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post #1 of 8 Old 07-29-2012, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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what brand of starter should I get

I just found my starters housing broken in two, so I need to get a new starter but were to start, no pun intended. O'reilly auto has a ultima starter for $60 or I could get a mean green starter from quadratec for $300. Is it really worth paying 5 times more than the one from o'reilly. Is the ultima starter any good? Couldn't find much about it on line.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-29-2012, 01:14 PM
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I've stayed with NAPA.Buy it new,lifetime warranty,make sure it made in USA hopefully.Had really good luck with it. On my sandrail i bought a Checker lifetime starter,high quality.After a lifetime of changing it out i took it back and bit the dust for a $90 Napa one.That was 10 years ago and its still going after all the desert abuse.I'm sure there is a lot of great starters out there.This is just my opinion

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-29-2012, 01:25 PM
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Rockauto has an AC Delco rebuild for $40 - $50. Quality looks really good. (Just bought one for mine.) Completely tested after rebuild.

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I have the oreilly lifetime starter on mine. I dont feel there is a need for the mean green unless you have a high compression engine or plan on having to do alot of bump starts in gear. I have always used them even on my demo derby cars and they take alot of abuse there.

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I went with the o'reilly one because of warrenty, I really didn't want to buy from them because they couldn't answer any of my questions, not even where it's made. I haven't paid for it yet, I think I will check with Napa, thanks for the info.
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I use a rebuilt ac delco, havent had a problem yet.

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Starters aren't quantum physics. Get whatever starter the parts store has.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-30-2012, 10:09 AM
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I went with the o'reilly one because of warrenty, I really didn't want to buy from them because they couldn't answer any of my questions, not even where it's made. I haven't paid for it yet, I think I will check with Napa, thanks for the info.
Just got a Napa starter today for my 350 chev truck.New lifetime warranty USA made 5 yrs towing 65 bucks

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