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Should I ... 4WheelParts? *UPDATE* Ordered from ORD

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by AGM73k5, May 31, 2001.

  1. AGM73k5

    AGM73k5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm ordering springs this week for my rig and I've found the ones I want for 387 from three different companies. 4wheel parts only wants 40 for shipping the other companies want 80. Is it worth it to chance it with 4wheel parts?
    Thanks
    -Aaron

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    ** UPDATE **
    I put a call into ORD they didn't have the skyjackers but they had another spring that I was satisfied with and got me a better deal on the springs and shipping for a few bucks more than the other companies wanted for just the springs. Thanks to everyone who responded :) I love this place.

    Thanks guys,
    Aaron
     
  2. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    NO!!!! You will never see the springs!



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  3. 90K5

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    NO

    90K5

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  4. Burt4x4

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    NO they will send you springs for a toyota or half Heep and half toyota.....
    40 bucks, it will take them weeks to get your order right so is that worth the 40 bucks???
    I have never recived a hastle free order from them.....never.

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  5. xplosuv

    xplosuv 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    NO.......Pay the 80.00 for shipping and buy it from the other place. You will at least get it...

    If you cant go over it...GO THROUGH IT !!! <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.CaliforniaK5Krawlers.com>http://www.CaliforniaK5Krawlers.com</A>
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  6. '73 K5

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    I've had either 4 or 5 different orders from that place and they completely messed up all of them except for one order!!! I hate them and will never order anything else from them. The good thing is, you can almost always find another place that carries the part you need if you do enough research. Don't do it!

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  7. lehtola

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    HECK NO!!!

    1990 GMC Jimmy 350/TH700R4/NP241/10 bolts, 4" skyjacker lift, 35x12.50R15 BFG All Terrains on 15x10 AR Baja's, Flowmasters.
     
  8. BlazinRojo

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    wow, i'm suprised to hear all the slander about 4wheelparts. I've never had a problem with an order except for a rear sway bar and that was due to my 83 having an 84 rear axle which I didn't know about.

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    sure you should chance them if you are for companies that screw people over. Come awn man, you know their reputation, you know what they stand for. Why not pay a little more to a small shop that is just starting? Or endorse a big company with a good name. I realize money is money, but so is good taste and honor. I'm a penny pinching sob, but I went to ORD for my front springs and had absolutely NO problem!!!

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  10. 86K5TrailBlazer

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    Get them from ORD for sure. There not expensive really. Service is awesome, they know what they sell and care about thier customers and reputation. You can't go wrong.
     
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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    If you don't mind me asking, what exactly was the difference? I don't believe there is ANY difference in the corporate 1/2 ton 10 bolts, from about 1981-1991. Probably just another lie to make it seem like it wasn't their fault.

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  12. muddin4fun

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    What kind of springs are you ordering? I got some rough country springs from rough country (ordered it thru their website) and about three days later, they arrived. The whole lift was complete, in tacked and everything. If you go directly to the company, that might be better. I don't support poor service no matter how much money it might save.



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  13. AGM73k5

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    8 inch springs, I was planning on skyjacker softride as they were the cheapest I saw but I'd take darn near anything. I'm trying to keep the cost for springs under 400 which seems to rule out a shackleflip and 4 inch spring combo.
    BTW, I just put a call into ORD and they're checking on prices now, I will go with them if possible otherwise probably with kerstners.

    Thanks for the info and thank you everyone for the quick replies.
    -Aaron

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  14. varsitybluze

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    Should I say HELL NO!!!! I have a 1984 Full Size GMC Jimmy 4x4, no tell me how you can get that mixed up with a 95 Toyota Tacoma? i ordered a 3 inch body lift from them, and got a 2 inch lift for a 95 Tacoma......
     
  15. Jason73K5

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    I sa go with 4WPW. I've never had any problems either in person, online or on the phone. Good service at good prices since first dealing with them in '93.
     
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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    Yeah!!!!!!! Go for it!! Do order from them!!! Its always fun to hear and read about everybody elses experiences with them!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    When In Doubt, Whip It Out!
     
  17. muddin4fun

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    Do a search on the internet for skyjacker suspension and see what you come up with. You might be able to order straight from them and cut the middle man out and get better service.



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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    I have found out if you deal factory direct, like with Skyjacker, they charge more. [​IMG] I have gone to retailers to get cheaper prices. My guess, when a dealer buys from the factory, they get them at a cheaper cost, and jack on a slight percentage.

    I have found Rocky Mountain Suspension Products to give me the best prices. They take the orders from you and the factories send them to you.

    Check out Rock Mountain at: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://rockymountainsusp.com>http://rockymountainsusp.com</A>

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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    No read my post........Dan
     
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    Re: Should I chance it with 4WheelParts?

    national wheel and tire has the softrides... give them a call

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