The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > Info Center > Review Board > Vendor Reviews

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-23-2016, 03:41 PM   #51
sircrunch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Anderson, SC
Posts: 140
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

Quote:
Originally Posted by 71meangreenc10 View Post
So yes,

My BAW Chinese part in a AC Delco box is genuine.......Nice, response below from GM fraud department. I sent them pics of the part. So, I don't blame RockAuto on this at all.....

"Thank you for your patience. Our product specialists have reviewed the information you provided. Based on the images of the part and packaging you shared with us, all the information suggests the part is genuine.

Thank you, and best regards".
So its official, AC Delco sells Chinese junk as their own parts. These are sad times.
sircrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2016, 04:51 PM   #52
friscobob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Sutherlin, Oregon
Posts: 162
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

If the new ones fail it's time for steel braided lines.
friscobob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2016, 05:32 PM   #53
71meangreenc10
Its a Truck Thing......
 
71meangreenc10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Sierra Vista, Arizona
Posts: 2,874
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

Quote:
Originally Posted by sircrunch View Post
So its official, AC Delco sells Chinese junk as their own parts. These are sad times.
Yes indeed....

Smitty
__________________
71 C10 283/3SPD Full Resto
71 GMC 1500 Sierra Grande http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=518599
70 Suburban Former military GSA truck.
72 Chevy Blazer 4X4, Sloppy Jo, Mountain Climber...Wife says no more trucks. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=707378
72 GMC 1 Ton Motor Home, wife said no more trucks until she saw this one.....Gen 5 5.3/6L80E 4.10 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=761110
68 Suburban was 3/4 ton, now 1/2....Wife shook her head...
71 C30 Wrecker....Cooter never had it this good...Wife actually smiled...
72 C20 Blue Beard....Its a Builder
71 C20 Scott-Bilt As weird as it gets..BB AC Truck
71meangreenc10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2016, 08:31 AM   #54
MalibuSSwagon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Weare,NH
Posts: 1,530
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

Quote:
Originally Posted by friscobob View Post
Centric doesn't sell direct to consumer, I don't recognize any of the outlets they mention , who did you buy from and how do you rate the dealer?
Rockauto, Amazon, local parts stores, etc. I usually get the Centric part number from Rockauto listings and then research the best price I can get.
MalibuSSwagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2016, 06:00 PM   #55
68is4me
Senior Member
 
68is4me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: lakefield,mn
Posts: 544
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

I have never purchased from rock auto, but I am parts manager at a gm dealership and can give a little insight on the acdelco parts. About 5 years ago gm was getting out priced by aftermarket parts, so they came up with a great idea to offer different line's of acdelco parts to be competitive. The oem acdelco line which is the best, the professional line which is ok (I do sell a lot of parts in this line), and then they have the advantage line which is the lowest priced stuff you can get. The only parts I sell in the Advantage line are brake rotors because they are competitive with the aftermarket. The rest of the Advantage line I will not sell, it is almost a guarantee the it will come back.

So to the OP if you purchased the Acdelco advantage hose's. I will bet that they are the correct hose's.
__________________
68 c10 swb stepper
68 c10 swb stepper
67 c10 lwb
06 gmc duramax
68is4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 02:18 PM   #56
1969c10joe
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: lompoc ca
Posts: 228
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

wow I use mail order from jegs summit and lmc when i am sure of part. If im not sure then I take old part to local auto parts store its easier to return.
1969c10joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 02:20 PM   #57
1969c10joe
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: lompoc ca
Posts: 228
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

sounds like another sunsong and dance
1969c10joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2016, 09:16 AM   #58
Wgesnerjr
Senior Member
 
Wgesnerjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA.
Posts: 475
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

So I think this works both ways. We have been talking about cheap parts in an AC Delco box, but I just had the opposite issue. It seems to be working in my favor.

So I planned on rebuilding my front steering and suspension with all MOOG parts as I have had very good experiences with that brand in the past. Got through suspension and most of the steering before funds started to run low. So to keep the project moving and save a few bucks, I decided to go with some AutoZombie DuraCrap tie rod ends for now and would upgrade them later when the whole truck was finished and funds were more liquid.

First shocker was the box says it's "Made in USA"?
Second shocker was the tire rod itself. Stamped "Federal Mogul Steering"?

This was a pleasant surprise; that its was not SunSong China junk I expected.
I did a little Google search with the part number and it comes up under other brands like Summit, MasterPro (O'Reilly), Proformer Chassis (NAPA). I'm also getting the same part number at the MOOG site but the picture looks like its stamped "MOOG Problem Solver"?
http://www.moog-suspension-parts.com/moog-es409rt

Further research yields that Federal Mogul seems to own MOOG!
http://www.fmmotorparts.com/fmstoref...SD/brands/moog

Yea ME!! So it seems I got the same quality I wanted but saved some cash. Total savings around $45!!! Winning!!

