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    Pricing on sorting front end (possibilities)

    Hi guys and gals.

    Having spoken to Awesome GTI, I am going to go over, just to give the car a check over after hitting a pothole and having slightly vague steering feeling.

    What sort of pricing should I expect for the following (and please add to the list if you think it should be considered);

    Track rod ends
    Wishbone bushes
    ARBs/bushes
    Top mounts

    Can I fit any of the above myself? Would you upgrade to Polyflex stuff?

    If ARBs/Shocks/springs are the issue I will no doubt just upgrade.

    Many thanks

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    If going all out, consider bottom ball joints as well.

    Not sure on prices mate to be honest - I always get things trade and fit them myself.

    ARB bushes are a pig, especially drivers side, and all the other things will require tracking after being fitted, with the exception of top mounts.

    Depends if you fancy a day getting dirty - none of them are particularly hard to do - although you will need a vice or press for the wishbone bushes.
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    I'm not that mechanically minded, but have a good sense of the way things should work, if that makes sense! So could do it myself I guess.

    Any ideas on parts prices chap? How's the car?

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    i wouldnt personally go for anything but OEM regards bushes mate, not since i fitted the poly dogbone.....it takes the comfort away no end

    that said many have gone for them so might be worth getting a second opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD09 View Post
    How's the car?
    Dented. . Can't believe that, what a pen 15. LOL. Still, got to maintain my sense of humour!!

    To be fair mate, what I tend to do when I have an issue is buy cheap parts from ebay for testing. That way, you can fit them and see if they fix it. Then when they break in 10 mins you buy good parts to replace.

    Ball joints: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-S3-QUATTR...item5ad345c3b3

    Track rod end: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-S3-QUATTR...item2551df5b6a

    Top Mounts: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-A3-S3-TT-...item1c1178f10d

    Wishbone bushes (Rear): http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Au...c338a582b&FLXM

    ARB Bushes are cheapest from Audi direct at about 2 each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    not since i fitted the poly dogbone.....it takes the comfort away no end
    I've been thinking about uprating mine to be fair - don't think it's worth it Tim?
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    Appreciate that above and sounds like a great plan to be honest. Shame I'm not near you and Badger/Bill etc. Would be good to bob over and chat/talk me through it. Quite happy to pull the Clio apart on my own, but more for panels than mechanics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    I've been thinking about uprating mine to be fair - don't think it's worth it Tim?
    all depends what you want mate....... im 31 this year so liking my comfort ever more increasingly
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    all depends what you want mate....... im 31 this year so liking my comfort ever more increasingly
    Awwwwww, the bones starting to creak mate? LOL. I'm just as bad these days, I cannot abide loud exhausts any more! Which makes me sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD09 View Post
    Appreciate that above and sounds like a great plan to be honest. Shame I'm not near you and Badger/Bill etc. Would be good to bob over and chat/talk me through it. Quite happy to pull the Clio apart on my own, but more for panels than mechanics!
    Thats OK dude, no worries. I've always done that - it's cheaper when using the 'process of elimination' fault finding technique.
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    A lot of places will replace the wishbones rather than the bushes these days, front ARB is a pain in the arse job, its not always the bushes that fail on these rather the coller that the bush butts upto, and if the arb requires changing go for uprated items, wish i had when i replaced mine although funding prevented.

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    jd, i payed 50 for both wishbones, both had the lower ball joint with it. (euros) Track rod ends were 7 per side (euros) ARB bushes i got powerflex polys, they were not that cheap. and top mounts were from GSF they were less than 20 for both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk1chopper View Post
    A lot of places will replace the wishbones rather than the bushes these days, front ARB is a pain in the arse job, its not always the bushes that fail on these rather the coller that the bush butts upto, and if the arb requires changing go for uprated items, wish i had when i replaced mine although funding prevented.
    Appreciate the advice. If parts that I intend on upgrading (ARBs, Shocks, Springs) need replacing, I will be going down the uprated side of things.

