Toyota Stealers

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 19:59
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As some of you would have seen on the forum I have been replacing bearings etc front and back on my 78 series cruiser. Just an idea of the different prices I was quoted from Don Kyatt’s and the local Toyota dealer.
Many of these parts sourced from Kyatts were either from the same manufacturer that Toyota use or were actually in Toyota packaging sourced from overseas. Prices are approx to a couple of $.
Bearings, front or rear pair, seal etc. Kyatt $78 Toyota $250
King pin bearings Kyatt $100 Toyota $200
Handbrake shoes Kyatt $40 Toyota $200
Spindle bearing Kyatt $18 Toyota $108

As you can all see, it really is beyond a joke! The list goes on but I figure you all get the drift.
Hope this helps people in future.
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Reply By: oldpop - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:05

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:05

Prices vary from dealer to dealer recently purchased new wiper blades complete price diff $110.00 from one place to another SE Melbourne


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Follow Up By: Robnicko - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 23:27

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 23:27
Prices sure do vary as you stated.
I needed new fan belts for my cruiser and was quoted over $120 in melbourne from various dealers. Was in rural vic for work and dropped into a Toyota dealer and got the set for $80 (2 fan/alt + 1 air con belt)
They were not surprised when I mentioned the price difference.

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Reply By: Member -Tukka (WA) - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:56

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:56
what a bloody joke, toyota have some crazy ideas when it comes to selling things
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Follow Up By: Peter Horne [Krakka] - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 21:11

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 21:11
They do. BUT, they are way dearer than the competition in 4 wd's and outsell them nearly always. Toyota have had the highest vehicle sales for years. They may be crazy, but not stupid,

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Follow Up By: disco driver - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 22:47

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 22:47
They have to be so much dearer, just to pay for the excessive advertising and sponsorships they put on TV.

No one else comes anywhere near them for that, but it must pay off for them.
Why else would we see so many toyota's on the road

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Follow Up By: Gazal Champion - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 11:51

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 11:51
The only reason you see so many Toyotas on the road is that less of them break down in my experience. I had to put my cruiser into a tree to stop it.LOL

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 15:11

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 15:11
Disco ,you are so Right!...I personally know the owner of the company thats involved with the management of Toyota advertising in Australia.

The Budgets they allow is mind blowing!

Cheers Axle
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Reply By: camwill69 - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 07:35

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 07:35
Qld parts list for many toyota's is diferant to other states. Many parts are not available in Qld that are available in other states. Seen this a few times with my hilux. New TRD air cleaner not available in QLD but can get in Vic. The list goes on.

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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 08:31

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 08:31
And if you went to your local bearing supplier you will probably do better on those prices again.

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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 10:53

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 10:53
So long as you are happy with the cheaper prices and that the quality is on par with that of Toyota - go for it. Remember, there are manufacturers throughout the world who are extremely good at producing counterfiet parts, even with a vehicle manufacturer part number, name etc and packaging. If you are willing to take a chance on 'cheaper parts' and risk the possibility of compromising the relaiability of you vehicle, then that's your right to do so.
I have heard of brake shoes/pads being built containing saw dust, oil filters with filtration incapable of filtering anything out, air filters that disintegrate etc.
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