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Old 11-23-2016, 11:01 AM
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Has anyone bought parts from Amazon.com? I found a pair of lower control arms for my 2000 LS on sale for $60. They were $90. They are from RPM Replacement Auto Parts. Good deal?
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:38 PM
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Never heard of RPM Replacement Auto Parts. Looks to be a Wholesaler. Are the control arms used OEM, new OEM, or new aftermarket?
Link---> RPM Wholesale & Parts


Be sure to checkout RockAuto.com for pricing
Link---> 2000 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO 3.4L V6 Control Arm | RockAuto

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Old 11-23-2016, 02:25 PM
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Amazon is fine to buy from - I do. x2 on brand is unknown to me.
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Old 11-23-2016, 03:43 PM
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Old 11-23-2016, 05:14 PM
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Ok so this looks like a private seller. Understand that people buy some brandless product and sell it as their own. Not saying this is bad and kudos to them they are doing something, but my suspicion is these are lower end parts; I could be wrong since I have not tested these parts.

That said - I have bought some no-name-brand rear window regulator assemblies. They were sold as a 2 pack (both rear windows) for my 2004 Grand Prix. They have worked well for about a year now and only cost $80 total (including tax/shipping, ect)

Back on point, if you're looking cheap I guess these are the answer - if longevity is you goal, maybe another brand that's trusted would be better. How many times have we all heard that someone wanted to save a few bucks and it ended up costing double/triple. Penny wise and pound foolish.

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Old 11-23-2016, 05:47 PM
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Personally, I prefer the name brand stuff. The price is comparable with Moog and others.
RockAuto offers several, some more expensive and some less.

FYI...I just installed a set of the Moog R-series, shipping was about $10. The ones I replaced were the Moog with greaseable balljoints that were on the car when I bought it. I wouldn't recommend those because the grease cup had split. Probably only had 30K miles on them.

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MOOG RK660275 {Click Info Button for Alternate/OEM Part Numbers} R-Series Info
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ULTRA-POWER CMS20329 With Ball Joint
Front Left Lower
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$39.79
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ULTRA-POWER CMS20328 With Ball Joint
Front Right Lower
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DORMAN 520165 {Click Info Button for Alternate/OEM Part Numbers} Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint Info One of our most popular parts
Front Left Lower
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$42.79
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DORMAN 520166 {Click Info Button for Alternate/OEM Part Numbers} Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint Info One of our most popular parts
Front Right Lower
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$42.79
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MAS CB90023 Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint; Complete Arm w/Ball Joint Info
Front Left Lower
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$45.79
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MAS CB90024 Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint; Complete Arm w/Ball Joint Info
Front Right Lower
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$45.79
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MEVOTECH GS20329 Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint; Original Grade Info
Front Left Lower (Only 4 Remaining)
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$46.79
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MEVOTECH GS20328 Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint; Original Grade Info
Front Right Lower
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MEVOTECH CMS20329 {#MS20329} Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint Info
Front Left Lower
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$53.79
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MEVOTECH CMS20328 {#MS20328} Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint Info
Front Right Lower
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$53.79
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MOOG RK620675 {Click Info Button for Alternate/OEM Part Numbers} R-Series; Complete Arm w/Ball Joint Info One of our most popular parts
Front Left Lower
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$57.79
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MOOG RK620676 {Click Info Button for Alternate/OEM Part Numbers} R-Series; Complete Arm w/Ball Joint Info One of our most popular parts
Front Right Lower
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ACDELCO 45D3358 {#19240665} Professional Info
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$65.79
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ACDELCO 45D3359 {#19240666} Professional Info
Front Right Lower
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$65.79
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MOOG CK620675 {Click Info Button for Alternate/OEM Part Numbers} Problem Solver; Complete Arm w/Ball Joint Info
Front Left Lower; Greaseable Socket Reduces Corrosion/Wear
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MOOG CK620676 {Click Info Button for Alternate/OEM Part Numbers} Problem Solver; Complete Arm w/Ball Joint Info
Front Right Lower; Greaseable Socket Reduces Corrosion/Wear

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Old 11-23-2016, 06:46 PM
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I think I will go for these. Wbody, you may be right, but I'm hoping for that good luck you had.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:02 PM
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Yeah plumbob - I like moog as well.

mc1978, give them a go. Let us know how you like/don't and post back in some time to give some more incite.

Best of luck!
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Old 11-25-2016, 08:56 PM
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They have been ordered and shipped today. Now how to tell my mechanic that I have them and that he don't need to order them, lol.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:43 AM
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Straight away - you're still paying for labor so I'm sure he won't shy away from money. I know it might be awkward though - I have heard people doing this.
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