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PostSubject: Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan)   Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan) EmptyFri Jul 27, 2012 2:25 pm

Tell me what do you guys think in terms of car parts?

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PostSubject: Re: Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan)   Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan) EmptyFri Jul 27, 2012 2:33 pm

haha like for example..

here in the philippines japan original parts are usually very expensive.. for my cornerlights (orig) its 4x the price of the taiwan corner lights, so I went for the replacement (taiwan)

its been almost 6 months now and the performance and looks haven't changed.. so instead of paying too much money for a glass original lights which cost a lot of $$$$ its a very nice investment sometimes..


what do you think? lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan)   Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan) EmptyFri Jul 27, 2012 3:10 pm

In my opinion it's whatever works. Like Scott personally has a original JDM thang goin on, all his stuff is original pretty well, and that's the way he likes it. If I can get the JDM things for a good price I'll go for that, but if it's available and substantially cheaper to get a replacement/aftermarket part then of course I'll go for that.

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Oh, you mean OEM vs aftermarket parts. Well, it's gonna vary from part to part.
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PostSubject: Re: Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan)   Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan) EmptySat Jul 28, 2012 12:38 am

o yes! that's the other word for it! aftermarket indeed. yeah I agree, I suppose it all ends up to the person building the car, if they want all orig oem jdm parts then its really up to the builder.

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PostSubject: Re: Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan)   Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan) EmptySat Jul 28, 2012 3:34 pm

It depends on how well they match with the rest of the car. Like I have aftermarket tailights and retrofitted headlights and I loveee the way they look because they don't stick out like a sore thumb. Like 20inch chrome rims on a stock Corolla. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan)   Original (japan) vs Replacement (taiwan) EmptyTue Jul 31, 2012 7:03 am

I needed to replace 2 rear shocks. So I ordered from Jap parts South London. They were not Toyota branded parts, but they were cheaper and so far I can't tell any difference from the original Vs the non branded parts (apart from the performance in the wallet) . And the same can be said of all the serviceable parts i.e. air, oil, fuel filter, sparks etc.
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OEM Japan parts only for me.
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