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UKCamaroSS
04-06-2006, 04:30 AM
Hi,

Well I have had my Camaro SS for several years and have done lots of suspension mods etc, and I tell you, the cost of shipping and import taxes is killing me. Everything ends up costing double the original price and then it costs another bomb to be fitted. It's worth it all in the end though.

Anyway, I need some new wheels and tires (tyres), and I suppose they'll cost a lot to ship due to the size / weight..... is there anyone from around the Cambridgeshire area that knows someone from a base who can help out... I normally have my work done by a garage at Mildenhal and see loads of US troops, but never get the chance to meet them..

Regards,
UKCamaroSS

Breathtaker
04-06-2006, 11:43 AM
Try www.fbodyeurope.org

Charging TA
04-06-2006, 01:51 PM
Hi,

Well I have had my Camaro SS for several years and have done lots of suspension mods etc, and I tell you, the cost of shipping and import taxes is killing me. Everything ends up costing double the original price and then it costs another bomb to be fitted. It's worth it all in the end though.

Anyway, I need some new wheels and tires (tyres), and I suppose they'll cost a lot to ship due to the size / weight..... is there anyone from around the Cambridgeshire area that knows someone from a base who can help out... I normally have my work done by a garage at Mildenhal and see loads of US troops, but never get the chance to meet them..

Regards,
UKCamaroSS

I brought my new tires to Finland when I brought all my moving stuff in containers (3 18' boats, 2 9' boats, 3 cars, 4-wheelers/dirtbikes/motorcycles and moving furniture all in 2 40' containers). 275/40/17 tires cost alot here, so I will have a friend who constantly has cars shipped over in containers throw them in one of his next time I need tires. I would check around if there are any local usa-car importers and talk to them, you might get a real good deal on shipping... only problem is it takes 1-1.5 months for stuff to get to Finland.

MasterV8
04-06-2006, 02:28 PM
Also some companys that aren't used to shipping to the UK charge aload for shipping!
Try & get them to ship by usmail it's alot cheaper than UPS!
I order most parts now from Thunder racing as they have very reasonable shipping charges & only takes a couple of weeks unless it's large then it'll take 4-6 or it's UPS!
I also run my own clothing business & ship regularly from the US so i know wot it's like!
But yeah it's usually worth it in the end.

UKCamaroSS
04-07-2006, 03:07 AM
Try www.fbodyeurope.org

Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion, however I actually tried there first.... they suggested here. I think most of the members on fbodyeurope are in Germany.

Regards,
UKCamaroSS

UKCamaroSS
04-07-2006, 03:11 AM
Also some companys that aren't used to shipping to the UK charge aload for shipping!
Try & get them to ship by usmail it's alot cheaper than UPS!
I order most parts now from Thunder racing as they have very reasonable shipping charges & only takes a couple of weeks unless it's large then it'll take 4-6 or it's UPS!
I also run my own clothing business & ship regularly from the US so i know wot it's like!
But yeah it's usually worth it in the end.

Oh No... another SS in the country :engarde:

Seriously, it great to see some more! Is yours an auto or manual? I haven't seen many in the country.... do you know how many there are?

I will have a look at Thunder racing.... all of parts have so far been sent via UPS :bang:

Regards,
UKCamaroSS

MasterV8
04-07-2006, 02:43 PM
Hi! I't's M6 I don't know how many SS's there are for sure, less than 10 that i know of yours mine,1 35th,2 black 1 sold thru an importer, all in classic american & a 99 silver vert that i was going to buy from Baur & Millet before i imported mine New in 02.
Oh & some lad that went to a meet said his boss had a red SS could've been BS but that makes 7.
Oh one more thing when they ship using USmail when they get here they're in the hands of Parcel farce! so make sure you get a tracking No from the company u're buying from & track it all the way! as this company are notorious for f**k ups.
Have a tracking No & u'll be fine.

vetmanuk
04-07-2006, 05:44 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b183/vetmanuk/Recovered_JPEGDigitalCamera_114.jpg
PLUS mine & what wheels & tyres you looking for??/
Paul

ACW
04-08-2006, 01:31 AM
is there anyone from around the Cambridgeshire area that knows someone from a base who can help out... I normally have my work done by a garage at Mildenhal and see loads of US troops, but never get the chance to meet them..
We do have quite a few military people on ls1tech who are stationed overseas, but it seems like most of them are in Iraq and other Middle East countries currently.

UKCamaroSS
04-08-2006, 05:08 AM
We do have quite a few military people on ls1tech who are stationed overseas, but it seems like most of them are in Iraq and other Middle East countries currently.

