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20% off SOME Dorman products on Amazon $106.18

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Dorman makes a lot of repair parts for vehicles and I've had a lot of luck with them with the exception of an intake manifold for a Ford Triton 5.4L. I need front axle bearings for one of my vehicles and noticed the 20% off coupon which I don't recall being there when I was price shopping last week. When I click on coupon details it just says Dorman
Save 20% with this coupon. Discount at checkout. I did a search of all Dorman products for my vehicle and it only applied to some of the products so I don't know the algorithm.

Brings the cost of each hub/bearing assembly from $133 to $106. Considering I have 2 front axles that saved me ~$52 off regular pricing. FYI, Autozone has the part I need for $200 but the retail auto parts stores are for buying stuff you need now, not in 2 days. Pepboys usually offers 20% off on online orders which can be picked up same day making the prices competitive but I couldn't find the part there and like the convenience of a pre-pressed hub assembly because it takes the risk of some errors/damage out of the equation.

Also, to get 2 of them I had to make 2 orders because when both were in the cart it only applied the discount to one item.

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I just wonder if you check RockAuto prices. I've found that most of the time, their prices are lowest. They also have a 5% coupon deal that's always active.
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Only use Dorman if you have no other choice. You WILL end up doing the repair over in short time compared to quality parts.
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Only use Dorman if you have no other choice. You WILL end up doing the repair over in short time compared to quality parts.
Compared to OEM parts, yes, Dorman is typically subpar. Compared to the 95% of other part manufacturers that make everything in China, Dorman is no better or worse.
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Compared to OEM parts, yes, Dorman is typically subpar. Compared to the 95% of other part manufacturers that make everything in China, Dorman is no better or worse.
No. Compared with good quality aftermarket parts like Moog , Timken, etc. and yes, there are a few times when I will pay the price of OEM.

I say this from years of experience actually using those Dorman products and the other less quality brands from autozone, advance auto and oreilly. And from being in different online car/truck forums and groups, seeing firsthand through them.

The savings of using Dorman parts ~versus~ the probable hassle of having to make the repair again soon/ loss of vehicle while its down for repairs/ possible tow truck costs and the very real possibility of accidents due to failure of certain parts like steering, braking, etc. makes me alright with paying a little bit more for name brand aftermarket parts.
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Only use Dorman if you have no other choice. You WILL end up doing the repair over in short time compared to quality parts.
100% true. Anyone who wants proof watch some South main auto, pine Hollow diagnostic or new level auto on YouTube. Numerous videos of customers brining in cars after they were fixed by a different shop, used Dorman and the Dorman part always fails. No you don't have to use oem just use a decent aftermarket company, Dorman is awful.
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Only use Dorman if you have no other choice. You WILL end up doing the repair over in short time compared to quality parts.
I disagree with this blanket statement. I would avoid some Dorman products, but not all. I'm not sure if they simply rebrand parts, make their own, or some combination - but some of their products are good. One example I recently purchased is Dorman 918-300 to replace the rusted out OEM part. Dorman makes it out of Aluminum and is regarded as the best replacement available - better than OEM.

Things like suspension components or bearings, well you're better off with other brands, but even Moog & Timkin quality isn't what it used to be.
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No. Compared with good quality aftermarket parts like Moog , Timken, etc. and yes, there are a few times when I will pay the price of OEM.

I say this from years of experience actually using those Dorman products and the other less quality brands from autozone, advance auto and oreilly. And from being in different online car/truck forums and groups, seeing firsthand through them.

The savings of using Dorman parts ~versus~ the probable hassle of having to make the repair again soon/ loss of vehicle while its down for repairs/ possible tow truck costs and the very real possibility of accidents due to failure of certain parts like steering, braking, etc. makes me alright with paying a little bit more for name brand aftermarket parts.
Moog Problem Solver parts are better than parts from other suppliers and better than OEM. Standard Moog parts are reportedly no better than any other cheap parts and some claim come from the same sources in China.

My local parts store did not have the Problem Solver sway bar link kit so I bought the standard Moog part. The bolt broke as I tightened it. Returned and drove to store 15 miles away to get the Problem Solver version. The various Problem Solver parts I have bought have a different design or different components or both.

I recommend spending a little more for the Problem Solver Moog parts if you plan to keep the vehicle more than a year if don't want deal with install problems like I did.
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Hope you didn't didn't get the Dorman intake manifold for the 5.4L V8. Get the Motorcraft part
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Hope you didn't didn't get the Dorman intake manifold for the 5.4L V8. Get the Motorcraft part
LOL, I did. That's the only Dorman part I've hated. It sucked so bad (pardon the pun) and they eventually refunded me. (I installed it 3 times before giving up) I repaired my OEM intake with JB weld and that lasted 6 years before I had to pull it for an unrelated repair and replaced it with OEM.

I love moog problem solvers and usually use Timken bearings. Dorman isn't race quality but it's good enough for my daily drivers.

**Update** I've put about 1,000 miles on the Dorman wheel bearings and they're performing very well.
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