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Old 09-15-2009, 04:29 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by BigD View Post
Another thing though, know what you're getting into. If you get caught, you're proper ****ed. Not only will they take all your shit, fine you up to 60% of the value of the stuff you're smuggling (in addition to the tax/duty), but they're even allowed to take your car. It doesn't even end there. From then on, if you cross the border even as a passenger, the car and everyone's pockets will be turned inside out every single time.
+1, unless you're into the rush of hide and seek. I'm always thinking about what could happen to my future over small things that seem trivial but can blow up in your face years later.

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Old 09-21-2009, 05:48 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by 330Hi View Post
A friend of mine said he did some research and told me otherwise. Apparently they check for that !?
What kind of research is that? Ok assuming ASSUMING they bend down over to check your rims/tires and they say "You bought this in the States". How can they prove that even if the tires are specifically for the US market? You can simply say: No sir/madam, I bought this slightly used from Toronto last week. The onus is on customs to prove you're lying.

But, you may get caught IF:
They do a search on you and your vehicle and you didnt discard (mail ) the receipts or warrantee.

Another way is if they review the video of you crossing the border showing you've had diff rims/tires. Will customs make an extra effort to review videos for smuggled rims/tires? That would be nuts.
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