Posting this thread as a warning to DIYers everywhere. I have a 1998 Trep and just finished a complete front and rear strut job. The car rides like new, however the front wheel bearings were starting to go. Realizing that without good bearings I'd be chewing through tires really fast (again) I decided to order up some from Auto Parts Warehouse.
I am really strapped for extra cash at the moment and trying to save for a 3.2 swap so I decided to order up some of their "Replacement" brand bearings, which had a ton of good reviews and ratings. Big mistake. It's been 10 days, and I just took the car in for an alignment to two different shops, and both said the bearings were already shot and they could not align the car with them in their current state.
Furious, I called auto parts warehouse and demanded a full refund of the defective parts and now have to do the whole job over again, except this time I'm shelling out for the real Mopar replacements from the dealer parts counter.
I figured I should share this little tale of anger and crappy parts as a warning: there is no such thing as cheap and cheerful. This isn't the first time this has happened, either. When I used to try to save money with Autozone brand stuff on my cars it usually failed in nearly the same manor, whether it was six months, a year, whatever.
So, my advice is to echo what everyone else on this site has been saying: any time you can, go oem. If it was designed and built to go on the car, then that's probably the best part for the job. It will cost a little more, especially from the dealer, but its worth it to save you doing the job twice. And then you wont have to spend 3 hours on the phone with customer service getting your money back