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Hey whats up. Thought alot of people would be intrested in this.

This guide was originally made for NICOclub by SienSil80. Special thanks goes out to him for taking the time to do this.

so here it is


I'm pretty sure most of you have heard of Up Garage in passing if not wandered around their site yourselves. If you don't know, Up Garage is a chain of stores selling good condition second hand performance parts for cars. Having heard of it before, I stopped by a couple of their locations on previous stays and picked up some cheap parts (and believe me, their prices are insane by US standards).

Anyway, many of my friends from my car club and elsewhere have been asking me to look for specific parts for them at up garage and I usually have to tell them no. It's time consuming to look for many specific parts for many people. They have a website which has a search stock function where they keep a list of pictures/prices/and comments on all the parts they currently have in each of their 20+ locations. I would send them to that but it's completely in Japanese. It then occured to me to make a translated guide on how to search the site for my friends back in the states.

Here is that guide for all my Nico buddies to check out, cruise upgarage's website with this and see some some awesome **** for prices that'll make you wanna cry

So you've heard of Up Garage's cheap prices and you wanted to see for yourself? Cool, so you went to their site and in quick order got lost and frustrated due to the language barrier. I took it upon myself, now that I'm here, to translate and simplify searching for parts on their site. While the translations may not be exact, I feel that translating it as I did, gets the idea across better. Also, I'm not perfect, I make mistakes, I'm still learning. In addition to that, I only translated what was necessary to help search for parts. With that said, first thing to do is head to their website.

http://www.upgarage.com



This is what you should see when you first load up the site. As the picture says above, click on that button.



The button links you to this page. This is the parts genre selection list. From here you pick the type of parts to search for. Anything from audio, navi systems, engine parts, aero parts, this is where they're selected. Oh yea thats in Japanese huh... next image then



and like magic, it's in english. For the most part, these sections are direct translations so they use a bit of Japanese terminology. After making the image I realized this, so let me explain a bit of the more important sections.

Tune Up: this is likely the most important section for you. when refering to tune up parts, they pretty much anything to upgrade your cars performance. These parts can range from boost controllers, to turbos, to engine management systems. Small other upgrading accessories can be found here also.

Dress up: this , as it sooort of sounds like, is to dress up the looks of your car. in this section you can find aero kits, aero pieces, hoods, canards, etc.

The rest of the sections are rather self explanatory. For the sake of most common searches, I will then click on the tune up button.



This is the english version of what the link will take you to, here is where it gets a pic confusing if you don't know what to do.

SEARCH FOR: for this section, I generally always check all the boxes to optimize the amount of matches i get.

KEYWORDS: this is the most important section. You can search with upto 3 keywords to refine your search. It is here that you will put in info for car specific, or type specific parts. One problem arrises, you have to type names in Japanese. Don't worry though, below is a short list of words in Japanese that you can copy and paste into the boxes to help your search. Aside from these words, I recommend putting in the chasis code of your car. For example, if you have an S14 240SX, try putting in S14. If you have an FD RX-7, try putting in FD3S or RX-7. Most of the parts are listed in their application field by chasis code. If the search fails the first time you try it this way, try searching again, the search engine fails pretty frequently for me.

シルビア = Silvia スカイライン = Skyline フェアレディZ = 300ZX
日産 = Nissan ロードスター = Miata マツダ = Mazda スープラ = Supra
トヨタ = Toyota アルテッツァ = IS300 (Altezza) セリカ = Celica
レビン = Levin トレノ = Trueno カローラ = Corolla
ホンダ = Honda シビック = Civic インテグラ = Integra

タワーバー = strut bar クラッチ = clutch ブローオフ = BOV
ブレーキ = brakes ターボタイマー = turbo timer インタークーラー = intercooler
タービン = turbo

After you've put in your keyword or chasis code, next section to look at is price range. If you wish to specify the price floor or ceiling in values of yen, you can do that here from the drop down menus.

Next, and a very important section, is maker. If you want to specify the manufacturer of the parts you're looking for, that can be done here. If you, for example, want to look for only HKS parts that fit your car, click on the drop down menu and select HKS from the long maker list.

After that, try to ignore the location and store location drop down menus. Leaving them as they are searches the whole country of Japan. Reason why I recommend this is if you decide you ever wanted to buy parts from them, and they don't have it at the location you're going to, they will ship the parts quickly from another location to yours for not much money at all.

Finally, after finishing your search citeria, click the search button.



In this image I did a test search looking for all tune up parts by all makers for a Silvia. I translated the first match (which is a greddy intake). I did this to illustrate the common sections of the matches you will see. For example, the cart, part name, price, etc. Unfortunately, most, if not all of the parts will have their names in Japanese. I can't help you on this, try to decipher it by the image or terms you're familiar with. Once you find a part that interests you, click on the picture or name to see more details and pictures of the part.



For example, I picked an Apex'i part for an S15. Here is the page in Japanese.



And here it is in English. The translated sections here are pretty self explanatory. Now I'm sure by now you're wondering about prices. Yes, they're all in yen. If you can't find a currency converter, try (www.xe.com). Other than that, the current exchange rate is 120yen/$1.
With that in mind, just take the price in yen and divide it by 120 to get the price in $.

I picked this item cause it shows the general savings I usually see at up garage. This is a Power FC w/the commander unit and the kit for d-jettro for an S15 SR20DET and what not for 69,900yen. In USD that's $582.50
I believe that part retail in the states is like $900 or more.

Anyway, this is generally how you search for parts on their website. I recommend also checking out the dress up section, sports seats section, and suspension sections.

I hope this helps those who are interested.

well there you go. hopefully this helps you guys in search of badass JDM parts.
Note: This is how i found my RS*R Exmag GTII exhaust. Companys like Memoryfab can order it and ship it to your door.
 

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Yeah! What he^ said!

Way to go!

Thanks a ton!
 

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No problem. I knew alot more people other than Nissan owners could benefit form this guide.
 

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it can get up there depending on the weight of course. I wouldnt call it assraping though. maybe a dickslap lol
 

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yeah they just did a write up in the new modified mag about all the aftermarket used parts stores in Japan.
 

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STICKY!
 

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that website hates me..... I did what ya said, and nothing came up.....
 

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that website hates me..... I did what ya said, and nothing came up.....
works fine for me.

look, Maxim works m-silent header (still expensive in Japan lol)
http://www.upgarage.com/upgarage/stock/stock.php?stocklist_detail=1&data_kubun=2&shouhin_cd=0611008007016&tenpo_id=008

Cusco header:
http://www.upgarage.com/upgarage/stock/stock.php?stocklist_detail=1&data_kubun=2&shouhin_cd=0702105005668&tenpo_id=120

thats just two things i pulled from the exhaust section.
 

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That Cusco header is only $200. Not too shabby.
 

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That Cusco header interferes with the steering column on LHD cars. There isn't much Roadster stuff in Dress Up although I imagine that fluctuates day to day.
 

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