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Unread 11-12-2013, 03:25 PM   #27166
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As somebody who sells spark plugs for a living:

Champion - Chrysler, Lawnmowers
NGK - All Asian imports, Saturn
ACDelco - GM
Motorcraft - Ford
Bosch - German imports
E3 - GM Performance, Lawnmowers
ACCEL - GM Performance (in other words, lawnmowers)
Autolite - Any cars preparing to be crushed, but you couldn't find a trailer to tow it to the scrapper and they wouldn't come to you

How long have you been selling parts? Also, hate to tell ya, but Chrysler switched over to NGK as OE a couple years ago. Just certain brands are spec'd as OE for certain manufacturers doesn't mean that they won't function just as well in other makes.

It's well known that Champion is the recommended brand for Chrysler, but I wouldn't hesitate to use NGK's in them either, as I run the NGK 4306 (one heat range colder than stock) in my SRT-4. Actually, I'd consider NGK to work well in just about any application.

<---7 years with CSK Auto (Checker, Schucks, Kragen) and then O'Reilly/The Green Mafia after the buyout.

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Unread 11-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #27167
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How long have you been selling parts? Also, hate to tell ya, but Chrysler switched over to NGK as OE a couple years ago. Just certain brands are spec'd as OE for certain manufacturers doesn't mean that they won't function just as well in other makes.

It's well known that Champion is the recommended brand for Chrysler, but I wouldn't hesitate to use NGK's in them either, as I run the NGK 4306 (one heat range colder than stock) in my SRT-4. Actually, I'd consider NGK to work well in just about any application.

<---7 years with CSK Auto (Checker, Schucks, Kragen) and then O'Reilly/The Green Mafia after the buyout.
That's mainly what I was going for. It's rather rare to find a manufacturer that hasn't switched to either NGK or Bosch. The only reason I went with Champions was because they were the cheapest option.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 04:38 PM   #27168
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I fixed my Rear Bumper Cover and sprayed it.
I matched it as best I could with what Autozone had in stock for paint..
Looks better then having a crack in it about 6-8'' inches long guess the PO didn't want to spend the money to fix it.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #27169
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Well then that's awesome haha



I went with the recommended 3/16". I had the pieces cut at Blackhawk Fabrication in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Very happy with them, friendly guys and timely work. They even were able to supply some of the steel for me.
I bought the plans for the front winch bumper & was quoted way too high prices by someone

1. Water jet cut parts + material – 795.00
2. Plasma cut parts + material – 495.00


Ok time to try someone else I guess !
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Unread 11-12-2013, 04:58 PM   #27170
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I bought the plans for the front winch bumper & was quoted way too high prices by someone 1. Water jet cut parts + material – 795.00 2. Plasma cut parts + material – 495.00 Ok time to try someone else I guess !
$20 harbor freight grinder + lots of cut off wheels

I spent less than 2 hours cutting lots if 3/16 probably could get a 4x8 sheet for $100-120
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Unread 11-12-2013, 05:50 PM   #27171
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I was looking at a mint 97 Orvis in Wisconsin, but it got sold today. Damn my luck.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #27172
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I bought the plans for the front winch bumper & was quoted way too high prices by someone

1. Water jet cut parts + material – 795.00
2. Plasma cut parts + material – 495.00


Ok time to try someone else I guess !
Damn!!!! I seriously had less then $250 into the material and cutting on a plasma for both front and rear.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 05:54 PM   #27173
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I was looking at a mint 97 Orvis in Wisconsin, but it got sold today. Damn my luck.
No real loss, it was an Orvis. I think the only thing worse than an Orvis is a woodie
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:19 PM   #27174
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$20 harbor freight grinder + lots of cut off wheels

I spent less than 2 hours cutting lots if 3/16 probably could get a 4x8 sheet for $100-120
I have to try and find the steel around here I wouldn't know the first place to look.
2 hours with a wheel grinder is pretty good time.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:35 PM   #27175
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I have to try and find the steel around here I wouldn't know the first place to look.
2 hours with a wheel grinder is pretty good time.
You mean EXCELLENT time. I think i would have spent 2 hours on 1 piece, even with my plasma cutter.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #27176
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You have no idea how to use a plasma cutter then lol
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #27177
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You have no idea how to use a plasma cutter then lol
I've only used it once hehe. But it is quite difficult to see the line you're trying to follow when using the plasma.

The time really comes in when you're grinding the parts to fit perfectly.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #27178
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Thats why you have to clamp a guide in place. I can rip an 8 foot sheet of 3/16 long ways in about 15 seconds and have an edge so clean you dont have to grind it at all.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #27179
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Thats why you have to clamp a guide in place. I can rip an 8 foot sheet of 3/16 long ways in about 15 seconds and have an edge so clean you dont have to grind it at all.
I don't have a drag tip for mine yet...
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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:23 PM   #27180
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You mean a cutting tip. Which plaz cutter did you get?
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