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Old 05-14-2018, 01:30 AM
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I use greyhound. Takes time but it is cheap and reliable.
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That looks like a relatively low-mile rear end- plating's all in good shape. Lots of bits for the price.
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Speedtoys View Post
Ive been turned down a lot by Fastenal here locally...check first.
Good Point. I will see what they have to say Monday.
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I use greyhound. Takes time but it is cheap and reliable.
I will look into them. I am very much making this up as I go. Thanks!




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That looks like a relatively low-mile rear end- plating's all in good shape. Lots of bits for the price.
Rob, the overall condition of the rear suspension caught my attention. It is in MUCH better condition than that of the Red Witch. According to the seller, it came from a 60,*** mile 1988 S4.
The more I think about it, the more comfortable I am with it.
I have an order in with Roger for his 4-Boge-Shocks-for-$425. I will swap those in, and install the entire rear suspension into the Red Witch.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:48 AM
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The guy offered me the front shocks/springs from the same 928 for $100. I bought them as well.
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How much work is the guy willing to do?

If he's willing to bolt/strap it to a pallet (and maybe put some 'walls' around it for protection) you can just ship it LTL carrier (UPS Freight, Yellow/Roadway, ABF, ect). They aren't super cheap, but you can chop a fair amount off the price if one or both ends of the trip are at the terminal. If the seller is willing to take it to the terminal, and you are willing to pick it up at the terminal, the price will drop. Having them pick it up/drop it off costs more. Having them do 'curbside' (not a loading dock) also adds more.

UShip may be able to do better finding a cheap "fill empty space" type of carrier, but WA to SC is not a freight lane that sees a lot of that sort of traffic.
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Rear control arms can be bought from 928Intl for $125 each if you wait for his 50% off sale. That's probably $300 shipped total for a set of arms. If that's all you need, you're gonna be paying way extra to buy the whole assembly.
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I recently had some large parts shipped from CA to WA on YRC freight. Cost is economical providing someone drops it at their terminal. I added some gas/handling $$$ to the selling price for the seller to have him drop it off. I picked it up at the terminal on this end. Once you start adding door-to-door p/u & delivery the price nearly doubles. Maybe worth checking them out of they service your area.
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Originally Posted by Wisconsin Joe View Post
How much work is the guy willing to do?

If he's willing to bolt/strap it to a pallet (and maybe put some 'walls' around it for protection) you can just ship it LTL carrier (UPS Freight, Yellow/Roadway, ABF, ect). They aren't super cheap, but you can chop a fair amount off the price if one or both ends of the trip are at the terminal. If the seller is willing to take it to the terminal, and you are willing to pick it up at the terminal, the price will drop. Having them pick it up/drop it off costs more. Having them do 'curbside' (not a loading dock) also adds more.

UShip may be able to do better finding a cheap "fill empty space" type of carrier, but WA to SC is not a freight lane that sees a lot of that sort of traffic.
Hello Wisconsin Joe! The seller already said he is willing to strap the rear suspension to a pallet. I will ask him to build walls for it.
I work at a manufacturing plant, and might be able to have it shipped here as freight. As well, UPS has a terminal in the next town over, but I will have to look into cost. I will see what kind of terminals are around the seller in WA.
Good point about UShip and frieght lanes.
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Rear control arms can be bought from 928Intl for $125 each if you wait for his 50% off sale. That's probably $300 shipped total for a set of arms. If that's all you need, you're gonna be paying way extra to buy the whole assembly.
Hi Fishah! The parts I need will be around $425 from 928 International. I don't want to wait for the Thanksgiving time Half Off Sale. For $500 plus whatever I come up with for shipping, I get a complete rear suspension in much better condition than mine. Plus, I can sell the full set of Eibach springs and make some money back.
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I recently had some large parts shipped from CA to WA on YRC freight. Cost is economical providing someone drops it at their terminal. I added some gas/handling $$$ to the selling price for the seller to have him drop it off. I picked it up at the terminal on this end. Once you start adding door-to-door p/u & delivery the price nearly doubles. Maybe worth checking them out of they service your area.
Hi gbarron! Very good idea, I will look into them. Thanks!
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Hi Fishah! The parts I need will be around $425 from 928 International. I don't want to wait for the Thanksgiving time Half Off Sale. For $500 plus whatever I come up with for shipping, I get a complete rear suspension in much better condition than mine. Plus, I can sell the full set of Eibach springs and make some money back.
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Makes sense.

How much for the Eibachs w/ Adjusters/collars?
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Hi Fishah!
I don't know yet. I am selling the Eibachs. However, I need to get them home, removed from the shocks, and cleaned up. As for the adjusters, I am going to cherry pick the best from the two full sets that I have and use them on the Red Witch. Unless the Eibachs require a special adjuster set.

I will post the springs for sale when I get them.
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Originally Posted by skpyle View Post
Hello Wisconsin Joe! The seller already said he is willing to strap the rear suspension to a pallet. I will ask him to build walls for it.
I work at a manufacturing plant, and might be able to have it shipped here as freight. As well, UPS has a terminal in the next town over, but I will have to look into cost. I will see what kind of terminals are around the seller in WA.
Good point about UShip and frieght lanes.
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Well, the 'walls' would be just one more layer of protection. Not really necessary, but nice.

If you work at a place that has a reasonably sized shipping department, go talk to them. It's possible that they have a deal with some LTL carriers and can get you discounted rates. Also, if there are carriers that show up there on a daily basis, you may be able to get a discount on getting it delivered there. Some carriers will give lower rates for delivery to a business as opposed to a residential address.

And FWIW, "Yellow/Roadway" and "YRC" are the same outfit.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Wisconsin Joe View Post
Well, the 'walls' would be just one more layer of protection. Not really necessary, but nice.

If you work at a place that has a reasonably sized shipping department, go talk to them. It's possible that they have a deal with some LTL carriers and can get you discounted rates. Also, if there are carriers that show up there on a daily basis, you may be able to get a discount on getting it delivered there. Some carriers will give lower rates for delivery to a business as opposed to a residential address.

And FWIW, "Yellow/Roadway" and "YRC" are the same outfit.
Hello Wisconsin Joe! I agree about the walls. I will see what the seller will do. He is in the process of palletizing the parts, weighing it all, and getting me a full set of dimensions for shipping.
I have sent an e-mail to the Shipping Manager at work to see if he will play ball. Worst he can do is say 'No.'

I did not know that about Yellow/Roadway and YRC, thanks!
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:13 PM
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Now..be aware, that all of these trucking companies, are selling unused space via uship, so give 3-5 days to see what bids you get, dont just look at the instant quotes you get from it. Thats the whole point, so you dont have to call 10 places.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:18 PM
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Thank you, Speedtoys. That makes sense. I only have two 'quotes' per say. One from uship the night I posted this thread, and one from Fastenal 3PL. However, both are based upon 'guestimates' of weight and dimensions. Once the seller gets me the true weight and dimensions, I am going back to uship to get a real quote and see who bids.
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Originally Posted by skpyle View Post
Thank you, Speedtoys. That makes sense. I only have two 'quotes' per say. One from uship the night I posted this thread, and one from Fastenal 3PL. However, both are based upon 'guestimates' of weight and dimensions. Once the seller gets me the true weight and dimensions, I am going back to uship to get a real quote and see who bids.

Ya, and upload photos too. The clearer your needs are, the better.

Ive had some luck with "Well, you said $$$, but for (maybe 15% less) I could do this right now...as well.
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