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Old June 26th, 2016, 09:00 PM
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Looking to make a big order from England for my front axle rebuild. Seems like now is the time with the drop in exchange rate and before inflation.

Seems like people have been happy with Paddocks? I know its britpart stuff, but, eh. Should be fine. Heard bad things about Craddocks.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old June 26th, 2016, 09:09 PM
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Looking to make a big order from England for my front axle rebuild. Seems like now is the time with the drop in exchange rate and before inflation.

Seems like people have been happy with Paddocks? I know its britpart stuff, but, eh. Should be fine. Heard bad things about Craddocks.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
I think I ordered a starter from them and had it in around 4 days, so no complaints from me.
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Old June 26th, 2016, 09:32 PM
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Old June 26th, 2016, 09:37 PM
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Paddocks gets my business for most bits I need if its worth ordering from them rather than a US source.
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Old June 26th, 2016, 09:42 PM
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The economics of a UK order never makes sense for me. Feels like any savings is negated by shipping and the hassle of dealing with awesome UK customer service that's six time zones away. The only things I've ordered from the UK are hard-to-find MOD stuff that just isn't sold here.
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Looking to make a big order from England for my front axle rebuild. Seems like now is the time with the drop in exchange rate and before inflation.

Seems like people have been happy with Paddocks? I know its britpart stuff, but, eh. Should be fine. Heard bad things about Craddocks.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
Craddocks has ALWAYS done right for me. Paddocks is good too, but their minimum shipping charges are higher than other vendors. I find it odd that anyone on the east coast has reservations from buying parts from reputable dealers in the UK. People will throw away literally tens of thousands in dollars on a mystery rustbucket to some random person they find on the internet who could easily steal their money, yet the same people have decided not to trust established businesses that have been serving the LR community for decades.

The other vendors folks have cited are awesome as well.
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Old June 26th, 2016, 11:59 PM
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You have to know the exact part number you need, but I order everything from LRDirect.com. It gets to the USA in 2 to 3 days, and even with shipping, it's been far cheaper for me than the big USA shops....
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Old June 27th, 2016, 06:07 AM
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The economics of a UK order never makes sense for me. Feels like any savings is negated by shipping and the hassle of dealing with awesome UK customer service that's six time zones away. The only things I've ordered from the UK are hard-to-find MOD stuff that just isn't sold here.
I haven't been in this long but in my experience I can often buy new from UK for less then what used sells for on here
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Old June 27th, 2016, 07:43 AM
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Go to new.lrcat.com and find the part number you need. Then copy paste that part number into the search box at lrdirect.com.
It cannot be any easier. If you are not doing this, then you're paying/waiting too much.
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Go to new.lrcat.com and find the part number you need. Then copy paste that part number into the search box at lrdirect.com.
It cannot be any easier. If you are not doing this, then you're paying/waiting too much.
Nice link Bill hand't found that bootleg version of microcat
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Nice link Bill hand't found that bootleg version of microcat
It's a good one!!!
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Old June 27th, 2016, 09:25 AM
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Ok been doing it the old fashion way on LR Direct. Doing pretty good except for finding a swivel kit that isn't Britpart (lr direct's prices are so low, might as well get quality). Other than that, yes, they are super cheap.

I've got to make that order, then order some ex-MOD stuff. Then after that, just gotta figure out if I want to go ahead and get all my crap for a disc brake conversion. But I will be buying the disc hand brake conversion.
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The other nice thing about LRDirect is that you can easily see the manufacturer. Makes it easy to avoid *hitpart. With the GBP crash since Brexit, prices are even more attractive, even w/ shipping.


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I use this to find parts once i have the part number;

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Go to new.lrcat.com and find the part number you need. Then copy paste that part number into the search box at lrdirect.com.
It cannot be any easier. If you are not doing this, then you're paying/waiting too much.
Was doing a search here for supplier comparisons....incidentaly when you plug in DA5551 which is a Valeo 130 "HD" clutch kit, it shows up as Britpart.
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Old November 25th, 2016, 01:52 PM
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Was doing a search here for supplier comparisons....incidentaly when you plug in DA5551 which is a Valeo 130 "HD" clutch kit, it shows up as Britpart.
A "DA" part number is a Britpart internal part number.
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Old November 25th, 2016, 03:06 PM
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A "DA" part number is a Britpart internal part number.
Then someone got something wrong John Paddocks have the DA5551 slated as a Valeo kit

I even asked if their FC numbers can tell me what who the aftermarket manufacturer is and the sales rep said they dont know..

I would like to do my complete clutch job using OEM parts or better if using aftermarket, but have a bit of email back and forth with them.

Thanks for the reply.
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Lots of Britpart kits contain branded parts. If you have the Britpart pricing list, it usually states the source. In this case, DA5551 is not OEM. DA5551G is Valeo and it says so in the Britpart pricing list.

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DA5551KIT contain the mystery brand clutch with the aluminum housing throwout bearing and reinforced fork.
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Personally, I would stay away from Paddock as they won't get you reliable information.
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