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Old 21-03-2005, 05:35 PM   #1
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which is the cheapest "partslocator" place

hey guys, i need a thing for my car.. i tried partslocater.com.au and came up with a few places...

just wondering which places you recommend to be cheapest, and which ones to avoid as they r a major rip off?

i'm thinking abt going to J & Z Jap Auto Parts in SUNSHINE, or Allmaz in CLAYTON

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Old 21-03-2005, 05:43 PM   #2
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try croydon wrechters :P
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Old 21-03-2005, 06:00 PM   #3
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Well it depends. If a part in Dandenong was $20 cheaper than a part in Sunshine would it be worth the drive?
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Old 21-03-2005, 07:25 PM   #4
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what is the part you need?

ive been to j&z and they were about $150 cheaper on a set of interior handles than any other wreckers

had to brush up on my iranian tho
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Old 21-03-2005, 08:43 PM   #5
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best way is to ring a few of them - cheaper than driving out to each

and i don't live in croydon, mike you boob :P
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Old 22-03-2005, 02:42 PM   #6
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yeah it's a small thing, so i guess $20 would make a difference..

um.. i want too get that bracket/brace behind the dash which holds the stereo in place.... u know that piece that requires u to remove the whole dash/center console/glovebox to get to..

u guys know what it's actaully called?
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Old 22-03-2005, 08:00 PM   #7
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The standard head unit uses a rubber knob to locate and stay the back. When I had the Alpine in their I just swapped the knob over and away I went. It fits a hole that is moulded as part of the dash.
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Old 23-03-2005, 11:18 AM   #8
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rod, I'm actually talking abt the thing with the hole that is "moulded" to the dash
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Old 29-06-2005, 05:47 PM   #9
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ALLMAZ is not bad depending on the part u needed...i would recomend it, ive been there a few times for indicators and small engine parts..
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Old 29-06-2005, 06:40 PM   #10
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Allmaz have most parts (I had Ken scratching his head last week) but they are aware of what Mazda would charge and price accordingly. But if you want cheap then you get cheap. (you won't find a Porsche dealer that is 50% cheaper than the rest and still sell genuine Porsche).
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Old 29-06-2005, 06:58 PM   #11
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yeh thats true...shop around though sometimez they do ave resonably cheap stuff other times they will get greedy..
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Old 29-06-2005, 07:11 PM   #12
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Hey,
I know most of the guys at Allmaz by name and have shared more than one or two beers. They realy know what they're talking about which is good for service but doesn't make them the cheapest all the time.
If you want cheap then be prepared to identify what you want and to spend a lot of time ringing 'round asking wreckers. Add that time and effort up and most times you're kidding your self spending more than you'll save.
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:05 AM   #13
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LoL, I used to go to allmaz almost 3 times a week when I had my BG...they sure do have everything! I drove the guys nuts there `cos I always wanted cheap but good stuff and I got them
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Gotta love the errors in partslocator.
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