Importing heavyish stuff from the UK

Importing heavyish stuff from the UK

Postby Wayne » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:34 pm

Hi Guys,

I found a rare RS1800 HO inlet manifold for my car for quite a bargin.

Now the problem is, I looked at DHL's prices at I think it going to cost me around R2000 to get it here.
I figure it would be about 10KG

Royal mail only do up to 5kg.

Do anyone know of an alternative that isn't so expensive ?
I can get the manifold for R800 with injectors + TB so the R2k is still worth it for me but would like to cut it a bit down

Thanks
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Re: Importing heavyish stuff from the UK

Postby vaughan » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:37 pm

Speak to Gavin Spiller?
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Re: Importing heavyish stuff from the UK

Postby 66ford » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:55 pm

Wayne, DHL's forté is document couriering. I was told by the local office that their charges for goods are somewhat O.T.T. & rather use someone like Time Freight for local goods. My quote from DHL for a 16kg gate motor from JHB to Newcastle was R700! Mal!
Ask Roy if he can confirm the 10kg weight on the manifold.
Speak to Gavin RS as Vaughan suggested. :cheers: Dave.
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Re: Importing heavyish stuff from the UK

Postby Wayne » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:03 pm

PM'd him, Thanks guys :D
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Re: Importing heavyish stuff from the UK

Postby Wayne » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:04 pm

Parcel2GO is down to R930 from UK to SA :)
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Re: Importing heavyish stuff from the UK

Postby V6 Capri » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:52 am

Got any pictures of this? :lol:

Sounds intersting. Is it off the MK6?
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Re: Importing heavyish stuff from the UK

Postby Wayne » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:29 am

The manifold is from the RS1800 Fiesta
http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/ ... ?car=38423

Its a better flowing manifold than my plastic 2.0 one and it begin aluminuim(or cast iron, don't really know :)) it can be matched when I do my head

http://www.fiestaguides.co.uk/phpBB2/vi ... 4d177e4e49

If you can't view the links, just tell me and I'll quote them here
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Re: Importing heavyish stuff from the UK

Postby Gavin RS » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:44 am

Problem to start ids that it is a used item and you need a special permit for used parts, you could pick up a problem with customs.

Unfortunately no cheap way to import anything into SA, just have to try your luck with direct shipping and hope for the best, just make sure it does not go through TNT as they are full of Cr@p and could impound the shipment,(happened to me twice already with them) DHL deliveries are still the best but trhety are expensive.
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Re: Importing heavyish stuff from the UK

Postby V6 Capri » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:19 pm

Very interesting... will have to keep this guide handy to see what manifolds I have in the garage...
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