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Old 12-01-2019, 02:36 PM
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which aftermarket companies to buy/stay away from?

Hey guys, well in the new year probably have a bit of disposable income to be able to get some stuff done to my 19 jlu sport. lift, 35's, driveshaft?, bumpers, fenders, winch, etc.

I'm up in Canada so we have more limited selection of companies to choose from. Probably end up staying away from cheap budget stuff, and prefer something made in North America if possible.

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Teraflex, GenRight are two of my favorites.

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I've got mostly Teraflex, Smittybilt, TMR, and Rubicon Express parts on my Jeep.

0 issues with any of these companies.

Lots of good local vendors in Canada.
I'm in Toronto myself.
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I know Northridge4x4 .ca Carries many different brands. If want North American products AEV is all most all made in the USA and there are distributers in Canada.
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I have done mostly appearance upgrades on my jeep. I have fenders, wheel well liners, step bars and a rear bumper from DV 8, a Borla Stinger Exhaust and Fab Fours front bumper. All companies were easy to work with, delivered what was expected and everything has been on my jeep for about a year. No issues.

I have also ordered some misc. stuff from extreme terrain. They are a great outfit as well.

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Two back to back posts that make recommendations difficult. One says extreme terrain is a good company the other says stay away. If you had a bad experience with a specific place please elaborate.
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Two back to back posts that make recommendations difficult. One says extreme terrain is a good company the other says stay away. If you had a bad experience with a specific place please elaborate.
There's a whole thread devoted to issues with Extreme Terrain. Of all of the online shops I've dealt with, they are hands down the worst.

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I have ordered from @Quadratec for decades.... I have yet to ever have an issue with them - Better yet "IF" something has gone wrong with the item or shipping etc QTec has always jumped right in and solved it no questions asked.
Forum member discounts, deals on shipping... Tough to beat.

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I agree with @RubiconSS : Quadratec is the friendliest, easiest vendor to order from. Their website rocks and their returns are easy and smooth.

Extreme Terrain is a close second in terms of being easy; Northridge 4x4 in terms of friendliness.

Of the large retailers, 4WP is the worst IMO. Their website is not very good. They weren’t too bad when I had a store 10 miles in one direction where I knew the manager, and a regional warehouse 10 miles in the other direction. But now that the closest store is 60 miles away, they are simply no fun to deal with over the phone.

Amazon can be okay if you know what you are looking for; their returns can be easy. eBay seems to be getting worse by the day; I am still trying to return a non-working AEV ProCal to a seller that refuses to take it back.
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PS - If you are looking for Mopar accessories, BAMWholesaleParts.com has the lowest price 9 times out of 10.

However:
  • If you have a question, they are not very good at answering the phone or calling you back
  • Although it says “Free shipping on orders over $75”; they do add shipping, and it varies depending where you live. I live at the opposite end of the country, so shipping can be significant.
    Having said that, I found if you leave the items sitting in your cart ready for payment for a few hours, they will send you a promo code to take 20% off shipping.
I ordered the Mopar LEDs and bright pedals from them; they had by far the lowest prices on both, even with shipping added —and the 20% off shipping promo code
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Agreed about Quadratec. Never had an issue with them, site is easy to navigate and they are fast to answer any questions I've had.
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I have had very good luck with Maximus-3, Quadratec, AEV, and Smitty Built.
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As far as good guys go,,Allen at AOR should be called. Quadratec and Northridge are great. TF and JKS build top quality. I also have a do not call list but it's mine and not for everyone.
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which aftermarket companies to buy/stay away from?

Here’s a partial list of manufacturers I ordered directly from and had good experiences: Poison Spyder, JCR Offroad, Shrockworks, Maximus-3, Advance Adapters, Dynatrac, Fusion4x4. Some other good distributors: Jegs, Summit Racing, Discount Tires.
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Extreme Terrain could give me the parts for nothing and I still wouldn't deal with them. Their CS is poor to non existent and the item is that was listed in stock on the website is usually out of stock.

I have had good experiences with Quadratec and several friends have too. One had an issue drag on and it seemed like it would never get resolved until I got ahold of Hailey here who had it resolved in less than a week.

I like 4 Wheel Parts but only going thru the Raleigh store. Unfortunately, I moved another 75 miles away from it but they still treat me right and take care of me. Dealing with them on line is definitely a horrible experience. The store will ship to me so why use the website except to get an idea on what I might need.
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Hanson Offroad won’t respond to you when their product fails and you ask how to proceed. I will never give them another penny. They replied initially when their winch mount twisted after use, once I sent pictures, they wouldn’t reply to me again.
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Hanson Offroad won’t respond to you when their product fails and you ask how to proceed. I will never give them another penny. They replied initially when their winch mount twisted after use, once I sent pictures, they wouldn’t reply to me again.
I have read so many horror stories on Hanson Offroad. Most have had to do with people paying for a bumper or slider etc and never seeing it.
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I mostly buy my parts on Rubicon Express, their parts are reliable.
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I forgot to mention Teraflex. Many others have mentioned their products but I forgot. My JK had quite a few Teraflex products. For the JK I believe they make the best reinforced tailgate solution on the market.
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Have to agree that Quadratec is really good. They took back a defective part when the manufacturer refused to do so. That's the mark of a company that stands behind their customers.

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I forgot to mention Teraflex. Many others have mentioned their products but I forgot. My JK had quite a few Teraflex products. For the JK I believe they make the best reinforced tailgate solution on the market.


For the price, rugged ridges tailgate was better


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One company to buy from: Northridge 4x4
A company to avoid: Carolina Metal Masters
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A company to avoid: Carolina Metal Masters

More details please. I’ve ordered several things from them and the parts were excellent and the orders came quickly.
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Hey guys, well in the new year probably have a bit of disposable income to be able to get some stuff done to my 19 jlu sport. lift, 35's, driveshaft?, bumpers, fenders, winch, etc.

I'm up in Canada so we have more limited selection of companies to choose from. Probably end up staying away from cheap budget stuff, and prefer something made in North America if possible.

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Don’t forget to support the fine folks at TMR Customs - designed and made here in Newmarket Ontario, tested everywhere.

https://ca.tmrcustoms.com/

Their stubby bumpers will be my first mod.
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More details please. I’ve ordered several things from them and the parts were excellent and the orders came quickly.
I ordered a Ram mount for a JK from them. They sent the wrong part. I tried calling and could not get an answer. I tried emailing them several times, and never got a reply. They stuck me with the wrong part and just left me hanging. I won't buy from them again.
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Only issue with Quadratec is you don’t know something is back ordered or out of stock till you process the order. Their FB messenger is pretty quick to give information though.

I like River City Off-road and have used them for my JL. They do have the best prices I’ve found.


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