Parts store ordering tricks and tips - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 21st, 2012, 07:38 PM   #1
kkodet
Formerly Route55
 
kkodet's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-21-07
Location: Marine City, Michigan
Posts: 4,157
iTrader: (47)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default Parts store ordering tricks and tips

I've found over the years the price can vary greatly on parts depending HOW you order them. I'm sure some of you have figured that out as well, lets share.

1. 94-02 2wd Dodge 3500 front hub and rotor assembly from Autozone. Tell them you need an assembly or hub, price is currently $189 each. Tell them you need a rotor, price is $79 each and you get same thing.

2. Water pump for 70's-80's Corvette is usually about three times more expensive than one for a 63 Impala with a 283. Same part. In fact, if you need a short SBC water pump, 63 impala is usually listed cheapest.

3. Oil pan gasket set for a 3.9 Cummins is usually about the same price as ordering a complete lower gasket set.

4. 94 up 2wd S-10 and blazer front wheel unit bearings are usually priced twice what 4x4 ones are. 4x4 ones are essentially identical, but have splines. They will bolt on 2wd just fine.

5. 1982-1989 S-truck 4x4 front shafts for a 2.8 or four cylinder are twice as expensive as 4.3 1987-1993 ones. They interchange, and the 4.3 shafts are larger.

Thats all I can think for now, but I know I'll think of more. Please add to the list.
kkodet is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old March 21st, 2012, 07:53 PM   #2
booblinker
Trailer Trash
 
booblinker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-29-06
Location: Leonard, mi
Posts: 9,836
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to booblinker
Default

If you need something weird come to Romeo Motor parts and we can probably figure it out , seriously though we have lots of catalogs, and resources your local O'reilley's, advanced, autozone etc don't have to find parts for your 58 international, or 42 Plymouth, or a tie rod for your dual axle rear steering truck converted into a trailer
__________________
-2001 Tahoe original 5.3 4x4 only 435k
-Down to 2 three wheelers
-1985 V65 Magna
-1978 F100
-1973 CT70(soon to have a 125 motor)
booblinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 07:55 PM   #3
AJ Hall
Jacked up Chevy
 
AJ Hall's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-09
Location: White Lake, Michigan
Posts: 1,908
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Default

damn thats pretty messed up.. I never knew that
AJ Hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 08:24 PM   #4
jbsjunk
Meow
 
jbsjunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-01-08
Location: Almost Allendale Mi
Posts: 13,726
iTrader: (36)
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Route55 View Post
2. Water pump for 70's-80's Corvette is usually about three times more expensive than one for a 63 Impala with a 283. Same part. In fact, if you need a short SBC water pump, 63 impala is usually listed cheapest.
It's the shaft size on the Vette pump that makes you bend over for prices.


4. 94 up 2wd S-10 and blazer front wheel unit bearings are usually priced twice what 4x4 ones are. 4x4 ones are essentially identical, but have splines. They will bolt on 2wd just fine.
Bolt on, yes. Put a 4wd hub on a 2wd and you will be calling for a wrecker as the hub will separate. I've seen them go 10 miles and others 10 feet before destroying themselves.
Just a couple points to consider.
jbsjunk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 08:29 PM   #5
kkodet
Formerly Route55
 
kkodet's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-21-07
Location: Marine City, Michigan
Posts: 4,157
iTrader: (47)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbsjunk View Post
Just a couple points to consider.
Nope and nope. Try again.
kkodet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 08:32 PM   #6
boggin-machine
Senior Member
 
boggin-machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-11-06
Location: bay city
Posts: 11,639
iTrader: (31)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbsjunk View Post
Just a couple points to consider.
Your correct. The 4 wheel drive hubs are held togather by the stub shaft and bolt
__________________
08 qcsb Duramax Ltz
02 tj with some parts laying around **for sale**
08 crf 450 with a few goodies
boggin-machine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 08:32 PM   #7
booblinker
Trailer Trash
 
booblinker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-29-06
Location: Leonard, mi
Posts: 9,836
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to booblinker
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Route55 View Post
Nope and nope. Try again.
On a lot of 2wd he is correct, the s10 4x4 hub is peened out, for lack fo a better term, to put thr pre load on the bearing without having a shaft in to set thr pre load.
__________________
-2001 Tahoe original 5.3 4x4 only 435k
-Down to 2 three wheelers
-1985 V65 Magna
-1978 F100
-1973 CT70(soon to have a 125 motor)
booblinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 08:35 PM   #8
jbsjunk
Meow
 
jbsjunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-01-08
Location: Almost Allendale Mi
Posts: 13,726
iTrader: (36)
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Route55 View Post
Nope and nope. Try again.
Shaft size.
Passenger car short pump 5/8"
Corvette 3/4"

Keep digging.
jbsjunk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 08:42 PM   #9
kkodet
Formerly Route55
 
kkodet's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-21-07
Location: Marine City, Michigan
Posts: 4,157
iTrader: (47)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

As for the hubs, I've seen guys run them for years with no issues on S-10s. In fact, the mini truck crowd for years have pulled the shafts, and re-keyed torsion bars to slam the trucks. Not sure if you guys are thinking about jeep bearings or what, but I KNOW 4x4 hubs work on 2 wd S-trucks. Seen it done many times, never seen an issue.

