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Choosing the right parts supplier

Postby Chris59 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:02 pm

Hello guys,

I know it's not exactly easy to reply to this question, but please share your exeperiences : I need wheel bearings, brake pipes and braided hoses, stainless steel pistons and a set of seals to rebuilt my Metro calipers, a set of vented disc, a tandem brake master cylinder, master and slave pre-verto clutch cylinders, the list goes on….

For example, between Minispares, Minisport or another supplier, considering that price is not really the object, as I want only very good quality parts (I'm fed of poor repros !), so, what could be your recommendation ?

Cheers !
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Re: Choosing the right parts supplier

Postby fozzza » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:28 pm

I always plumb for Minispares. I recently rebuilt my Mk2 with parts from them with no complaints. I bought in bulk to make the delivery charge worth while. The same as yourself I changed everything.
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Re: Choosing the right parts supplier

Postby goldeneye » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:36 pm

I order most of my stuff by minispares to. I use minisport for wheels (cheaper) and for there 4 pots brakes.
Beware that minspares has a lot of cheap versions of normal genuine products. The cheap ones are indeed cheap, but are also that bad.
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Re: Choosing the right parts supplier

Postby Chris59 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:13 pm

Okay, thanks guys, I'll follow your advice, and go for Minispares, but will pay for the best quality available.

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Re: Choosing the right parts supplier

Postby l_jonez » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:31 am

After a few bad experiences with other suppliers I've used pretty much only mini spares for the last 12+ years with no real issues.
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Re: Choosing the right parts supplier

Postby Chris59 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:08 am

Thanks I_jonez !
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Re: Choosing the right parts supplier

Postby Hans Efde » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:51 pm

I have parts from both Minisport and Minispares. My present waterpump is from Minisport, so much better than the crap I received from an Ebay supplier.
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