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MoA 08-19-2007 10:24 PM

where do you shop for jeep parts?
 
over the past couple of months ive been spending a ton of money on my jeep..

ive bought things from ebay, jcwhitney, 4wd, quadratec, and dpg offroad..

what other sites do you guys use to shop around for jeep parts? and what site do you guys think offers the best prices

i think 4wd and quadratec offer the best prices, except jcwhitney offers free shipping on 75$ or more purchases, which really balances them out..

and dpg offroad has some nice items too =p

debruins 08-19-2007 10:28 PM

JCwhitney has some REALLY good prices on somethings, and sometime Q-tec has better prices, its weird somet things they make abigger profit off of and somethings not i guess!

im getting all my stuff from JCwhitney and q-tec mostly b/c i have a $500 gift certificate to Qtec (i bought it 4 myself when they had a sale on them it cost me $375!!!!) and JCwhitney for the free shipping and lower prices than other places jc whitney is the place to get tires from though, same price as tire rack, but no shipping!

MR.CLIFFORD 08-19-2007 10:30 PM

yardstore.com

kore4x4customs.com

I search through the vendors at pirate.

I bought all my wifes stuff from DPG.

RatherBNarizona 08-19-2007 10:34 PM

allthingsjeep.com
quadratec

1BLKJP 08-19-2007 10:37 PM

Unless I buy something used I get all my parts from Joe at Absolute.

Like Andy said I do also haunt the Pirate vendor section for things as well.

Scout 08-19-2007 10:37 PM

Most recently Absolute Off Road in Phoenix :D

Also:

DPG Offroad
RedRock 4x4
Northridge 4x4
Off Road Recovery

I've ordered some things from Quadratec and 4wd Hardware. Due to slow shipping and the worst customer service I'll never order from Quadratec again. I'm just glad I realized that early enough in my spending frenzy. Also after my whole Smittybilt tube fender fiasco I have since put 4wd Hardware on my shit list. Never again.

1BLKJP 08-19-2007 10:42 PM

You will find if you shop the smaller local jeep shops like Scout and the others have mentioned you can get a better deal on them by actually calling and speaking with them. They are only allowed to advertise a certain level of pricing per each different manufacturer. But that doesn't mean that they have to sell it for that price. Take the time to build a relationship with a person and you will be able to find all of the parts you'll ever need way cheaper than you can get them from the huge parts houses.

MoA 08-19-2007 10:44 PM

thats weird.. every time i order something from quadratec or jcwhitney.. i seem to get my items 2-3 days or even a little more before it says i am suppose to get them..

but dpg is the best as far as getting me the items =p

Scout 08-19-2007 10:47 PM

The big box retailer stuff works great for groceries, sofa's and stuff like that. When you're building a Jeep it's nice to have the help of someone who actually know what the "f" they're talking about. The best thing you can do is build a relationship with with one vendor and stick with them.

MoA 08-19-2007 10:50 PM

sounds good.. wish we actually had something like that near where i live =/

theres a jeep shop like an hour away, ive only driven by it a few times, but im pretty sure they mainly focus on selling used lifted/modded jeeps and mainly mopar parts

seems like everything is out west =/

here before too long ill have 2 jeeps to be working on which is why i was wondering..

MR.CLIFFORD 08-19-2007 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simple Scout (Post 122956)
The big box retailer stuff works great for groceries, sofa's and stuff like that. When you're building a Jeep it's nice to have the help of someone who actually know what the "f" they're talking about. The best thing you can do is build a relationship with with one vendor and stick with them.

that seems to be the best advice I've read in this thread. Repeat offenders usually get a better discount over what is advertised on a website. Rather than price chopping vendors to death I like to stick to only a few higher end dealers. People like Kenneth at KORE are just too hard to beat when it comes to price and quality.

Scout 08-19-2007 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoA (Post 122963)
sounds good.. wish we actually had something like that near where i live =/

theres a jeep shop like an hour away, ive only driven by it a few times, but im pretty sure they mainly focus on selling used lifted/modded jeeps and mainly mopar parts

seems like everything is out west =/

here before too long ill have 2 jeeps to be working on which is why i was wondering..