    Quote Originally Posted by ALPINE View Post
    jd, i payed 50 for both wishbones, both had the lower ball joint with it. (euros) Track rod ends were 7 per side (euros) ARB bushes i got powerflex polys, they were not that cheap. and top mounts were from GSF they were less than 20 for both sides.
    Spot on that lad, thanks! Have spoken to both major local VAG firms and will be going to at least get it checked out as need the tracking done at some point. Based on their findings, quotes are in order. This will make me decide on DIY or for the fag of it getting them to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD09 View Post
    Appreciate the advice. If parts that I intend on upgrading (ARBs, Shocks, Springs) need replacing, I will be going down the uprated side of things.



    Spot on that lad, thanks! Have spoken to both major local VAG firms and will be going to at least get it checked out as need the tracking done at some point. Based on their findings, quotes are in order. This will make me decide on DIY or for the fag of it getting them to do it.
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    Lol. Audi charge 108+VAT per hour these days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD09 View Post
    Lol. Audi charge 108+VAT per hour these days!
    yeah ******* stealers. Rather support a specialist
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    Quote Originally Posted by finesse View Post
    yeah ******* stealers. Rather support a specialist
    Only heard good things about Awesome GTI

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    i wouldnt personally go for anything but OEM regards bushes mate, not since i fitted the poly dogbone.....it takes the comfort away no end

    that said many have gone for them so might be worth getting a second opinion
    Dude, I'm surprised your not liking the dogbone upgrade. Did you use the poweflex one?

    I noticed some slight vibration in the steering wheel but nothing major.


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    Quote Originally Posted by auroan View Post
    Don't rule out a buckled wheel.....
    Cheers chap but that would be constant, getting worse at certain speeds. I have had one before and it was very very clear. Appreciate the input though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk1chopper View Post
    Only heard good things about Awesome GTI
    Likewise to both the comments about supporting a specialist and good things about Awesome GTI, and JBS for that matter.

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    Awesome GTI are,... well, Awesome!

    Had a very large amount of parts with a hefty load of work carried out at Awesome recently, very good service and the drive of my car afterwards is amazing. I can't recommend them enough.

    I have comp brake race top mounts fitted along with the fantastic B8, H&R setup with Neuspeed ARB's and Poly bushes. The car is now as it should have been. New, tight and a joy to drive. With the re-map it makes for a quick car point to point.

    I too have the dogbone poly fitted and it's far better than the sloppy stock one. Surprised people don't like it.

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    Appreciate that chap. Awesome is actually closer than JBS so might have to bend to them for servicing ease, but JBS still have a better remap offer

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    Thats what the "thanks" button is for

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    Nah, can't have you catching up ha!

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    LOL the arrogance!

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    has anyone mentioned castor yet?

    hit the front hard enough like that and you can shift the subframe back and reduce the castor making the steering lighter/even further devoid of feel than standard

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    Great shout Matt, but this is only over crumbled road. Rest of the time (drive to work this morning included) it's fine. It is not something that is majorly noticeable but does need sorting I feel.

    Even over large speedbumps I can't feel it.

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    so have you got prices yet ? i have emailed Jabba asking for quotes on most of this stuff however no response which i m quite used to.
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    Ring awesome GTI mate they will get prices to you very quickly.

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    I seem to have a similar steering knock to what you described.
    Today i had a play with the adjustable steering column, and its become lesser... I cant get it stationary now, only when driving over ruff surfaces.
    Im going to take the lower cover down see if anythings lube-able, or worked loose when i get time.

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    Appreciate that Callum.

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    Pricing on sorting front end (possibilities)

    Ok so here's an interesting update. The car pulls quite sizeably to one side from standing start on full power. . . Pull out of a sideroad earlier and it really veered to one side. Suspension??

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    Check out the rear wishbone bush on the side it pulls to buddy.

    Also youve got PM.

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    Will do lad, cheers.

    Just replied pal, been away over the weekend in Birmingham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD09 View Post
    Just replied pal, been away over the weekend in Birmingham.
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