Bilstein / Koni / Edelbrock shocks from USA

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 21:27
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G'Day All,

Has anyone purchased shocks for the USA?

I was looking at general prices and thought I would compare like for like with USA prices. I then almost fell off my chair!

Bilstein $US99, Koni $US90, Edelbrock $US69.

Looks like I could put a set of say, edelbrock together for around $AUS450, plus $100 postage, total $550 for shocks that here cost $245 each.

Other than no warranty claim, etc, any other pitfalls?

Would think that at those prices SOMEBODY would have thought of it earlier.

regards

Rolande
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Reply By: Exploder - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 21:42

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 21:42
Yes it’s crazy, I am going to be getting some Moog suspension stuff sent over from the USA for the explorer, Lower control arm ball joints and new upper control arms with greaseable ball joints
It will coast about $580 including shipping

To buy hear would be $800 minimum and that would be the OEM stuff witch is nowhere near as good.

The Edelbrock are not a bad shock apparently.
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 21:45

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 21:45
Rolande

GST on the way in. Check with customs to make sure there are no other duties applicable.

Regards

Paul
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 21:55

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 21:55
Anything over $1000AUS
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 22:02

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 22:02
Sorry look hear

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There may be more info that I missed on another section so it may pay to hunt around a bit
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Follow Up By: bugger it - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 22:10

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 22:10
errrr Exploder beat me to it

Paul there is no GST payable for goods under $1000AUD :)

however if you go over the $1000AUD thats when they hit you with the 5% customs duty of the amount which is payable, then they add the shipping charges to get the new total and then the 10% GST is calculated, they then add the 5% customs duty with the GST to come up with the amount payable

Daz
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Follow Up By: bugger it - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 22:14

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 22:14
the old system before the trade agreement was up to $1000AUD via post and $250AUD via courier

Daz
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 22:26

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 22:26
If they're manufactured in the USA, the Free Trade Agreement kicks in - you only pay GST if it's over $1000 AUD, and there's no 5% or 10% customs duty payable anymore. The forms for anything over this amount are now a lot simpler - before you almost HAD to use a Customs Broker, now it's a 10 minute job to fill out paperwork and fax it off with a coversheet with your credit card details shoud it be over $1000. If it's under, more often than not they just land on your doorstep. I import stuff all the time, and since the FTA and the new customs system that went in a few months ago, it's a piece of cake.

Bit wary of shocks though - at that price they become a throwaway item in the event of a warranty claim. Might be worth looking into myself though for the Paj!
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 23:07

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 23:07
Bother - doesn't look like Bilstein have Montero shocks for '00 onwards in the US.

I think Bilstein manufacturer some models here in Oz anyway.
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Reply By: Gerhardp1 - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 22:32

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 22:32
I've just ordered some parts for the Jackaroo from the US.

Local price for O2 sensor $600 ex GST from Holden

US price for Denso OEM part $USD48

So I ordered that and a bunch of other stuff
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Reply By: web-keeper-666 - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 23:23

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 23:23
Can you let me know how you go...?
As I have a Jackaroo and am looking for some items myself, or if you have a web link to someone would be a big help also.

Thx Jon
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Reply By: rolande- Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:50

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:50
G'Day All,

Can't find the exact site I was looking at, but this is an example

usa shocks

Regards

Rolande
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Follow Up By: rolande- Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:53

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:53
Didn't quite work as I had hoped.

Shows $US328.80 for 4 X bilsteins shocks to suit standard height GQ/GU Patrol

Bilsteins in Oz over $1,000 from all reports

Rolande
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Reply By: rolande- Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:01

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:01
Found the site I was looking at, have shocks listed for standard and lifted vehicles, including Cruiser, Patrol etc.

eshocks.com

Regards

Rolande

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Follow Up By: rolande- Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:02

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:02
Bugger, bugger

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