View Full Version : Ripped off

07-21-2005, 07:47 PM
I have to buy parts for my celica, i feel like being ripped off... but yet, i doNt, want to buy replacement instead of OEM... almost can't find parts anywhere, when i do so, i try to put it on and i get fucked because it doesn't fit like OEM parts.

I just called a toyota dealer i go to when i need parts, to get prices for the parts i need right now, only to put my car back on the road, here's a recap:

- front rotors: 118,60 x 2 = 237,20$
- pads kit: 84,67$
- shims kit: 41,00$
- left-side brake line (caliper to rigid brake line): 89,24$
- brake line gaskets: 3,61 x 2 = 7,22$
- rear suspension arms: 195,40 x 4 = 781,60$
- all bolts/washers + toe adjusting cam + plate for rear arms: 213,38$

Grand total: 1454.31 + taxes (15,56%) = 1680,60$ :eek:

That's without the need for a new battery, alternator and maybe steering rack, at last maybe only it's high pressure line.

I'm depressed... i haven't sold the 4runner yet, it would pay it all. :(
I'll have to call later to put all this on an order...

OOooh yeah, i love my toyota... :lolhittin

*edit* now don't take this as an invitation to buy from you, unless i can get parts in less than 48 hours... avoid selling me your *used* stuff please.

07-21-2005, 07:48 PM
I Have All Of The Parts You Need.............including The Alternator

07-21-2005, 07:52 PM
from a 300K miles car... no thanks. anyway, shipping + border will get me troubles or fees i absolutely don't need now. Time is also an issue, i call this, i get it all saturday before noon, can't wait days and weeks..

07-21-2005, 07:56 PM
Almost everything on that car is new though Deutsche... Alt freshly rebuilt... The calipers are only 3 months old... the pads were replaced with the rotors and calipers..

07-21-2005, 07:57 PM
I could have them shipped out in the morning.. they would be there in 6 days...

07-21-2005, 08:04 PM
PM sent ;)

07-21-2005, 10:34 PM
200$ a piece for the rear suspension arms !??? EEEK!

07-21-2005, 11:41 PM
195,40 + 15.56% sale taxes = 225,80$ / arms...

I really hate living in Quebec, everything is more expensive than anywhere else in Canada. If that's part of being a proud French-Canadian... then i'm not! :madfawk:

07-21-2005, 11:54 PM
Actually, those arms are $204 before taxes on the West Coast, and my taxes combine for 14% -- total $232.67.

If you're willing to wait, try 1sttoyotaparts.com -- US$86.46 for the same parts, and they're part of a Toyota dealership.

Remember NAFTA? If the parts are manufactured in the U.S., Canada or Mexico, they can cross borders for personal use (the term is casual goods) without duty. Otherwise it's typically 7%.

So, US$86.46 x 1.30 (worst case exchange rate) x 1.2256 (taxes + duty) = $137.55.

Shipping should be rather less than $88 each, even if you don't buy multiple items at once. And if you've got a friend south of the border, you could probably have the goods shipped there (might have to have them order it, since some companies won't ship to addresses different than the credit card address). No air freight, so shipping gets a lot cheaper.

And judging by my experience, you might not even have to pay duties if you bring them across yourself. I brought my shocks and springs across the border, declared them, showed my e-mail receipts from American webstores, and paid my taxes. Never opened my trunk, and wasn't asked to pay duty.

07-22-2005, 01:17 AM
Brakes stuff you don't need to buy from the dealer.
You can find good replacements elsewhere.

The rest, yeah.

07-22-2005, 02:19 AM
For the brakes, i did try when i did my rear and i couldn't find "good" replacement for the price difference so i went OEM for this, comin' in monday.

I'm gonna wait a little for the rear suspension, sleeping on it this weekend.

Thanks for the info Galcobar. I can't really wait, moving west on august 8th, but i'll try them, in case they could be fast enough for me. :D

*edit* 1sttoyotaparts.com doesn't seem to have 92-93 suspension arms for GTS, only for AllTrac models, unless the pics are for reference only.

07-22-2005, 02:34 AM
I thought I remembered paying something like 140$ for each suspension arm...I just ordrered 3 and all teh bushings and shit..I'm from new brunswick the total tax is 15% here too. But I bet I can get lower prices from the parts guy they have a margin to play with. I want to get them installed at the dealer too, they know toyotas best...:S

HEy deutsch dog you got msn.? francais ?

BTW they called me today saying my parts came in, I'm scared to call back an ask for the total. :ugh: actually I dont really care, I just want want that thing fixed, the really the only thing broken on my car :lolhittin (how much 1990 car you can say that about?)

07-22-2005, 03:47 AM
Fairly sure they're for reference only, since they showed the fourth-gen setup for my car.

Make it simpler, call them. They've got a toll-free number.

07-22-2005, 06:15 PM
gonna do this.

I just called and the guy confirmed, with my VIN, they have the parts and gave me the numbers to make sure when ordering. About 1 week shipping.

Thanks again for the info Galcobar. Thanks to you, i think i found my OEM store. :wiggle:

07-22-2005, 07:25 PM
haha, 345,84$ for all 4 arms + 10% shipping (34,58$) at home, converted to today's can$ = 463,55$. No taxes applied when placing the order. Even if i had to pay a tax, it's still cheaper than the 225,80$/arm i would have paid here and have to go get them 30 minutes away. :hehe:

Damn Galco, i love you. :D

07-23-2005, 03:20 AM
hope your not going to pay customs fees :S

07-23-2005, 06:40 PM
still cheaper even if i do... ;)