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 Post subject: Re: WHY ARE PEOPLE KNOCKING PRO COMP
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:28 pm 
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Btw I have found http://www.usps.com to be the best at freight, cost ..


Good link. Sorry about the topic drift but how much does your average, assembled, SBF, alloy head weigh??

It would appear that the US$600 freight charges the speed shops quote may include a very hefty handling charge.

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P.s. Pro Comp rockers on a $30k engine??? was there a reason?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:30 pm 
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While we're off topic i'll just let you know it's costing me U.S. $459 freight for a bunch of stuff from Total Control. I'm getting a bigblock right hand drive power rack, pump kit,forged stub axles,tie rod kit, 9" Torque arm with brackets.
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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:45 pm 
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thats considerably better then $600us as the price i was quoted for soem 185cc afr heads

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:05 pm 
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EBXR8380 wrote:
Btw I have found http://www.usps.com to be the best at freight, cost ..


Good link. Sorry about the topic drift but how much does your average, assembled, SBF, alloy head weigh??

It would appear that the US$600 freight charges the speed shops quote may include a very hefty handling charge.

Cheers

P.s. Pro Comp rockers on a $30k engine??? was there a reason?


Yes I was expecting that !!
The guy who assembled the engine said he had some Crower rockers..
After failure and further inspection.. We found out they are Pro Comp..
The circlips holding the pin in is as weak as piss..
A set of Harland Sharp rockers replaced them...
Pro comp copy known brands..

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:24 pm 
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thats considerably better then $600us as the price i was quoted for soem 185cc afr heads


Yeah total control seem to go some effort in the freight dept.
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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:38 pm 
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stoj79 wrote:
thats considerably better then $600us as the price i was quoted for soem 185cc afr heads


Yeah total control seem to go some effort in the freight dept.

Jegs seem to be better compared to Summit... Helps to have brother who lives there ..
You should get some U.S tax exemption also...

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:16 pm 
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EBXR8380 wrote:
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thats considerably better then $600us as the price i was quoted for soem 185cc afr heads


Yeah total control seem to go some effort in the freight dept.

Jegs seem to be better compared to Summit... Helps to have brother who lives there ..
You should get some U.S tax exemption also...


Now things are a bit clearer. I just rang Eagle and they told me that Patriot heads are spot on 30lbs each. So 60lbs a pair.

USPS website quotes 60lbs to Australia at US$312.92... MUCH better than any speed shop quote.

So Trickflows at US$1200 + US$313 shipping @ US$0.80 to our dollar totals AU$1891

And who knows, if in California (where I got these US$1200 prices) there is a local tax attatched to these, it shopuld come off making them even cheaper.

And to get back on topic. How much are Procomps??

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:46 pm 
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haha there about that i believe i think the 185cc afr heads are 1800 once converted and shipping was 600us but if even they could done for 300 odd that woudl serious be a consideration for the cost

 

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 Post subject: Re: WHY ARE PEOPLE KNOCKING PRO COMP
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:13 am 
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My stuff is going by Schenker which used to be called Bax Global. Of course you'll get slugged Duty and GST plus customs fees because it's over $1000 Aus in value and remember they include the freight cost as part of this "value"....C***!
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Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:59 pm 
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My stuff is going by Schenker which used to be called Bax Global. Of course you'll get slugged Duty and GST plus customs fees because it's over $1000 Aus in value and remember they include the freight cost as part of this "value"....C***!


Yeah, thats the trick. If you can, keep the packages under $1000. When I buy my heads I will be buying and shipping them seperately. I will buy one and my darlin wife will buy the other (Trickflows, for some reason, seem to be sold seperately in the states) That US$312.92 for 60lb price above was only a bit more expensive if I ship them as seperate 30lb packages, a touch over US$330.
Schenker eh. I'll check them out.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:56 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
My stuff is going by Schenker which used to be called Bax Global. Of course you'll get slugged Duty and GST plus customs fees because it's over $1000 Aus in value and remember they include the freight cost as part of this "value"....C***!

I have used Schanker before, watch out for extra slug charges, this company, well any custom clearance mob make easy money, we are in the wrong game.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:47 pm 
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I got the last lot of TCP stuff via them.....They had the same charges that any other company has when doing this stuff except the freight cost was cheaper in the first place. These freight companies sure are robbers though.
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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:34 pm 
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I got the last lot of TCP stuff via them.....They had the same charges that any other company has when doing this stuff except the freight cost was cheaper in the first place. These freight companies sure are robbers though.


No good for you but next time I import it will be by slow boat, 2yrs ago it was $100 for heads in shipping container if freighted to the Californian port or parts separated for under 40 pound packages via air freight.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:37 pm 
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Looked into sea freight...it actually works out more expensive because they now charge by m3 as well as weight!?! If the parts you have don't fit in a cubic metre they charge for another one!? Pricks!
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Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:51 am 
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Check around.. Some guys bring in containers and you can add parts to there container..
I have imported Powergide, turbo's this way..
Went through Direct imports..
http://moparmal.tripod.com/index.html

 

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