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Old 12-29-2016, 04:27 PM   #1
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shopping for parts in canada / us

new to the p car world, but it really looks like i am going to be a 1999 boxster owner, and it needs front rotors / pads. where is a good place to shop on line? what would a reasonable price be?

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Old 12-29-2016, 04:43 PM   #2
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For fairly generic parts like brake shoes, rotors, hoses, etc, I have found ********************************.com to be pretty competitive with local prices here in B.C. For more specific (exotic?) parts, Pelican, design911, **************************** and others are worth looking at, depending on what our dollar is doing.
I've probably started a firestorm here, but that has been my experience so far.
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Old 12-29-2016, 06:12 PM   #3
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My experience has been that for Porsche parts, after adding in exchange and shipping, the price I get from the local dealership is about the same as what it would cost me from Pelican, and I don't have to wait three weeks to get my parts.

Aftermarket consumables like filters, belts, plugs, etc. are available at reasonable prices and usually in stock from places like PartSource, AutoValue, or Napa.
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Old 12-30-2016, 04:00 AM   #4
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Don't forget Amazon, I get stuff for my Box & BMW
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Old 12-30-2016, 06:16 AM   #5
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Check out autopartsway.ca. Canadian prices and the parts are shipped out of Canada. Right now parts are 10% off and free shipping. I've bought a lot of parts from them for my Porsches with good results at great prices.
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:12 AM   #6
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You can also check Euro Parts in Canada! | GermanParts.ca
I think they are located in GTA.

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Old 12-30-2016, 08:42 AM   #7
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Check out autopartsway.ca. Canadian prices and the parts are shipped out of Canada. I've bought a lot of parts from them for my Porsches with good results at great prices.
Then you've had better luck than me. I prefer to buy Canadian but every time I've checked the Canadian sites, including this one, the prices are worse than shipping from the states. Bottom line it sucks to be north of the 49th when looking for Porsche parts
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:53 AM   #8
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We have some awesome Brake Overhaul Kits that have pretty much everything you'll need here: 1999 Porsche Boxster Base Convertible - Brake Pads & Rotors - Page 1. You can also delete out items that you do not want/need when you add it to your shopping cart.

Can check out what else we can offer for you and your 986 here: 1999 Porsche Boxster Base Convertible Parts and Accessories - PelicanParts.com.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 12-30-2016, 11:01 AM   #9
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for performance stuff, ilker at sportscarboutique is good to work with and pricing, once you factor in shipping, exchange, and duty, as the same as ordering direct from the us.
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:40 PM   #10
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I've recently used Euro Parts in Canada! | GermanParts.ca for the box and have been very happy with pricing and customer service.
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Old 12-30-2016, 01:36 PM   #11
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:42 AM   #12
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Also don't forget when you order from the states Mr Trudeau still nails you with the HST and when you get shipments from the states ask for US postal service because the companies like UPS and Federal Express nail you with broker fees plus the 30% exchange on the dollar.
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:49 AM   #13
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You should go on-line and research CASC car clubs out there. Its our version of SCCA. I know there`s a few. They need parts too.Read their forums and if you can post the same thing as here.
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I've used AutoPartsWay before, with one of their Holiday 10% off & free shipping deals.
My Indie was still less expensive, so now I always see him first.
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:13 PM   #16
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I usualy use autopartsway when in Canada and Pelican when traveling in the us . Shipping parts at my hotel and bring them back on my taxe allowance
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Whenever possible I book a job across the border and get a loaner car while they are doing the work on my boxsterS... much cheaper and you can get some shopping down at the same time.

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