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thetunersgroup
01-07-08, 08:33 PM
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Yes the rumours from the Drift Australia event at Eastern Creek are true ...

Premium Japanese manufacturer Works Bell Co Ltd, the manufacturer of the world's finest steering wheels, boss kits and steering wheel quick releases, has appointed Sydney based company The Tuners Group as an authorised Works Bell retailer and Works Bell's sole and exclusive Australian Distributor.

The Tuners Group is one of only two Works Bell Factory Authorised Distributors worldwide outside of Japan, so it is quite a coup for a growing Australian company like us to have been selected by Works Bell in this capacity, and we are honoured to have been selected by Works Bell as their exclusive Australian distributor.

Works Bell products are also used extensively in both Formula D and D1, and were chosen by Japanese tuning giant JUN Automotive as the supplier of the steering wheel and quick release used on JUN's iconic Mitsubishi Evo X project car.

Works Bell are also the official supplier of steering wheels and quick releases to Team Orange, and to Toshiki Yoshioka of Team DROO-P.

http://www.teamorange.jp/e-d1-photo/N___8132m.jpg

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/large/large193.jpg

http://www.worksbell.co.jp/information/support/drift/img/kumakubo_d1car.jpg


AUSTRALIAN PRICING

Australian sales start this month and we will be selling the entire range of Works Bell's products.

Pricewise we will be selling all Works Bell's products in Australia at retail prices that are equivalent to the price of Works Bell's products in Japan, so at last Australian customers can purchase Works Bell products at Japanese market prices, without the cost of a return air fare to Narita :)

Wholesale enquiries from parts retailers in Australia wanting to sell Works Bell products are welcome of course.

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE AND ANNOUNCEMENT

The official press release of our appointment by Works Bell can be read on our website and includes comments from the CEO of Works Bell, Mr. Masato Miyashita, as well as some background info about Works Bell and the teams and drivers who use Works Bell's extremely high quality products.

The official press release announcement is on our website here ...

http://tinyurl.com/64hus7

You can also view a great gallery of Works Bell's products, all of which we will be selling, on our website at

http://www.tunersgroup.com/lightboxes/Works_Bell_Products_Gallery/index.html

exquisit
01-07-08, 09:58 PM
any prices mate?

thetunersgroup
01-07-08, 10:37 PM
any prices mate?

Hi Exquisit,

We are finalising pricing this week. As I said in the post above though ...


"Pricewise we will be selling all Works Bell's products in Australia at retail prices that are equivalent to the price of Works Bell's products in Japan, so at last Australian customers can purchase Works Bell products at Japanese market prices, without the cost of a return air fare to Narita"

As an example of pricing, the Rapfix II Quick release shown in this photo ... (all versions - including the Team Orange & Yoshioka versions) will retail for roughly AU$290 +GST.

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery280.jpeg

The Rapfix GTC-R is available in Silver and black and will retail for roughly AU$345 +GST. Here's a photo of it ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery288.jpg

Works Bell also have a package that contains both a Rapfix II quick release and the security kit for roughly AU$365 +GST, so for roughly $75 more than the cost of the Rapfix II on it's own, you can get both a Rapfix II Quick Release and the security locking kit too ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery294.jpg
http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery293.jpg

Both the Rapfix II and the Rapfix GTC-R are machined so that either a Momo stud pattern or Nardi stud pattern steering wheel can be fitted to them.

Are there any other particular products you are looking for pricing on ?

Thanks,
Adam

Dave R
01-07-08, 10:59 PM
I may be intrested in a GTC-R in black, i would be intrested in what i could use for when putting in a after market steering wheel with no air bag to disable the air bag light (and no i don't want to take the air bag globe out :P)

thetunersgroup
01-07-08, 11:06 PM
I may be intrested in a GTC-R in black, i would be intrested in what i could use for when putting in a after market steering wheel with no air bag to disable the air bag light (and no i don't want to take the air bag globe out :P)

Works Bell make a product called the "Works Bell U-turn harness" that allows the driver to bypass the airbag signal in order to prevent the in-dash airbag warning light flashing or staying on once an aftermarket wheel is installed on racing and off road vehicles which are never driven on public roads.

