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Welcome to Import Trader Online - Buy & Sell Used Imported Cars

Welcome to Import Trader Online! We are the #1 place on the internet to buy and sell Imports and Tuner cars. If you’re looking to buy Imports or Tuners for sale, browse through our ads or Post your Car Ad Online in our classifieds section with up to 10 photos for FREE!

While other sites only let you display 1 or 2 photos of used imports for sale, Import Trader Online goes all out to get you the MAXIMUM EXPOSURE! Up to 10 color photos, a Currency Converter, a favorites list that you DON'T have to register to use, and a payment calculator!

We don’t hit you up on other little charges like bolding letters and renewal fees. Your used import for sale stays on our site until it sells.
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What is car tuning? What makes a car a "tuner car"?

Tuning is the process used to alter the car's stock computer to change how the car runs. This is typically done after modifications to the car such as:

  • Exhaust
  • Turbo
  • Modified camshafts
  • Modified fuel injectors
  • Supercharger
  • Nitrous
  • Higher compression pistons
  • Ported cylinder head
  • Intake Tube
  • Header

Most car tuners agree that one should re-tune the car after modifications are performed to make it run properly and safely again.

One option to tune your car is with an off the shelf tune which are typically cost around $300 to $650. This is better than the manufacturer's tune as it uses tighter parameters but it is still a one size fits all solution. However for those who just want a one-time better tune this can be an easy and quick solution.

If you are after big power gains and have changed major components like the turbo, waste gate and have done extensive engine work then a custom tune is the better option. To do this you need to chip (aka reprogram) your current ECU (Engine Control Unit). The term ECU means your engine control unit, which is part of the PCM (powertrain control module). The ECU's job is essential, and consists of monitoring and managing almost all aspects of engine operation.

ECU Engine Control Unit for tuner cars

Car tuning turns into a hobby for many people because it joins you to other tuners and is very rewarding to see the car respond as you make modifications to the vehicle. Here at Import Trader Online we have many import tuner cars for sale and custom tuner cars for sale so you can find a car of your own to get started tuning! Use our advanced search to find your own custom tuner car

What is a good first tuner car? There are many factors to consider when buying your first tuner car. The main thing is to find a solid ride, fix any problems it has to begin with, and only then begin to mod.

Popular first tuners are Honda Civic, GTO, Supra, Miata, Eclipse GSX, or Nissan 240.

Additional external resources: If you want to learn all about tuning your car's engine all by yourself in the comforts of your own home, and without breaking the bank consider taking an online course! Just click here to learn more about our courses and ECU tuning professional. See you on the other side!

 

1991 MR-2 TURBO COUPE

1991 MR-2 TURBO COUPE

1994 Integra GSR

1994 Integra GSR

1998 1998  Toyota : Supra  TURBO

1998 1998 Toyota : Supra TURBO

1992 Integra GS-R

1992 Integra GS-R

1995 Integra

1995 Integra

2000 Integra GSR

2000 Integra GSR

1993 Mazda MX-6

1993 Mazda MX-6

2002 Mazda Protege 5

2002 Mazda Protege 5

2003 Civic EX

2003 Civic EX

1999 CL 3.0

1999 CL 3.0

1994 turbo gsr

1994 turbo gsr

1997 Integra GS-R

1997 Integra GS-R

1994 Celica

1994 Celica

1993 Supra

1993 Supra

1996 Accord

1996 Accord

1998 Prelude TURBO type SH

1998 Prelude TURBO type SH

1994 240sx Hatch Black

1994 240sx Hatch Black

1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4

1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4

1999 Toyota  Corolla VE

1999 Toyota Corolla VE

2000 Nissan Sentra  Turbocharged

2000 Nissan Sentra Turbocharged

2002 Nissan Sentra

2002 Nissan Sentra

2003 Nissan 350Z  Turbocharged

2003 Nissan 350Z Turbocharged

2001 Nissan Skyline GTT Turbocharged

2001 Nissan Skyline GTT Turbocharged

2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

2000 Nissan Maxima Stillen Super Charged

2000 Nissan Maxima Stillen Super Charged

2004 Nissan 350Z Twin Turbo

2004 Nissan 350Z Twin Turbo

1992 BMW 325 AC Schnitzer

1992 BMW 325 AC Schnitzer

1993 BMW M5  Supercharged

1993 BMW M5 Supercharged

2002 BMW 330CI

2002 BMW 330CI

2000 BMW 323 Candy Widebody

2000 BMW 323 Candy Widebody

2000 BMW 328

2000 BMW 328

1993 Toyota Camry

1993 Toyota Camry

1991 Toyota Cressida Turbocharged

1991 Toyota Cressida Turbocharged

1992 Toyota MR2 Turbo

1992 Toyota MR2 Turbo

1994 Toyota Supra TT 853HP

1994 Toyota Supra TT 853HP

1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo

1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo

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