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Old 02-18-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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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.
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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:


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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?
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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.
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Are the FCABs that come with the Mayle Kit rubber?
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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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