View Full Version : Look what I got Today!!!


DanZ28
09-30-2004, 06:12 PM
Just off the Yellow Freight truck, My new Strange 12 bolt, shipping was much more than I was told :mad:. I also recieved in the last week: Spohn Pro-Series Rear Drag Sway Bar, Spohn Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets, BMR LCA's, BMR Panhard Bar and a bunch of other small stuff. I'm gonna be busy!

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cam
09-30-2004, 10:36 PM
Sweet :D

I hope you do not mind my asking but I am curious how much was shipping?

tuff
09-30-2004, 11:31 PM
Sweet choice on componets i have all the same stuff. And very easy to install.The only diffrence is i didn't pay shipping i only live 40 minutes away from strange. But i had to pay shiping on the sphon stuff. Have fun on the install and remember not to beat on it for 250 miles. :loco:

LSs1Power
10-01-2004, 01:49 AM
What was the shipping weight?

DanZ28
10-01-2004, 01:53 AM
Thanks Guys!

Shipping was $322.59! Was expecting 150-$200.

When I get everything in, It's gonna be like getting a new car. Doing an A4-M6 conversion at the same time too. Still need to figure out what Clutch and Drive Shaft to get. Should be my last two pieces to buy to get her back on the road.

Dan

LSs1Power
10-01-2004, 01:54 AM
Im asking about the shipping weight? Im just curious to see how much does your rear end weigh?

DanZ28
10-01-2004, 01:55 AM
What was the shipping weight?
Crate said 259 lbs on it. The driver and myself lifted it off the truck fairly easy though, didn't seem that heavy but who know's.

Dan

Squintz Palladoris
10-01-2004, 08:11 AM
Congrats and ggod choice of components!!!!

Brad

cyphur
10-01-2004, 05:38 PM
very sweet. i want one :drool:

i suggest a spec s3. i have 600 miles on mine and its smooth as butter. it grabs like a bitch possessed too :D

LS1SS4ever
10-01-2004, 05:44 PM
cann't wait to buy one, congrats and lets know the results

LSs1Power
10-01-2004, 06:18 PM
Crate said 259 lbs on it. The driver and myself lifted it off the truck fairly easy though, didn't seem that heavy but who know's.

Dan


Damn... That is 64 lbs heavier than my 8.8 rear end. I was expecting 210 lbs max for the 12 bolt.

DanZ28
10-01-2004, 09:15 PM
Damn... That is 64 lbs heavier than my 8.8 rear end. I was expecting 210 lbs max for the 12 bolt.
That weight included the crate itself and the hardware/my spare parts that came with it. I'd bet the 12 Bolt is between 210-225# neighborhood. Yes an 8.8 is lighter none the less. I like that this Strange rear came with the Torque arm mount molded into the case and not welded on. It also came with brake line brackets provisions for the ASR wiring etc. and fully assembled ready to bolt in, looks OEM.

Dan

LSs1Power
10-01-2004, 09:38 PM
That weight included the crate itself and the hardware/my spare parts that came with it. I'd bet the 12 Bolt is between 210-225# neighborhood. Yes an 8.8 is lighter none the less. I like that this Strange rear came with the Torque arm mount molded into the case and not welded on. It also came with brake line brackets provisions for the ASR wiring etc. and fully assembled ready to bolt in, looks OEM.

Dan


If u didnt install it can you please weigh the rear end it self... Im just intrested in some real numbers. :thumb:

DanZ28
10-01-2004, 09:42 PM
Well, I'll see if I can find a scale from work or something, I don't have one at home.

Thanks again for the kudo's guy's!

Dan

gollum
10-01-2004, 10:06 PM
12 bolt weighs 185 lbs with drum brakes.

LSs1Power
10-01-2004, 10:07 PM
12 bolt weighs 185 lbs with drum brakes.

So it weighs around the same as the 8.8. I dont know why people think the 12 bolt is heavier.

2MuchRiceMakesMeSick
10-02-2004, 04:44 AM
Thanks Guys!

Shipping was $322.59! Was expecting 150-$200.

When I get everything in, It's gonna be like getting a new car. Doing an A4-M6 conversion at the same time too. Still need to figure out what Clutch and Drive Shaft to get. Should be my last two pieces to buy to get her back on the road.

Dan


Man that sucks, I paid 70 bucks to have my 9" shipped to me in four different boxes that weighed 199lbs across three states via ups.

DanZ28
10-02-2004, 10:01 PM
Man that sucks, I paid 70 bucks to have my 9" shipped to me in four different boxes that weighed 199lbs across three states via ups.
Yeah, good ole UPS! Freight forwarder's much charge a premium I guess, good thing I got a deal on the Rear end! Just other people should be aware of shipping costs when they do something like this. I really didn't like not knowing what it was till the truck showed up...

Dan

2MuchRiceMakesMeSick
10-03-2004, 04:33 AM
Yeah, good ole UPS! Freight forwarder's much charge a premium I guess, good thing I got a deal on the Rear end! Just other people should be aware of shipping costs when they do something like this. I really didn't like not knowing what it was till the truck showed up...

Dan


Yeah that does suck, how much did the rear end wind up costing you total?

DaveSchott
10-03-2004, 09:11 AM
I see the scam continues...I bought a Strange going on 3 yrs ago, I was assured by the reseller (a sponsor here) of a low shipping charge, and I paid in the the low 300's as well.

It's not Strange's fault - but the reseller s/b informing people how freight shipping & deliver work and not be low-balling the charges.

BTW, enjoy the axle. I took the time to degrease, rough up, and paint it while on the pallet. Painted the center section with one of the bare metal colored paints, and the tubes and backing plates red.

DanZ28
10-03-2004, 10:18 PM
Yeah that does suck, how much did the rear end wind up costing you total?
I think it was close to $2300 with everything...

Dan

DanZ28
10-03-2004, 10:31 PM
I see the scam continues...I bought a Strange going on 3 yrs ago, I was assured by the reseller (a sponsor here) of a low shipping charge, and I paid in the the low 300's as well.

It's not Strange's fault - but the reseller s/b informing people how freight shipping & deliver work and not be low-balling the charges.

BTW, enjoy the axle. I took the time to degrease, rough up, and paint it while on the pallet. Painted the center section with one of the bare metal colored paints, and the tubes and backing plates red.I hear ya! I would of ordered it anyway knowing the $300 + shipping cost, instead of expecting one figure and and having to get over the shock from it getting another. There must be a better way to figure shipping out then a best guess from the reseller, maybe just call strange themselves.

I did what you did as well. The rear was already very clean so minimal effort was needed there. I welded on the Spohn LCA brackets, then taped everthing off I didn't want painted and primered it and then put some semi-flat black on it, looks really good. I have it about 75% installed now, I got slowed down a bit when I had to modify the E-brake brackets because they won't fit anymore with the Spohn LCA brackets. Got those modded and re-painted then called it a day, it's cake from here though...

Dan