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Old 03-21-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Control arms.

Buying used control arms or eBay arms. Your thoughts or concerns? All my ball joints are ripped bit in working order. I want to replace them all and saw some prett low mileage good looking sets. Please chime in.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:31 PM   #2
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
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In the UK the genuine TRW jtc1170 wishbone is about 65 the front jtc11185 is 45 the rear jtc1186 is 60. For the minimal saving of a used part I have bought new arms all round on this car and my last one. Assuming the used ones are original then they will be knackered anyway and 10 years old at least.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:12 PM   #4
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Agree with EDC, not worth it to go used. With your list of mods, you should be looking at GT3 or RSS control arms to make that suspension work right.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:23 PM   #5
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Got some good prices on new TRW's on Ebay and they have worked out well. I would not buy some one used one
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:57 AM   #6
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Don't buy used.. GT3 arms can be had for $200 per outer and $100 per inner (plus shims)
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