Lets hope they all return home safely :hail:

Hi Paul,

I'm looking for some CCW wheels (17 by 11's for the rear and the normal for the front). For the tires, I currently have Kumho Ecsta's, but as they are now very nearly gone, I'm not sure which brand to go for really.

Regards,
UKCamaroSS

vetmanuk
04-08-2006, 06:16 AM
Ok,
its just that my mate had some cragars for sale but tyres not too good on the front,they are 285/40/17 On the back & 255/40/17 On the front he has chrome nuts & locking nuts & wants 600 for them.He had them on his SS but i convinced him to put the SS wheels on
Paul

Breathtaker
04-10-2006, 03:05 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b183/vetmanuk/Recovered_JPEGDigitalCamera_114.jpg
PLUS mine & what wheels & tyres you looking for??/
Paul

Very nice SS! got questions: is it possible to drive in England with the front liscence plate removed? clear corners legal? what about tint windows?
Thanks.

MasterV8
04-10-2006, 05:19 PM
Clear corners yes as long as the bulbs are still amber
liscence plate not sure on that one! But i was thinkin of removing mine.
tints to a certain extent i think are allowable, not full tints tho!
But you'd be amazed at what most people "Ricers" are gettin away with in regards to lighting & tints, Blue,purple,green headlights, postbox sized liscence plates u'd need a magnifying glass to read from 5feet away! seems like most cops here can't be arsed with the paperwork.

ALZ28
04-10-2006, 05:27 PM
Hi,

Well I have had my Camaro SS for several years and have done lots of suspension mods etc, and I tell you, the cost of shipping and import taxes is killing me. Everything ends up costing double the original price and then it costs another bomb to be fitted. It's worth it all in the end though.

Anyway, I need some new wheels and tires (tyres), and I suppose they'll cost a lot to ship due to the size / weight..... is there anyone from around the Cambridgeshire area that knows someone from a base who can help out... I normally have my work done by a garage at Mildenhal and see loads of US troops, but never get the chance to meet them..

Regards,
UKCamaroSS
Try Ian Turnbull 01304 823366 Plough Garage, Dover, he's just started bringing container loads in to UK.He won't rip you off.
Tell him Al Platt from racing put you on to him.

vetmanuk
04-10-2006, 06:05 PM
Very nice SS! got questions: is it possible to drive in England with the front liscence plate removed? clear corners legal? what about tint windows?
Thanks
You must have the front plate on display when driving on the roads, i have been stopped once for not displaying. I have tints on my GMC pickup & looking at them thought they would not suit the conv, & as WORKSHY said clear corners ok with coloured bulbs

Breathtaker
04-10-2006, 06:49 PM
Thank you.
I drove in your country several times and man it is a pain in the neck to get used to driving on the left side, especially the circles. :bang:

UKCamaroSS
04-11-2006, 03:09 AM
Try Ian Turnbull 01304 823366 Plough Garage, Dover, he's just started bringing container loads in to UK.He won't rip you off.
Tell him Al Platt from racing put you on to him.

Thanks a lot, I will give him a try.

What type of racing do you do?

Regards,
UKCamaroSS

vetmanuk
04-11-2006, 01:05 PM
Thank you.
I drove in your country several times and man it is a pain in the neck to get used to driving on the left side, especially the circles.

Driving left hookers 25 years over here so got used to it & i know what you mean about the roundabouts.lol

rwhp.j
04-11-2006, 02:00 PM
Did you bought your cars in the US or in your countrys? I want to buy mine in the US, so what shippingcost i have to expect? I have to ship it to Germany, must be almost the same as to to the UK.

MasterV8
04-11-2006, 02:35 PM
I had mine shipped from the US think i had to wait 4months with it being new, then got the train down Essex to pic it up. cost me 28500. all in

vetmanuk
04-11-2006, 03:16 PM
bought mine in the UK First owner

rwhp.j
04-11-2006, 06:19 PM
Do you know only the shipping costs? If i import a car i have to look for the basic carprice plus shipping plus customs and taxes ( means 24 % of carprice ). Its expensive, but it`s worth it.

MasterV8
04-11-2006, 06:52 PM
If you go to a reputable US car importer they should handle everything including shipping & sva testing for a reasonable price!
Doing it yourself to germany u'll have to find someone to sell you the car, someone to ship it then you've got 16% vat + duty + clearance fees + duty + conversion + sva test! unless the car price is cheep to begin with!
I had this worry when i first got into US cars & was in the process of purchasing a 98SS from Houston Texas, which fell thru!

rwhp.j
04-12-2006, 11:39 AM
Thanks , i will have a look for US car importeurs. But in one year its 19% vat, thanks to the German government :soapbox:

MasterV8
04-12-2006, 02:33 PM
I have my own business in the UK & order regularly from Germany, one company charges me 16% & the other 19% :confused:

99Z28camaroman
04-12-2006, 03:16 PM
If I'm buying new gear for my Z28 I use Summit racing because they allow you to choose how you want the item shipped.

