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r230 front lower control arms........

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by 00slk, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

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    Have very worn bushes which have caused the front tyres to wear so badly on the inside edge, steel wires have been showing. On closer inspection we have noticed both front bushes have broken up.

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    Question is are the bushes available separately or does one have to purchase both front control arms?
    Many thanks.
     
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    Given the work involved I'd be inclined to just change arms.
     
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    Thanks Alistair, yes my thoughts too, however not much change from £500 :shock: So went for the bush option at £99 :D
     
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    Gav (Merc85) sells those complete control arms with bushes for around £50 each. Huge saving on OEM price and they are just as good.
    Delivery within 2 days.

    https://www.cgmotorfactors.com/
     
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    Wow that's a serous discount on OEM..
     
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    I think they are the front control arms with the ball joint that Gav sell's, the ones I needed were the bottom arms without the ball joint, I thought they would have been cheaper but not so :mad: So went with the new bushes at a friction of the price :)
    Hope there not going to be worn out by the time I get the new bushes, they'll have to travel from Milton Keynes to Falkirk and then down to Cambridgeshire, that's a lot of miles for 2 wee fella's :coffee:
     
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    I got all 4 control arms, upper and lower, for a very good price (under £250)

    @ Conor.
    The arms are not OEM. They are made by Comline, and if Gav puts them on his car, they are good enough for me.
     
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    That's what I mean - the ones that aren't OEM are at a serious discount compared to the price of OEM.
     

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