[Biturbos4] new guy on the list
glenahan at vfemail.net
Thu Apr 26 23:45:54 EDT 2007
This is always a trade off. In the old days (B2, B3) cars, all the
bushings were rubber press-ins and relatively cheap. On those cars, I
would, somewhere in the 80-100k range, go through and replace "every
rubber bit I could find". This included the strut top bearings, which,
on those cars, were good for, oh, 2 miles (actually about 50k).
On my S4 (which I had from new --> 80k) I had 1 tie rod end and 1
control arm go. Both were done ~65-70k. The others showed no signs of
imminent failure, so I did not do them. I cant say when they DID go,
since I did not have the car long enough to find out.
in general, I find the newer cars to have suspension components that
last longer than the older ones, but the parts are more numerous and
costly. Pick your poison.
Mark R wrote:
> I agree with Grant. If the money is super tight, can just replace 1
> or 2 links.
> However: Alignment is necessary if you replace one or all links.
> And from recollection, separately the links would total around $800.
> as opposed to $500. for the kit.
> No question Grant is correct- the wear isn't even.
> Mark Rosenkrantz
> On 4/26/07, *Grant Lenahan* <glenahan at vfemail.net
> <mailto:glenahan at vfemail.net>> wrote:
> My finding is that the parts dont wear out as a set, and you should at
> least trade off just repalcing the links, tie rod ends, etc as
> they wear
> out, rather than doing a mass replacement.
> There are arguments either way.
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