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Where to Purchase Subaru Parts on the Web?

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#1 efgarro


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Posted 28 August 2003 - 07:40 PM

I would appreciate any recommendation as to the most favorable US-based online site to purchase Subaru Parts. The Subaru dealer in Costa Rica is very expensive.

Could somebody expand/clarify the abbreviation OEM?



#2 edrach


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Posted 28 August 2003 - 07:55 PM

Try www.1stsubaruparts.com or www.expressautoparts.com.
1stsubaru is a sube dealer with good discount and reputation. ExpressAuto is an "aftermarket" parts source.

OEM: something like original equipment parts; I'm not sure how it got to M but the term refers to parts from the original manufacturer of the vehicle.

#3 BillyJ


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Posted 28 August 2003 - 08:11 PM

I have ordered parts several times from


and have been very happy. They have great prices, fast shipping and live phone support. They are actually the parts department of Natick Subaru dealership in Massachusetts.

Good luck!

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 08:40 PM

OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer. As opposed to aftermarket stuff. For example, my car (97 OB) can with an OEM radio made by Panasonic.

Brakes are a good one. You can buy "Subaru" OEM pads (made by some selected vendor of theirs or possibly themselves) or you can buy other pads from your local auto parts store that may be made by someone else. Just to confuse matters, it is even possible that the parts (OEM and aftermarket) are made by the same company, but may be manufactured to different specs. (Eg, pads for Subaru, or pads to fit Subaru as spec'd by Autozone/Pep Boys/Whoever under their house brand name.)

Hopefully I haven't confused you! :-\


#5 tcspeer


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Posted 28 August 2003 - 09:38 PM

Lithia Subaru in Oregon is great 1-866-717-2512 they have ad's in our rural carrier magizines, and ship part's usually with two day del. here in states.

#6 efgarro


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Posted 28 August 2003 - 10:58 PM

Thanx for your responses.


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Posted 29 August 2003 - 07:46 AM

Liberty subaru


#8 Subie Gal

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 09:59 AM

and i can help you...

www.allsubaru.com = my day job.

our site is being rebuilt...
but i can offer 20-30% off any OE product...
and we have aftermarket/performance stuff as well.

if you want it.. dont see it on the site...
mail me and i will help.... !!!


#9 ZenBaja


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Posted 29 August 2003 - 10:18 AM

Hey Subie Gal,

I really like your website. I was going to order a 6 pack of oil filters for my Baja, but the shipping came back as $19 for my zip.
Other places were only charging $7 for S&H or less.

Anyway, other than that, it looks great. Hopefully I can buy some accessories in the future.


#10 Subie Gal

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 02:10 PM

if the shipping quote does something goofy like that...
just contact me. :)
i can "adjust" these things ;)

shipping should only be $8-9 for UPS ground 6pack of oil filters :)
(regular ground shipment)

let me know if i can help at any time :)

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