As for the shaft size he may be right, however that won't make a difference in 99.9% of applications.
kkodet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 08:48 PM   #10
BlzrNick
Built not bought
 
BlzrNick's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-21-09
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 519
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

havent heard of doing about hubs working or not on the s10s but i know other gm vehicles are not interchangeable. At the dealership i work at someone put a 4wd hub on a 2wd cargo van (cause we have retarded parts guys) and it made it roughly 50ft in the parking lot before giving out. So i would not recommend doing this unless its an s10 i guess.
BlzrNick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 08:52 PM   #11
Jeep ZJ
Senior Member
 
Jeep ZJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-27-09
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 2,246
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlzrNick View Post
(cause we have retarded parts guys)
yes you guys do!
Jeep ZJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 09:07 PM   #12
booblinker
Trailer Trash
 
booblinker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-29-06
Location: Leonard, mi
Posts: 9,836
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to booblinker
Default

See the goldish ring on the back, that is what sets the pre load on 4x4 s10s, not the cv shaft and spindle nut.
__________________
-2001 Tahoe original 5.3 4x4 only 435k
-Down to 2 three wheelers
-1985 V65 Magna
-1978 F100
-1973 CT70(soon to have a 125 motor)
booblinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 09:11 PM   #13
BlzrNick
Built not bought
 
BlzrNick's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-21-09
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 519
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

that is good to know. Wish i new that up at silver opening weekend last year. snapped the shaft after 30min on the dunes. spent the other two days riding with friends. that sucked
BlzrNick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 09:14 PM   #14
kkodet
Formerly Route55
 
kkodet's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-21-07
Location: Marine City, Michigan
Posts: 4,157
iTrader: (47)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by booblinker View Post
See the goldish ring on the back, that is what sets the pre load on 4x4 s10s, not the cv shaft and spindle nut.
Thank you for showing that! I had no idea WHY it worked, I just knew it did.
kkodet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 09:28 PM   #15
Elvis13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 05-15-11
Location: Addison Township, MI
Posts: 1,179
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by booblinker View Post
See the goldish ring on the back, that is what sets the pre load on 4x4 s10s, not the cv shaft and spindle nut.
That looks oddly familiar, seems that i've bought a couple of those from you.
Elvis13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 09:31 PM   #16
GREASYHANDS
meep
 
GREASYHANDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-16-09
Location: Ravenna
Posts: 12,756
iTrader: (28)
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Default

The right info gets the right parts every time.
__________________
Bare Bones Offroad
RIP FS4L
Pavement sucks
Meow
GREASYHANDS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 09:38 PM   #17
booblinker
Trailer Trash
 
booblinker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-29-06
Location: Leonard, mi
Posts: 9,836
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to booblinker
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Route55 View Post
Thank you for showing that! I had no idea WHY it worked, I just knew it did.
I've came across it before, only reason I know, after 6+ years in parts I know shit I wish i didnt

Quote:
Originally Posted by GREASYHANDS View Post
The right info gets the right parts every time.
I love you

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elvis13 View Post
That looks oddly familiar, seems that i've bought a couple of those from you.
I think you have.
__________________
-2001 Tahoe original 5.3 4x4 only 435k
-Down to 2 three wheelers
-1985 V65 Magna
-1978 F100
-1973 CT70(soon to have a 125 motor)
booblinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 09:56 PM   #18
dfm_13
Senior Member
 
dfm_13's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-25-10
Location: lapeer
Posts: 1,400
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Here's a obvious one, always open the box before you leave....the one time i didn't the stupid u joint was missing the clips. That made me really happy.
dfm_13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2012, 05:01 AM   #19
BlzrNick
Built not bought
 
BlzrNick's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-21-09
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 519
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GREASYHANDS View Post
The right info gets the right parts every time.
hahaha i wish.
BlzrNick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2012, 12:43 PM   #20
Yota Bill
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 08-24-08
Location: Morrice, Mi
Posts: 3,229
iTrader: (11)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlzrNick View Post
havent heard of doing about hubs working or not on the s10s but i know other gm vehicles are not interchangeable. At the dealership i work at someone put a 4wd hub on a 2wd cargo van (cause we have retarded parts guys) and it made it roughly 50ft in the parking lot before giving out. So i would not recommend doing this unless its an s10 i guess.
So the wrong part was INSTALLED and the parts guy is to blame?
Yota Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:13 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.61518 seconds with 80 queries