They do loads of go faster bits for our cars!

http://www.summitracing.com/catalogs/bigbook/2006/marapr/298f.html

They offer ups but they also do USPS which is about a quarter of the price for International shipping. most of my parcels are shipped for $30 or less.

They do airmail parcel post USPS 4-10 days and they do economy(By ship takes 3 months) if your not in a hurry. By the time it gets here you will have forgot you even ordered it :jest:

I bought a 160 stat from LS1peed.com and they charged me $80 for delivery UPS. I emailed the guy and told him I could come and collect the MoFo for $99! :barf:

MasterV8
04-12-2006, 05:01 PM
Thats the problem i'm havin with my LCA's & Panhard rod $314.90 & they wanted another $300 just to ship it! parcel to big to go express USPS so had to hav it done over 4-6 weeks! i'm still waitin for them to give me a quote tho!
Ordered panhard rod relocation bracket $219.95 & shipping was only $57 + 40.62 vat+duty! on 600 i'll be payin another 95 just in vat UPS SUCK!!!
I hate to think how much it will cost me to pick up & ship a set of heads!

rwhp.j
04-12-2006, 05:20 PM
I have my own business in the UK & order regularly from Germany, one company charges me 16% & the other 19% :confused:

Currently is the vat 16% and it climbs up to 19% at beginning of 2007 ( or ending, not quit sure ). So i would check why one company charges you with 16% and the other with 19%. They should charge you with just 16% vat at this time.

UKCamaroSS
04-13-2006, 04:17 AM
Thats the problem i'm havin with my LCA's & Panhard rod $314.90 & they wanted another $300 just to ship it! parcel to big to go express USPS so had to hav it done over 4-6 weeks! i'm still waitin for them to give me a quote tho!
Ordered panhard rod relocation bracket $219.95 & shipping was only $57 + 40.62 vat+duty! on 600 i'll be payin another 95 just in vat UPS SUCK!!!
I hate to think how much it will cost me to pick up & ship a set of heads!

Yeah, Everything I have ordered has ended up costing me nearly the same again in shipping and then, as you say, add in the VAT and duty on the parts and the shipping and it ends up double. Then the darn garages charge you a fortune to install the parts, as there specialist shops.

I'm certainly gonna give a few of these suggestions a try, as I do not want to pay double for my new Wheels.
Regards,
UKCamaroSS

99Z28camaroman
04-13-2006, 05:43 AM
The largest Item I've had sent is a set of shorty headers for my previous car LT1 Z28 thay cost $75 USPS.

I tried to get the real tail panel sent but USPS have a limlt of 60" on there parcels and it was to long to ship.

I wanted an SLP cat back for the LS1 but shipping was freight because it was so heavy and the cost was $325 plus the cost of the SLP $320 plus about anothe 100 in duty. So I knocked that idea on the head.

What I do when I buy used goods off the guys on here is get them to mark them as value $20 used auto parts then you don't pay any duty and they arrive quicker too! The guys understand because they pay taxes in the state they are in when they by stuff.

MasterV8
04-13-2006, 02:40 PM
Well i jst got my shipping down to $118 i'll just have to wait a little longer for the parts!
I was thinking of gettin a set of stage 2R MTI heads, but i think they exchange for your old heads! so i can see costs rising unless i can work somethin out with them!
I may have to go with Patriots which hav good feedback, reason for MTIs is i'd eventually like to go with a bigger block & keep all the parts matching.

hawaiiboysz
04-16-2006, 08:54 AM
Hi,

Well I have had my Camaro SS for several years and have done lots of suspension mods etc, and I tell you, the cost of shipping and import taxes is killing me. Everything ends up costing double the original price and then it costs another bomb to be fitted. It's worth it all in the end though.

Anyway, I need some new wheels and tires (tyres), and I suppose they'll cost a lot to ship due to the size / weight..... is there anyone from around the Cambridgeshire area that knows someone from a base who can help out... I normally have my work done by a garage at Mildenhal and see loads of US troops, but never get the chance to meet them..

Regards,
UKCamaroSS
Im at RAF Mildenhall. PM me and I will be glad to help you out. And this aint a scam. I bought a set of BFG KD's w/ shipping $570 was so cheap because the guy gave me a military discount. But my car is wrecked bought it back from the insurance though.