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Old July 14th, 2006, 03:45 PM
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Looking for an R380

Anyone have any hot leads on where I could find a fresh factory rebuilt R380? Parts for rebuilding mine are coming in at a point that is making an exchange unit an attractive option.

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Old July 14th, 2006, 04:11 PM
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Old July 14th, 2006, 07:50 PM
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Old July 15th, 2006, 02:45 AM
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Ashcroft...

Anyone brought over a tranny from them? What kind of sort of options and cost are there for shipping if you did?

My big problem at this point is my R 380 is on the bench in pieces, it's my daily driver, and being off the road (unfortunately not off road) for a month or two while waiting for parts isn't somthing I can do. I'm going to call RDS on monday and see what they have...

Any experience anyone has had with this would be greatly appreciated!

To me, it seems that getting a rebuilt form Ashcroft would be better than having my local shop do the rebuild, afterall, diffs and trannies are all they do, so I would think they do pretty good work.
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Old July 15th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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Ashcroft all the way, it is always easyer for canadians to get stuff from the UK than from the US and cheaper too. The only thing will be shipping, it is a killer and time to get to your place. Try looking for a shipper yourself you might find a better price.

You can check with Havas packing and shipping, but I don't know is they do small orders or just containers.

Good luck ! And keep us posted on the price they charge you, cause I might be looking for one in the near future.

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Old July 15th, 2006, 12:45 PM
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Just saw a rebuilt r380 gear box at LTR for $1,900. http://www.tntlr.com/specials.htm
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How is that a special... they retail for 1850.?
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Old July 17th, 2006, 10:03 AM
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Hi Scott,
Are you looking for one or are you just asking. If you are looking for one, I can move this to the Wanted section where it may get more attention to get you what you mignt need quicker. If not, I can leave it here. Just let me know.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 06:32 PM
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tally-ho!

Hey Chris,
Just trying to do a little recon at this point. I am probably going to go with Ashcroft, they seem to have a pretty good reputation. Curious to see what peoples experiences have been.

Could you believe that the local shop can only supply new transmissions, at a pice of $5100...and that's not including installation!

I'm still waiting for some shipping costs, but the unit it's self is only $900ish plus core charge and shipping.

Hell, I should fly to England myself and bring a tranny back as oversized luggage, (on top of a little vacation time) and I will still be WAY ahead of the game$$.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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I sent my R380 to Robert Dassler (RoadsideRob) for a rebuild and he turned it around in a couple of days. This may faster and cheaper than waiting on a unit from Ashcroft. I believe Rob rebuilds the units that George at RDS sells.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 10:14 AM
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I would go with Rob D also, he knows his stuff and he may possibly have one sitting in the shop.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/members/roadsiderob-623.html

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Old July 18th, 2006, 04:39 PM
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Ditto what Mike H said. Rob rebuilt my R380
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