[A4] More control arm stuff
brogers at terrix.com
Tue Jun 29 13:17:53 EDT 2004
"Prematurely" is not the point of my email, so it doesn't matter what my
definition is...That said-it's a known fact that A4 control arms wear out
quickly. I had some arms replaced under warranty at 40K, and some replaced
just out of warranty around 60K.
any input from anybody WRT to my original questions asked is much
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian White" <brian at bjwhite.net>
To: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>; "A4 List" <a4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: [A4] More control arm stuff
> Define prematurely?
> If you have 80,000 miles but have a 1997 A4, then that's 7 years
> 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.
> ---------- Original Message -----------
> 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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