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chris_agu28

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Have not been on in a while but was talking to a good friend and got a question.

How hard is it to convert a left hand drive to a right?

What parts would i need to buy?

How expensive do you think it would be?

 

Cause i saw a classifed ad on different honda forum for a right hand drive firewall.

and that got me thinking about it?

 

Also, do you guys think it is personally worth it?

I know I won't go through a fast food drive anymore. unless i have a passenger.:thumbsup:

Thanks

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hjave to change over brake servo, pedal box, get right hand drive steering rack and linkages. all right hand drive links for clutch and brake servo. re-run the throttle cable through over side gromits. alot of work. and the handbrake might be on the wrong side of the dash. and then u will have to get a right hand side whole dash. be alot of work.

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**I first want to say I that I hold myself harmless to anything you decide to do of your own freewill.**

 

 

It would be cheaper and easier to buy the RHD JDM version of your car, as imported from Japan, and have all your VIN and serial markings removed from your ride and riveted onto the appropriate places of the RHD JDM version.

 

Otherwise your looking at either a) getting the RHD JDM version DOT certified which is near impossible for certain cars, or b) spending a wad of money on a car that will only have show-car appeal.

 

Note: If you find a DelSol with InterNavi, the DVD-ROM internals will have to be changed as Japan uses a different DVD format. The system should not work on this side of the Pacific.

 

On the plus side, doing the VIN/Serial swap versus the cosmetic swap for the DelSol: you could get ABS, Traction Control (TCS), a trans-top, among other creature comforts.

 

Let us know what works, I have been looking into this pseudo-legal way of avoiding DOT certification. I personally would love to own a TSX Wagon (JDM RHD Accord Wagon).

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thanks, but that means i gotta get rid of one del sol to get another one. but for all the other features like cruise control, traction control, transtop (which i personally would love) that would be pretty awesome. I do thank you guys for the input. I just gotta look into all the extra cost of getting a RHD of my car and such. I even get a JDM motor too. I just curious of all the extra paper work i gotta do to get the car here and such.

 

Weird question? would my insurance go up for a RHD car or does it not matter?

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thanks, but that means i gotta get rid of one del sol to get another one. but for all the other features like cruise control, traction control, transtop (which i personally would love) that would be pretty awesome. I do thank you guys for the input. I just gotta look into all the extra cost of getting a RHD of my car and such. I even get a JDM motor too. I just curious of all the extra paper work i gotta do to get the car here and such.

 

Weird question? would my insurance go up for a RHD car or does it not matter?

 

They're liable to not insure it. Dunno. They'd ask for a vin but they'd probably be none the wiser if you told them what it was over the phone.

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first thing, why on earth would you want a RHD car on roads that are meant for LHD??? seems stupid to me!

just buy a JDM car, you should be able to find an importer somewhere that you can find a nice example, and just find a SIR so you dont have to worry about engine transplants or anything then, would be 20x easier.

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...just curious of all the extra paper work i gotta do to get the car here and such...

 

I tried to get a discussion on this topic some time ago, good luck.

 

JDM RHD and US Regulations, Rules or just extortion

 

But if you're really curious, check out your local importers and their websites. From what I gather, it looks like you need to find an importer, a shipper, a forwarder, and insurer for the cargo; among other things.

 

...insurance go up for a RHD car or does it not matter?

 

I depends on what kind of insurance you have. I could go up, it may stay the same.

 

...they'd probably be none the wiser if you told them what it was over the phone.

 

The insurance company has every right to come and inspect your vehicle if they are so inclined. IF you do manage to obtain a policy, the company can simply deny coverage if you need them to pay for anything. You are essentially uninsured financially, although will satisfy any statutory requirements for insurance in your state. Every insurance policy contains a clause that states the company does not have to pay for anything that was not disclosed when the policy was purchased; in this case, it would be a vehicle with a different VIN number.

 

FYI: a VIN is a DOT requirement, I am not sure imported JDM cars have full US DOT compliant VINs.

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I tried to get a discussion on this topic some time ago, good luck.

 

JDM RHD and US Regulations, Rules or just extortion

 

But if you're really curious, check out your local importers and their websites. From what I gather, it looks like you need to find an importer, a shipper, a forwarder, and insurer for the cargo; among other things.

I depends on what kind of insurance you have. I could go up, it may stay the same.

The insurance company has every right to come and inspect your vehicle if they are so inclined. IF you do manage to obtain a policy, the company can simply deny coverage if you need them to pay for anything. You are essentially uninsured financially, although will satisfy any statutory requirements for insurance in your state. Every insurance policy contains a clause that states the company does not have to pay for anything that was not disclosed when the policy was purchased; in this case, it would be a vehicle with a different VIN number.

FYI: a VIN is a DOT requirement, I am not sure imported JDM cars have full US DOT compliant VINs.

 

Thank you for making my point. But, I can tell you RIGHT NOW that Allstate in Tallahassee, Florida doesn't inspect vehicles. Most of the insurance companies around here don't. They only time they see what they're insuring is after a wreck.

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