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Old 12th September 2017, 12:23 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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