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Old 08-27-2007, 12:02 AM   #1
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Wink The price of being Australian!

So I thought I'd go and buy myself a nice new Stillen CAI from Performance Nissan. Filled in all the forms and everything was going great, until i saw this! Why so expensive? Is it really that big/heavy?

I tried finding a dealer here in Australia with no luck. Any Australians on here know of a place that deals with Stillen parts and accessories? Or an Australian website similar to Performance Nissan?

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Old 08-27-2007, 12:20 AM   #2
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Oh really????? try to live here in the Middle East
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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Why not go to Stillen directly. http://www.stillen.com.
Steve and his team ship to NZ, so they must ship to Aussie.
We've got one supercharged 350 over here, that's fully kitted in just about everything Stillen.
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Why not go to Stillen directly. http://www.stillen.com.
Steve and his team ship to NZ, so they must ship to Aussie.
We've got one supercharged 350 over here, that's fully kitted in just about everything Stillen.
I emailed Stillen and various other part manufacturers on Friday of last week regarding delivery to Australia but I am yet to receive a single response. It is now Monday night. I understand they are probably busy though, so I'll give it another 24 hours before contacting them again.
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where in australia are u ?
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:44 AM   #6
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I live in Queensland.
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OUCH....modding bites do hurt!
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Call stillen direct and ask for Dean. He will hook you up.
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Call stillen direct and ask for Dean. He will hook you up.
Stillen 1-800-834-0376
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What Price Does a Z Go for Over Their ?
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:14 AM   #11
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What Price Does a Z Go for Over Their ?
Prices are listed on the Nissan Australia Website. The prices listed do not include dealer delivery and other charges.

I emailed Stillen again, so hopefully i will have a response by tomorrow afternoon after work!
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Sure, you have to pay more for that stuff, but we Americans can't buy that cool accent for any price. American girls can't resist it. Wish I could rent it for a week.
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yeah there like $65-$75 too.. not cheap ay all.. ouch.. i remember selling them when they first came out though and people still ponied up..
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It isn't the weight; it's the size. CAI box is huge.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:03 PM   #15
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Well i just got a response back from Stillen regarding shipping to Australia. The price wasn't much better.

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Please find below your costs for the Stillen CAI for the 05 350Z:

$199 Stillen CAI (part # 402833)
$180 UPS 1-2 day
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$379 Total USD
Works out to be $460 AUD. Just for a CAI. Surely there is an Australian dealer for Stillen parts? They aren't exactly a small time company, you'd think they'd have dealers all over the world.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:40 PM   #16
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Your gonna have a hard time importing anything for the 350Z thanks to the lack of suppliers in AUS.

PM if you want more details.

Cheers,
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Good luck man.
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I couldn't even read what the pic of your invoice said.
How are all the rest of ya'll seeing it???
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Give this guy a shot: https://my350z.com/forum/norcal-marketplace/297524-for-sale-nismo-cia-intake.html

May be shipping won't cost much if a private seller ships it as they will use the postal service.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:58 PM   #20
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Can anyone explain this? Why the large difference in shipping costs? I'm not trying to bag out Performance Nissan or anything like that, but what's up with that?

The first image is an email i sent to Motordyne regarding a Plenum Spacer and the cost of shipping to Australia. The second image is from the Performance Nissan website.

Thanks,

James
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