After Market Parts!.

Submitted: Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 19:57
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I've allways used genuine Belts & Filters, as have had to many dramas ,especially with belts, the after market stuff just dosen't last, and after the weekend with a cheaper set of wheel bearings going on the landy, i won't be going down that rd again either, They fitted up ok but when adjusting ,ithought things felt a bit odd, what happened the inside one did not go all the way up to the stub shoulder, although was not noticed in the free play first off, A day later it was loose as. Pulled it apart again and found that both bearings where tight to push into their respective position on the stub axle,..the new genuine timkems just glided on beautifully, As usual the others where a poofteenth out in size, like all after market stuff ,just not made for the long haul".

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: ben_gv3 - Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 20:04

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 20:04
Define "aftermarket"?

If you bought Timken bearings from a bearings supplier then they would be classified as "aftermarket" since you didn't buy them genuine.

Or is your definition of "aftermarket" no-name ebay specials?
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 20:07

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 20:07
I wouldn't go so far as to say "all maket stuff isn't up to long haul Axle but like everything their can be cheaper options which turn out to be dearer.

A problem is that its hard to get good data on so many parts.

I am surprized how many times my auto engineer brother says - make sure you get genuine Robin.

I priced a new gear knob today for Patrol and genuine is $120 , so I don't think I will take his advice on this one.

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Follow Up By: Axle - Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 20:23

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 20:23
I know Robin, ....Your right, getting good Data on so many parts is difficult, and more parts suppliers springingi up all over the place as well, with different brands dosen't help much in the quality dept.

Cheers Axle
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 21:04

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 21:04
The aftermarket has a place when the orinigal manufacter no longers sells parts.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Kimba10 - Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 21:15

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 21:15
I always buy genuine parts even the old lux I had receipts for every thing, over 300 thou, oil,filters,wiper blades, you name it, it was all geuine stuff EXCEPT wheels bearings, Toyota wasnted $400 for front bearings, I rang a bearing shop in blactown and they were $160 and came in a toyota packet, same brand everything, even the salesman said to me "" there you go mate even in toyota packaging"". I had looked and checked the toyota ones before deciding not to get them and took down the part number on the box and the actual brand of bearing and the number printed on the bearing, everything identical. But this was the only item I ever bought non genuine. 300 thou and never an issue with the old girl...............................
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Follow Up By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 22:12

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 22:12
G'day Kimba (and others).

You will probably find that Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu, Holden,Ford etc,etc do not make bearings, so if you bought 'aftermarket' in Toyota packaging, you probably bought whatever brand that Toyota buys.

Most likely, most car manufacturers use a reputable bearing supplier, like Timken, SKF, FAG (ok, I don't like the name either, but quality bearings), and other well known bearing manufacturers, the same as they use Nippon Denso Electrics for distributors and coils etc, (right down to your light globes), and other suppliers of specialty parts.

Aftermarket can be a mis-nomer ... 'no-name' is possibly more appropriate, if you have never heard of them, or they are made in a 3rd world country.

Cheers, Dave

Used to work for an SKF distributer, and we had 'genuine' Holden & Ford wheel bearings for box & boat trailers on the shelf, at a fraction of the cost the dealer down the road would charge you.
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Reply By: snoopyone - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 09:54

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 09:54
Have a look here for stuff

I have used their filters for several years Havent had any trouble and if you buy a 6 pack under half Toyota prices

For bearings I went to my local CBD branch
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 10:00

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 10:00
I've bought bearings from terrain Tamer over the years. They have been Timken and Koyo which are two of the brands Toyota use. Cost was about $35 per wheel for a bearing kit.
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 19:34

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 19:34
Quality aftermarket parts are, IMHO, every bit as good as OEM parts. But, being a aero engineer by background, I tend toward using OEM stuff whenever I can.....old habits are hard to break. That said, there are a number of places, other than dealerships, springing up these day that deal solely in OEM parts and I often seek parts from them. I've also found that the prices are usually much much lower than those from dealerships. For the Nissan owners you might like to check out NIZZBITS - a small private operator somewhere in Melbourne who provides an excellent on-line service and good prices from my experience.
Disclaimer: Only a customer of NIZZBITS and have no interest in the operation and I don't know the operator personally.
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