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Old 08-30-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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Vaico control arms

Ecs tuning has vaico control arms and I was wondering if there any good, I'm going to replace them next week sometime, I'm not on a budget but I was just wondering if there any good for the price there listed which is $250 excluding shipping, thanks for helping


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Old 08-31-2013, 11:28 AM   #2
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From all the research I did, I came to the conclusion that MEYLE HD was the only way to go. Main reason, is the metal on metal ball joint and the fact the ball joints can be removed in the future and replaced.

I just did this to my coupe, with had cheaper ones on and when I installed the new control arms (new tires and alignment) and the difference was amazing. This was the cheapest place I found them and they came very quickly. http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_Fr...26758623my.htm

I would shy away from unknown brands. The extra $80 is money well spent!
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From all the research I did, I came to the conclusion that MEYLE HD was the only way to go. Main reason, is the metal on metal ball joint and the fact the ball joints can be removed in the future and replaced.

I just did this to my coupe, with had cheaper ones on and when I installed the new control arms (new tires and alignment) and the difference was amazing. This was the cheapest place I found them and they came very quickly. http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_Fr...26758623my.htm

I would shy away from unknown brands. The extra $80 is money well spent!
Okay thank you for your help!


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That plus I won't buy anything from ECS Tuning. They will tell you that something is in stock and when you have paid for it they tell you it is on back order. They will charge you over 9 bucks to ship an O-ring that costs $0.96. and could be dropped into a common envelope and simply mailed to you.


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That plus I won't buy anything from ECS Tuning. They will tell you that something is in stock and when you have paid for it they tell you it is on back order. They will charge you over 9 bucks to ship an O-ring that costs $0.96. and could be dropped into a common envelope and simply mailed to you.


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We get a ton of positive feed back on the budget friendly Viaco arms, they are not as "beefy" as the Meyle HDs but they are a quality stock replacement option.

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That plus I won't buy anything from ECS Tuning. They will tell you that something is in stock and when you have paid for it they tell you it is on back order. They will charge you over 9 bucks to ship an O-ring that costs $0.96. and could be dropped into a common envelope and simply mailed to you.

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Currently the site should only show in stock parts as in stock. All other parts show an approximate lead time. If there is ever a question of stocking, feel free to PM me and I can go in the back and lay hands on the actual parts for you. As for shipping, I'm sorry when we set up our options with our couriers we had to choose to catering to shipping of nuts and bolts and shipping of say control arms and shocks. We chose to cater to the larger shipping options, due to this shipping of screws, bolts, etc isn't going to be super cheap but shipping control arms cross country is very reasonable.

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Thank you for the explanation and the apology. It's only been 2 years coming.


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