What is Superb Rated and why did you create it?
"Superb Rated is a JDM OEM parts supplier and media website covering the Japanese car scene. The website when completed, will break down as a blueprint every nut and bolt and provide the user manual for each section for the top car models for each Japanese Auto Manufacturer. My goal is to provide a website that car enthusiasts can rely on to trouble shoot their car and buy OEM parts if necessary for the cheapest price around. This all came about while I was restoring my Skyline R32 GTR 3 years ago. I was having to go through numerous websites, forums, and software to buy parts or get information. My life would of been so much easier if all of this knowledge was in one central location."
Tell us about your current project car.
"I am doing a resto mod on my 1990 Skyline R32 GTR with a Hasemi Sport theme. I have purchased and sourced every Hasemi Sport part that was sold which took 3 years to do. The engine is fully built and coupled with a Borg Warner 8374 Turbo kit from Full-Race. All the glass is new as well as the interior and a new OEM transmission. I also repainted the car which I was told would take 3 weeks and it ended up taking 3 years. That was a nightmare and I am needing to repaint the car again."
For someone wanting to start their own parts business, what advice would you offer?
"Don't take on too many projects. Focus on one business venture and grow it to your vision. Don't over extend or buy stuff on credit. Lastly buy items that you want to keep for yourself and you don't mind holding on. The hard part is letting go but those items have always fetched my desired sales price."
Any new additions/projects that we can anticipate from Superb Rated this year?
"As a side project I have partnered with From Japan which is a proxy server for Yahoo Japan. For the past year I have been posting parts on Instagram that I think are unique on Yahoo Japan and how to buy them. I have made several YouTube videos as well as daily IG live sessions to make my followers aware of items on the auction block. Many people might assume the Superb Rated is just an IG account but this is only a marketing strategy in which to get exposure so when www.superbrated.com is completed I will have some presence in the market place."