There are two kinds of harnesses, a male type and a female type, depending on the shape of air bag coupler on the car.

Here's a photo of it ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery188.jpg

- Adam

Dave R
01-07-08, 11:09 PM
bloody hell your good! hahaha

i will get back to you with a PM by the end of the week, i just need to see if i can afford it all (i need to find a steering wheel to :P)

thetunersgroup
01-07-08, 11:16 PM
bloody hell your good! hahaha

i will get back to you with a PM by the end of the week, i just need to see if i can afford it all (i need to find a steering wheel to :P)

Steering wheel wise we can supply the Works Bell Original Steering Wheel with red stitching. It's a great wheel - we got one in our shipment of sample Works Bell products from Japan last week ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery309.jpg

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery296.jpg

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery310.jpg

Or the new Works Bell Yoshioka ToshiKing Steering Wheel which has blue stitching ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery305.jpg

Or the Team Orange edition steering wheel (an awesome looking wheel IMHO - the orange highlights on the spokes of the wheel look awesome) ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery306.jpg

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery307.jpg


Or alternatively, both the Rapfix II and the Rapfix GTC-R are both machined to accept any steering wheel with either a Momo or Nardi stud pattern.

- Adam

Dave R
01-07-08, 11:19 PM
how much will the orange one set me back (in the suede option)?

do they make the same thing in red?

Sorry for filling your thread :P, PM me if you are able to work something out with me - GTC-R in black,"Works Bell U-turn harness" and a Team Orange edition steering wheel (suede)...

Cheers Dave.

thetunersgroup
01-07-08, 11:35 PM
how much will the orange one set me back?

do they make the same thing in red?

The Team Orange steering wheel is only made in orange :)

It is more expensive than the other Works Bell steering wheels as it is manufactured only in either suede or genuine natural leather.

The Works Bell Original Steering Wheel (black with red stitching) is a synthetic leather, but it's the best synthetic I've ever seen - it's supple like natural leather instead of hard like other synthetic leathers.

The ToshiKing wheel in black with blue stitching is also synthetic leather.

I was very impressed by the pricing on their steering wheels - I really like the fact that Works Bell could sell the steering wheels for way more than what they do, but choose to keep the steering wheels very affordable. They're my kind of manufacturer :)

There is also a new Yoshioka ToshiKing gear knob which we got a sample of last week. This is it ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery308.jpg

Again their attention to detail blew me away - inside the packaging for the ToshiKing gearknob they had a piece of double sided tape on the back of the gearknob that held it in the perfect position with the logo facing forwards in the packaging.

And the inserts for the gearknob to fit it to different diameter shift levers weren't plastic - they are alloy - and threaded to the gearknob.

At the end of the day, I always look for two things when when I'm buying parts for my own cars ... good value AND very high quality. So we work very hard to provide exactly the same things to our customers.

- Adam

thetunersgroup
02-07-08, 12:03 AM
Sorry for filling your thread :P, PM me if you are able to work something out with me - GTC-R in black,"Works Bell U-turn harness" and a Team Orange edition steering wheel (suede)...

Cheers Dave.

No need to apologise Dave :) I'm sure that other forum members are interested in pricing on these products too.

If you can let me know the make and model of your car, I'll check with Works Bell in the morning on the part number for the U-turn harness to suit your car, and I can give you a total price on the package you want.

Cheers,
Adam

steve-b
02-07-08, 10:32 AM
after a works bell for an rcolt,
the Works Bell Boss Kit
part for colt is the 817

thetunersgroup
02-07-08, 10:45 AM
after a works bell for an rcolt,
the Works Bell Boss Kit
part for colt is the 817

Hi Steve,

The Works Bell Boss Kit model no 817 will be $AU98 +GST.

