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Alternatives to 4WPW?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by AMorris1, Apr 10, 2001.

  1. AMorris1

    AMorris1 Registered Member

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    I have to agree with everybody about dealings with 4WPW. All I have gained from them is bad advice and headaches. I would boycott them if I could, but I don't know where else to go. Anybody have any other shops they like in San Jose, Ca, or San Deigo ( I'll be moving there soon)?
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Sometimes people just have to go ahead and pay that "little" more in price difference from the smaller and less known off road shops. 4WPW is just too BIG and that means more screw ups than what the smaller businesses can do. Those smaller shops can give people the right "one on one" dealings they all ask for. 4WPW can sell stuff cheaper because they are able to sell so much of it and they get their stuff cheaper by buying in bulk. Whether you get the right part or not, they still make some profit off "poor schmucks" like you and me. They use this term loosely!!!
     
  3. Grim-Reaper

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    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    If you're looking for accessories and just about everything but hard parts (engine, trans, parts, etc), then I would welcome you to try the place I work at - AutoAccessory.com. I am the product manager for all truck, suv, jeep and performance products. We don't presently have anything much in the way of hard parts (coming soon!), but for things like lift kits, shocks, dress up items, lights, floor mats, roll bars - basically anything that falls under the "accessories and bolt on" categories. I can help you guys out! I don't get any commission or anything, but would be happy to hook up my fellow K5ers with deals! Check us out at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.autoaccessory.com>http://www.autoaccessory.com</A>. Also, because I just took over the truck section, I am hard at work getting up things like lift kits and stuff, so if you don't see something you are looking for on the site (it grows every day!), email me and I am sure I can find it for you, we can get just about anything!

    As far as hard parts specifically for Blazers, I agree, you can't beat Off Road Design - Steve kicks $ss!! I have dealt with him several times, and my experiences with both him and his products have always been fantastic! I also recommend Avalanche Engineering, I just bought my Rock Ring there and had a wonderful experience with Mike. I am happy to pay a little bit more for great service and the right part the first time!

    If anyone sees anything they are interested in on my site, email me at keith@autoaccessory.com and I will try to help you out!

    Keith
     
  5. UseYourBlinker

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    I live in Fremont...I've been to the San Jose store about 10 times,and I have only come out of the store with my lift and 3 set's of tires.Last time I went was with a buddy who wanted to get black nerf bars for his 2001 dodge 4x4. They had them but for a fee of $279.00!!! I bought my chrome nerf bars about 3 years ago for only $189.00. I have to say the store has alot but the prices are too damn high. I do all of my shopping on the internet. Find alot of good deals,and most of the time you don't have to pay California tax...Plus that store is kinda located in the ghetto!

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  6. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I try to find a good shop to buy what I need. The more independent shops sometimes have a better price, and if you need work done like gears, its all they do, and they have to do it well. Plus your helping out a fellow car/truck guy and not a huge dumb company that doesn't care about repeat business.

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    You might want to check out www.toyboxoffroad.com they are new and there are two guys that run it. I just found out about it yesterday. They dont have everything, but they do have great prices and they seem to be very knowledgable about straight axle 4x's.
     

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