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11-13-2013 05:33 PM
kenb1023
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Originally Posted by krazyg View Post
I've had bad luck also. Poor fit, not fit to Jeep, fit between the parts they provided, and they have total control of this
The ends came in just before vacation. They would not line up right at all. I went to 4Wheel Parts and asked. What I got was for $60 they would fix it. Screw that. I am almost ready to order my Ace Engineering Rear bumper. Just waiting for my bonus to come in. Thing is Ace now has an Aluminum rear bumper weighing in a #30. So many choices, what to do???????
06-15-2012 07:50 AM
krazyg I've had bad luck also. Poor fit, not fit to Jeep, fit between the parts they provided, and they have total control of this
06-13-2012 03:06 PM
kylekae I have some smittybilt stuff and don't like the quality. Metal is too thin. Only thing I like is the x20 winch which is good.
06-12-2012 07:13 PM
jeepjones I find for the most part that you can get just about everything fabricated locally for around the same price as having to deal with some mail order company that couldn't give a flying fart about you. You usually end up with much higher quality parts as well.
06-12-2012 07:07 PM
Hoytgirl07 Sorry to hear about your problem. I guess I was one of the lucky ones cause I ordered the Smittybilt SRC rear bumper with tire carrier and it was here in a week. But I have had problems like this in the past but not smittybilt. I feel your pain.
06-12-2012 06:57 PM
kenb1023 I must say some of the stuff from Smittybilt is OK. I have two winches from them and they work fine. The first one was the XRC COMP 10. Nice winch does what I need it to do and the price was fare. That is why I went and got the Bumper, X2O * winch and the tow bar. Had I known how long it was going to take to get it all in I would have made other choices. As it is I can-x-ed the Tow Bar and got a Demco Commander. I just need to make adapters for it to hook on at the D rings. I have a local machine shop doing it right now. But like I have said before, no more Smittybilt for me. Unless it is free because that is what is worth.
06-11-2012 08:19 PM
Mossman I'm glad to come across this thread. I ordered a couple of smittybuilt seatcovers through an online dealer, and I must say they are THE shoddiest product I have purchased in recent memory. One strap just came off in my hands, and one of the seats had two 'male' plastic connector clips. A third clip simply broke off, and the threads in the face of the seat are coming apart after less than a week. It's really unbelievably bad quality, but it just isn't worth my time to do anything about it except warn off others from this despicable manufacturer.
06-11-2012 06:56 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by kenb1023 View Post
It went the way of American Greed, both Management and Labor. It is just to expensive to make anything in the US it seems.
...And ironically you wind up spending MORE when you buy some foreign piece of garbage because you wind up replacing it. I ordered a Randall RT100H amplifier head from Musician's Friend and when I got it, the distortion channels didn't even work. I THOUGHT this head was made in the USA but it was "Engineered in the USA, ASSEMBLED in China." I got a replacement and the replacement lasted TWO WEEKS BEFORE literally fizzing out. I replaced it with a MADE IN THE USA Peavey 3120 and haven't had any problems. The Peavey was about $200 more expensive than the Randall.

I'll pay the premium for a USA-made product. In the end, it's cheaper to initially spend more.
06-11-2012 06:44 PM
Md_rubi I've had problems with many fabricators not shipping their products when I was told. Not to mention any names out in west coast it look them over a yr to get their products. In the past I vowed I'd never buy smittybuilt products but I have their front bumper and I'm very impressed with quality and service. Hope you get everything worked out and you might want to check with one of many vendors they have for inventory.
06-11-2012 04:59 PM
kenb1023
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Originally Posted by Con Artist View Post
Got that right. What ever happened to American pride...
It went the way of American Greed, both Management and Labor. It is just to expensive to make anything in the US it seems.
06-10-2012 10:18 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by kenb1023 View Post
It was at one time. The company started here in the US. But ut was cheaper to make the stuff in China. So sad to see what could be good American jobs go to a country that has no idea what quality control is.
Got that right. What ever happened to American pride...
06-10-2012 08:51 PM
kenb1023
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Originally Posted by CHL View Post
+1 And the name Smittybilt sounds like a good old American name, goes to show ya.
It was at one time. The company started here in the US. But ut was cheaper to make the stuff in China. So sad to see what could be good American jobs go to a country that has no idea what quality control is.
06-02-2012 05:36 PM
CHL
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Originally Posted by tobkis View Post
It is good to know this. Thanks
+1 And the name Smittybilt sounds like a good old American name, goes to show ya.
06-02-2012 04:04 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by lwszabo View Post
Google LoD....awesome I have them front and rear!
Yeah, checked'em out. I was hopeful they offered their own lift kits but looked like they only carried Trough Country.
06-02-2012 03:18 PM
lwszabo
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Originally Posted by Con Artist
I'm unfamiliar with LoD. Who's that, and where can I find'em?
Google LoD....awesome I have them front and rear!
06-02-2012 11:21 AM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by willee51 View Post
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Exactly whi I purchased my LoD rear bumper Made 100% in America and STRONG as a Sherman Tank!
I'm unfamiliar with LoD. Who's that, and where can I find'em?
06-02-2012 10:34 AM
willee51
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Originally Posted by Con Artist View Post
Couldn't pay me to buy a Shiybilt product, or any other "Made In China" piece of shit, either. If it ain't made in the USA, I don't want it.

