Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiast Forum - Volvo Community - Volvo Repair

-   Volvo Versatility (https://www.volvoforum.com/volvo-versatility/)
-   -   Anyone use parts mfd by Hamburg-Technic of Germany? (https://www.volvoforum.com/volvo-versatility/1089-anyone-use-parts-mfd-hamburg-technic-germany.html)

1steven 06-09-2009 01:37 AM

Anyone use parts mfd by Hamburg-Technic of Germany?
 
I'm looking for new front suspension parts for my '99 V70 XC AWD and found a seller on ebay, Deutsche Parts USA which has control arms and sway bar end links mfd by Hamburg-Technic of Germany. They claim these are actual OEM--not OEM style--and exceed OE specs. Their prices are great and free shipping, but I don't want to end up doing the job again in a year. Who are Volvo OEMs? How about Febi, Lemforder, MTC or APA as far as quality for suspension parts? Is Meyle the same as Scan-Tech? Heard nothing but bad about them. THANKS!

sulley007 06-10-2009 10:45 PM

Have you thought of speaking with someone at IPD?




robt77burke 10-12-2010 07:29 PM

Steven

did you end up going with dp? If so, how are the parts holding up? I had a horrible experience with this guy today.

florasss 01-25-2011 03:23 AM

i think last three is oke while quality is taken into consideration

brad864 08-29-2011 07:33 PM

Bad News Folks
 
Daimler AG To Increase Auto-parts sourcing in China Eightfold

Daimler AG plans to increase its sourcing of automotive components from China nearly eight-fold within four years, Gasgoo reports.
The world's second-largest luxury car maker will buy US$3.25 billion worth of car components per year in China, up from the $400 million for this year, Daimler AG said in a recent statement. While ambitious plans for exports of new vehicles from China are being retrenched or put on hold, European and U.S. auto manufacturers aggressively step up their sourcing in China as a means for cost reduction and profit enhancement.

Sinamotive: Your private label partner for low cost high quality auto parts.


brad864 09-12-2011 03:17 PM

I just installed the Hamburg Technic Control Arms, strut bearings, ball joints and tie rods on my 2001 volvo s80 t6. I also had the rubber Strut Mounts from Hamburg Technic, but I decided not to use them because I already had Boge strut mounts, and the quality of the Boge looked much better in a side-by-side comparison. The quality of the Hamburg control arms and strut bearings looked good.

Without doing engineering testing it is impossible to know for sure, but they are on my car now and operating just fine. I think the Hamburg strut mounts would have been OK also, but the fit, finish and quality of the Boge looked much better.

I think these days, many of the parts now used in automobiles are made in China anyway.

brad864 05-28-2012 08:49 AM

Urgent warning
 
UPDATE!!!!!

Do not buy the Hamburg Technic Control Arms unless you want to replace them in 8 months or less. They are also a safety hazard. Do not buy them because they will fail prematurely.:mad:

It is less than a year and I am already replacing the ones I bought off ebay. It is a scam. They are not from Germany, but rather China.

julianblight101 05-30-2012 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brad864 (Post 6431)
UPDATE!!!!!

Do not buy the Hamburg Technic Control Arms unless you want to replace them in 8 months or less. They are also a safety hazard. Do not buy them because they will fail prematurely.:mad:

It is less than a year and I am already replacing the ones I bought off ebay. It is a scam. They are not from Germany, but rather China.

Thanks for the info brad...
Gonna check out for this one if it is really true because I'm planning to buy Hamburg Technic Control Arms.

brad864 05-30-2012 09:33 AM

Do not buy Hamburg-Technic
 
If you buy these, you are not only costing yourself much more money in the long run (parts plus any labor to install them + the new ones you will have to buy shortly thereafter), but you are also risking your life by driving in a car with control arms that could fail at any moment. My strong advice is do not buy them!!!!!

brad864 05-30-2012 11:47 AM

Control arms
 
If you are thinking about control arms for your Volvo, I have got two words for you: Lemforder and Febi suspension parts (German Made). For example, if you look at Lemforder bushings side-by-side with the cheaper aftermarket ones made in China, you can see a noticeable and dramatic difference. The rubber in the cheaper parts is thin and flimsy looking. The Lemforder is thick and muscular looking, like rubber on steroids. There is a big difference, even to the naked eye.

Here is bottom line folks: If you can easily do this job yourself and you don't mind changing the control arms out once a year, then go ahead and buy the cheap Chinese aftermarket parts. But if you are paying someone to do this job, then go with better parts otherwise you will be wasting a lot of money on labor cost to have it redone. Also, if you pay a shop to do the job for you, make sure you get at least a two year warranty (in writing) on the job.

The suspension is a complete system, therefore there may be other issues as well causing you problems. Just as there are many links on a chain, there are many links in a suspension and one weak link may affect the the whole system. Get everything checked out.

Update: I contacted
deutschepartsusa about the failed Hamburg Technic Control Arms and they sent me some new bushings for the control arms only. Now the rubber on all the other parts in the suspension kit are failing. Don't buy this kit.


blackgul 10-14-2013 12:38 AM

I already had Boge strut mounts, and the quality of the Boge looked much better in a side-by-side comparison. The quality of the Hamburg control arms and strut bearings looked good.

Without doing engineering testing it is impossible to know for sure, but they are on my car now and operating just fine. I think the Hamburg strut mounts would have been OK also, but the fit, finish and quality of the Boge looked much better.

brad864 10-14-2013 09:17 AM

Looks can be deceiving. The rubber will fail in about 12 months. My advice is to get Beck Arnley products next time. They are much better aftermarket for quality.

Omar Yongt 12-11-2019 04:38 AM

The operating is fine. It depends on you whether this is OK or not. Just like me looking at the Alza price I don't get to think if anyone is changing my idea.

Omar Yongt 12-30-2019 09:24 PM

I perfer to buy car parts on Amazon. You know why. But now I'm so confused about its Civci fuel consumption. Any info?


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© Volvo Forum 2002 - 2011

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome