Front end part$

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon Apr 9 19:11:59 EDT 2007

On Apr 9, 2007, at 3:24 PM, Kneale Brownson wrote:

> Looking for new track control arm kits (arms, bushings, fasteners),  
> I'm told by a dealer source they're basically about to become NLA  
> products for our cars.  They want $333 for each.  Their prices for  
> all the front end bushings and rubber mountings runs to just under  
> a grand.  And that's supposed to be a discounted cost.

Why would one replace the lower control arms, unless:
1. The bullet proof ball joint were bad. You do relube these whenever  
you pull them from their bearing housings, don’t you? And replace the  
boot after your wrench destroys it?
2. The bullet proof inner rubber bushing were bad. These can fail  
only if the arm is torqued to the sub-frame when not at SRH.
3. Fat wallet.

The sway bar bushings in the CAs can be tightened by grinding a few  
mm off their center spacers.
The SB to SF bushings can be tightened by adding a strip of rubber  
between the bushing and the SF.
These bushing straps can be slotted for caster adjustment.

What else to fail? DF what AB!  A good DIY alignment fixes all!


>   Of course, they want $93 for a multifunction temperature sender,  
> which is more than three times what Autohausaz gets.  Can there be  
> a difference in these senders?
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