The Japanese domestic market retail price on the 817 boss kit is Japanese Yen 10,000.

If you head over to the universal currency convertor, you'll see that 10,000.00 JPY = AU$98.86.

http://www.xe.com/ucc/

So as you can see, we mean exactly what we say about matching the retail prices in Japan for sales in Australia :)

- Adam

thetunersgroup
02-07-08, 10:50 AM
Hi Steve,

The Works Bell Boss Kit model no 817 will be $AU98 +GST.

The Japanese domestic market retail price on the 817 boss kit is Japanese Yen 10,000.

If you head over to the universal currency convertor, you'll see that 10,000.00 JPY = AU$98.86.

http://www.xe.com/ucc/

So as you can see, we mean exactly what we say about matching the retail prices in Japan for sales in Australia :)

- Adam

The Works Bell boss kits are beautifully made.

As you can see below, they are machined to accept both Momo stud pattern steering wheels or Nardi stud pattern steering wheels.

Here are a couple of photos of them ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery298.jpeg

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery299.jpg

Works Bell also make a short boss for use with their quick release systems that moves the steering wheel further away from the driver to allow for the length of the quick release.

Here's a photo of the Works Bell Short Boss Kit ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery297.jpg

- Adam

VTECMACHINE
02-07-08, 11:24 AM
wow... that's great business! Can you get other parts from Japan, selling for same as Japanese market prices?

thetunersgroup
02-07-08, 11:42 AM
wow... that's great business! Can you get other parts from Japan, selling for same as Japanese market prices?

Like I said in this thread ...

http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?t=10651


We've been working very hard behind the scenes over the last few months to put together some pretty amazing distribution deals on a range of very high quality products from manufacturers overseas which have seldom been seen in Australia before.

We're still under non-disclosure contracts on a number of those deals, so keep an eye on The Tuners Group room - we'll be making a couple of pretty major announcements in the next few weeks.

:)

- Adam

VTECMACHINE
02-07-08, 12:21 PM
Legend! And you are sooo local to me too!

Dave R
02-07-08, 05:37 PM
No need to apologise Dave :) I'm sure that other forum members are interested in pricing on these products too.

If you can let me know the make and model of your car, I'll check with Works Bell in the morning on the part number for the U-turn harness to suit your car, and I can give you a total price on the package you want.

Cheers,
Adam

Hey mate it is a honda Integra Type R (DC2R)

thetunersgroup
03-07-08, 12:11 PM
Originally Posted by thetunersgroup

If you can let me know the make and model of your car, I'll check with Works Bell in the morning on the part number for the U-turn harness to suit your car, and I can give you a total price on the package you want.

Cheers,
Adam


Hey mate it is a honda Integra Type R (DC2R)

The price of the Works Bell U-turn Harness to cancel the airbag signal is Japanese Yen 780. So retail price for it in Australia will be roughly AU$7.65 (+GST). Pretty handy product for less than $10 !

Works Bell added ...


We have two kinds of U-turn harnesses. The Male Type and the Female Type. Maybe the Female Type can bypass the airbag light in this occasion. However, the
airbag cancellation mechanism may not work on all vehicles ... Moreover, if the
airbag light has already turned on, please go to the car shop and ask the
people to turn it off."

So it sounds like if the airbag warning light is already lit on your car (having triggered an error code in the car), then in some cases you may need to have the error code cleared / reset by a workshop. This is because on many modern cars, if an error code is triggered on some systems, then the error code / warning must be reset using a factory tool connected to the ECU.

- Adam

J
03-07-08, 11:49 PM
That gearknob looks gooood.
when will you have some in stock?

thetunersgroup
04-07-08, 06:29 PM
That gearknob looks gooood.
when will you have some in stock?

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery308.jpg

Yeah it's a very very nice bit of gear - the fact it uses threaded alloy collars to fit it to different diameter gear levers (instead of plastic like many gearknobs do) is a really nice touch.

