It hurts !!!!!!!!!!

Submitted: Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 15:56
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It hurts when you think you are doing the right thing by spending a little more to get a stronger Exedy Safari Tuff clutch put in but then.................they tell you with utmost transparency you also need new:

1) Front discs (too low)
2) Pads
3) Axle shaft oil seel
4) Hub assembly
5) Pack bearings etc

All up $2150.00. ($1200 for the H/D clutch inc)

Does that figure look right?

I'm looking forward to seeing the old so called warn components !!!!!!!

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 16:07

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 16:07
had quote of $500 to do hub bearings, that aint much more, so R&R Gearbox, and clutch and bearings, yea that would be right.
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 16:17

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 16:17

Im not sure what you drive but why would you want a HD clutch kid? Most reputable kits these days are fine for offroading. PBR kits are around $680.00 retail.
Remember this...apart from a faulty component, and that can happen to any clutch kit on market, the only way you can destroy one is by being stupid or riding your clutch alot or while trying to get up a huge rock face while foot is still sitting on clutch pedal.

As for the other things you need done...
Front discs are very cheap to replace. Aftermarket ones are as good as original and sometimes better without the high price of original rotors...look around you will save heaps if you spend a bit of time doing research.

Im assuming all the rest is front axle replacements ? so its worth having it all replaced in one hit, but that clutch is way too dear for me sorry.
Where do u live..what state ?

Do you have any mechanical knowledge ?..have u any contacts in the automotive trade side of things ?

Only thing i wouldnt touch myself is the clutch...if u have a GQ, let some other sucker do it, its a nightmare to do. Other than that, the rest is easy..if u know what ur doing.
Let me know where u live.....might be able to help u out with some of ur costs.

P.S. That price is refering to a GQ 4.2 Diesel, both 8 bolt and 12 bolt are within 40 bucks.
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Follow Up By: Damien - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 18:36

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 18:36
Thanks Ange

I'm in Sydney. The car (LC 80) is currently at ABS Clutch and Brake. The guys seem genuine. I did contemplate on doing all the other bits myself but figured I may as well just leave the car at ABS and let them work for the bucks.

I guess its just one of those cases where you just want to get something done right but find out there are other items that need doing.

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Follow Up By: Laura B - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 22:52

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 22:52
nothing to do with 4b's but the pin on the crank shaft on my civic went and basically the whole motor carked it ....did the dumb thing and put a reco in it thinking i'd keep the girl then they told me the clutch needed doing along with a few other things...instead of being $1200 it was nearly $2000...not good on a 19 yr old pocket!!!

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Reply By: BenSpoon - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 19:50

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 19:50
Are you up for doing any work yourself? If so, the front discs, pads, oil seal, hub and bearing repack can be done in one hit by you for less than 1/5th the cost. Terrain Tamer sell hub rebuild kits- I dont think it includes the $2 oil seal though. Go buy a gregorys manual and it has all you need. You will also need to grab a few different types of grease, but thats about it.
A oil seal puller, hub nut socket, oil drain pan and torque wrench are things that will help you out, but you can get by without.
From memory,
Terrain Tamer hub rebuild kit: $80 each side
Oil seals: $5 both
Greases: $20
pads and discs... dunno. If in WA, call Don Kyatt- I found he was the cheapest for tojo consumables.
Carton of bundy: $50
6? litres of good gear oil: $30
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Reply By: rolande- Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 11:12

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 11:12
$1200 must be for the "competition" clutch, probably overkill, I just ordered one of the middle range ones for my RD28T, cost $420, mechanic put a safari clutch in a 4.2 the week before with lazy axle and increased GVM, clutch kit cost $650
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Follow Up By: Damien - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:34

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:34
Hi Rolande

1200 bucks includes fitting etc. Getting the 4by back today. Should be interesting.
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Reply By: Big Woody - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 13:47

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 13:47
Hi Damien,

Something does seem a bit odd about your clutch kit price.

I have had 3 quotes in the last 2 weeks to replace the clutch in my turbo diesel 80 series landcruiser. The quotes were for a drive in/drive out price.
2 of the quotes were using the Safari Heavy Duty Clutch kits and 1 was using genuine parts.
The whole job using genuine Toyota parts was quoted at $1250 - all parts and labour.
The other 2 quotes using Safari kits came in at $950.00 and the other was $988.00 - all parts and labour.

All quotes included replacement of clutch plate, pressure plate, spigot bearing, and machining of flywheel.


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