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Old 03-09-2011, 10:54 AM
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Good morning all, I would like your opinion on the quality or experience from the following part supplier:

http://www.porscheoemparts.com/partl...?siteid=215405

I need to purchase the long rear center light/reflector for my 964 and found the dealer to be very expensive. The same part is sold at Pellican for $492 however the above Part Supplier sell for much less at $324 as OEM parts.

Am I missing something, or are these parts of much less quality?

I have attached below the link to both parts for comparaison. I alway tough that OEM is OEM and therefore should be all the same,.. it?



http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...9%2C%20Each%20

http://www.porscheoemparts.com/partl...aphicID=696160 &callout=6&catalogid=2&displayCatalogid=0


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Old 03-09-2011, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by PChar View Post
Good morning all, I would like your opinion on the quality or experience from the following part supplier:

http://www.porscheoemparts.com/partl...?siteid=215405

I need to purchase the long rear center light/reflector for my 964 and found the dealer to be very expensive. The same part is sold at Pellican for $492 however the above Part Supplier sell for much less at $324 as OEM parts.

Am I missing something, or are these parts of much less quality?

I have attached below the link to both parts for comparaison. I alway tough that OEM is OEM and therefore should be all the same,.. it?



http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...9%2C%20Each%20

http://www.porscheoemparts.com/partl...aphicID=696160 &callout=6&catalogid=2&displayCatalogid=0


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Here is the difference.

The Pelican part is a Porsche part.

OEM, just means that the Part is coming from an Originally Porsche Parts supplier.

Porsche doesn't build everything in house, so they have venders. A Porsche part will be built to Porsche specifications. An OEM part only means that the supplier or part seller originally sold parts to Porsche.

It does not mean that it’s is the exact same part that Porsche would have got from the supplier. It could be, but there is no guarantee that it is. The supplier could use a different glue, seal, gasket, and plastic - whatever to build an OE OEM part. It doesn’t necessarily have to be to Porsche specifications.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:15 PM
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I got mine from Gaudin http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214626 They sell it for $324.99. It was a Porsche Part.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:43 PM
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The porscheoemparts.com site is run by a Porsche dealer in CA, Sonnen Porsche, so if you get something from them it is a genuine Porsche part. I have purchased parts from them the prices are pretty good but the shipping can be a bit high, I think it is calculated as a percentage of the item cost. You can also try Sunset Porsche in Oregon, they don't have a web interface but if you call them and ask for prices their prices are usually the same as or close to the porscheoemparts.com prices. I think their shipping charges are better so I have used them more often. They are essentially charging dealer cost + 10-15% as opposed to MSRP. The genuine Porsche parts on Pelican are usually priced at MSRP.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:14 AM
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I've had NO problem with

http://www.porscheoemparts.com/partl...?siteid=215405

Good luck !
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:42 PM
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I did this replacement last year. My rear light covers were peeling, filling with water, and blowing bulbs. I would definitely stick with the Porsche part for both cosmetic (authenticity) and quality. Note that the rear bar has all the wiring and bulbs preinstalled so it truly pops right in. There is a rubber gasket that fits underneath that you will also need....this required some adhesive to properly attach.

just my $.02
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Thanks for all the good stuff.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:05 PM
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I have order numerous parts from Sonne and they have very competitive pricing and have not screwed anything up. As for their shipping costs, I have placed an order for stickers, and the charge was $12. In the comments on the order form I asked them the question of "$12 for shipping?" They responded with $1. If you address the issue at the time of order they will work with you to get the right number for shipping.
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