When rebuilding a damaged or worn suspension, the need for spindles is usually high on the laundry list of parts needed to properly complete the job. This leads to consideration of the pros and cons of going OEM new, aftermarket new, or OEM used.
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The spindle is one of those parts where imperfections or poor quality, really doesn't cut it. A poorly made spindle can result in everything from tires that will never balance, to struts that will wear prematurely, to annoying steering wheel shimmies at certain speeds. And these problems may not evidence themselves right away. Considering the tremendous punishing torque a spindle may be subjected to, at any point in its life; a poorly made spindle is a time bomb just waiting for that perfect combination of a pothole, curb, or both. Throw in a panic stop curb pothole combo, and an inferior spindle may develop an issue, fail, or worse, under stress that an OEM spindle could have withstood.
Once the defective spindle has been damaged, then your entire suspension rebuild was a total waste of time and money. So before throwing good money after bad, consideration should be taken now, to avoid dissatisfaction down the road.
New spindles are expensive, and they are expensive for a reason. The part simply has to be engineered to withstand tremendous stress, that it will invariably encounter, at many points throughout its life. Obviously buying new spindles is the best option, if price is no object. However, if price wasn't an object, chances are you'd be buying a brand new car, instead of reading up on repairing or restoring the one you have now.
New aftermarket spindles are substantially less money than OEM, but the cost savings could come at a price. For one thing, you don't know how well it was engineered, or what type of alloys were used, or have any sort of reliable rating as to its quality. Aftermarket parts run the full spectrum in quality, but researching these parts can be time consuming and tricky. Going aftermarket could be a gamble., and if you want the job done right, then gambling usually isn't a good plan.
This is an instance where paying more, isn't required to be a prudent option. Usedspindles.com offers proven, road worthy 100% OEM spindles, to get you and your car back on its way, with confidence of a spindle that was properly engineered for your vehicle. Every day, thousands of vehicles, with perfectly good spindles, are parted out. And these spindles are collected, inventoried, and kept here for sale, at a price substantially less than new or aftermarket. Usedspindles.com has a combined 25 years experience in selecting and retailing used OEM parts.
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