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Chineese Tyrod ends junk

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 48bill, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. 48bill
    Joined: Mar 27, 2001
    Posts: 384


    We just replaced the outer tyrod ends on the T Bird rack on the Mustang II front end in my 48 F-1. They were new 3,000 miles ago when the front end was installed. They were made in China junk from either Speedway or the local AUTOZONE. My friend who installed the MII front end did not remember from where and he bought them as he has purchased from both places. They were definately new as I recall installing and masking the grease fittings prior to painting.

    If you've used this stuff check it frequently. Another friend bought his outer tyrod ends from Heidts last spring and one was junk out of the box. Came apart in his hand. The other one was loose after 25 miles from his house to the upholstery shop and back. Yes 25 miles. More junk.

    Replaced mine with Federal Mogul outer tyrod ends made in the USA. They were $23.00 each as opposed to $13.99 at SPEEDWAY. $18.02 IS CHEAP INSURANCE
  2. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    Be sure to call, Heidts, Speedway or Autozone. People get shitty parts, bitch and throw them away. If you don't let the companies know what's going on, it doesn't help the situation.
  3. Flatheadguy
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,037


    I absolutely agree. When there is a sub-standard part in their inventory they need...and know. It's important to give information along with your contact. Don't bitch, be nice. You'd be surprised how well these things are resolved. It's not like any of these suppliers actually use every product they sell. Usually, they are thankful for the feedback.
  4. greazy john
    Joined: Oct 13, 2007
    Posts: 457

    greazy john

    You would think that you would know where you or your friend bought parts at. don't bash if you don't where parts are from... and i agree with above post.

  5. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 9,119

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Remember not too long ago some Chinese CEO's were executed for allowing bad products to be sold to American companies and "bringing disgrace" ? Let the Vendor you bought it from know about it! Things are different in America CEO's get replaced and draw multi-million dollar pensions and severance pay for screwing up :(
  6. tjet
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 1,294

    1. Early Hemi Tech

    do you have the p/n?

    Thanks for the tip - will get a set pronto

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