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Geoffroy
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Buying a speedo cable direct for 1991 300GE

Post#1 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:52 am

Hello all G wagen owners!

I've purchased a great 300GE in Santa Fe, NM and need to buy a speedo cable and a ABS
sensor. I'm looking to save money by buying directly from Germany. The mark up is extremely high in the U.S.

Does anyone know how to save money on these costly parts by buying directly through someone across the ocean?

Any help is appreciated. Happy G-cruising!

Justin

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DesertStar
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Re: Buying a speedo cable direct for 1991 300GE

Post#2 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:39 pm

I know of no sources in Germany other than an Ebay seller who sells to US. If you do not know already, two of the best sources for G parts here are:
http://fourbyfourclub.com/

http://www.eurotruck-importers.com/

They do have some markup, which should be expected. They are both quite competitive and people from overseas actually buy from them here. I have no problem paying a little more from them (which is usually, a lot less than dealer) in order to keep them in business for the G here in the US is not that great of a profit center to keep a lot of people in business to supply parts for.
If you have never dealt with either...you will find they are a great source of information and knowledge concerning your G, which makes them a Full Service Supplier.

Mike

Geoffroy
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Re: Buying a speedo cable direct for 1991 300GE

Post#3 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:04 pm

Thank you for your quick response. The ABS sensor is the most expensive to fix, being a $900 part. I would like to have a professional fix if cheaper, do you know where I can find one in New Mexico, or the U.S. ?

Justin

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reinhardtius
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Re: Buying a speedo cable direct for 1991 300GE

Post#4 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:33 pm

Geoffroy wrote:Hello all G wagen owners!

I've purchased a great 300GE in Santa Fe, NM and need to buy a speedo cable and a ABS
sensor. I'm looking to save money by buying directly from Germany. The mark up is extremely high in the U.S.

Does anyone know how to save money on these costly parts by buying directly through someone across the ocean?

Any help is appreciated. Happy G-cruising!

Justin


5 Speed Manual W463 - my dream! Now if it was a 300GD I would be really jealous. Capt James van Thach will chime in, he knows quite a few people over in Germany to order parts from..

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James_Van_Thach
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Re: Buying a speedo cable direct for 1991 300GE

Post#5 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:39 am

Justin,

Congrats on purchasing your Geländewagen!

I would recommend you contact the following gentlemen for parts and or installation:

1. Vald at fourbyfourclub: http://fourbyfourclub.com

2. Sean & Steve at EuroTruck Importers: http://www.eurotruck-importers.com/inde ... ex&cPath=2

3. Wolfgang's Inc - 1-201-568-7380 • 265 County Rd., Tenafly, NJ: http://www.showauto.com/NJ/Bergen/7417/ ... J+-+Bergen

4. Guido a Geländewagen technician in Germany that can ascertain parts and ship them overseas as well. Guido's email: ebay@industrytools.de

Respectfully,

James Van Thach

Geoffroy
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Re: Buying a speedo cable direct for 1991 300GE

Post#6 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:42 pm

Thank you James. I have emailed your contact in Germany and waiting response. I will try to post pics soon of my truck.

Justin

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