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Old 02-19-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Control arm and bushing advice

Planning on doing control arms. Seems the Meyle hd is the way to go from what I've read. Question is do I go with the meyle HD kit for $335 or get the control arms for $147 each and get the powerflex bushings for $150? Total cost of about $450. Just wondering if its worth the extra 100 plus bucks for powerflex or are the Meyle bushings good enough? Thanks for your advice!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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What about URO parts. Way cheaper then I could also do the tie rods and other stuff.

Never mind on the UROs. I found a thread and everyone was bashing them. Sometimes you get what you pay for.

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #3
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Go powerflex, you can reuse them.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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I have some meyle hd fcabs if that's what you decide
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:34 AM   #5
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What about URO parts. Way cheaper then I could also do the tie rods and other stuff.

Never mind on the UROs. I found a thread and everyone was bashing them. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
Agreed. I've never heard anything good about them. I only use their jack pads (you can't possibly **** that up) and the aluminum WP pulley.

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Go powerflex, you can reuse them.
I have PF. They're alright, but I wouldn't get them because they're reusable. They will last longer than anything, that's for sure though. I think the Meyle HD FCABs are fine and won't give you as much road noise as the PF.

I currently have Meyle HD control arms with PowerFlex FCABs and it is perfectly suitable for the street. If I ever replace the PF, I will probably use Meyle HD to reduce NVH.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:37 AM   #6
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URO is garbage.



Go with Meyle for everything.
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I put PF on my 2002 330cic at 60k miles. They were still great at 134k miles when i traded it in for a 2004 330cic. Btw just now ordered a set of PF for that car. Never a squeak.
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