[A4] More control arm stuff

Brian White brian at bjwhite.net
Tue Jun 29 12:44:21 EDT 2004

Define prematurely?

If you have 80,000 miles but have a 1997 A4, then that's 7 years on...that's 
not premature.

Some people tend to hang onto that mileage thing and not on the age thing.  
Ball joints tend to be an age wear out item as much as a mileage wear out 

So it depends on what you mean by prematurely.

If you have a 2001 A4 with 40k on it, I'd say that's premature.
If you have a 2001 A4 with 140k on it, I'd say that's not.

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From: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>
To: "A4 List" <a4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 10:41:33 -0600
Subject: [A4] More control arm stuff

> Hey guys-
> Curious-
> does anybody know if, in general, all the control arms on these cars 
> are wearing out prematurely, or is it just one specific piece that 
> always wears out?  I'm contemplating just going ahead and getting 
> that whole ECS Tuning kit and being done with it, but that sounds 
> excessive _if_ just one arm is wearing out and all others last a 
> long time.....
> Also, along these lines, any suggestions for isolating the worn 
> part?  I was thinking of putting the front on ramps and turning the 
> wheels slightly while somebody is under here to look/feel/listen for 
> the worn component.
> Has anybody on the list installed the whole control arm kit-any 
> advice? pitfalls?
> much appreciated-
> Thanks-
> Brandon 
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