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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 6:49 PM Thread Starter
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OPG vs NPD for parts

I know this question has probably been asked before but here it goes. Which vendor do you guys prefer for parts? I need to buy a power steering box and power steering pump along with some other items. I am a bit more comfortable buying stuff from a well known vendor in case there are issues down the line. I live in Florida so I know about NPD being local but that's it. However, they do seem cheaper on many things than OPG not that that's a good thing. Car is currently in the shop so I am waiting to here what I need as I am thinking about getting a more up to date steering box with a better ratio. Opinions appreciated!
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 7:05 PM
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Re: OPG vs NPD for parts

I have purchased from OPGI, Ground Up, Year One, Muscle Factory, NPD, Ausley's, and probably a couple of others. I have found that often times the part that I need is available from multiple vendors, but they all buy the same part from the same wholesaler. For geographical convenience and large stock, I probably buy more often from OPGI, but I definitely compare prices and therefore go somewhere else from time to time.

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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 7:43 PM
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Re: OPG vs NPD for parts

I use 'em all from time to time. If I don't sprinkle a little money on all of them, I stop getting the eye candy catalogs.

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I use GrdUp or JEGs

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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 7:50 PM
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Re: OPG vs NPD for parts

As said above, most are pretty comparable and competitively priced. If you want to upgrade, look at CPP, they have packages that might work for you. Also, MCB- Matt's Custom Bowties has been really good to deal with, they will price match any legitimate deal.
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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 9:03 PM
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Re: OPG vs NPD for parts

I will say the couple times I've had problems with parts from NPD, they were quick to resolve the issue. I usually go to them for the Chevelle parts. Another vendor I won't mention never returned my calls or emails concerning a manufacturing issue...
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Re: OPG vs NPD for parts

Anyone that’s done a lot a catalog business with the majority of our vendors would award a higher rating to NPD.
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OPG is very expensive on stuff. I live close to Ground Up and bought a lot from them. I like NPD, Inline Tube, and AMK Products for hardware.

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Never had a problem with NPD, they seem to have better parts availability than some other vendors.
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NPD for me.
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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 19, 8:34 AM
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I use NPD. They are not far from me. Most items I receive the next day. Only one item didnt work correctly. I drove to Ocala and swapped it for the correct item.
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NPD.....

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Re: OPG vs NPD for parts

I'll vote for NPD. Any issue I've ever had, they were more than willing and able to fix.
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NPD A number of times, I have seen were the owner Rick, will answer questions, and explain the parts business side on this forum...
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post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 19, 10:26 AM
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Re: OPG vs NPD for parts

Of the.two original choices I prefer NPD. Of all the vendors mentioned here there is only one that I have nothing nice to say when their name is mentioned. That is In Line Tube. For anyone that cares to listen to some creative demeaning terms concerning them I have plenty of bad things to say about them.
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