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  • What is your least hated source for parts?

    I've been bouncing around www.wrechhead.com, www.iautoparts.com and www.summitracing.com to purchase parts for my vehicles. www.wrenchhead.com was my favorite until they sold me an O2 sensor that was just desinged out of spec for my Acura. Then I started using www.iautoparts.com and purchased a Bauer radiator for my jeep. After I already bolted it in yesterday, I noticed that the radiator drain nipple is on the passenger side instead of the driver's side where it should be. Since I already had gone through all the trouble, I'm not going to pull it out and send it back. I'm just going to go by a longer hose for the radiator reservoir. Needless to say, iautoparts has fallon off my list. Not that I'm against brick & mortar autoparts store but I can tell similar stories about the hassles I've had dealing with AdvancedAuto and AutoZone.

    Is there a good, competent and inexpensive source for parts online?

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    1987 GW "Christine"
    AMC360 / NP229 / TF727
    Holley Projection 2bbl
    TFI Ignition upgrade
    1987 GW <b>\"Christine\"</b><br />AMC360 / NP229 / TF727<br />Holley Projection 2bbl<br />TFI Ignition upgrade<br />MSD Ignition<br />Skyjacker 4\" Spring lift<br />GoodYear Workhorse 31/10.5<br /><a href=\"http://members.home.net/lanierboy/\" target=\"_blank\">My Web</a>

  • #2
    I used wrenchhead too. HTe order came a week late and looked like it had been through a thresher. The customer service was horrendous. I now use www.kragen.com. I haven't ordered online but, you can search your local stores inventory and they have an excellent range of parts. They even had tranny filters for my 72 mercedes.

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    87 GW spankin' new 360
    ??everything else.
    31x10.50 stock rims and height. NO RUB
    1987 GW 360,727,229.<br />Electric fans, custom console w/two cupholders, custom 6x9 roof mounted speaker boxes. <br />Intimate knowledge of every single nut and bolt on the rig due to mutliple repairs.<br />Why do my cars break down when my wife drives them?

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    • #3
      Try this site. I have not ordered anything from them yet but they seem to have what you need. www.carparts.com

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      '67/'79 Wagoneer mix
      ?Old Timer?
      Body of a 33 year old
      Heart and legs of a 21 year old (not mine the Jeeps)
      Spirit of a 1 year old.
      360, Holley 500,TH400,QT,D44's F&R
      SOA, 2" AAL's 32X11.50's.
      Soon to have 3" body lift with some 35's or 36's

      "One small step for Jeep, One giant step for the rest"

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      • #4
        I know it's not a site, but Ted the guy who runs the parts department rules. He's been there for 20+ years and knows what the hell he's talking about. Anyway, they have good prices and ship the same day.

        Lou's Jeep Sales/Service(not Cryco prices!)

        630-232-2860

        _LRRH_

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        • #5
          Ordering online is great, but I have gotten just about the same price and quicker delivery from my local NAPA Dealer.

          Beleive it or not, they had in stock a rear main bearing seal and oil pan gasket set.

          I thought I was going to have to wait until 2:00 PM which is their normal delivery time for items not in stock.

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          WINGO
          Vineland, NJ
          USA
          1984 GW 360
          <b>WINGO</b><br />Vineland, NJ<br />USA<br /> 1984 GW 360 <br />Front Axle: \'79 W/T, SOA<br />Rear Axle: \'80 W/T, Riverbeast Kit<br />Body: 3 \" Body Lift<br />Transfer case: \'82 CJ, Twin Stick Dana 300<br />Wheels: Stock Rims w/ 31\" X 10.5\" Kelly MT<p>A good reason to buy Todd\'s kit!<br />http://imaget.webphotos.iwon.com/100...PM0.601864.jpg

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          • #6
            My favorite source for hard-to-find Jeep parts is Turner 4WD. They are always helpful and know a helluva lot about Jeeps. Teir website is www.thejeep.com
            Located in Roswell,Ga. for you locals out there!

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            74 Wagoneer, 360 v8, TH400...

            [This message has been edited by Kimbrough (edited November 05, 2000).]
            1991 Hunter Green Grand Wagoneer. Chevy 350 TBI. 4-inch lift. 31-inch BFG AT's.

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