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Old 07-30-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Question Importing a JK from the US to the UK

Hello Gents (and Ladies, if any...)

I am wondering if any of you can provide the reference of a trusted 4x4 shop in the UK, that could make the necessary adaptations to make my JK legal for the UK.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

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Thank you, Grizzly-Chris!

Are you also on the Jeep Owner UK?

I have sent an email to FTE after you gave me this tips, but they never replied... I will continue to try.

Thanks for the help! I am trying to figure out if it makes more sense to sell my JK here and purchase a pre-owned one, once I get there or take this one with me...

Still, there is not much info in the forums about situations like this. Most of the people here and militaries being deployed...
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I think it would be a challenge driving in a lHD, when you are driving on the left hand side of the road. It would make passing a bit nerve racking.
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I think it would be a challenge driving in a lHD, when you are driving on the left hand side of the road. It would make passing a bit nerve racking.
I will try my best if it comes to that!
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Hiya Hugo,
Yes it's Chris from the Jeep owners club UK.
I would also consider selling your US Wrangler and buying one once your over in the UK.
There are plenty of the 2.8L diesels in the UK, not so many 3.8L petrol Rubicon's but they do come up for sale, there was 2 for sale when I bought my 09 Rubicon.
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Ps,
Here is a link to autotrader UK to have a look at prices.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/search/u...icksearch/true
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Here is a link to autotrader UK to have a look at prices.

Used JEEP WRANGLER Car for Sale - Auto Trader UK
Thanks! I will think about it.
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Hiya, I'm currently in Lakenheath. Getting your US jeep converted here can really be done very easily, all mine needed is some light adjustments. It would be a waste for you to not bring it over, driving left hand on UK roads is really not that big of a deal. Also if you got a UK jeep you'll most likely have to sell it, DOD won't ship them.
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Hiya, I'm currently in Lakenheath. Getting your US jeep converted here can really be done very easily, all mine needed is some light adjustments. It would be a waste for you to not bring it over, driving left hand on UK roads is really not that big of a deal. Also if you got a UK jeep you'll most likely have to sell it, DOD won't ship them.
TexasUT, apart from the fog lights, any other changes needed? Where did you have ours done?
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There's literally hundreds of places, you'll have to get an MOT when it first gets shipped here and they will perform changes then. You may have to have an additional rear light put on but I've never seen any fellow wranglers have to go through that. Other than that, just have headlights adjusted and get road tax for it (done at any Brit post office)
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There's literally hundreds of places, you'll have to get an MOT when it first gets shipped here and they will perform changes then. You may have to have an additional rear light put on but I've never seen any fellow wranglers have to go through that. Other than that, just have headlights adjusted and get road tax for it (done at any Brit post office)
I know it has been a while back, but just wondering if you got a VOSA prior to the MOT?

Or are you in the military and you are exempt from that?
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I know it has been a while back, but just wondering if you got a VOSA prior to the MOT? Or are you in the military and you are exempt from that?
Military but I got vosa w/out mot cuz I bought mine new from a AAFES dealership and had it shipped direct
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Anything worth mentioning regarding the VOSA?

What adaptations did you make and who made this for you? You can shoot me a PM if you want.

Also, what company did you use to transport the Jeep? I am still looking for some references. I found a company online, but these guys are really slow in replying to my emails...
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Anything worth mentioning regarding the VOSA? What adaptations did you make and who made this for you? You can shoot me a PM if you want. Also, what company did you use to transport the Jeep? I am still looking for some references. I found a company online, but these guys are really slow in replying to my emails...
Well I got my jeep toward end of my assignment - Germany next. Under 6 months you don't need an actual MOT. Under 3 years old doesn't need it actually. They just gave me a light conversion and that was it, and that was a jeep certified shop nearby the American military car dealership uses. And I'll have to look into the company used to ship it, I had no hand in the shipping all I said was "I do" and waited for its arrival

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