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Old 09-27-2002, 11:54 AM
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Control arms should theoretically never wear out (just the bushings and ball joints), but do some homework on parts prices if you can. When I did the front end on my 201, I went with new control arms because it was actually cheaper to buy new ones with bushings and ball joints already pressed in, than it was to buy the bushings and ball joints separately, and have them pressed into my existing control arms. (wow was that a run-on sentence!)

BTW, the old bushings were not visibly worn, but the new bushings made the car ride really smooth.

Jeff Pierce
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