So I will probably keep these unless something goes terribly wrong.
Attached Images
   
__________________
Jay Gesner
Atlanta, GA
1985 C10 Long Bed 4X2
LS 5.3, 4L60E
Father/Daughter Project
Wgesnerjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2016, 02:00 PM   #59
MikeB
Registered User
 
MikeB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 2,134
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

Rock Auto prices are very good. But, as mentioned above, just wait until you try to return something.

They also advertise parts as "Moog", for example, but then add "Private Label" to the description. So who knows if that part in box labeled "SRT" is really made by Moog? Nowhere on the box or the part does it list the country of origin.

And beware their "Wholesaler Closeout" deals. I did get a nice USA-made master cylinder in a beat-up dusty box for a crazy low price, but then also got an alternator belt that was hard as a rock. It must have been sitting on a shelf for 20 yrs. I think what they do is sell old inventory that distributors took back from parts stores that went out of business. And no way would another parts store accept it. So enter Rock Auto!
__________________
Mike
82 C10 Custom Deluxe SWB -- original paint, 355/TH350, Vortec heads, GM RamJet 350 roller cam.
69 C10 LWB -- Bought in 1989, now my son's. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=775449
Retired as a factory automation products salesman.
Worked part-time over the years for an engine builder and a classic car repair shop.
Member here for 19 years! This is the very first car/truck Internet forum I joined.
MikeB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2016, 02:09 PM   #60
MikeB
Registered User
 
MikeB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 2,134
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wgesnerjr View Post
I did a little Google search with the part number and it comes up under other brands like Summit, MasterPro (O'Reilly), Proformer Chassis (NAPA). I'm also getting the same part number at the MOOG site but the picture looks like its stamped "MOOG Problem Solver"?
409R and 409L have been Moog P/Ns since at least the 1980s. ES and T probably signify some kind of changes over the years. Most of the other so-called "manufacturers" just use Moog's P/Ns, sometime with additional letters or numbers. I hope all the importers of Chinese junk see a huge increase in import duties. To heck with this "It's a world economy" BS.
__________________
Mike
82 C10 Custom Deluxe SWB -- original paint, 355/TH350, Vortec heads, GM RamJet 350 roller cam.
69 C10 LWB -- Bought in 1989, now my son's. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=775449
Retired as a factory automation products salesman.
Worked part-time over the years for an engine builder and a classic car repair shop.
Member here for 19 years! This is the very first car/truck Internet forum I joined.
MikeB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2017, 04:02 PM   #61
tsetsaf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 210
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

Just had a horrible experience with RockAuto.com and learned my lesson. Bought all new Moog Problem Solver suspension parts. Went to install and found they had:

1. Shipped the wrong parts
2. Shipped knock offs inside Moog boxes
3. Shipped "used" parts

When I tried calling their customer service I was hung up on. When I processed the return online they made me jump though a bunch of hoops to get the things back to them.

I called Moog and learned that RockAuto IS NOT an authorized retailer and does not directly buy their inventory from Moog. instead RockAuto buys out other retailers and their inventory and then resells it as new.

Very bad experience.
__________________
71 C-20 Custom Camper
California Truck
tsetsaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 11:43 PM   #62
Justins76
OutOfMyMind & I'llNeverKnowWhy
 
Justins76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Another world, some other time
Posts: 667
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

Bought some Raybestos brake hoses and, yep, you guessed it, Sunsong.

Also got some AC Delco and Delphi parts stamped China. I just returned them. Not paying a premium for that.
__________________
-Justin-Out of my mind and I'll never know why
1976 Chevrolet Silverado C10 350 4bbl / TH350 Big10 longbed
1986 Pontiac Firebird T-Top 5.0L TPI 700R4 WS6
1992 Pontiac Firebird T-Top 5.0L TBI 700R4
My cardomain page

I don't like to save, it's more fun to spend!!
Justins76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2018, 12:07 AM   #63
gmachinz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Des Moines, IA.
Posts: 4,135
Re: Rock Auto WARNING

Not long ago i went thru a “country of origin” dilemma of my own. I wanted to rebuild my HEI distributor and wanted all BW Select parts. I went to O’Reillys and had them pull several versions of each part # out/down so I could pick my own. I used all USA, Israel or Portugal made components (in that order) and rejected the China, Tawain and Singapore made components. There is a big difference in quality of craftsmanship (on average here people-I know a few bad ones can get thru) between various countries of origin.
__________________
Specializing in building electrical harnesses and cooling systems

HARNESSWORX

"An army may march great distances without distress, if it marches through country where the enemy is not."

-Sun Tzu: The Art of War
gmachinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com