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Old 07-15-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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FCP GROTON. Has anyone used this site???

Has anyone used FCP GROTON (www.fcpgroton.com) for parts? If so, how was the experience, part quality, etc?

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Old 07-15-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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I use it for my cooling systems overhaul parts and spark plugs and air filters.
Very good price,many coupon codes, quality is good too. I refund a air compressor cause I didn't need it, got $ back very fast.
Great company. Fast shipping
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:05 PM   #3
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I use it for my cooling systems overhaul parts and spark plugs and air filters.
Very good price,many coupon codes, quality is good too. I refund a air compressor cause I didn't need it, got $ back very fast.
Great company. Fast shipping
Thanks! I'm looking at buying some LCA Bushings from them, and they're one of the best prices around and they don't gouge on shipping too bad either!
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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parts are not high quality.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:10 PM   #5
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:12 PM   #6
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parts are not high quality.
I'm looking to hold me over until I can get some better lca's and urethane bushings. I just want a decent, cheap, fix for now. I have a bit of a shake in the wheel coasting/braking and I know the originals (80k) have had it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:23 PM   #7
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Bought a bunch of parts for other cars. Will NOT ever use them again.

Had to replace all 8 control arms in the A6 after a year because of the cheap boots. Had the same experience with other cars: original parts would last a decade, their would last 8 months. I found the quality to be junk.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:29 PM   #8
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As far as I know they are a retail place and not a brand. I got Bosch 02 sensors from them. Meyle control arms. Also camshaft positioning sensor. Parts fixed the issues I had. I will use them again. Ps- accidentally ordered 2 exhaust cps so I'll sell the second for 40 shipped.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:34 PM   #9
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As far as I know they are a retail place and not a brand. I got Bosch 02 sensors from them. Meyle control arms. Also camshaft positioning sensor. Parts fixed the issues I had. I will use them again. Ps- accidentally ordered 2 exhaust cps so I'll sell the second for 40 shipped.
The sell other brands such as Meyle, but the lca's bushings I was looking at were an FCP brand. It's probably made in China which makes me think twice. They're about 60 bux. I'd be fine spending 100 for decent bushings, but I'm only going to replace the whole assembly soon enough anyways.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:36 PM   #10
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Bought meyle CA's from them. Best price I found and they're holding up great, also shipping was really quick. Give them a try
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:39 PM   #11
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The sell other brands such as Meyle, but the lca's bushings I was looking at were an FCP brand. It's probably made in China which makes me think twice. They're about 60 bux. I'd be fine spending 100 for decent bushings, but I'm only going to replace the whole assembly soon enough anyways.
Powerflex polyurethane bushings are $70....
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:46 PM   #12
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I put the $60 FCAB on my car from FCPGroton. I have had no problems been 6 months! Decided to give their bushings a try!
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:46 PM   #13
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Powerflex polyurethane bushings are $70....
Are they already pressed? That price seems too good to be true.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:50 PM   #14
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I put the $60 FCAB on my car from FCPGroton. I have had no problems been 6 months! Decided to give their bushings a try!
Thank you! I'm not looking tto keep them on for more than a year anyways. They should suffice for the time being.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:14 AM   #15
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I put the $60 FCAB on my car from FCPGroton. I have had no problems been 6 months! Decided to give their bushings a try!
Thank you! I'm not looking tto keep them on for more than a year anyways. They should suffice for the time being.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:37 AM   #16
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Excellent company with wide selection of fast moving replacement parts.
I have ordered many parts from them: Meyle HD Differential Mounts, Meyle HD Swaybar Link, Meyle HD Tie Rods, Meyle Subframe Mount, etc. The most recent order was A/C Evaporator about a month ago.

They always responds promptly, ships very fast, and truthful about their part availability. When they don't have the part in stock, they will inform you and offer the options you prefer (wait until it came on stock, choose alternative brand, or refund). When you request refund, they will proceed immediately - no hassle at all. It never took more than 3 days to have the order shipped after payment.

The only downside is they sometime send unwanted promo spam to my email (but not too often).

Regarding part quality, especially suspension parts, they do offer various brand options for the same part (i.e FCP, Meyle, and Lemforder for control arms). Just be wise and fair about this, you can't blame the company if the $74 FCP control arms is not as durable as $150 Meyle or $170 Lemforder.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:08 AM   #17
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parts are not high quality.
I'd agree to that. I bought a heater core for my old 98 Volvo V70XC. Damn thing stank like I was burning old Russian tires to keep warm. Had to re-replace the heater core with a Volvo OEM. The only up side is that I wasn't leaking coolant anymore.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:34 AM   #18
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Anyone buy window regulators from FCP? FCP says they are aftermarket not genuine bmw.
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Are they already pressed? That price seems too good to be true.
No, they weren't pre-pressed, but why would that be a big deal?
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:10 PM   #20
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they have horrible customer service and do not list correct parts. they shipped me the wrong o2 sensors that they claimed fit and wanted me to pay for shipping back to them. until my cc company did a reverse charge i could not get them to ship out a shipping tag to fix their mistake.
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