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Merc73 03-08-2012 05:46 PM

Best site to buy parts?
 
i want to start working on my wrangler soon, i have a 99 sport thats all stock with about 135k miles on it. and i want to start getting some of the stuff to work on it. but i dont want to go overboard on price. does anyone know of a good website i can go to that has good parts that arent incredibly expensive?

4wheelin 03-08-2012 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Merc73 (Post 2118603)
i want to start working on my wrangler soon, i have a 99 sport thats all stock with about 135k miles on it. and i want to start getting some of the stuff to work on it. but i dont want to go overboard on price. does anyone know of a good website i can go to that has good parts that arent incredibly expensive?

That's a difficult question to answer. We have many fine vendors that are sponsors and they want your business. When you decide on a part you want, shop around. You'll find a deal somewhere. Morris4x4 gives a 10% discount for mentioning wrangler forum. Other businesses offer discounts such as free shipping, and are willing to match prices found elsewhere.

Naturally, some deep discounts are found on eBay, Craigslist, etc....

I know this is not the answer you're looking for. It's difficult to say one store is going to do it all for what your shopping for.

Beastmaster 03-08-2012 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by 4wheelin (Post 2118704)
That's a difficult question to answer. We have many fine vendors that are sponsors and they want your business. When you decide on a part you want, shop around. You'll find a deal somewhere. Morris4x4 gives a 10% discount for mentioning wrangler forum. Other businesses offer discounts such as free shipping, and are willing to match prices found elsewhere.

Naturally, some deep discounts are found on eBay, Craigslist, etc....

I know this is not the answer you're looking for. It's difficult to say one store is going to do it all for what your shopping for.

I agree.

I've found it is best to find the part you want (a Rampage bumper for example) and then google it until you find the best deal. Sometimes the cheapest price is offset by high shipping costs and you can find it someplace else for a higher price but with free shipping.

Kevbz 03-08-2012 07:40 PM

if you are doing maintenance stuff and needing stock parts, RockAuto Auto Parts is a good place to start. you get good listings of parts, pictures, and manufactures part numbers to compare to...but I usually make it back there to buy since the price is usually cheaper. and they have warehouses all over and shipping has been fast

Merc73 03-08-2012 08:11 PM

thanks guys. i know i want new rims, a 2 or 3 inch lift. bigger tires and tube bumpers in front and back.

territt13 03-08-2012 08:12 PM

I use 4wd.com for most of my parts.

Will George 03-08-2012 08:15 PM

if you want a bumper, what i did is i called a local shop that my buddy works for and had them bend and weld a stinger on... 100 bucks later. good deals can be done by having a shop build for you. as said previously morris does have a 10 percent thing for wrangler forum, not huge savings, but good enough. hope you find what you want
ebay is also good for things like lights, and even a winch

Imped 03-08-2012 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Merc73 (Post 2119144)
tube bumpers in front and back.

No you don't.

Merc73 03-08-2012 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Imped (Post 2119181)
No you don't.

why?

TJNewbie 03-08-2012 08:50 PM

The aftermarket tube bumpers aren't very strong, and they are bulky, you have to use a funky tube clamp to mount your fog lights. But, hey if that's your style then do what you want- it's your jeep. there are alot of other (better) options for bumpers, at lower prices too. I use 4wd.com go to their site get on thier mailing list they'll send catalogs to the house for you. and they send notes to your email when they're having really good low priced sales. I've also used 4wheelcustoms.com for my lift kit, and tirerack.com for my wheels and tires. have fun spending!!

dillinghamte2 03-08-2012 10:11 PM

I have used Rock Auto, Morris eBay and Rock Riders from eBay it depends on what your looking for.
There is also a site www.knowwhere2jeep.com I got my bumpers and rock rails from them. Superb customer service and even hooked me up with special packaging so they could ship everything to Korea..

SteelBlue44 03-08-2012 10:35 PM

I do use several different sites when buying parts, usually where it's cheapest. i tend to lean towards Quadratec.com just because their fairly good on prices, and i usually get the part the next day even with standard shipping. :thumb:

Cole 33 03-08-2012 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by SteelBlue44
I do use several different sites when buying parts, usually where it's cheapest. i tend to lean towards Quadratec.com just because their fairly good on prices, and i usually get the part the next day even with standard shipping. :thumb:

If you on joe the quadratec vendor he'll hook you up with free shipping! Getting a hold of him sometimes takes a little longer but hey it's free shipping!

Once Far Off 03-08-2012 11:14 PM

I'm partial to Morris 4x4 myself

Kenneth76 03-09-2012 01:27 AM

I have used Quadratec for the majority of my parts, they always had what I needed and they have always been cheaper than anything local. If you ever have a question just give them a call, the people there seem prity nice and have always been able to answer any question Ive had.

TJNewbie 03-09-2012 04:57 AM

Dang!! that kNOw Where 2Jeep has got some really GOOD prices!! I'll be using them for a few things

LiftedTj 03-09-2012 05:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Merc73 (Post 2119144)
thanks guys. i know i want new rims, a 2 or 3 inch lift. bigger tires and tube bumpers in front and back.

