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#3313011 - 03/15/14 06:58 PM USA Industries Starters
George7941 Offline


Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 1562
Loc: Toronto, Canada
RockAuto carries them and I was wondering if they were good quality starters. They are inexpensive.
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#3313015 - 03/15/14 07:05 PM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: George7941]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 640
Loc: USA
The name reeks of a company that outsources all of its work and sells by brand "perception" above all.

Where does it rank in price next to the proven aftermarket option?

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#3313021 - 03/15/14 07:13 PM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: George7941]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3975
Loc: USA
Auto Value used to sell them,they sell Valeo now.I think that speaks volumes.Also,USA's CV shafts are pretty bad,almost as bad as Cardone's....

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#3313031 - 03/15/14 07:22 PM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: George7941]
George7941 Offline


Registered: 05/10/05
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
Unfortunately, with ACDelco cheapening its line, there is no proven aftermarket option.

USA Industries (new) $102
Remy (new) $130
ACDelco (new) $176
ACDelco (reman) $246 + core

I suspect the three new starters USA/Remy/ACDelco are all from the same source.


Edited by George7941 (03/15/14 07:26 PM)
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#3313035 - 03/15/14 07:24 PM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: George7941]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 1646
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Note to ACDelco: Reconcile the price difference between your new and used starters at your earliest. Kira

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#3313040 - 03/15/14 07:31 PM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: Kira]
George7941 Offline


Registered: 05/10/05
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: Kira
Note to ACDelco: Reconcile the price difference between your new and used starters at your earliest. Kira


It is not an error. It is quite common that a reman starter/ alternator is more expensive than a new (probably Chinese made) starter/alternator.
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#3313060 - 03/15/14 07:58 PM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: George7941]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 9906
Loc: Middlesex County CT
http://www.usaind.com/

Quote:

Re-Manufactured in the USA

USA Industries re-manufactures exclusively in the USA and distributes product worldwide. We employ friendly and qualified ASE Certified support staff servicing all the needs of our customers.


Edited by simple_gifts (03/15/14 07:59 PM)
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#3313117 - 03/15/14 09:16 PM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: George7941]
George7941 Offline


Registered: 05/10/05
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They remanufacture in USA but their new starters are probably imported, considering their low cost.
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#3313121 - 03/15/14 09:23 PM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: Kira]
George7941 Offline


Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 1562
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: Kira
Note to ACDelco: Reconcile the price difference between your new and used starters at your earliest. Kira


Here is a thread I had a while ago about new being less expensive than reman.
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...nsi#Post2856799
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#3313132 - 03/15/14 09:30 PM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: George7941]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 7506
Loc: Florida
USA industries reman starters and alternators are rebuilt in the USA. What I do not know is how long they will last. I would always be given one to install, and it would work well enough for the customer to go on their way.

One thing I liked is that they never carelessly sprayed them with cheap paint. As I like to say, if you can't do something as simple as paint properly, what else can't you do correctly?

I never heard of them having 100% new starters. If they are made in China or Taiwan, look out! I would often see China or Taiwan made starters at Hot Rod shows, and the case always looked like it was stamped improperly. If you can't stamp a piece of steel correctly, what else can't you do?
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#3313205 - 03/15/14 10:34 PM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: George7941]
vssjim Offline


Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 354
Loc: McLean, Va.
We have used Remy at work for quite awhile with very little trouble, I think maybe two or three in all the time we have used them.

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#3313210 - 03/15/14 10:46 PM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: vssjim]
George7941 Offline


Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 1562
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Are those new or reman Remys you install at work?
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#3313545 - 03/16/14 11:26 AM Re: USA Industries Starters [Re: George7941]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 9365
Loc: NorthEast
I was able to find US re-manufactured alternator for my vehicle at very attractive price. Not surprisingly, the place where the rebuilt took place was on the extreme south end of California. But the individual I was in contact with had flawless communication skills in English language (probably better than mine :-)

If anybody is interested, I can post their ebay shop url.

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