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Does Beck Arnley make good safe products ???

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Anyone use their products ???

Are they a safe bet ???

I need a set of tie rod ends inner and outer...

I found them on Ebay for 42.00 + 9.00 shipping. I dont know if I can trust Beck Arnley, I know nothing about them...

Is this a good deal ???

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130120713585&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&viewitem='>

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130120713585&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&viewitem=

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Beck/Arnley does not make anything...they are a distributor that reboxes parts from many different manufacturers.

Most are not OE quality...but some are. I would not buy anything from them on line without knowing the manufacturer or at least the country of origin. The best bet is to deal with a reputable parts seller that will vouch for a part's quality.

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A parts guy opinion: Beck used to re-box O.E. quality stuff, now it's mostly off shore crap....

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A parts guy opinion: Beck used to re-box O.E. quality stuff, now it's mostly off shore crap....

I've bought a lot of Beck Arnley labeled parts from Rock Auto for German and Swedish cars. So far, I've had all good luck - all European sourced parts. I'm sorry to hear that is changing and I guess will have to be more careful from now on.

...ned.

'74 tii, '94 Volvo 850, '65 MB 220S, '61 Corvair Lakewood (no B-A parts here!)

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I don't know anything about Beck Arnley...therefore, I personally would not deal with them.

Check out autohausaz.com, they deal with oem part manufacturers and pricing is extremely competitive...in most cases much cheaper than the parts store and definitely the dealership. The best part...free shipping on orders over $50 and it usually arrives in 3days.

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I've used the following brands for suspension items on many cars professionally, but for my 2002s (and the one's of my customers), I try to use *only* Lemforder (also spelled Lemfoerder) brand items, when a balljoint is involved (control arm balljoints, tie rods, etc).

febi/bilstein (not sure their relationship to the shock manufacturer, but a VERY different logo for sure!): very high failure rate from my personal experience - occasionally within 2000 miles. I avoid them whenever possible/practical.

Karlyn: "ok" for bushings on later cars, but I don't trust their joints. If you hold one next to a Lemforder, the attention to detail is sometimes noticeable.

I use Lemforder, because I don't want to give my labor away for free, doing a warranty repair. With the Lem. stuff - I never worry.

Your milage may vary of course - just talking as a guy that installs these things 40 hours a week on many many cars.

paul wegweiser

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Thank you everyone for all the feedback

However it just seems like too good of a deal...

Karlyn

Tie Rod Assembly; Outer Left/Right with Ball Joints

2 per car.

List $254.08

Your price $20.96

Moog/Ocap

Tie Rod End; Outer Left/Right; Right Hand Thread

2 per car.

List $40.39

Your Price $12.15

So here is the next question...The name brands on the site for the tie rod parts show "Karlyn" and "Moog/Ocap". Can anyone say anything about these companies???

Thank you...

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I've used the following brands for suspension items on many cars professionally, but for my 2002s (and the one's of my customers), I try to use *only* Lemforder (also spelled Lemfoerder) brand items, when a balljoint is involved (control arm balljoints, tie rods, etc).

febi/bilstein (not sure their relationship to the shock manufacturer, but a VERY different logo for sure!): very high failure rate from my personal experience - occasionally within 2000 miles. I avoid them whenever possible/practical.

Karlyn: "ok" for bushings on later cars, but I don't trust their joints. If you hold one next to a Lemforder, the attention to detail is sometimes noticeable.

I use Lemforder, because I don't want to give my labor away for free, doing a warranty repair. With the Lem. stuff - I never worry.

Your milage may vary of course - just talking as a guy that installs these things 40 hours a week on many many cars.

paul wegweiser

This is what I found on the net searching for "Lemforder" somehow I wound up here...

Meyle $60.95

Can you send me a link to their products

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/search/?D=tie+rod+assembly&Ntt=tie+rod+assembly&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Main&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&N=1580+4294964459&Nty=1&V=1580&Vh=BMW'>

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/search/?D=tie+rod+assembly&Ntt=tie+rod+assembly&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Main&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&N=1580+4294964459&Nty=1&V=1580&Vh=BMW

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My experience with MOOG brand has actually been pretty decent. I suspect they've bought out other manufacturers, rather than tooling up to produce BMW parts, themselves.... Moog is a fairly recent entry in the BMW suspension arena, I think.

FWIW (and perhaps off topic) - I installed only MOOG brand stuff (steering joints, etc) on my Dodge Ram truck, after hearing about the failure rate of budget brands. Thanks to reading several Dodge truck forums. Apparently Moog is the "good stuff" on American trucks - and it *is* twice the price of the budget brand version! No regrets....it is my ASS behind the steering wheel afterall...and my 02 on the trailer behind me! Steering is a *good* thing, I'm told...even on a crappy ole truck. ;-)

HTH!

paul wegweiser

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haven't seen a Beck/Arney or BAP /GEON

store in Connecticut in 30 +/- years!

they are/were just parts distributors

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Does anybody have experience with A1 Cardone, ACDelco, Beck Arnley or Raybestos regarding reman'd calipers?

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They are not a safe bet.

The last Beck Arnley box I opened up

had a brake seal kit in a baggie with the

words 'Made in China' printed on it.

The seals looked much rougher than what was coming out of the caliper.

We were not impressed.

t

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