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OEM vs Aftermarket Window Regulators

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OEM vs Aftermarket Window Regulators

Post by broadusc » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:42 am

Does anyone have any experience with aftermarket window regulators? The OEMs are 270. Salvage OEM is 100. Aftermarket is in the 50-75 range. It's a 2000 V40 that just for around town type driving. I mostly just want to be able to pull up and get a taco without opening my door. :-)

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Re: OEM vs Aftermarket Window Regulators

Post by alschnertz » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:36 pm

Never had to change a regulator in my S40, but I wouldn't go with factory new unless I had no choice.
More likely, I'd wait for something to show up at the pick-n-pull.

Odds are you'd get a factory regulator from the junkyard which I would trust more than aftermarket.
I'm not a huge fan of aftermarket unless it's an OEM supplier.
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Re: OEM vs Aftermarket Window Regulators

Post by broadusc » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:52 am

I ended up going with a Magneti Marelli for 144 bucks.

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Re: OEM vs Aftermarket Window Regulators

Post by alschnertz » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:23 pm

Thanks for posting back.
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