Wanted: Patrol Wheel Nuts

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Re: Wanted: Patrol Wheel Nuts

Post by SJC » 04 Jul 2016 14:45

There is no lock nut on my spare wheel, will have to make a plan.

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Re: Wanted: Patrol Wheel Nuts

Post by iandvl » 04 Jul 2016 14:49

SJC wrote:There is no lock nut on my spare wheel, will have to make a plan.
I just use a padlock. Keep it in place with cable ties so it does not flop around. Works well. An upmarket bicycle lock would also work well, I guess.

It does not look great, but since it's under the spare wheel cover I don't really worry.

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Re: Wanted: Patrol Wheel Nuts

Post by Wilkie » 04 Jul 2016 16:04

Sal vir jou foto stuur

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Re: Wanted: Patrol Wheel Nuts

Post by SJC » 14 Sep 2016 09:25

I see these wheel nuts can be purchased for 5.52 australian dollars each (About R59).
Here by us they are +/- R150 excl.
Which make me think that it might be cheaper to import them?
I think we are being smoked by nissan sa....

http://patrolapart.com.au/category/wheel-nuts-studs

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Re: Wanted: Patrol Wheel Nuts

Post by iandvl » 14 Sep 2016 09:32

SJC wrote:I see these wheel nuts can be purchased for 5.52 australian dollars each (About R59).
Here by us they are +/- R150 excl.
Which make me think that it might be cheaper to import them?
I think we are being smoked by nissan sa....

http://patrolapart.com.au/category/wheel-nuts-studs
I think, after one has paid shipping and import costs, it's probably going to work out more-or-less the same... :(

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Re: Wanted: Patrol Wheel Nuts

Post by SJC » 14 Sep 2016 09:40

It would be interesting to know exactly how much import tax ect would be.
I know guys are bringing lokka lockers in paying about R4k for the locker and almost R2k import and courier fees..

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Re: Wanted: Patrol Wheel Nuts

Post by iandvl » 14 Sep 2016 10:08

SJC wrote:It would be interesting to know exactly how much import tax ect would be.
I know guys are bringing lokka lockers in paying about R4k for the locker and almost R2k import and courier fees..
SARS tariff guides list the import tariffs for this at 10%. On top of this, there will also be VAT charged on the total (original value + 10%).

In other words, this would work out to R59 + R5.9 = R73.98 after clearing customs.

The issue is, however, the shipping costs. The last package I brought in from OZ (work related stuff) which would be more-or-less the same size and weight as a set of 6 wheel nuts, cost me about USD64 (over ZAR900 at the moment). Granted - that was using DHL - but I had no other option as the seller refused to ship via post office.

In short: the prices are good (even with excise duties included), but I think it's going to cost a lot more than agent prices to get the items here.

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Re: Wanted: Patrol Wheel Nuts

Post by SJC » 14 Sep 2016 10:16

Our weak rand is also not helping...

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Re: Wanted: Patrol Wheel Nuts

Post by iandvl » 14 Sep 2016 10:20

SJC wrote:Our weak rand is also not helping...
Yip. However, the USD64 in courier fees I paid back when I last brought a package in from OZ was not over R900 at that time. It was still well under R700 at that time.

But that was quite a while ago. And quite a long while before specific persons/organisations had stuffed up the exchange rate... :redface: :redface: :redface:

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Re: Wanted: Patrol Wheel Nuts

Post by Clem » 04 Sep 2017 13:09

For the record, just ordered myself ten wheel nuts (I have one stripped) from Melrose Nissan at R52.25 per nut.

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