite a few others that are 1989 2+2's & onwards have been complied here in Australia.
    My Zed as an example was complied in 2000 as a 1992 Z32.
    So what's with this.:confused:

  20. sandeep

    sandeep Active Member

    Your's (and my 2+2) would have been complied under the old scheme. The new scheme is the SEVS scheme (and the pre-89 rule) which is what Ben is talking about. If you look at the SEVS list, the only 300zx 2+2's allowed are the 10/96 onwards models (as the early model 2+2's were sold here by Nissan meaning they are ineligible to be added to the SEVS list). I am guessing that a workshop has only recently obtained the compliance for the 96-97 2+2's.


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