Just put it on a transport truck and ship it. That's what I do. :D



Actually there are some very good online vendors out there. I strongly recommend you find one that carries the parts and equipment you need then pick up the phone and talk with them. I've done that several times and sometimes you'd be surprised what you get on the other end of the line. Sometimes good and sometimes bad. The good thing is you'll get an idea of who you're dealing with and what kind of business they run.

On a side note too: The lowest price shouldn't always be your deciding factor. Go with the one who gives you the best service. It will pay off in the long run.

Scout 08-19-2007 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 122970)
that seems to be the best advice I've read in this thread. Repeat offenders usually get a better discount over what is advertised on a website. Rather than price chopping vendors to death I like to stick to only a few higher end dealers. People like Kenneth at KORE are just too hard to beat when it comes to price and quality.

Shopping is my expertise. :cool:


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MR.CLIFFORD 08-19-2007 11:00 PM

how much does pink paint cost?

Scout 08-19-2007 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 122976)
how much does pink paint cost?

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ut/new_321.gif

:flipoff:

MoA 08-19-2007 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 122976)
how much does pink paint cost?

LOL

richp 08-19-2007 11:17 PM

I deal with quadratec for some things, local parts stores for others, depends, my club blue mountain jeep alliance, gets nice discount and several members work there so when I want something I order it a day or two before the monthly meeting and one of the guys brings it to the meeting, saves on shipping :D
Other stuff like warn bumpers I get locally, the parts warehouses that supply the parts stores usually have big brands like that in stock and it saves on shipping too,
If you noticed a trend here it's shipping, I will not deal with a place that has their shipping dept as part of their profit center.
For stock parts I use jeepsareus, they get stuff to me in 2 days.
I have also worked out relationship with my dodge dealer who will order jeep parts just from the vin numbers on my 3 jeeps.

hutchman 08-19-2007 11:31 PM

Northridge 4X4 service can't be beat!

Scout 08-19-2007 11:33 PM

Re-link it Hutch! :D

hutchman 08-20-2007 12:25 AM

When I posted the link it worked fine. Now, the link goes to the website, but they must be working on the site or something because it is slow as 90 weight at -40 degress.

I'll check later.

Hutch

Scout 08-20-2007 12:26 AM

It's working now. The first time it linked to a banner over on ROF.

1BLKJP 08-20-2007 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoA (Post 122963)
sounds good.. wish we actually had something like that near where i live =/

theres a jeep shop like an hour away, ive only driven by it a few times, but im pretty sure they mainly focus on selling used lifted/modded jeeps and mainly mopar parts

seems like everything is out west =/

here before too long ill have 2 jeeps to be working on which is why i was wondering..

When I make mention of a smaller local shop, I don't necessarily mean one that is in your area. I'm talking about the smaller independent guys like Joe, DPG, Northridge, KORE etc.... You will get better service, more knowledge of the product, and better pricing than you will from the retail chains.

hutchman 08-20-2007 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simple Scout (Post 123050)
It's working now. The first time it linked to a banner over on ROF.

Ohhhhhhhhhh, that was my screw up.......so sorry......

jjseel 08-20-2007 04:27 AM

I have had very good experiences with Quadtratec. I ordered my stuff b4 I started here. When I win the Lotto, I am going to be talking to Joe...

deverhart 08-20-2007 05:04 AM

there should be a site with side by side price comparisons from all the major and small time players... oh wouldnt that make life easy

Scout 08-20-2007 07:54 AM

Kinda like Progressive. :D

Redrubicon2004 08-20-2007 08:59 AM

Northridge4x4

debruins 08-20-2007 12:41 PM

i have had great service form both JCwhitney and quadratec, but i wouldnt buy stuff from quadratec if i didnt buy that gift certificate, but its worth saving the $125 and get some slow shipping!

1BLKJP 08-20-2007 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deverhart (Post 123145)
there should be a site with side by side price comparisons from all the major and small time players... oh wouldnt that make life easy

This guy is crazy. :D I sense something in the works here. :D :D :D


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