Save some BIG dollars..read this !

Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 19:50
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Hi guys,
Had nothing to do today so i checked brakes on my GQ before heading back down to Melbourne on Thursday night. Glad i did, found the rear caliper slides were not working. So i pulled calipers off and pulled them apart, found out the slide rubbers were split causing mud, water and sand to get in over time and caused them to lock up (not sliding).

Rang Nissan for a caliper overhaul kit and almost died when they told me they were well over $100.00 a side. So i decided to shop around and came across these blokes in Fairfield that had the kits instock at a cost of $8.00 per side. I was a bit sus when i went up there to pick them up so i had a long hard look at them and found no difference at all. So i overhauled calipers and replaced all rubbers today.
Replaced brake fluid with new fluid too as you do :-).

I think Nissan really needs to wake up on parts prices. I know its not just Nissan ripping us off on prices, I believe the spare parts market is where the dealers are making their money after selling NEW products, and we guys are their target.

So shop around before buying anything, i saved over 200.00 today alone. That will go towards my next trip :-)
The place where i got great service and excellent prices is..
AND NO...i am not affiliated with them in any way.
Burt Bros Brakes,
118 Fairfield st
Fairfield 9681 1188
Cheers Angelo
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 19:56

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 19:56
$8?? you can barely get anything for $8 these days, I will be calling tomorow to order a set, thanks for the heads up Angelo
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:05

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:05
Yep unreal ay !
Good luck mate.

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Reply By: Toy_Hilux - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:53

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:53
8 bucks!!!!!!! I thought you would have bought lot and started own shop. 1/2 of Nissans price and still make a tidy profit.
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:43

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:43
another nissan rip off experiance, i had my torsion bar swing arms hanging a bit low, knocked off one on a rock and bent the other. my torsion bar was lying on the track and the car was sunk to the ground. i limped home and nissan wanted $100 each for the tiny torsion adaptors + $600 for a revisioned ladder bar, plus fitting, nearly a grand all up. I went to a general engineer, $50 later the old arms we both fixed and reinforced better than new! $1000 compared to $50, i dont understand. anyway, as you say, this is where the money is at when you are not going to buy a new car any time soon of these people.
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 13:31

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 13:31
I found that exact situation years ago.

I got the kit, to do both sides, from my local Repco outlet for $10.00 all up.

The Nissan price was around the $100 plus sales tax per side. For a couple of rubber bands.

When buying parts it definately pays to have a look around before you part with the $$$$.

Duncs
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Follow Up By: woodyWA - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 17:04

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 17:04
Didnt you guys hear about the mob a few years back who just out of interest priced to build a GQ patrol completely out of genuine nissan parts..................total cost????

$ 2 million !!!!!!!!!!!

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