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Old 23 Sep 2012, 02:31 am
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Morning all. Just wondering if anyone has used O E Discount Parts for replacement sensors? I agree with everyone's sentiments about using OEM parts. They're pricing is much better than the dealer. Thanks for any input.

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Old 23 Sep 2012, 10:46 am
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Ron is this a trick question?

Most of the OEM parts from MOPAR are manufactured or assembled in Mexico or Asian country, as it is is with most aftermarket parts supplied through companies like O E M Discount Parts? So IMO it does not matter anymore? Also for some that think they are **Made in USA parts look again the American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA) was an attempt to regulate what was called “Made in the USA,” by requiring that 75 percent of the parts content be from the US or Canada. A manufactures packaging trick after this regulation was to package parts labeled "boxed" or "packaged" in the USA.
I always felt challenged and hand tied when a custmers demanded a made in USA part it was next to imposible to find but they seem to be alright with a box with a US flag on it.

As it is with most anything electrical no matter what the quality once in place and active it will either fail or operate its designed life within the first few hours of use.or origin.




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Old 23 Sep 2012, 12:25 pm
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A dealer told me that most of the aftermarket parts are OK to use, but the Mopar O2 sensors give fewer problems and last much longer than the aftermarket ones, regardless of brand.
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A dealer told me that most of the aftermarket parts are OK to use, but the Mopar O2 sensors give fewer problems and last much longer than the aftermarket ones, regardless of brand.
Maybe so, but we've seen time and time again on this forum where an owner bought a sensor from ?????? and they came here with the same problem. We told them to go to Chrysler part and sure enough, the problem went away.

So that "last much longer than the aftermarket ones" means that the aftermarket may only last 10 mins to 2 days from time of purchase.
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Thanks for the replies. I am well aware of the aftermarket vs OEM debate, and formed my own opinions a long time ago. There are some things that I always prefer OEM. Might come from spending my career in the Corvette world, where that is the standard. This firm offers the OEM part at a lower price than the aftermarket replacement.

I was just wondering if anyone had done business with this firm, and what the experience was like.

I think I'm going to give them a try. I'll let you know if it is a positive experience.

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Keep us updated Ron!
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Maybe so, but we've seen time and time again on this forum where an owner bought a sensor from ?????? and they came here with the same problem. We told them to go to Chrysler part and sure enough, the problem went away.

So that "last much longer than the aftermarket ones" means that the aftermarket may only last 10 mins to 2 days from time of purchase.
Isn't that what I said?
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Almost. Didn't agree with "A dealer told me that most of the aftermarket parts are OK to use,. Why pay for a part that sooner rather than later, you'll need to replace.
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Almost. Didn't agree with "A dealer told me that most of the aftermarket parts are OK to use,. Why pay for a part that sooner rather than later, you'll need to replace.
No, you missed the rest of it:

but the Mopar O2 sensors give fewer problems and last much longer than the aftermarket ones, regardless of brand.
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Old 06 Oct 2012, 07:26 pm
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Evening all. Just a follow up on my purchase from O E Discount Parts. The website was easy to navigate and the purchase process was painless. You will need your VIN when placing the order so they can verify that they will supply you with the correct part.

The part arrived as advertised and on time for 35% less than the local dealer, and 20-25% less than the aftermarket equivalent.

They get an A+ in my book.

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