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#2895399 - 05/06/15 09:15 PM Aftermarket AC condensor OK?
Pvt2NJ Offline


Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 27
Loc: North East NJ
2001 MGM AC condenser needs replacing. Any aftermarket brands close to OEM quality to save some $$. Appreciate any advice. Thanks!
01 GMQ LS - 123k mi. - Stock

#2895402 - 05/06/15 09:26 PM Re: Aftermarket AC condensor OK? [Re: Pvt2NJ]
bigROC209 Offline
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Registered: 04/11/12
Posts: 2270
Loc: Stockton, CA
We carry the Murray brand which is less than half the price of the Motorcraft one.
2002 Marquis LS Precision Trac, new engine @ 125K, GT Wheels, HP tires, SCT Xcal 2, 91 Octane tune from BOC, Traction Locker w/Ford Racing clutches, 3.55's, Police D/S, Ford Racing IM @114K, 75mm TB, Trick Flow Plenum, Ziptube, GT MAF, P71 Rear Coils, Summit Racing UDP's, HPP Sway Bar, Gas KYB's, J-Mod, 2-1/4" Dual Exhaust, Thrush Glasspacks & 18" tips, MSD COPs, NGK TR55's & Grey Injectors, Pinstripe removed, Disc changer, 2400 watt Pioneeer amp & 6x9's, Kicker Comp VR 10" DVC subwoofers.

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#2895514 - 05/07/15 08:28 PM Re: Aftermarket AC condensor OK? [Re: Pvt2NJ]
Pvt2NJ Offline


Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 27
Loc: North East NJ
Thanks for the link to the Murray condenser. I did a lot of hunting late last night and found a Spectra Premuim condenser with a 1" core, 2 yr warranty for $86 incl. S&H. I do appreciate your info, your link showed me there are many brands however different to choose from.
01 GMQ LS - 123k mi. - Stock

#2895708 - 05/09/15 11:00 AM Re: Aftermarket AC condensor OK? [Re: Pvt2NJ]
PB92 Offline
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Registered: 02/07/09
Posts: 2150
Loc: Communist CT
Four Seasons or Spectra are good.
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world, MARINES don't have that problem" President Ronald Reagan

99 P71 Ex-Greenwich CT Det. car. New Ford crate engine. Deep Wedgewood Blue/SMD LED trunk/interior/door lights
Modified factory CAI. Big 4 upgrade, 0 gauge highstrand. High Power Cobra 29LX highly tricked out. 200 amp alt w/overdrive pulley. New body mounts. Moroso air/oil separator. Rebuilt 8.8 axle. ARA3 PCM. High power CB'er for 35 years. GMRS Operator Midland MXT400

#2895717 - 05/09/15 11:33 AM Re: Aftermarket AC condensor OK? [Re: Pvt2NJ]
GrandMarq9807 Offline
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Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 4420
Loc: Virginia
For such items probably 97-99% replacements are aftermarket, we'd be hearing about issues if they existed...
1998 Grand Marquis LS. 96K mi. .. Stock
2007 Grand Marquis GS. 90K mi. .. Stock
1996 F-150 XLT 196K mi Beater, Stock

----------My Toys---------(links are up)
1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
1972 Comet GT Restomod 306, C4
1988 Turbo Coupe 331 AOD & 3.73 .. Pressurized ½ Motor is History

*****************NEW TOY!!!*********************
1969 Base Fairlane 302, C4, 45K mi(really!)

Now with P/S & PDB
Gonna wake it up with a Blue Print headed 347

#2895760 - 05/09/15 04:55 PM Re: Aftermarket AC condensor OK? [Re: Pvt2NJ]
stalag Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 03/29/09
Posts: 3983
Loc: Columbus, OH
1. Buy the component with the longest warranty.
2. Realize that the Motorcraft part has a 33% markup. There is room to negotiate that price down.
Stalag;___________Just for Rizzo I am posting this in my sig. Coolants
2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L, 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis (extinct)
On my LTC the following mods/upgrades were added. Heinous motorsport control arms, Command Automotive SD-1 rotors (these rotors can no longer be obtained), Calipers by in silver with Hawk HPS pads (now running Ford OEM), MSD COP's. MZT is also applied with programming from BOC. j-mod is now done. Final rebuild of transmission done by Gearstar.


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