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Where do you get Your engine upgrade parts?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekquistk5, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Just wondering where everyone gets there parts from?
    Jegs?
    summit?
    Other?

    Just trying to find the best and cheapest place to buy stuff mainly headers and intake
     
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    When I was putting together my engine for my K20 I bought a large amount of stuff in one order from Jegs. Pretty good prices and I have been happy with their service for the most part. If you are getting headers you might be better off trying to buy local if there is a chance they won't fit.
     
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    I have been using Summit, their prices are way better than the local speed shop in my town. That and Summit has a whearhouse in Reno, NV so I useually get my parts in 2days or less.

    Good Luck
     
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    Some parts from both summitt and jegs. I would buy headers local as fitment is always a problem. Also If you go ordering any parts talk to machine shops and local performance shops to make sure you get the right part number. I had a problem with that when it came to ordering valve springs, the # summitt sent me was not compatible even though their computer said it was.
     
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    When I was building my 388, I got most everything from Summit and Jegs. The price, service and delivery times are hard to beat.:D
     
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    Mostly from Northern Auto Parts for my 350 buildup...great service and prices, have used them before and will definitely use them again! I have also bought stuff from Jegs and Sumitt, no complaints on either one.

    Bryan
     
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    i try to get all my stuff from summit, when i order stuff from jegs they always screw it up, but u get free stickers and a hat from jegs
     
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    Summit, Jegs and PAW. Have spent quite a bit morre with summit but any of the three do me just fine.
     
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    Cool, Its good to hear the positive end of things. I ordered some stuff from napaonline it took forever to get, and the double charged my credit card. I useually buy local but online prices you just cant beat
    thanks
     
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    i usually buy from summit if im in a hurry (next day) and my local auto parts store any other time. they are the same price on just about everything, maybe 1 dollar more or so.

    ive bought from northern auto parts before, dam cheap engine kits.
     
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    summit has screwed my order up countless times, i only deal w/ jegs now.

    also i buy a lot of my internal parts from the machinist i use. i let him do the machine work & he sells me parts i need at cost, so it works out good for both of us.
     
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    i havn't had a problem with summit, but i have only ordered 3 times. ive heard horror stories though. the reason i use summit over jegs is summit is next day and jegs is 2-3 days away.
     
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    I spent about a grand or so at jegs for my 355 swap and had no problems. If your gonna buy the xtreme k and n filter lid get it somewhere else tho.... been waitin 4 months for mine.:mad: :doah: :xmas: :deal:
     
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    Two Places I have done a lot of business with are

    1. PAW http://www.pawinc.com/

    They are probobaly one of the oldest performance parts mail order companies in America. I have been buying parts from them since the late 70's. They do not have much of a web site though.

    2. Doug Herbert http://herbertperformance.com/

    This guys father (Chet Herbert) literally invented the high performance auto parts mail order business. Doug Herbert has some serious stuff for serious perfomance at good prices.
     
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    depends on the adds but if they don't say what it will fit you can call jegs and ask em. I bought afterburners, and the y pipe out of jegs without talking to anybody and ended up grinding the frame 3/8 inch down to keep em off the frame.
     
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    Sounds real smart. You bought cheap headers that didn't fit and now you ground the frame instead of simply bending the header tube out of your way.

    Smart......very smart.
     
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    ...................... not even 3/8 of an inch. won't make hardly any difference at all in strength unless im runnin the baja 1000.

    I can't bend 4 strong ass header tubes. neither can you.
     
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    I can and I did bend my headers over. i still need to move it a little more.
     
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    how? mine are 3/8s and wouldn't budge... Plus if i bent em too far the y pipe flange bolts wouldn't line up.
     

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