The Aussie pricing is pretty good too - the Yoshioka ToshiKing gearknob will retail in Australia for roughly AU$58 +GST, which is outstanding value.

Like all the other Works Bell gear in their catalog, our Australian pricing will be equivalent to retail pricing in the Japanese domestic market +GST ... the damn government always want a cut of everything :)

It's good to see Works Bell producing a gearknob - the Yoshioka ToshiKing gear knob is the only gearknob they produce at the moment, and it's an absolute ripper. I hope to see more gearknobs from them over coming months.

There is only one in Australia at the moment, it's sitting here on my desk. It arrived via Fedex last week in our samples shipment just in time for our promo at Drift Australia at Eastern Creek.

Australian sales will start this month - we're putting the finishing touches on all the individual product pages on our site at the moment.

If you have entered our Works Bell giveaway at

http://www.tunersgroup.com/win.html

or are already subscribed to our TunerWire email newsletter, you'll get an email announcement from us as soon as the Works Bell section of our online store goes live.

- Adam

Iain
03-09-08, 11:51 PM
this might be a stupid question but is tere a boss kit available for the aw11?

really like the works bell stuff probably gonna pick up a Quick release after i come back from thailand :)

thetunersgroup
04-09-08, 12:07 AM
this might be a stupid question but is tere a boss kit available for the aw11?

really like the works bell stuff probably gonna pick up a Quick release after i come back from thailand :)

What is the year and month build date of your aw11 ?

- Adam

Iain
04-09-08, 12:37 AM
not too shore of the month but its a 1988 model

DiSHeD_OuT
08-09-08, 06:57 PM
Can I get a price on a Works Bell short boss kit for a non-airbag 180SX/S13?

thetunersgroup
09-09-08, 04:14 PM
Can I get a price on a Works Bell short boss kit for a non-airbag 180SX/S13?

What's the year and month build date of your 180SX/S13 ?

- Adam

thetunersgroup
09-09-08, 04:34 PM
Can I get a price on a Works Bell short boss kit for a non-airbag 180SX/S13?

Hi DiSHeD_OuT,

This is the Works Bell Short Boss Kit ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery185.jpg

As it says on our website ...


Works Bell has developed an exclusive short hub system that is designed for the specific use with the Rapfix II. This short hub system is designed to compensate for the additional length of the Rapfix II and prevents setting the steering wheel too close to the driver.

With the short hub system, the user is able to offset the position of the steering wheel anywhere from 20mm-30mm (depending on the hub used) AWAY from the driver for optimum driver position.

These short hub kits are available in application specific models for Subaru, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, and various European models.

The Works Bell Short Boss Kit for a Nissan S13 without an airbag retails for AU$189 including GST.

Our ex tax pricing on this product is identical to the retail price it sells for in Japan where Works Bell are based :)

If you would like to place an order for this product, let me know and we will add it to our ordering system rightaway and send you the link to place your order.

We have added a lot of the Works Bell products to our ordering system already, but the boss kits are not all added yet as there are so many variations to suit different models.

If you want to place an order for the S13 Short Boss Kit, we can add this product to our ordering system in just a few minutes so you can order it - let us know.

- Adam

thetunersgroup
09-09-08, 04:37 PM
not too shore of the month but its a 1988 model

I've just emailed Works Bell in Japan to check on this - will let you know as soon as I hear back from them.

- Adam

thetunersgroup
19-10-08, 09:48 PM
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http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/large/large296.jpg

Hi all, we also now have the Works Bell Paddle Shifter Kits available. See this post for more info ..

http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?t=12633

- Adam

thetunersgroup
31-10-08, 08:39 PM
Hi All,

We now have the Works Bell Toshiki Yoshioka ToshiKing Gear Knobs available as fitted to Yoshioka's AE86 D1GP car ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/large/large437.jpg

This is a photo of the ToshiKing Gear Knobs ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/large/large254.jpg

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/large/large321.jpg

More info is at ...

http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?t=12859

- Adam