Shocktober wow's with Wolfer Parts or is it?

JetbikeAnt

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Good morning Gents, A number of months back I purchased a set of 12K shocks from Wolfer. When they arrived they seemed to be of good quality, but no part numbers were stamped on the top outer shock for me to tell front from back so I called them. The Gent told me that they took the high and low dampening rate of the Military shocks and averaged them to produce these shocks. I told them I thought they were NOS and I knew they were not right. He said check back in 45 days which was the beginning of this month. I contacted them last week explaining the situation and they sent another set of shocks.

This new set has stickers on them. They are also dented and look nothing like AM General offerings. Their rubber bushings are also marked made in Mexico. LOL. I have attached some pictures for your review. Would you please have a look and give me your thoughts. Shocks are cheap right now and if I purchase the AM Gen offerings I cannot in good consonance sell these two sets to a fellow Steel Soldier. Once I have your thoughts I will decide what to do with Wolfer. Thanks in advance!
 

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Coug

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Wolfer has been in the business, selling cheap chinese parts with high failure rates, for a very long time.

I can't find the posts, but I remember years ago reading about a company selling turbo "upgrade" kits for pickup trucks or cars or something like that, that were failing because they were chinese manufacture and very poor quality. I believe that was also Wolfer, or another name that the same people were going by.



Don't trust any company that uses phrases like "US Govt. Approved" or outrageous claims that "we strengthened the part by 25%"

Reading through many of their parts listings they try to claim the part is a major upgrade from the OEM one, which immediately tells you that it is NOT OEM or OEM approved, as it no longer matches the specifications of the OEM part.
 

JetbikeAnt

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Wolfer has been saying things like 12K heavy duty shocks and gives the correct part numbers. That's how they got me. They did not say NOS, but they did not say aftermarket of 3rd party either. I was so happy they were replacing the shocks I gave them a small order. It's the two lights for the A2 Trans. TC Lock and Trans. I have attached a few pics as well. It looks the the TC Lock is fake to me due to the shade of green and the wire numbers. Its in a sealed pack and I did not want to take it our as it is going back. The Trans is more believable to me, but its sticky around the casing where the part number is stamped. Please have a look at these and share your thoughts. I should have named this thread show and tell!

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I may have real ones if needed
Not all stuff at Wolfer is fake stuff...They do have some real AMG parts
 
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