People don't realize when they buy their Shybilt bumpers and what-not that other countries don't meet the same quality standards or "strength standards" that USA-built parts do.

BTW, do you know of any wheels and lift kits that are made in the USA? I'm not putting some "Made In China" garbage on my vehicle.
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Exactly whi I purchased my LoD rear bumper Made 100% in America and STRONG as a Sherman Tank!
06-02-2012 06:41 AM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by kenb1023 View Post
The way I look at it if it is not on the shelf at the store buy it from someone else. I am just so ticked off I won't buy any of their stuff again. Rear bumper is going to be from Ace Engineering with tire carrier. Ace may take a bit but at least I already know that and their stuff is made here in the USA not in China. I read that Smittybilt was made in the US but moved everything to China. I also heard that the parent company of 4WheelParts bought Smittybilt to boost their production and keep the supply going. Seems they failed in a major way.
Couldn't pay me to buy a Shiybilt product, or any other "Made In China" piece of junk, either. If it ain't made in the USA, I don't want it.

People don't realize when they buy their Shiybilt bumpers and what-not that other countries don't meet the same quality standards or "strength standards" that USA-built parts do.

BTW, do you know of any wheels and lift kits that are made in the USA? I'm not putting some "Made In China" garbage on my vehicle.
06-02-2012 12:52 AM
Buz 1
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Originally Posted by kenb1023 View Post
These were new product lines. They started selling them before they evenhad production going. Maybe in a year they will have a stock built up and this will be no longer an issue that that does me and anyone of the other 300+ plus people on the order list any good. They don't even have the decency to tell customers that the item will not be available for X-Months. This is a total lack of concern for the customer. So why should we have a concern for them or buy their products? There are plenty other suppliers out there.
well put... if selling more product than they're making, a change needs to be made.
05-31-2012 07:32 AM
kenb1023 These were new product lines. They started selling them before they evenhad production going. Maybe in a year they will have a stock built up and this will be no longer an issue that that does me and anyone of the other 300+ plus people on the order list any good. They don't even have the decency to tell customers that the item will not be available for X-Months. This is a total lack of concern for the customer. So why should we have a concern for them or buy their products? There are plenty other suppliers out there.
05-30-2012 08:41 PM
Iceweasle33 I've purchased numerous Smittybuilt products from various sites and never had a problem. Their stock or lack their of, is based on the popularity of the item that you're ordering...
05-30-2012 08:21 PM
ESP
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Originally Posted by Buz 1 View Post
i'd say ordering in "oct" should be enouph. if 8 months ain't enouph time they shouldn't offer it...
They handle thousands and thousands of orders not only nation wide but abroad. Things can go on back order pretty quickly and websites don't get the news.
05-30-2012 06:49 PM
kenb1023
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Originally Posted by jkaufman_95 View Post
I've purchased a few small items from them (handgun case with sleeve, mag light holder, first aid bag)
And they are alright. But their bigger items I would steer away from
The way I look at it if it is not on the shelf at the store buy it from someone else. I am just so ticked off I won't buy any of their stuff again. Rear bumper is going to be from Ace Engineering with tire carrier. Ace may take a bit but at least I already know that and their stuff is made here in the USA not in China. I read that Smittybilt was made in the US but moved everything to China. I also heard that the parent company of 4WheelParts bought Smittybilt to boost their production and keep the supply going. Seems they failed in a major way.
05-30-2012 06:41 PM
kenb1023
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Originally Posted by ESP View Post
Not trying to insult but did you check prior to ordering that these products were available to ship?
No, the websire said will ship in two to three days. Just goes to show you that you can't believe everything you read.
05-30-2012 05:22 PM
jkaufman_95 I've purchased a few small items from them (handgun case with sleeve, mag light holder, first aid bag)
And they are alright. But their bigger items I would steer away from
05-30-2012 05:19 PM
JeepWranglerNation For this Jeep Wrang family, Having issues with smitty, Rugged, Sears, K-mart and Now Midas.. Our options are growing limited and much shorter. I just don't see the kind of ordering like it use to be a few years back. Everyone is so caught up in this social networking afraid to lose a member (number) etc.. they have totally forgotten what's important.

This isn't the first time I've seen this kind of issue or comment.. Just today Sears contacted me still apologizing about a mistake they made nearly three years ago.. I would assume they are trying to win us back.. and it's not going to happen..

Sort of like: "Cross Me Once, My Fault. Cross Me Twice, Your Fault"

But again.. if we wanted to order something from any on the list above.. Guess we'll just have to do without.
05-30-2012 04:48 PM
Buz 1
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Originally Posted by ESP View Post
Not trying to insult but did you check prior to ordering that these products were available to ship?
i'd say ordering in "oct" should be enouph. if 8 months ain't enouph time they shouldn't offer it...
05-30-2012 04:48 PM
CT93YJ I havent had any problems with them when i order my front and rear bumpers and they take alot of abuse from me
05-30-2012 03:58 PM
ESP Not trying to insult but did you check prior to ordering that these products were available to ship?
05-30-2012 03:56 PM
pkmcd99 They have earned the name shtty built in my parts. Unfortunate, good luck to ya.
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