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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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1200 Aftermarket Starter recomendations

So it's about time to stop rebuilding my unreliable starter and just buy a new one.

Has anyone heard of the ARROWHEAD SMU0112?

There seems to be low end ones (under $80), midrange $100-160 and then OEM and another above $200.

Thank you!
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Try to find a permanent magnet starter, which that one may be since it shows the terminal on the other end from OEM.

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Beware, some aftermarket starters (primarily the Chinese ones) come with low-grade planetary gears which disintegrate under stress. Might be able to fit the gears from your old starter though...

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Thank you for the advice, I ordered the Arrowhead one. Now I have to find out how to get a better solenoid that doesn't burn out! Anyone tried the ford one?
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