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Since I'm a little late to the game - could anybody tell me what the Scolara sliders are
Hugh, if you can find it check out my old thread on this because some people had cautionary comments about using scolaro's plans (might even be on SOR) I talked to a couple of fabricator/welders in Vancouver about the plans. Both thought about CD$3-400 worth of labour plus metal. (Both also thought they had the metal out back somewhere cheap) Based on the CDN dollar I think you can definitely do it cheaper than Slees. However, Wulfman's comments especially about the plans not fitting exactly and having to leave the truck with the fabricator for days to get it to fit may lead to some unexpected expense and turned me off the idea. I'm saving up my empties these days for Slee.
I'm not sure it's worth the headache to do a custom fab (same conclusion I came to on my cargo barrier). I'm just choking on the thought of c$1600 for sliders, c$1000 for ARB and c$1500 for OME :'(
Semlin and other Cannucks - it's too bad we don't live a bit closer we could do some group purchases. Anyone in Ontario want to buy some stuff?
c$1500 for OME sounds way high. Cost should be around $120 US per corner. You can install yourself in about 3 hours with minimal tools. $652 CAN at the current exchange
Here you go. GS is a stand up bloke, but some say his slider plans are not spot on...
I wish I was kidding. Using Christo's number US$695 (coils, shocks, damper, etc) * 1.4 f/x = Call it $1,000 + duty (no free trade with AUS), say 10% + shipping + (hold your breath this is for free medical care) 15% tax = ~C$1,400.
A local dealer sells LR kits (no LC kits listed, but he can get them) for ~$1,300 + tax = ~C$1,500 :'(
The way I look at it, is I have to compare the price for doing the same replacement using OEM and then look at the delta based on this = much more agreeable
Now you see why we're worries about spending US$800 on sliders