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Auto Parts Made In India #5119601 05/29/19 07:20 PM
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Would you buy any? I just found out that my new ACDelco Professional strut mounts that I ordered from a vender on eBay might be made in India. They list the same mounts on Zoro and Zoro says "Country Of Origin India." I won't know for sure until they get here. I'll probably end up sending them back. Dang it to heck. mad

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Originally Posted by das_peikko
Would you buy any?

Yes

Originally Posted by das_peikko
I just found out that my new ACDelco Professional strut mounts that I ordered from a vender on eBay might be made in India.

And? Aren't they normally made in China? Are you concerned the parts made in India will be inferior to the parts made in China?

Originally Posted by das_peikko
They list the same mounts on Zoro and Zoro says "Country Of Origin India." I won't know for sure until they get here. I'll probably end up sending them back. Dang it to heck. mad

Why will you probably send them back? Is there some previously known problem with Indian made parts that I haven't heard yet?

Why not give them a day in court first before spending the time and effort to return them?

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Re: Auto Parts Made In India [Re: das_peikko] #5119608 05/29/19 07:35 PM
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Last I heard China was a step above India as far as QC goes.


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Re: Auto Parts Made In India [Re: The_Nuke] #5119611 05/29/19 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by The_Nuke
Is there some previously known problem with Indian made parts that I haven't heard yet?


Have you seen them try to make hand tools? They're horrid.

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Depends if the factory has updated (high tech) manufacturing equipment.


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Originally Posted by das_peikko
Originally Posted by The_Nuke
Is there some previously known problem with Indian made parts that I haven't heard yet?


Have you seen them try to make hand tools? They're horrid.

I remember about 10+ years ago bought India made Harbor Frieght wrenches. One broke when using and part of it went flying past my head. Went to Lowes and bought Kobalt set that day. Not sure what quality is like now.


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Okay, so there have been issues with parts manufactured in India that I haven't heard about. That still doesn't change my position from the original reply.

The part(s) purchased were a name brand with brand loyalty in this country, not some company founded in that country (or for that country) specifically intended to sell a line of auto parts. AcDelco has a financial need to ensure the parts they sell are not terrible junk, and as such, I would expect their factories' QC to be a step above foreign junk. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but having never tried any of their Indian made parts, I would at least give them the benefit of the doubt going into it.

And if they disappoint me by selling inferior parts to me, I would mark them off the list for the foreseeable future and move on.


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Re: Auto Parts Made In India [Re: das_peikko] #5119684 05/29/19 08:21 PM
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I have a flair wrench set made in India that I bought at Harbor Freight. They are so bad that my regular Craftsman (vintage 1983, made in USA) open end wrenches work better even for applications where one normally uses a flair wrench.

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Originally Posted by zzyzzx
I have a flair wrench set made in India that I bought at Harbor Freight. They are so bad that my regular Craftsman (vintage 1983, made in USA) open end wrenches work better even for applications where one normally uses a flair wrench.


How so? I mean it seems either holds or it doesn't.



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Re: Auto Parts Made In India [Re: das_peikko] #5119707 05/29/19 08:47 PM
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A lot of aftermarket strut mounts coming from India, including most of KYB's mounts.

Aftermarket parts with rubber in them, or especially primarily rubber, seem to come from India a lot more often

Remember that ACDelco Professional =/= GM OE

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You are probably taking medicine for that black foot that is made in India.


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Re: Auto Parts Made In India [Re: Chris142] #5119753 05/29/19 09:34 PM
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India is lowest on my list of large tool manufacturing countries that I'd buy from. Below China and that's... don't even give them to me for free, I don't want to bother walking over to the trash can to throw them away, do not want to be around anyone using them, do not want to be the victim of any work done with them.

China prides itself in using cheapest methods to manufacture things but India takes it to a new level, actually *manufacturing* lies about why it's superior to use something inferior and I don't mean their low end tool manufacturers do this, their high end professional engineers are tasked with it. They set their "high bar" low and that's inexcusable.

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Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
Remember that ACDelco Professional =/= GM OE


Yes. ACDelco Professional is on average, better than GM OE parts (which is why "most" GM vehicles don't have good resale value) but it does depend on the part. The aftermarket parts industry is so sordid that you have to take parts on a case by case basis. Many brands sell the same parts from a few suppliers but just two tiers for two suppliers. Many OEM had flaws that they never bothered to fix. It's a jungle out there.

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Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
A lot of aftermarket strut mounts coming from India, including most of KYB's mounts.

Aftermarket parts with rubber in them, or especially primarily rubber, seem to come from India a lot more often

Remember that ACDelco Professional =/= GM OE


I went to ACDelco's website and the only upper strut mount they list for the application is ACDelco Professional 901-045.

On some other parts I can get ACDelco OE, but on that particular part, it's Professional series only.

Genuine GM mounts are available, but the price is double. I figured I'd give ACDelco a try before I go that route.

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Originally Posted by Dave9
Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
Remember that ACDelco Professional =/= GM OE


Yes. ACDelco Professional is on average, better than GM OE parts (which is why "most" GM vehicles don't have good resale value) but it does depend on the part. The aftermarket parts industry is so sordid that you have to take parts on a case by case basis. Many brands sell the same parts from a few suppliers but just two tiers for two suppliers. Many OEM had flaws that they never bothered to fix. It's a jungle out there.



I feel like you have that backwards. As a whole, I feel ACDelco's Original Equipment line is far and away better than their Professional line, which itself is a step above their Advantage line. Their are exceptions, as I've recently seem Advantage sway bar links made in the USA.

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