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Old 09-05-2008, 06:24 AM   #1
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FCP Control Arms

Good or Bad..... Trying to find some control arms for cheap right now so i can get my car driveable until i do my new suspension. let me know asap need to get my car running before thursday. $162.00 shipped. anyone have any other ideas or any for sale around this price lmk
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:46 AM   #2
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i dont know if thats a price for the pair but i bought some meyle control arms for $150 a piece shipped so $300 total for both fronts from bavauto.com
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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FCP is a distributor, not a manufacturer. Some of the brands they offer are complete irredeemable junk. Others are of higher quality. You'll have to be more specific to get better answer, but at $162 a pair, you are probably looking at the junk ones.
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it's the fcp groton ones
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Uh, no. "FCP Groton LLC" is the full name of the company.
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:59 PM   #6
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it's the fcp groton ones
I saw the kit on ebay too.
Looks like a half decent deal, but I would like to see some feedback too.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...spagenameZWDVW
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Those would be the junk ones
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:27 AM   #8
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I'm ordering Meyle. From what I've read, Meyle and OEM are the better 2 brands available.

Speaking from experience in buying a "cheaper" off-brand from a group-buy in '06, they lasted 6 months. They were under warranty, but the process was a hassle!

Save yourself the headache. Do it right from the beginning.
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I bought the regular ones from fcp and they failed after only a couple thousand miles, and they exchanged them for the Meyle's for $382 which is actually a great price. Just buy the good stuff now.
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