Inferior aftermarket stuff!!

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    I can relate to this video. I am having problems with poorly manufactured parts right now. Or parts that aren’t manufactured correctly for the intended application. This past summer I ordered HP exhaust manifold studs and nuts, I believe it was from Mancini racing. The studs were absolute garbage. I had to throw every one of them in the trash and replace them with heat treaded studs from Ace hardware that had the correct thread pitch for the application.
     
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      I saw that video yesterday. W T F is with his hair? Is he going for a "Young Doc Brown" from Back to the Future sort of look?
       
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      That’s what happens to your hair when you’re dealing with parts you’ve paid hard-earned money for and they don’t meet the requirements for the job.

      You should’ve seen my hair when I got back from the junkyard yesterday after hauling home my junky piece of crap Rallye Wheels. They should’ve paid me to take their wheels out of their yard. The manager at the yard was telling me what a good deal I was getting on the wheels, letting them go at steel wheel prices. One of his subordinates priced the first two. When he found that out he honored the same price on the third. Then he tells me, “I know what these things are worth..” that’s why they’ve been sitting in the yard for 20 or 30 years.. If they don’t spin balance I’ll probably end up putting them out for bulk pick up, or use them as jack stands.

      I’m just slightly irritated today can’t you tell..
       
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        Did the wheels look like these?

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        Heck...I have 4 or more sets of the 14" versions. I'm about to give them away!
         
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          Was this Desert Valley Auto Parts ?
          Those guys are fags!
           
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            I've mostly been using NOS aftermarket stuff from the 70's and that stuff is GREAT quality. But the few newer things I bought for the charger were varied, Classic industries floor pans were junk but 440 source roller rockers were great.
            I really think foreign manufacturing is the reason, because all of the old aftermarket stuff is top notch.
            I also bought repro fog light covers for the 74 challenger, and they had no markings on them unlike OEM ones.

            Side note, I would still use the ARP hardware instead of the OEM stuff because the OEM stuff was heated and cooled thousands of times and could be warped or less structurally sound.
             
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              By the time he's does throwing the bolts into the box a few times bouncing them off one another he's created more potential stress risers that weaken the bolt than he would gain by using the ARP bolts...
               
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                Hey Greg, That is what my very first car looked like, except wrong color of course. The little slant went over 300,000 miles. I wish I had another. Thanks for the memories!
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                  Why did you buy them if they were so bad? You've already got enough to complain about with that damn screw in the ignition box.
                   
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                    ATK bolt kits are pretty decent, the trans crossmember bolts are wrong it the nuts and washers were wrong I can’t recall.. but over all pretty good..
                     
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                    What’s holding you back from giving them away?
                     
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                    Of course, I’m in AZ. They relocated, to Black Canyon City, this past summer. They are no longer in North Phoenix. You really should have a truck to get there now. I don’t and it was a bumpy ass ride on a long dirt road to get to the yard.
                     
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                    I put them on the cars that I build to sell but finding used 14" tires for these wheels is not as easy as it was before.
                     
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                    To put cheap, new, made in China, horse leg tires on cheap wheels that are a step up from a plain 14” steel wheel until 15” Coker or Wheel Vintique Rallye become available.. They only had five rallye wheels in the entire yard, not much to choose from. 73 and 72 vintage, no early ones. One of them was being used to support a metal frame stand that had doors or fenders hung on it. The yard manager knows what they’re worth, that’s why he has one laying on it’s side supporting a heavy metal rack..

                    Seems kind of silly to spend a lot of money on aftermarket wheels and tires, to then replace them with 15” Rallye once they are available.

                    I did look around for NEW 15 x 7 Cragar but could only find 15 x 6 and a single 15 x 8 in stock. But even those are like $225 a piece. The new made in China S/S don’t look to me like the 70s wheels. They’ve changed the spoke design. They don’t look as good to me. The spokes are less rounded, there’s something different about them, they don’t look the same. Every time I see used Mopar bolt pattern S/S for sale they are always uni-lug. I don’t wanna mess with uni-lug wheels.
                     
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                    • MoparGuy68

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                      You can get new horse leg tires for under $100 a piece.. Like $75 to $85 for 215 or 225/70. That’s what I’ll be putting on mine. I’m sure I’ll dislike how it looks, but, oh well.. This way if I get fed up with the car (and I’m reaching that saturation point) if I decide to sell it I haven’t blown a bunch of money on wheels and tires that I won’t get back out of it.
                       
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                      What is with this "horse leg" reference you keep making?
                       
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                      I think it's something to do with Dog Faced Pony Soldiers...
                       
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                      • MoparGuy68

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                        Lol.. I came up with that a couple weeks or a month ago. I lose track of time. Horses have a big body and skinny legs. Big B-Body, with skinny tires all around. My Super Duper Bee will be sporting Horse legs..
                         
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                        I thought it had to do with when a horse breaks a leg, people euthanize the animal. This is why it made zero sense to me.
                         
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                        I am wondering if I should euthanize my car. Maybe I should give it to Uncle Tony, for his YouTube channel, as a contribution. And as punishment, for his videos helping to motivate me to return to this Mopar madness stuff that’s consumed my life for the past year.
                         
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