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Old 06-22-16, 11:58 AM   #1
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I'm in the process of purchasing a front axle bearing/hub assembly from AutohouseAZ for my 2001 LS430. It's for a Koyo part# 4355050011 which I've confirmed from numerous sources is the exact OEM replacement part for the Lexus bearing meaning Koyo makes the bearing hub that is sold under the Toyota/Lexus name. They were even cheaper than Amazon by $50 with free shipping and no sales tax. Total was $221.64. Has anyone dealt with this outfit when ordering parts? If so, what was your experience?
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Old 06-22-16, 12:53 PM   #2
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I'm in the process of purchasing a front axle bearing/hub assembly from AutohouseAZ for my 2001 LS430. It's for a Koyo part# 4355050011 which I've confirmed from numerous sources is the exact OEM replacement part for the Lexus bearing meaning Koyo makes the bearing hub that is sold under the Toyota/Lexus name. They were even cheaper than Amazon by $50 with free shipping and no sales tax. Total was $221.64. Has anyone dealt with this outfit when ordering parts? If so, what was your experience?
Yes, years ago I ordered quite a bit from AutohausAZ for my VW. Never had any problems!
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Old 06-22-16, 05:10 PM   #3
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Same here - ordered quite a bit from them for my VWs many moons ago.
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Old 06-23-16, 08:28 AM   #4
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I ordered many E39 BMW parts from them, no issues.
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Old 06-23-16, 11:34 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the positive reviews .I just sent my order in. It seems as if our members have used this outfit before for other than Lexus parts. That's good enough for me. As expensive as our parts are, every little bit helps.

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Old 06-23-16, 05:22 PM   #6
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ordered from AHZ over the last 10 years for my bimmer
never any problems
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Old 06-24-16, 03:51 PM   #7
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ordered from AHZ over the last 10 years for my bimmer
never any problems
Did all your parts work? Did any have to be returned? Were any of them used? I've been reading so many bad reviews today from Yelp, I'm considering cancelling my order and purchasing directly from Lexus and paying the extra dollars (approximately $80....) I spoke to a rep and he mentioned that some consumers actually return their used parts after saying they were not happy and then they get shipped out as new. How does Autohouse miss this and send out old parts? That's very discouraging.
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Old 06-24-16, 04:17 PM   #8
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All parts arrived as ordered.
Never got used parts
All parts fitted
Although they have optional parts (OEM or better) those parts are clearly marked as such and you have the choice to order they are never substituted

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Old 06-24-16, 05:46 PM   #9
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All parts arrived as ordered.
Never got used parts
All parts fitted
Although they have optional parts (OEM or better) those parts are clearly marked as such and you have the choice to order they are never substituted
Have you ordered parts for your Lexus LS430? From almost every source I have found, the Koyo front wheel bearing hub is as close to the OEM part as possible as Koyo makes their bearings for Toyota/Lexus. It's just for political/liability reasons they are not able to use OEM for some Koyo parts. I may not know the logistics, but that is why I chose to purchase this Koyo part. In the past I purchased a Denso radiator for my LS430 which side by side was identical to the Lexus OEM radiator.....yet Denso did not place OEM on the part.

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Old 06-25-16, 02:12 PM   #10
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have not ordered Lexus parts from them
I "needed" a Denso a/c compressor and found a new one on Amazon for less - same part.
Denso is a parts manufacturer which provides parts for many automakers. You can get parts from them with the automaker logo on it but you pay a much higher price for the same item. Could be an agreement between automaker and Denso, so that the automaker can charge more.
If you browse thru parts on ebay you can see the same scenario. The moment it has a company logo on it it cost more for the same part.
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Old 06-25-16, 02:59 PM   #11
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I ordered a Denso radiator from Rockauto. It was labeled as "aftermarket" on the paperwork that came with it. It is definitely not the same as the oem radiator I removed. Cheaper plastic tanks. The first one had a crack in one of the tanks and it was labeled "Made in Taiwan". Oems were made in Japan. Buyer beware.
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Old 06-26-16, 03:26 PM   #12
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I ordered a Denso radiator from Rockauto. It was labeled as "aftermarket" on the paperwork that came with it. It is definitely not the same as the oem radiator I removed. Cheaper plastic tanks. The first one had a crack in one of the tanks and it was labeled "Made in Taiwan". Oems were made in Japan. Buyer beware.
911LE....You are absolutely correct. Since I no longer do any mechanical work myself, I rely on an independent shop and also one of two Lexus dealerships to replace items. Sometimes the independent gets greedy and his prices are very close or higher than Lexus. That was the case when I replaced my radiator last year. He quoted me $500 for an aftermarket, and Lexus quoted me $1,000 (which I thought was nuts! for OEM radiator and install). I asked Lexus to use a Denso and it was done for $500. Yes it is not made in Japan, but the OEM part is $300+ if I purchase it myself. Sometimes on these older cars it becomes time to try and save some money on parts. Lexus told me they use Denso often for those customers who don't want the extra cost of OEM. As far as the Koyo wheel bearing hub goes, Koyo does make their bearings for Toyota and Lexus, and they are made in Japan. At least I have established that. I'll get the part tomorrow and report back. Thanks everyone.

PS. Does anyone know with certainty that a "Genuine" "OEM" Lexus replacement radiator (or any other Genuine replacement part) is actually manufactured in Japan or instead comes from one of those "Bins" that many auto makers get their parts, some of which might not be from the country that built the car?

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Old 06-28-16, 04:22 PM   #13
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just to show you:
Needed a a/c pressure switch
Lexus dealer over 400 C$
Ebay Denso made in Japan 29 US$ free shipping
same part Nr
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Old 06-28-16, 05:41 PM   #14
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Got my Koyo Axle hub in 2 days and the ABS sensor had Koyo written on it with the Lexus part number for the ABS sensor. This was supposed to be an aftermarket part!
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