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Nike11 02-18-2013 10:13 AM

Bad front control arm
 
I have been reading a lot about what brand is best and most reliable and I am thinking of getting mayle hd kit to replace my shot ones. Would these be good to get cause I have read that the fcabs make some road noise? I just want to make sure I order everything before I take it to the shop to fix.

ModBargains III 02-18-2013 12:52 PM

FCAB's don't make noise if you get a good set, like powerflex which you can find right here, we've got them in stock, ready to ship:

http://www.modbargains.com/zoom_img/_1243350948.jpg
PowerFlex Urethane Suspension Bushings E46 Non-M/M3

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Nike11 02-18-2013 02:30 PM

So if when i get new FCABs i would have to take the ones out of the Mayle hd kit i order right? or should i just go with OE replacement from autopartwarehouse?

ModBargains III 02-18-2013 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nike11 (Post 15173608)
So if when i get new FCABs i would have to take the ones out of the Mayle hd kit i order right? or should i just go with OE replacement from autopartwarehouse?

OE is a rubber compound, which over time will dry out, rot, and then not perform as well as the polyurethane bushings that I can provide for you. Bushing replacements are fairly easy for any shop to do, I'd expect the fronts to not take more than 1 hour.

Nike11 02-18-2013 02:43 PM

Are the FCABs that come with the Mayle Kit rubber?

Whinojosa 02-18-2013 10:42 PM

Meyle are rubber - just a slightly different/stiffer compound than OEM. These will have similar wear and handling characteristic.

Polyurethane (such as the P-Flex from ModBargains) will be longer lasting, yet harsher. I've got Rogue's polyurethane "Street" FCABs and personally don't notice a harsher ride. Modbargains has these too http://www.modbargains.com/Rogue-Eng...6-E36-FCAB.htm


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