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> RockAuto.com and Standard Motor Products, Ignition Conversion Kits
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post Feb 12 2018, 12:11 PM
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I just bought an Ignition Conversion Kit for my 1970 Porsche 914 from RockAuto.com because the old Pertronix unit had failed. Not wanting to buy another Pertronix unit, I found a kit supposedly made by Standard Motor Products [ignition conversion kit #LX-811] on RockAuto.com for $173.75. When I got it, I discovered that it was just a Pertronix kit that had been re-boxed by Standard Motor Products and was being sold at an elevated price. The exact same Pertronix kit can be bought from FCPEuro for $110.89 (with a lifetime warranty), from AutoHausAS.com for $11.24, and from PelicanParts.com for $117.75. Be carefull when buying from RockAuto and Standrd Motor Products. This was very disappointing. I have bought many parts from ROckAuto in the past for my Porsche 914 and other vehicles, and have always thought it was being sold for a reasonable price. But this time I feel like I was ripped-off big time by RockAuto for $50 to $60.
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914sgofast2   RockAuto.com and Standard Motor Products   Feb 12 2018, 12:11 PM
914Sixer   RockAuto screwed me on some injectors that where s...   Feb 12 2018, 01:48 PM
malcolm2   RockAuto screwed me on some injectors that where ...   Feb 12 2018, 05:04 PM
gothspeed   :(   Feb 12 2018, 02:09 PM
Philip W.   get the hot spark module - or by one of my distrib...   Feb 12 2018, 02:09 PM
Bartlett 914   get the hot spark module - or by one of my distri...   Feb 12 2018, 02:31 PM
malcolm2   get the hot spark module - or by one of my distr...   Feb 12 2018, 04:59 PM
Chris914n6   I've returned stuff to RA, just had to pay shi...   Feb 12 2018, 04:49 PM
Front yard mechanic   Don't buy anything from rock auto :miles:   Feb 12 2018, 08:29 PM
bdstone914   The last company I worked for had SMP as the pare...   Feb 12 2018, 09:48 PM
rdauenhauer   UGH! Search on Pertronix +Failure .... read un...   Feb 12 2018, 10:52 PM
Spoke   UGH! Search on Pertronix +Failure .... read u...   Feb 14 2018, 07:13 AM
worn   UGH! Search on Pertronix +Failure .... read u...   Feb 14 2018, 12:34 PM
Front yard mechanic   I just bought an Ignition Conversion Kit for my 1...   Feb 13 2018, 08:32 AM
rhodyguy   Does Rockauto stock parts? I was under the impress...   Feb 14 2018, 12:53 PM
914sgofast2   My complaint was with RockAuto and Standard Motor ...   Feb 14 2018, 05:17 PM
Mikey914   The moral of the story is stick with reputable ven...   Feb 14 2018, 06:39 PM
The Cabinetmaker   Why would anyone buy a part for a 914 from rock au...   Feb 14 2018, 09:40 PM
mepstein   Why would anyone buy a part for a 914 from rock a...   Feb 14 2018, 09:51 PM
Mike D.   After my Pertronix failed, I got a Compufire. At t...   Feb 15 2018, 12:27 PM
Vacca Rabite   123 Ignition to the rescue! Its more money. ...   Feb 15 2018, 12:47 PM


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