Front end part$
pcschulz at comcast.net
Mon Apr 9 20:58:20 EDT 2007
some big assumptions on your part...
the market is becoming saturated with cheaper, much lower quality
replacement parts, which are not made to the same standards as the
oem Audi parts...
At 04:11 PM 4/9/2007 -0700, Bernie Benz wrote:
>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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