My 99 sport came with tube bumpers that the PO installed. Personally i hate mine, i would gladly trade you my front and rear tube bumpers for your stock front and rear bumpers. Only problem with them is they have some surface rust and the front bumper somewhere down the line lost its top tube( only one up front, 2 on rear.)

I honestly cant wait to get rid of these. They are such an eyesore. Although cosmetic parts are going to have to wait untill i regear. Seriously though, if you want a set of tube bumpers PM me and we can set something up, where we drive half way, meet up swap bumpers and go about our business.

Totally FREE im in ohio PM if intrested.

TJNewbie 03-09-2012 05:37 AM

@LiftedTj- that's crazy a red frame and a black jeep? do you like the chrome stuff on your jeep? -ie mirrors & grill inserts?

goodwrench67 03-09-2012 06:22 AM

I had always found autozone pretty cheap especially with the $20 incentive for every 5 $20 purchases but I found quadratec and rock auto cheaper. go figure.....

Imped 03-09-2012 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Merc73 (Post 2119193)
why?

Because there are MUCH better, more functional, stronger, and better looking products out there. Tube bumpers were cool for some reason in the 70's....that was 40 years ago. You're sitting at the tip of the iceberg right now.....there's a ton more out there that you haven't seen.

nmtj 03-09-2012 09:20 AM

I use amazon a lot for replacement parts. I've never had to return anything, but they have great customer service. I just cut and paste part numbers into google shopping and amazon is usually the cheapest and ships free!

LiftedTj 03-09-2012 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by TJNewbie (Post 2120333)
@LiftedTj- that's crazy a red frame and a black jeep? do you like the chrome stuff on your jeep? -ie mirrors & grill inserts?

PO painted the frame red. Red is my least favorite color by far (i'd rather have it pink or purple lol.) I almost didnt buy because thef rame was red, but I bought it last Oct. and just haven't gotten around to painting it yet. I going to go over it inside and out witheither POR-15 or Eastwood. Its just been to cold in Toledo for me to want to go outside and paint,and to much crap in the garage to pull it in.

Im not a huge chrome fan, its ok but i'd rather have black or brushed aluminum. I just sanded and painted the grill inserts and headlight bezels Rust-o-leum Satin Black last week. They look sooo much better. I did think about leaving the actual inserts pieces chrome or aluminum(whatever they are made of), but i chose to paint the whole thing black. As for the mirrors i lost the passenger side during christmas coming back from Mansfield lol. I was driving on SR30 at about 6:45p. It was dark out and i just happen to see/hear something fall from the passenger area and thought it was something off my dash or pass. seat. Didn't really think to much of it and kept on truckin. I went to make a lane change about 30 miles later and looked at my mirror and it was gone. Those are going to be replaced with a black set that i havent chosen yet. I was think of going with the American Outlaws.

Gesedl 03-09-2012 04:27 PM

Small world. I took out a deer on 30 near Mansfield... I run that route all the time to see my In-laws.

Merc73 03-10-2012 09:15 PM

sorry i havent replied in a few days. ive been out of town and just got internet. but i love all the advice! and LiftedTJ. i would trade if it werent for the rust/missing tube. and ive sort of looked around at other bumpers, but they all seem to be more expensive, although i have alot more places to check now that ive gone over this, thanks everyone!

TJNewbie 03-11-2012 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by LiftedTj (Post 2122089)
Those are going to be replaced with a black set that i havent chosen yet. I was think of going with the American Outlaws.

That sucks about the frame, what a goober. you can paint the chrome mirrors with the krylon fusion paint for plastic- no sanding and it comes out nice and smooth. If you want "doors off mirrors" take a look at older motorcycle mirrors from motorcycle salvage yards (cheap price), and fab up a bracket and paint to match, like I did. american outlaw wheels?

cmanlaw 03-11-2012 04:50 PM

Its a jeep, not a toyota!! It should tick, make noises leak from the roof. Its a rugged offroad vehicle! Although i see alot of jk's getting waxed and detailed at the mall! Glad i got one of the last 4.0l!!!!

campdave 03-11-2012 05:09 PM

Has anyone used 4wheelonline.com to buy a soft top or parts? Any input on their service?

Blackpony04 03-11-2012 09:07 PM

Great deal I've used lately thanks to a fellow Jeeper is to order parts online from Advanced Auto and use the discount code VISA. $10 off $30/ $30 off $75/ $50 off $150. If you select Pick Up at Store you can just get them from your local store and not worry about shipping (though I think it's free over $100). This is an AWESOME deal if you're looking to buy stock replacement parts as I basically scored a new distributor for 60 bucks when I bought it with a turn signal switch I also needed.

opcocrg 03-11-2012 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Blackpony04 (Post 2129593)
Great deal I've used lately thanks to a fellow Jeeper is to order parts online from Advanced Auto and use the discount code VISA. $10 off $30/ $30 off $75/ $50 off $150. If you select Pick Up at Store you can just get them from your local store and not worry about shipping (though I think it's free over $100). This is an AWESOME deal if you're looking to buy stock replacement parts as I basically scored a new distributor for 60 bucks when I bought it with a turn signal switch I also needed.

Here's another one for advanced if your total is over $50 but not quite $75....
Code: RETMENOT123 gets you $20 off $50...........


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