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Unread 09-07-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Reputable Aftermarket/Discount Retailers?

Hi all. I just picked up a 2000 Honda Accord EX thats pretty loaded and pretty sweet for $2000 from my cousin. It has 154000 miles, and hasn't ever had the timing belt replaced so I'm definitely on that this week. While I'm at it I'm gonna go ahead and replace all the pulleys and belts and tensioners, as well as the water-pump, cap/rotor, wires, plugs, fuel filter, and have all the fluids changed. I also want to check into possibly a cold air intake and look at some body kits.

Ive check around a little, but some of the sites I found were....questionable. Anyone have any good experience with a certain retailer(s)? Something like a newegg of auto parts?

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Unread 09-07-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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id go to your local autozone/advance/o'reily/napa etc. for your regular parts that way you can make sure what your getting is the right part..and if you ever have any trouble with them you can take them back for warranty/exchange etc..

but if you want to order all your parts online you can also order online from all those places i mentioned...

for a web only based parts store you could try www.rockauto.com i've never had any problems out of them and they carry name brand parts..

for the body kit and cold air intake you could try www.carparts.com they also carry regular parts..

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Unread 09-07-2009, 04:05 PM   #3
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Never buy aftermarket parts for a timing job. At least the big things, like the belt itself, tensioners, idlers, and water pump should be OEM. The seals and whatnot can be aftermarket.

And I always use rockauto.com

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Unread 09-07-2009, 04:06 PM   #4
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if you buy name brand aftermarket parts there just as good as oem and are usually cheaper.

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My brother's Camry had two water pumps fail him within 3 years. They were from a brand that was recommended to him on a popular toyota forum.

It may be cheaper, but the quality usually isn't the same. I agree with buying little things such as seals and what not from aftermarket retailers, but not important parts like water pumps and the timing belt.

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Guys lets not hijack this thread, ha. The topic is whether we know any reputable stores, not whether off brand parts are crappy.

That said, for online i use RockAuto too but 90% of the car parts i buy i do in store. Most reasonably sized towns (>15k people) will have a Napa or Autozone..they carry just about everything you need and the things they DIDN'T have for me they said they can get from another store in one business day. Plus the guys there usually know what they're talking about so i can pick their brain a little bit on that rattle i get every once in awhile, know what i mean?
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i have had good experiences with modernhonda.com
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