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Old 03-15-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Do you prefer customs parts or bolt-on parts?

With the endless amount of parts manufacturers and specialty shops that offer to make one-off parts which one do you prefer? Obviously bolt-on parts are cheaper since its mass produced. But theres also a downside that the parts might not fit perfectly or might need modification. But if you get something custom made you know it fits perfectly and works right away. But it will definitely cost a lot more. Discuss!!!
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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assuming i had the money for it i would definitely go with custom one off parts. sinces its made specifically for me and not for anyone elses vehicle. plus it would make it easy for me since the same shop that would make the product will most likely install it too insuring that there would be no issues.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:02 AM   #3
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Depends on what it is.

Most parts are simple bolt on's and if there is an issues they can be returned. I did have some Billet Bow Ties for my HHR that did not fit and I worked with the MFG to have them corrected and they sent me the new parts out to check the fit and replace my wrong ones at no charge.

On my Fiero I have a lot of parts that were limited production items from the 80's. They are nice because you don't see many of them if any today. The real issues was that most were not of great quailty and took a lot of extra work to make them fit and look proper,

The fact is there was a time that most parts were made at home. Cams, Intakes, headers, etc. Today most people buy something and just bolt it on. This has lead to many people being able to buy parts they could never make. It too has lead some to do things to cars or create issue that get them in over their heads.

I tend to do what I can as a bolt on but because of the nature of my cars over the years I have had to so my fair share of fab work too. I don't mind if I have the proper tools to do it. But how many people have milling machines etc at their house?
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
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After doing a little research I think going with high-end bolt on parts might be the best way. Since like someone here said that you wont really have problems with high end bolt on product
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