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  • squirrel
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    The headlights on my WWII tractor are long gone...but it still runs...

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  • sr440
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    Don't know about Chinese tractors, but I've seen their tanks used for crowd control :o

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  • Two Lane Blacktop
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    Originally posted by squirrel

    This

    thread

    is

    about

    taiwanese

    chrome...

    Did I forget to mention the

    chrome headlight buckets

    on my Chinese tractor still look new? ;)

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  • squirrel
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    my home stereo is a Dynaco, from the late 60s

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  • ls7gto
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    Originally posted by joebogey
    An idea that's been touched on in a few posts here, and hasn't been brought to the forefront is that it's the company's that are selling it here. Even if it's manufactured in China, there is an American company that has contracted with them to make the part as that American company has contracted them for. If you have a factory and someone comes to you to make XYZ part for $5.00. If you tell them you can make a quality part for $10, or low-quality for $5.00 and they choose the $5.00 part, who's to blame. We are a Wal-Mart/Consumer economy, we don't expect things to last. My Dad's still driving the '70 Impala that he bought as the family car when my brother was born. I've already gone through an engine and a tranny in my Explorer, while the Impala had the cam, lifters, and pushrods replaced. OE's are now making car's that don't need to have service for 100K miles, but how many people do you know that actually keep the car for the 100K miles?

    If the inferior products (made in China or U.S.A.) weren't distributed or carried by stores there would be no demand and no manufacture of them. However, they are carried and they are sold, so to quote Kieth, "Look to ourselves"
    I see vehicles everyday with 150k+that barely get normal maintenance, and see more than a few 7.3 powerstrokes with 400k.
    and my home electronics....from japan, tv is sony almost 18 yrs old, strereos in house and garage both from kenwood all pre 1975.
    I try very hard to buy american, but will always buy japanese over chinese and such.

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  • squirrel
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    If I can find good used parts for my car, I'll put them on before buying repops. This thread is about tiwanese chrome...it really does suck, compared to 50 year old original GM chrome still in great shape...

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    I agree. HOWEVER, our option to step up to better quality parts has diminished considerably in some areas. I remember a rash of bad Chevy motor mounts a few years ago that were vulcanized cockeyed, and wouldn't fit from Indonesia I think it was. And one company recently bought the other, so that's all that was available at that time
    Originally posted by bowtiemonster
    you get what you pay for.

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  • Pumpkin
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    Originally posted by dieselgeek
    Originally posted by WhiteMonster
    OH, COME ON AND QUIT THROWING OUT THE RACISM HATE CARD, CAUSE WE DON'T BUY INTO IT !!!

    We don't care where a part comes from or who made it, as long as it is good quality.
    We are just calling a spade a spade. Accept that and get on with your life.

    See, Keith, I couldn't delete mine.
    ;D

    yeah right. how many domestic aftermarket parts have you installed on your own car again?
    Well?

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  • Two Lane Blacktop
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    While trying to be complimentary about Chinese tractors,


    I just remembered a set of "Made In China" trim rings bought

    from NPD. They last a week before going from polished and

    shiny waxed chrome to having golden rust metalflake acne!!!!!! > :o >

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  • min301
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    As was just said, you get what you pay for.
    While I'm open to buying parts from anywhere, many of the chinese copies just aren't very good. Also, while some are ok, consistent quality is also hard to find with cheapo copies.

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  • joebogey
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    An idea that's been touched on in a few posts here, and hasn't been brought to the forefront is that it's the company's that are selling it here. Even if it's manufactured in China, there is an American company that has contracted with them to make the part as that American company has contracted them for. If you have a factory and someone comes to you to make XYZ part for $5.00. If you tell them you can make a quality part for $10, or low-quality for $5.00 and they choose the $5.00 part, who's to blame. We are a Wal-Mart/Consumer economy, we don't expect things to last. My Dad's still driving the '70 Impala that he bought as the family car when my brother was born. I've already gone through an engine and a tranny in my Explorer, while the Impala had the cam, lifters, and pushrods replaced. OE's are now making car's that don't need to have service for 100K miles, but how many people do you know that actually keep the car for the 100K miles?

    If the inferior products (made in China or U.S.A.) weren't distributed or carried by stores there would be no demand and no manufacture of them. However, they are carried and they are sold, so to quote Kieth, "Look to ourselves"

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  • Two Lane Blacktop
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    One Chinese product that is reknown

    for longevity & durability is:


    Their freakin' indestructible tractors that

    first work a full-lifecycle plowing rocky

    fields in North Korea, then go back

    to China to be painted & overhauled for

    shipment to the US of A for another lifecycle.


    (Same for their irrigators/generators, etc.)

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  • Scott Liggett
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    Originally posted by WhiteMonster
    OH, COME ON AND QUIT THROWING OUT THE RACISM HATE CARD, CAUSE WE DON'T BUY INTO IT !!!

    We don't care where a part comes from or who made it, as long as it is good quality.
    We are just calling a spade a spade. Accept that and get on with your life.

    See, Keith, I couldn't delete mine.
    ;D
    I agree with Monster. I don't care where it's made. I just want quality. But since so much stuff I've bought that was made in China lately hasn't been worth bringing home; I am leary of anything made there these days. It's a shame really. It would only take some care on their parts to build quality parts. Perception is that they only care about is American money.

    Back in the fifties, no one believed the Japanese could make anything of quality. Some of that prejudice may have come from the war and attack at Pearl, but by the mid 70's all that changed. I don't think you will find many people argue that Japanese products, especially autos and electronics are top notch these days. It only took twenty years to change our minds and the Japanese intense quality control.

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  • bowtiemonster
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    you get what you pay for.

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  • dieselgeek
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    Originally posted by WhiteMonster
    OH, COME ON AND QUIT THROWING OUT THE RACISM HATE CARD, CAUSE WE DON'T BUY INTO IT !!!

    We don't care where a part comes from or who made it, as long as it is good quality.
    We are just calling a spade a spade. Accept that and get on with your life.

    See, Keith, I couldn't delete mine.
    ;D

    yeah right. how many domestic aftermarket parts have you installed on your own car again?

    Leave a comment:

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