View Poll Results: Where do you buy new genuine parts for your used Japanese import?

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    7 30.43%
  • Local car parts & accessories shop

    9 39.13%
  • Local wrecker

    1 4.35%
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    6 26.09%
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Thread: Where Do You Buy New Genuine Parts From?

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    Toymods Club Member #194 Conversion King Lambolica's Avatar
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    Default Re: Where Do You Buy New Genuine Parts From?

    There are not too many options for Genuine parts outside of Toyota within Australia.

    In my experience

    Most if not all wreckers sell 2nd hand parts
    Most importers (I've dealt with) import 2nd hand parts
    Your local Repco / Autobahn / Supercheap autos all sell generic parts (non-genuine)
    Your local mechanic can supply Genuine parts but these would come from Toyota.

    When I am looking for parts I generally go straight to Castle Hill Toyota.

    After Toyota, I'm generally looking online in locations Outside of Australia (USA, Japan etc) unless someone local on ebay happens to be selling a NOS genuine part.

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    Default Re: Where Do You Buy New Genuine Parts From?

    Thanks Simon, that's the kind of info we need. I had a hunch what you posted was the case but couldn't be 100% sure.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Where Do You Buy New Genuine Parts From?

    I used to buy them from Toyota until I got sick of their service.

    I buy mine from Amayama, Great service and quick Arrival.... Beats speaking to a woman at a Toyota dealership who knows nothing.

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    Default Re: Where Do You Buy New Genuine Parts From?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z2TT View Post
    I used to buy them from Toyota until I got sick of their service.

    I buy mine from Amayama, Great service and quick Arrival.... Beats speaking to a woman at a Toyota dealership who knows nothing.
    +1
    Local Toyota places gave me the "no vin number no service" treatment which is especially hard to get after a halfcut has already been scrapped.

    Amayama have been far easier to deal with. I'll definitely be getting parts from there again.

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    I just bought a set of AE86 PS knuckles from Amayama, price for a new genuine pair through them was the same as a second hand set from the local importers, this includes shipping. Hasn't arrived yet as I only ordered friday, but the experience was incredibly painless so if all goes well, I will definately be doing this again, especially for some of the harder to find specific parts for my KZN130 Surf.
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    Default Re: Where Do You Buy New Genuine Parts From?

    i source mine from all venues
    but also that depends what i am after
    nostalgia is not what it used to be:

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    Default Re: Where Do You Buy New Genuine Parts From?

    As has been said. there arent many options outside of toyota dealers to get GENUINE toyota parts. I will generally go to my local toyota dealer first and foremost with a part number in hand (it just makes things quicker/easier).

    I have bought enough things for my jdm AW11 there that they now give me trade price on everything. If they dont have a part or it is ridiculously expensive, the only other real option is to look at NZ or USA for genuine parts, which I usually won't bother doing unless there is no decent aftermarket alternative (there usually is, unless it's something really obscure).
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    Default Re: Where Do You Buy New Genuine Parts From?

    Thanks for that info trdee, I assumed what you posted was generally the case but it's good to hear it 1st hand.

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    Default Re: Where Do You Buy New Genuine Parts From?

    My ps arms arrived this morning, awesome speed since I only put payment through last friday night!
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    Default Re: Where Do You Buy New Genuine Parts From?

    That's great to hear, although we can't take all the credit, Japan Post are the most important link in the chain.

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