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Old 12th September 2017, 01:23 PM
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what sort of figure did this set you back buddy?
Approx. £500, supply and fit from a very friendly ex-VW/Audi mechanic I've been using for over 10 years. Hundreds less than any other quote I got - he's in Birmingham though.

Another £100 for specialist tracking the day after. It drives beautifully now, though the toe was massively out and the 3 hour trip home from Brum wasn't very nice!

He did my lower banana control arms last year for somewhere between £200 and 250 IIRC (also TRW).
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Approx. £500, supply and fit from a very friendly ex-VW/Audi mechanic I've been using for over 10 years. Hundreds less than any other quote I got - he's in Birmingham though.

Another £100 for specialist tracking the day after. It drives beautifully now, though the toe was massively out and the 3 hour trip home from Brum wasn't very nice!

He did my lower banana control arms last year for somewhere between £200 and 250 IIRC (also TRW).
Just wanted an update on your 8 with its control arms?
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Just wanted an update on your 8 with its control arms?
Done over 5,000 miles since putting them on (did a long road trip to the continent). Drives beautifully - kicking myself for not doing them earlier.

Looking back, I wish I'd done the ARB too though I don't get any crunching - just preventative given the assembly was off anyway.
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Just wanted to revive an old thread. My car makes crunching noise at front when itís very cold mornings. Does that mean my ARB are shot?
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Just wanted to revive an old thread. My car makes crunching noise at front when itís very cold mornings. Does that mean my ARB are shot?
My 8 did from the day I bought it and I thought it was the ARB bushes but I replaced two drop links last year and the noise stopped.

A cheap fix for once
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Cool. What brand (link) drop links did you go for? Cheers
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