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Hi from Russian Nissan 4x4 Offroad Club
« : Lokakuu 22, 2004, 16:15:02 »

Hi guys!

I would like to thank you for such interesting site and I have a question to you.

My name is Eugene, I live in Russia, Moscow. We have our own offroad club in Moscow, which you may review here - www.nissan-4x4.ru. In the near future some of our guys (and me too) plan to move to Finland to celebrate the New Year and Christmas and we want to move on our cars. My car is prepared for the offroad adventures, it has 33"/12.5/R15 Cooper ST tires, body and suspension lift, roof rack, winch and several additional ligths. Some of my friends told me that Finland customs will not allow my car to enter the Finland territory. Do you have any experiense how to pass the customs and enter Finland to celebrate new year? I would be pleased to hear any advices and directions from you, which will help me to determine, either to go on my car or to load my baggage and me with my family into the friends cars. I really like my car and like to drive and I don't want to be a passenger, I hope, you understand me ;-)

My car's photos are here:
http://www.nissan4x4-club.ru/photos/nashe-raznoe/AndyBirth-19-20062004/01010307.JPG
http://www.nissan4x4-club.ru/photos/nashe-raznoe/Volg-Astr-Rost-1-10052004/01010175.jpg
http://www.nissan4x4-club.ru/photos/nashe-raznoe/Volg-Astr-Rost-1-10052004/DSC_2358.jpg
http://www.nissan4x4-club.ru/photos/nashe-raznoe/Volg-Astr-Rost-1-10052004/DSC_2592.jpg

I think that maybe there are some type of document invitations from the
offroad clubs in Finland that may give me written invitation to show to
customs so they allow me to enter Finland. It will be also a good chance to
meet and exchange offroad drive experience between our clubs, won't it?

Please, help us!

Sincerely,
Eugene Bufetchikov
ICQ: 9939666
mos@nissan-4x4.ru
www.nissan-4x4.ru
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« Vastaus #1 : Lokakuu 22, 2004, 18:37:45 »

Hi,

and welcome to the Oulu club pages!

> 33"/12.5/R15 Cooper ST tires, body and suspension lift,
> roof rack, winch and several additional ligths

Looks like the lifts are reasonable, so the additional lights sound like the only thing the finnish officials might not like. Finnish regulations allow only one pair of additional driving lights and a pair of fog lights, but it's very strict about lights to left/right and especially rear. But looking at the pics, the lights should not be a problem. Winch, roof rack & bumber are OK.

IMHO you should be able to visit Finland with your car, but this is not the official opinion, the authorities have the final word (like usual).

Invitations are no longer needed I think.

-Paavo
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« Vastaus #2 : Lokakuu 22, 2004, 21:29:16 »

Thanks Paavo. I've just been noted by one of my friend that there is new rule starting from 1st of December, about winter tires. That in winter tires must be thorned, is this right? Does your police control what type of tires are on my car? because my coopers 33"/12.5 are without thorns
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« Vastaus #3 : Lokakuu 22, 2004, 23:07:19 »

If you have m+s mark in your tires, that should be enought.  And i´m pretty sure that in your Cooper tires have this mark, to be sure you can check it.
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« Vastaus #4 : Lokakuu 22, 2004, 23:58:30 »

my tires are Cooper S/T, and there are no M+S marks..
do not know what ST means, but these tiers have holes for thorns.

Cooper ST


Cooper M+S


They're different... I'm confused about this..
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« Vastaus #5 : Lokakuu 23, 2004, 06:34:17 »

Hi,

the M+S does not need to be on the name or model of the tyre, look closely the tires you have, I'm also pretty sure there is this M+S marking on those. M=mud & S=snow, the the tyre manufacturer says "these tyres should be OK for those conditions", typically most off-road tyres have this mark.

But, 12.5" wide tyres won't be the best for slippery (icy) roads, so please drive carefully, 99% (almost) of northern finnish drivers use studded winter tyres, and for a good reason.

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« Vastaus #6 : Lokakuu 23, 2004, 10:22:00 »

Ok, you've calmed me :))

And one more question, where in Finland (near Helsinki) can we find some offroad shops? Just for comparing prices and buying something.. Are there any websites or street addresses where we can go?
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« Vastaus #7 : Lokakuu 23, 2004, 16:26:49 »

Offivaruste is in Helsinki, there is street addres in website http://www.offivaruste.com/ These guys can sell you anything you want :lol:
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« Vastaus #8 : Lokakuu 24, 2004, 08:34:53 »

Yep, offivaruste is THE off-road shop in Finland. Give them a call or e-mail before you visit: +358-9-4789 1200 / koopee@offivaruste.com, I believe they have a very solid track record of doing business also with russians.
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« Vastaus #9 : Lokakuu 24, 2004, 14:15:25 »

Wow! Prices seem to be much higher than in Russia!
For example these Superswampers LTB 34" costs $205 (162 EUR)
http://www.off-road-shop.ru/product_info.php?cPath=52_54_73&products_id=420&osCsid=acb1d8f564cbc138024d348b7e05b7e8

And in Offivaruste the cost 326 EUR
http://www.offivaruste.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=587

Also I've checked some other prices and all of them cost higher than in russia. So it seems like you may order some goods from our shops and you can save a lot of money, don't you? :)
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« Vastaus #10 : Lokakuu 24, 2004, 21:21:21 »

Hi,

the prices in offivaruste web pages might be whatever, their actual selling prices are very competitive in Finland, but the Finnish price level is generally higher than in some other coutries (US, rover parts in UK, etc.).

This is the reason why I recommend you to call/email them, you get the real price and availability, and if they don't have something you want in stock, they might have time to order it (interco tyres arrive maybe two times a year, but other stuff they get typically quite fast).

Here are other Finnish Off-Road shops that I have used:

http://www.offroadpaja.fi/ - very good for rover parts
http://www.cros4wd.com/ - imports a lot of things

-Paavo
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« Vastaus #11 : Lokakuu 25, 2004, 14:18:58 »

Thanks Paavo, I'll check them. I'll write here if I would have any new questions :) Thanks guys for friendliness :)
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