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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by iwanaflattie, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Hey guys.
    Is there a good parts store that you guys trust or recommend?
    I've been looking all over Las Vegas for parts for a c10 and they only have 1 or 2 in stock and prices are twice as much as online..
    I want to get all my parts from one supplier and not have mismached parts.
    I.e:gold left rubber hose,silver right hose etc.
    I need rebuild break kits,rubber hoses,shocks,and suspension parts.
  2. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,308


    Hell, brake parts first place I'd check is my local NAPA. Same with suspension pieces, unless your drinking the factory correct, #'s matching, kool-aid. Not myself, but friends have had good experiences with this place for non parts store items:
  3. I like NAPA, but I only like a NAPA store that has "seasoned guys" who can go to a shelf and pull a part for me, without getting their head stuck in a computer, and insisting on a year before they hit the keyboard.
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  4. Thanks ill check napa again...usually thay are twice as much tho.
    Ebay wants 90 for a set of shocks while getting them at carquest costs 80 just for the front.
    Ill give em a visit tho.

  5. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 937

    from SoCal I've used them extensively with minimal issues.
    You need to find out if Las Vegas has an "old school" independent auto parts store, where real car guys work . The kind of place where you can walk in with a problem and discuss it with the people there and come up with a solution.
  6. 59Apachegail
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,391

    from New York

    Careful with online places... you might get two of the same part from the same online places but one is from one supplier and one is from another.

    I was happy to find an sbc fuel pump for a fraction of what napa was charging. I picked up 3 for the same price... then replaced 3 leaky fuel pumps from online with the one from napa.

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  7. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 937

    from SoCal

    Luckily, will show you the available options for the part you are looking for, so you can avoid the the problem manufacturers.
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  8. Rock auto is good, I have also used Original Parts Group with good results.
  9. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,938


    Just remember, cheap shit is, well, cheap shit.
    I don't have any money, but I don't buy car stuff online just cause it's the cheapest.
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  10. What if its the same manufacturer as the reliable store?
    Thanks...ill browse rock auto
  11. I've not had 1single issue with Amazon. Approaching 100 transactions so I'm expecting one anytime now. My wife has the Prime membership so it's free shipping on anything that is prime.
    Helps greatly if you have your part numbers.
    I needed dorman part for an OT car. Local stores were $120 - 110 range.
    Amazon $63.xx there's a hell of a savings. All over the Internet including Jegs and summit the part was under $70.00. The brick and mortar stores can't seem to keep up competitively. It's sad because they will be gone.

    Oh and I get fuel perks for Amazon gift cards and that help even more!
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2016
  12. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 937

    from SoCal

    I agree. That is why I like RockAuto --> I have a choice in the quality of the part I'm interested. Last year, I needed front brake calipers for an OT 1969 Impala. I went to Napa. They only had one side and it was in Alaska and I had to pay for shipping. I went to buy that one and all of a sudden it was back ordered. RockAuto had none. I checked Amazon and I bought them for half the price of the Napa caliper. No problems with them.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2016
  13. Classic Industries is great for Chevy truck parts. I like Rock Auto and buy a lot of day-to-day parts from Summit.

    I had a NAPA that was close to work and quite good. That store closed and I tried another one. After getting soaked $100 bucks for having 2 axle bearings pressed on (just the press charge) and the fact they stocked nothing I needed, I have gone elsewhere. I buy a good amount of parts on eBay too.
  14. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 8,704

    Bandit Billy

    I've done enough business with JEGS and SUMMIT that I cant even see any paint on any of my garage equipment through their stickers. Free delivery, and how they get stuff to me in 2 days blows my mind. Drones maybe?
  15. barryvanhook
    Joined: Jun 17, 2011
    Posts: 625

    from Mesa, AZ

    Over the years I've had good luck with LMC Truck.
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  16. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,552

    Jalopy Joker

    have you checked with over in Henderson at Tucker's Classic Auto Parts
  17. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,143

    from Minnesota

    I shop at my local Napa so they keep the doors open
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  18. I did stop at the napa and it was only a few bucks higher than online so got all my parts for a brake overhaul!
  19. deuce666
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 158

    from Oregon

    I have also had good luck with LMC and Amazon. Amazon has very good pricing, free shipping with PRIME, and are usually quick and reliable with shipping. The online web app with LMC is one of the best in the internet.

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  20. tjelwood
    Joined: Jun 27, 2006
    Posts: 164

    from oklahoma

    I work for O'reillys but have had good luck with RockAuto when O'reillys doesn't have what I'm looking for and they do.
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  21. Let me say that They only had one side brake line and left side cylinder so i had to order them...theyll be her tomorrow
  22. Lmc is a great source, and as said above a great internet site for info and weird parts. If they don't have it you ain't going to get it.
    but you're not going to be saving money
  23. I've dealt with Northwestern Auto Supply in Grand Rapids Michigan for over twenty years and never had a problem. BONUS: When you call you actually get someone who knows what they are talking about! Sometimes the owner answers the phone! They have a website also. Let me get it and i'll post it.


    Address: 1101 Division St. South Grand Rapids MI 49507
    800-704 1078
  24. HUSSEY
    Joined: Feb 16, 2010
    Posts: 628


    I'll give a +1 for Rock Auto. The way they organize their parts database is simple, effective, and very easy locate parts. Prior to using Rock Auto I used O'Reilly's often. Now a days, if I don't want to wait on shipping from Rock, or don't have a large enough of an order to justify the shipping from them I often use Advance Auto. If you place your order on-line and pick up in store you can often get a 15-20% discount. I rarely walk up to a parts counter anymore.
  25. Of course I bought my parts at Napa oon Thursday when I was in Vegas.
    I ordered the Left brake hose cuz they didnt have it in stock and picked it up the next day..
    I didnt have time to install them til tonight,Murphy's rule applies here that I got 2 left hoses.
    I guess a LH hose was in a RH side Box with the right part number.
    Im keeping the one made in Italy and returning the one made in china!
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  26. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 19,853


    I use RockAuto all of the time. I have for many years.

    Not even a hint of a complaint. What your order is what you get. Occasionally if you order multiples, they will have to come from different warehouses, but you get the correct part, and it tells you at checkout.
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  27. Rock Auto, no complaints. They will even send you close out part deals for your particular car.
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  28. Inked Monkey
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
    Posts: 1,834

    Inked Monkey

    Word to the wise with Rock Auto, when you order a "Head Gasket Set" for a flathead, they only send you one gasket. I called them and started to bitch. They said it states "Gasket Only" which somehow means only one side.... Other than that, no complaints.
  29. Mac VP
    Joined: May 13, 2014
    Posts: 387

    Mac VP

    Not necessarily......they show the various fan hub parts in their exploded parts drawing for the 1942-52 Ford pickup trucks. The spindle bearing was not available to purchase. We reproduced this part, and we offered it to them as a vendor. Their reply to us......"thanks but we're not interested". lMC can be a good source for a lot of parts, but you can definitely find things elsewhere "if they don't have it"
  30. I'm a rock auto guy also.

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