[s-cars] Ebay:Rear control arms
trgreen at comcast.net
Mon Dec 3 06:50:41 PST 2007
Isn't this world economy great? No?, well, it does mean more
scrutiny from the individual. Some of the German suppliers exercise
control for the parts they source there. Perhaps not as much as the
German engineer's hot breath on the back of your neck in the former bloc
countries where they produce quality engines, etc, in places that
were used to providing wider tolerance parts to the Soviets.
You can only hope that those manufacturers and suppliers that have
the reputation for quality will value that status more than the fast
The one exception to the price to quality equation is the US
manufacturer Karlyn that makes mostly VW parts but has moved into the
market in a limited way. <http://www.karlynsti.com/Folders/Karlyn.htm>
This list provides some great information in this area, unfortunately
the bulk of it is negative experience.
On Dec 3, 2007, at 9:00 AM, Peter Schulz wrote:
> Insert caveats here - Meyle, Behr, AKG, Bosch are all sourcing
> parts from China.
> If the price looks too good to be true (consider the $/Euro
> standing) it likely IS too good to be true.
> I installed a set of OCAP (http://www.ocap.it/home.asp) rear camber
> links in one of my 200s.
> I paid less than what I would have paid for Lemfoerder, and along
> with paying less has come more noise (occasional squeaking) and a
> finish much more prone to corrosion than the Lemfoerder.
> If I had to do it again, I would likely spend the extra on
> Lemfoerder camber links, as I would not want to spend the time to
> "improve" the OCAPs.
> At 09:42 PM 12/2/2007 -0500, you wrote:
>> That was a timely missive, Tony. I'm just sitting here with a list
>> of items for some
>> suspension work on two cars. The Hamburg-Technic note made it, as I
>> was asking
>> just who is deutche parts?, wondering if they were like JL Germany
>> and other China
>> manufacturers doing a little disguise work on the source. Some may
>> be good but
>> they need to build that reputation for quality the old fashioned way
>> - earn it.
>> Hamburg-Technic is an established German supplier that does some
>> work as well as new parts, so I'll give these a try.
>> And, did you mention free shipping in the US?
>> This can be quid pro quo for the tip to grab the brake servo at the
>> bargain price. :-)
>> > Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 20:48:27 -0500
>> > From: "Tony Curran" <tony.curran at sympatico.ca>
>> > Subject: [s-cars] Ebay: Rear control arms
>> > To: "S-Car-List at Audifans.Com" <s-car-list at audifans.com>
>> > Message-ID: <BAYC1-PASMTP07FA899003863A9817F99E8A730 at CEZ.ICE>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>> > Hi folks,
>> > Whilst doing the R&R on my rear calliper last week I noticed
>> the rear
>> > control bushings looked worse for wear so I ordered these off Ebay
>> > - $85.
>> > Came quick.
>> > http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem
>> > <http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? >
>> > ame=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=002>
>> > &rd=1&item=120187487604&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=002
>> > Made by Hamburg-Technic.
>> > Tony
>> > 96 S6
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> -Peter Schulz
> Chelmsford Ma, USA
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