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    Unhappy Front ARB cracked AGAIN - after less than 18 months.....

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    My Front ARB is creaking a good'un and I don't think that should happen so soon after it was replaced. Definately the ARB as its the same sound as last time....

    Any ideas if I can complain (to no avail!) to the stealers.....

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    could it just be the rods that hold the arb in place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuddie007
    So...

    My Front ARB is creaking a good'un and I don't think that should happen so soon after it was replaced. Definately the ARB as its the same sound as last time....

    Any ideas if I can complain (to no avail!) to the stealers.....

    Cheers
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    worth a try. If you have no luck, go for aftermarket ARB's.

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    I'vehad this one too. And rear ones. Blame it on sleeping policemen.

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    I blame our ****ty roads, I've just spend £750 getting suspension bits replaced because of creaking and rattles.

    That god the guys at APS actually figured out what the creaking was on my car or I would have gone totally insane.

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    Yep......I blame the roads in Milton Keynes near a friends' house where they have raised road irons but not a single sign. I blame the developer but it's unlikely I'll get anywhere by complaining to them......
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    go for the R32 arb as they dont have the sleves on them like the std S3 one does.
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    Like that price - just getting the confirmation that the ARB is cracked, then I'll be in touch. Do you think I could get away without visiting the stealer to fit these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuddie007
    Like that price - just getting the confirmation that the ARB is cracked, then I'll be in touch. Do you think I could get away without visiting the stealer to fit these?
    where are you based? Its a 2hr job to fit them, dealers may charge much more, better to go to one of the local specialists. I've got H&R ARB's on my car and there the best mod i've ever done to any car. Unbeatable for smiles to .
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    Quote Originally Posted by leecs3
    where are you based? Its a 2hr job to fit them, dealers may charge much more, better to go to one of the local specialists. I've got H&R ARB's on my car and there the best mod i've ever done to any car. Unbeatable for smiles to .
    I'm in North London mate. Just booked in to ABT in Southampton (nr my bro's house) at 44 hr for labour rather than the 114 charged by Whetsone Audi........

    Dpmautostyling here I come :o)
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    Cheers Mate - will drop you a line during the week if that's okay?
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    DPM - not sure if you got my PM, nut thanks for your help last week regards the H+R ARBs, I ended up going for standard in the end, but will be in touch if it happens again :-(

    I've to day received a settlement from Milton Keynes council for the damage to my ARB caused by thei lack of roadsigns for raised ironworks on a newly built estate, which covered the cost of a major service, new springs on the rear suspension, cam belt and obviosuly the ARB...

    Yay......

    But.......thansk for your time and advice!
    Was an Audi S3, Pre-Facelift 210 bhp, Security Tints, Standard spec, simple sweet and to the point.

    Currently a Golf GT TDi 170 DSG in Pearlescent Black with every conceivable extra available - company car


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