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Is it the fact the wheels were made elsewhere or just Made in China that bothers you? No car is totally made in the US. Parts are sourced out to where the cheapest usable parts can be had. Rams are made sin Mexico using US made Cummins engines--and some have opined that Mexican made Rams actually have better fit and finish than US/UAW made Rams. Lets not even talk about Chevy trucks and where they get their parts. Yet I continually see Sinophobic bashing that is absent in products made in Germany, France, England, or anywhere else in Europe. Come to think of it, your headlights, wiring harness, door handles, lift rods, brake pads, rotors, spare tire, rubber seals, light bulbs, turn signals, horn, hoses, etc., are most likley Chinese made as well. So tell us know what bothers you, wheels being sourced from another country or just from China.

Of course if you are referring to Chinese made parts that may be of lesser quality because the Chinese manufacturers have a long history of manufacturing products that are slipshod and dangerous, from tainted pet food, to fake medicines, to rotten dry walls in Florida, to horrible tires, to rat meat labled as expensive mutton, then you may have a point.
 

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what about the keyboard, CPU, monitor on your desk...:rolleyes:
 

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It dont bother me a bit, i guess that WK2 owners are more relax about this sort of things than the XJ or cherokee.. In my previous forum this would be a hell raiser...

Im cool just curious to peoples reaction to were parts are made.
 

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If you buy a japanese vehicle these days, a lot of the parts and most of the assembly is done in the USA... doesn't upset many. Its now a truly global economy, we just have to accept it.
 

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"The 10 most truly made-in-America cars" - article just came out today.

Jeep Compass, Patriot and Wrangler made the list but not the GC for some reason which is odd, maybe it got overlooked or because of the rims made in China!!! LOL

http://www.marke****ch.com/story/the-10-most-truly-made-in-america-cars-2013-05-22

^^^ link is being auto censured due to the T W A T in the word M A R K E T W A T C H. To get to the link cut and paste and replace the **** with T W A T. I guess the censor system is pretty sensitive! LOL
 

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I'm always find it amazing when people in 21st century still compare Made in China = cheap product. It's not about where is made the quality come back to the selling company. No argument there cheap under pay sweat factories in China. But there also super clean room, fully automated factories in China with high paying employees that match US pay standard (Yes it a lot of money when compare to average China standard).

Here an example I work in a company that design electric product that sell worldwide. We take a product to BestBuy with a price X and a suggested MSRP, show them our QC standard on the product and pass issue/return rate. BestBuy is happy with the product and take it.

Same product take to Walmart they look at the QC standard and like it but not the price. Want a 10% off the price, sure we can do it. We will have to use a low grade plastic and internal electric, but due to low grade material we will have to lower our tolerance for the QC standard. And also lower the 3 year warranty to 1 year warranty. Guest what Walmart say ok do it.

Same product take to a Japan. They say price is good but QC is bad. We like to have tighter standard and better quality. No problem we're use higher grade material with tighter inspection. And if needed we will even move the production to another factory per your approval, but it will cost you 10% more. We even say the current standard is already a high standard for US and EU it should be good enough. Retail come back yes is good but is not good enough for our company and Japanese consumer. Our consumer view quality more then price. We can sell the product at 10% more if it meet our quality.

So I guess people should be paying more attention of who their buying stuff from, then where is the product made. How much they willing to spend is also a big factor. Its really true you get what you pay for.
 

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My assumption is that the original poster wasn't complaining about cheap (poorly made) parts, just that they aren't made in America.

I'm one of those people who pays more to buy American-made products when I have a choice.


I'm always find it amazing when people in 21st century still compare Made in China = cheap product. .... So I guess people should be paying more attention of who their buying stuff from, then where is the product made. How much they willing to spend is also a big factor. Its really true you get what you pay for.
 

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My assumption is that the original poster wasn't complaining about cheap (poorly made) parts, just that they aren't made in America.

I'm one of those people who pays more to buy American-made products when I have a choice.
Exactly im not complaining im just asking a question, in the different forums i have been at i have gotten different reaction, im glad that WK2 owners are not narrow minded and can understand tht a country does not determine quality.

Wk2 owners are more diverse and educated than other forums i have participated on, and im happy and proud to be part of this group.
 

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Yes. It also bothered my that my very expensive Mopar accessories (splash guards and step bars) were also made in China.
 

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I have to correct myself; the skid plate boxes did in fact have "Made in USA" on them...along with the slush & cargo mats. The upgraded pedals, and tow hooks I believe were made in China. Don't know about the mudflaps, they were installed by the dealership.
 
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