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1988 Front wheel bearings from AC Delco on EBAY?? by cam-a-lot
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Report this Post04-06-2018 01:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cam-a-lotSend a Private Message to cam-a-lotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was under the impression that AC Delco front wheel bearings for 88 have long ago been discontinued. This listing claims to be AC Delco, and speficially for the 88 Fiero, though the part number is different from the original GM part number

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AC...AOSwol5Y0q5~&vxp=mtr

Any thoughts on this? I know it was covered a year ago. If anyone has more recent info, it would be great. I plan to order a spare from Rodney most likely if these are not "really" AC Delco parts

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/097606.html

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The different part number is because the part is from a low budget product line called "ACDelco Advantage" See the news clip below. I don't know if this is a new product, or the one that has been failing for the last few years.

This is the big dilemma for name-brand suppliers. They are more expensive, and they want more business....so they offer a cheaper line, but they can't resist using their brand-name to help sell the cheaper stuff... so they modify their brand name just a little, hoping it will help sell parts without tarnishing the original brand...which never works. Pretty soon we consumers will not associate ACDelco with anything other than the usual junk at the big box stores.

https://www.partsandpeople....ntage-chassis-lineup

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For what its worth, that vendor on ebay has 94,632 products listed for sale, has been a member since Aug 2017, and has a feedback score of 38, something doesn't add up.

I suspect he is just a drop shipper wanna be and probably copied a bunch of catalogs to list parts from and doesn't have any actual inventory.

As for the picture, the dust cover is recessed in the end, which is not the OEM style, so the picture is of some aftermarket version.
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Report this Post04-07-2018 10:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The 88 front hubs are all over Ebay. AFAIK all of them are Chinese no-name imports. As such the quality may be good or it may be bad. We've seen some Chinese rear hubs that last for just a year so its anyone guess as to the reliability.

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Report this Post04-08-2018 06:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cam-a-lotSend a Private Message to cam-a-lotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks everyone. I will order one from Rodney. If I remember correctly, his bearings can be rebuilt with off the shelf parts if needed down the road..
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