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Old September 13th, 2015, 03:37 PM
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UK ordering?

What are the best places for ordering parts from the UK?
I need to order a full polyurethane bushing set for my D1 and the UK has the best prices.
I just don't want to get stuck with a bunch of unexpected duties or outrageous shipping charges or for shipping to take 2 months.
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Old September 13th, 2015, 03:48 PM
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I ordered a bunch of stuff...reasonably priced and fast cheap shipping to the US...
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Call rimmer bros. I get parts within 36 hours from them.
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Old September 13th, 2015, 04:27 PM
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My aunt and uncle are about 45 minutes from Rimmer...and I am at there house till Friday...

Probably making a run by there shop while I am here...
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Old September 13th, 2015, 05:31 PM
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I'm not worried about "real" Polybushes vs others. I've had the yellow (non-Polybush) polyurethane bushing on my RTE panhard rod for years with no problems.
These will be going on a daily driver D1 that sees mainly asphalt and the occasional gravel road. No extreme articulation or anything.

Have the shipping and duty charges been pretty straightforward? No surprises?
What about Paddock and John Craddock?
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Old September 13th, 2015, 05:35 PM
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I have ordered from all the above, no problems. Recently got seat covers from Rimmer Bros. UPS Actually collected the duty charges, I believe... I'd have to look back. Estimated shipping charges were not even close due to the over size box, but they did ask prior to sending it out once it was packed, so there wasn't a surprise charge.
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Wow! Literally half the price of AB's!
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What are the best places for ordering parts from the UK?
I need to order a full polyurethane bushing set for my D1 and the UK has the best prices.
I just don't want to get stuck with a bunch of unexpected duties or outrageous shipping charges or for shipping to take 2 months.
Thanks
My favorite overseas for random stuff is john craddocks, especially since their shipping is reasonable.

Paddocks is a good vendor but has a minimum shipping of something like 50 quid. Very high unless you are buying lots of stuff.

SP Land Rover and YRM are also good vendors for body parts.
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Or you can always order from Lucky8 or Rovers North (they always take care us )

when you add:

currency exchange ( yup you get hosed on that )
Duties
Shipping

I doubt you will be that far off, and you get to support a local company

I can see ordering from UK ( and I have done it ) when specialty items, but for the run of the mill might be worth to do the above
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I've used craddocks quite a bit and it can be cheaper. Depends on the part. Some stuff was easier to buy in the U.S., others were 50% cheaper buying in the UK. As with any part I shop around for the best price and UK vendors are part of that list.

With craddocks you buy the parts and a couple days later they send you an invoice for the shipping. It's rarely much more expensive than U.S. Shipping and once paid it usually comes in two days.
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Or you can always order from Lucky8 or Rovers North (they always take care us )

when you add:

currency exchange ( yup you get hosed on that )
Duties
Shipping

I doubt you will be that far off, and you get to support a local company

I can see ordering from UK ( and I have done it ) when specialty items, but for the run of the mill might be worth to do the above
Agreed. I have actually never ordered from the UK before, hence my questions.
The fact is I can't find any polyurethane bushings on this side of the pond that aren't PolyBush brand. Not that I have anything against that brand but these are going on a $700 street truck so if I can save $75 by ordering from the UK I'm going to go that route.
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For common stuff, I think US vendors are great. But try to buy shift forks, synchros, and synchro keys for an early lt77. Try to buy a full set of good top end valves, guides, and tappets / rollers for a 200tdi from a us vendor. No way...not even rovahfarm.

Love some us vendors, but the UK vendors are a totally different and totally necessary world.
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My aunt and uncle are about 45 minutes from Rimmer...and I am at there house till Friday...

Probably making a run by there shop while I am here...
Leaving Friday Chris? So you're going to miss the LRO show in Peterborough? Bummer!
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I've purchased from these guys a few times: Bush & Bolt Kits - Island 4x4 - Specialists in Land Rover and Range Rover Parts and accessories for all models. UK and worldwide mail order.

Though not this particular item.
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OMG, OMG, OMG! NOOOOOOOOOO! I had no idea it was this weekend! Our flight is Sat morning and no time to switch it. Bugger!!!!!
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OMG, OMG, OMG! NOOOOOOOOOO! I had no idea it was this weekend! Our flight is Sat morning and no time to switch it. Bugger!!!!!
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