It?s only half again more to ship worldwide these days if you want something shipped to your door and don?t wanna have to do the legwork to chase it down or want assurances or retail or person to person wholesale hand holding, don?t waste your time sticking your neck out for a bunch of entitled ingrate dirtbag TB crooks & losers?
USD is real strong but I?d uhh?have reservations about any ?entirely new rack? (including gears?) for that price or that there?s any margins or wiggle room in the price for a ?bulk?
lol: @ that in the real world for 20 dirtbag PITA TBers)
Shipping a rack here in the US will run $75-$100. There is no savings to be had with a group buy. Not unless you are Amazon with an ultra cheap deal on shipping.
QFT, but the avg. TBer also often really sucks at proper packing & shipping and I?ve sent quite a few some distance?
Sold I dunno?basically all 30 ?workable? ZF type 3 OEM unmolested ZF cores I had.
That said, you?re totally right snd even sans tie rod ends and cleaning up the mess it makes to get it as dry as possible w/capped/looped lines & the chore that is; it?s still a chunk and shipping rates even with wholesale accounts as you know for to-end-mile customers door step are way up lately & hard to predict with the upcoming rail workers strike & driver shortage with the driverless car/truck AI scam that?s been ?just a few years away? for a decade+(Might well come and be as statically safe as a human driver tmw? Idk/above my pay grade but seems a ways off?) for UPS & FedEx as well as high fuel costs & worldwide diesel shortage.
Almost be more worthwhile to make the test bench & pictorial tutorial to show disassembling, evaluating snd testing & resealing & bench testing an OEM later ZF I?d think?
But what do I know?
No dog in the fight & please don?t shoot me I?m just the messenger, but Ive done my time dealing with TB fever dreams or group buys & what they really entail? no thanks, but prove me wrong/try one out and let us know how it goes?
This is one of those things I?d love to be wrong about, but tempered with a long memory, experience & history, too?
I?d rather something succeed than fail and better to under promise/over deliver &/or have low expectations & be pleasantly surprised than the reverse or get skunked &/or go backwards, right?
The 240 type 3 ZF rack and pinion gears only fit like 1 other vehicle that we never got in the USDM and power steering was pretty rare in Europe before ~1990 that are even longer since in the crusher if memory serves me well?