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Old 04-27-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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So I had the alignment triple checked and tires rotated. Everything is within specs BUT I still have to hold the steering wheel to the right a little bit with an occasional vibration around 40-50mph. When turning, the wheel seems tighter to the left than it does to the right. I contacted my advisor and he says its the control arms and bushings that need to be replaced. I think he quoted me at 800?

What do you guys think? Is this the solution to the problem or is there something else that may be causing it like for example a much much MUCH cheaper solution?

Thanks again guys for all the help!
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:03 PM   #2
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Ruben @ desert motor works + DIY = much cheaper solution.
if you have to change this stuff he can hook you up with the parts at a great rate, and then get your hands a bit dirty for the love of your car!
also, Ruben is a pleasure to deal with and he can answer any of your questions. I bought the parts also, so this is first hand info
good luck
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:01 PM   #3
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you would save about 50% if DIY.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:03 PM   #4
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Ruben @ desert motor works + DIY = much cheaper solution.
if you have to change this stuff he can hook you up with the parts at a great rate, and then get your hands a bit dirty for the love of your car!
also, Ruben is a pleasure to deal with and he can answer any of your questions. I bought the parts also, so this is first hand info
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you would save about 50% if DIY.
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You can even save by using an indy shop.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:46 PM   #5
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so do u guys think that that is what my problem is?
idk any good indy shops around here. i would do the work but im afraid ill be in a biger prob if i screw it up just by trying to save a hundred buck
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:48 PM   #6
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I'm sure there's a bunch of fanatics in your area. Talk to the guys in the regional forum and try to find an indy shop. Who knows, maybe one of them might even offer to help out themselves.
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