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Old August 5th, 2016, 08:43 AM
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My list of favorite places to buy candy for my Rover in no particular order:

lrdirect.com located in the UK has super fast shipping, great prices and offers a choice of BritPart, Allmakes, Bearmach or OEM for most items. You must know the part number you want or else dig thru the burdensome "shop by vehicle" menus. Do not like that your shopping cart purges after only a short while and that you need to register/log in every time you use the site. Many items do not have images.

John Craddock. A bit more old school as far as the storefront and ordering/shipping goes. They have super extensive inventory and also it is best to shop by part number rather than the clunky menu-driven storefront. Many part numbers dead-end in pages that redirect you to other pages that redirect you to the page you just got redirected from. Shipping slow and often expensive. You have to wait for a shipping quote...often for several days...and it sometimes seems super high. (like 30 pounds to send some window seals) You can negotiate on big orders and they have shipped large orders for very small fees after I pointed out the several thousand dollars I spent on them. You need to set up login/register for faster checkout.

McMaster-Carr. The best shopping experience on the web bar none. What every hardware store should be. Excruciating detail on every item. You can even download 3D models of much of the hardware!! They have lots of info pages that are educational and entertaining. Don't like that the pics are usually small and useless, the brand names are not divulged until you open the box, and that the prices are straight up retail. Fasteners are only available bulk. If you need ten bolts you often need to buy a box of 25. This is my go-to place for many items and should be one of your top bookmarks.

Amazon.co.uk Sometimes they can beat the other guys mentioned above but only rarely. They used to offer free shipping to the USA for Prime members but no more now it is 3.99 per kg + 8.99 per delivery. YMMV.

Rovers North. My love-hate relationship with them over the years is now back in the love phase. The entire experience buying my interior for the 109 was super wonderful and flawless. They've won my heart again, but alas...now I don't order so much stuff any more. Hate that they have their own part numbering system and the search tool is useless.

CX Racing. USA Based supplier of chinese intercoolers, aluminum and silicone elbows and random other stuff. They have the best prices on silicone and ally tubing.

Spiyda Design Is a UK based company (well it's one guy) who makes handy little doo dads that solve problems. I have the Fuel Gauge Wizard in the 109 to reconcile the 110 neg earth sender with the 2A 12V Pos earth gauge.

Post up your favorites too!!!
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Old August 5th, 2016, 10:33 AM
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+1 for LRDirect. International shipping is expensive no matter how you slice it, but it's worth it in the end if your orders are large enough. It's easy to find what you need with them and shipping is fast.

I agree with you about Rovers North. Their markup is steep and I can never find anything because of their proprietary part numbering system. I don't dislike them, however.

Here's my list, if you don't mind me contributing.

Autosparks - Home of the world leading supplier of classic car wiring looms was a pleasure to deal with and their product is top notch. I really liked that they offer a s2a loom with a 200tdi engine harness.

steveparkers.com/ has a lot of nice stuff for the engine swap folks.

Air to Water Intercooler and AN Fittings and Stainless Steel Lines have been my go-to source for intercooler needs. I've decided to try an air/water intercooler setup.

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Last but certainly not least is Ike at https://pangolin4x4.com/. He's been a big help to me from the very beginning. He's got a nice cache of NOS spares for the Series rigs, plus an impressive list of custom fabrication upgrades. His bumpers are top of the heap.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 11:23 AM
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good thread

I try to shop *local* whenever I can so I hit up Rovers North or Lucky 8 when they have a deal...

Will Tillery for over 12 years now.
Crown14 when Will don't got it...

I've had good experiences with Ashcroft in the Uk as well.


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Old August 5th, 2016, 11:38 AM
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Land Rover Parts and Accessories from RovahFarm:
Great prices, great communication, reasonable shipping. Very reliable. Good people all around. Encyclopedic parts availability and keeps lots and lots in stock. Search by LR PN or name. Downside is that the web site search is good, but a bit burdensome for small parts that you don't know the PNs for. The one thing about their web site that bothers me is that once I put an item into a cart, I can't go back to the search page. If they would just put a search bar at the top of every page served, their interface would be significantly improved.

SP landrovers LTD - Body panel Specialists:
five years ago, these folks were just an ebay vendor selling random parts. Now they are pretty much the only place to buy new real-deal body parts that don't exist anymore. We're talking about front doors, puma bonnets, middle doors, rear doors, tub sides, wings, etc. Pretty much anything is that is drawn and stamped. With the end of Defender production, these folks are going to just get more and more important. I have bought doors, body parts, and skins from these folks and they are absolutely fantastic. These folks are on the way to becoming the Aqualu of the Defender world. Their prices are also low and they ship perfectly. Forget US vendors for Defender body parts. SP is it.

Land Rover & Range Rover Spares - Paddock Motors - Paddock Spares:
Another good UK vendor, the advantage is that they have an encyclopedic access to aftermarket parts. The downside is that they have a minimum US shipping cost of anywhere from 50 to 60 USD. If you're buying big, heavy stuff, they're good, but if you need to buy a few little nuts and bolts, you may get sticker shock

MUD UK:
Good service. Unique stuff. I've bought from them a few times and their shipping is low on small parts.

Ashcroft Transmissions
The original. Virtually everyone, and I mean everyone who does Defender transmission or differential work in the US gets their parts from Ashcroft. Dave is a valuable resource and runs a successful shop, along with communicating with you directly at times for advice. He bends over backwards to help out the Defender community and he is very DIY friendly. For transmission, gears, halfshafts, lockers, diffs, etc. I love his stuff.
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good thread

I try to shop *local* whenever I can so I hit up Rovers North or Lucky 8 when they have a deal...

Will Tillery for over 12 years now.
Crown14 when Will don't got it...

I've had good experiences with Ashcroft in the Uk as well.


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http://www.paddockspares.com/: Ordered many parts from them during my build. All arrived in good condition and very timely

Ashtree Landrover International | Homepage Door panels and bulkheads Very well crated. Having visited them my sense is that they only remanufacture bulkheads. Doors etc are bought in. Hopefully they have improved the payment process since I bought years ago.
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Enough said.

Land Rover Parts and Accessories from RovahFarm
Trevor is fantastic. Website is, let's say, different, but works and there's always the telephone and email.

Land Rover Parts & Rover Accessories From Atlantic British | Discovery, Range Rover, LR3, LR2, Defender, Freelander and Land Rover Series Parts & Accessories
Pricey at times, but if time is on your side, good discounts do pop up. Very good customer service in my experiences with them.




~~ EDIT: didn't see that Ed already mentioned RovahFarm. And another vote for Zack and Rover's North.
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No mention of Nakatanenga, Abenteur4x4, CroyTech?

Allbrit.

YRM Metal Solutions. Pair of Galvy cappings for price of 1 side un-galvy from the love-hate guys

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Bits4Landys Land-Rover Parts Makes some really nice dash panels. Good communication. Shipping is very reasonable too.
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Anyone have experience with RimmerBros?

Rimmer Brothers - Triumph Car Parts, MG Rover Car Parts, and Land Rover Car Parts and Spares
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I've had some good luck with Island 4x4: Island 4x4 - Specialists in Land Rover and Range Rover Parts and accessories for all models
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Good to know - came across them in a search today. Had not heard of them before.
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