Jackaroo Spares Prices

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 13:33
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Ducked into the local GMH dealer today to get prices on spare fanbelt & radiator
hoses in preparation for Kimberley rerun in April. I expected them to be a bit pricey, but thought $233 for two hoses ,1 belt a bit much. Went around corner to
privately run auto parts dealer, same bits for $129. Old Jack owners, or perhaps I
should say, long time Jack owners, are probably well aware of this situation. As a
long time Toyota owner, Yes , old as well, I always avoided "genuine" Tojo
parts whenever possible for the same reason.
Before anyone comes out with the old ..genuine is better..mantra, you might note the bits offered by GMH bore the same brand as the others. The only difference
being another 100% markup.
It does indeed pay to shop around.
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Reply By: Steve63 - Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 14:23

Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 14:23
Yep all the parts for a Jack are expensive. I just about choked when I needed to replace the a/c compressor at nearly $2k plus labour and at that time no one I could find made an after market compressor that fitted. Even they gy fitting it seemed a bit stunned at the price. The real rub was that you need the a/c pulley to turn as it can not be bypassed with a shorter belt. I still don't remember the hoses and belt costing that much, even from the dealer. I would have expected less than $150 (Last time I got a belt I thought they were ~$75 and hoses $30-40 each). I was plesently surprised when i moved to a 79 Series L/C . The parts were so cheap, even from the dealer I went to. I ended up paying less than 2/3 of what I expected and and 1/2 what they would have cost for the Jack. I am talking about a dealer with a big spare parts area here, the others cost an arm and a leg. I was buying a lot of stuff and I got a very good discount from the dealer.

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Reply By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 14:49

Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 14:49
Oh yeah ISUZU hurts at the dealer but there are plenty of options to source quality parts from other means!

Rob at Jackaroo World can source just about anything, even bearings etc for transmission rebuilds.

I remember getting wheel bearings quoted at Holden for a 93 Rodeo....$200 EACH! not kit....EACH that was about $800 for the 4 bearings and then you need inner hub seals. CBC got the kits for $60 each side...$120 all up!

The Jackaroos are great trucks but if you dont own something 'common' then it always costs a little more...or you have to search a little farther!

Goodluck with it,

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Reply By: mike w (WA) - Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 14:58

Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 14:58
Ive been buying genuine isuzu filters for my rodeo from coventrys for a much cheaper rate than you can get from the dealers.

As they say, it does pay to shop around.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 15:16

Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 15:16
Prices vary a lot amongst manufacturers.

Two hoses and the twin belts for my 79series are about the same price from Toyota as aftermarket. Also the filters for our Nissans are cheaper from the dealer than they are from Supacheap.
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Reply By: Sparkiepete - Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 17:33

Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 17:33
I am currently looking for a rear bumper with lights for the Jackaroo. had one price for $250.00 bumper bar withhout lights second hand. Another place with a bumper bar with lights $575.00 and Holden only wanted $1200.00 something dollars for a bar with lights.Holden price for tail light only $232.00
So yeah it pays to shop around.
Anyone have a rear bumper bar for sale ;-)
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Follow Up By: Mr Fawlty - Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 19:20

Thursday, Jan 04, 2007 at 19:20
Sparkie, was that the light in the Bumper? If so it's a bargain, I got quoted over $700 each for those - bought one at a wrecker for $75, also I think extortionate....the thing that I do find amazing is price variation between dealers. One local place wanted $96 for the main oil filter and another $26.... Go figure...
Anyway I was lucky, a PFT ran into the back of Jack and wrote off his own car on the towball but only managed to do superficial damage to the bumper so APIA sorted it for me....
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Follow Up By: Member - Barry M (NSW) - Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 10:05

Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 10:05
Sparkie, bar lights (new) for $145 ea on Ebay, couldnt find a bar though. also
saw 4 rims for $150....oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: Sparkiepete - Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 10:44

Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 10:44
Thanks guys, I logged on to this site
And as of this morning I havew 6 Emails with people who have the parts.
Bloody good site that!
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Reply By: Darian (SA) - Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 09:41

Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 09:41
Yep - a stitch it seems - I bought a pair of genuine hoses from my TD Jack through Motor Traders in SA - $90 the pair (5 years back) - thought that a rip off - they are quite small - rather simple - if we had time, we could source something in a wreckers, even if you had to cut them a little - but we are always too busy to muck around. By contrast a genuine fuel filter is quite cheap via the dealers - anyway, IMO if you give dealers a wide berth as a general practice, you are saving already.
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