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    Control arms :(

    Just got a quote from audi for full kit for my 1.9 saloon.

    Front Upper Front Arms £82.21 each
    Front Upper Rear Arms £82.21 each
    Front Lower bent arm £149.29 each
    Front lower straight arms £137.04 each
    Track rod ends £47.76 each

    Just over £1000 That's not including drop links


    where are you geting your lemforder arms from and how much did you pay?? As I know there about half the price.

    but if I get lemforder I will have to buy a few arms every month. (Low funds)
    OR and I hate to say this. Was considering the eBay crap. ONLY because I could get at least a year out of them, and if they do need changing I will be able to get oem quality ones
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    Eurocarparts sell the same lemforder arms with the Audi branding ground off.
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    Forgot about euro. Plus there's always a 20% off too

    il have a look
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    This place always get good reviews from what I understand. I seem to recall the full set is about £500 and I believe it includes droplinks?

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    Edit: I think this is the kit you need, but apparently they're very helpful if you ring them, which they suggest you do to make sure you get the exact right one. Meyle HD control arm set (116 050 0029/HD)


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    There's a meyle hd set for just under 400. With bolts and links. I think I might just give them a call tbh.
    ive heard good things about these set and company
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    I've only ever heard good things about Meyle, and the company too. Let us know how you get on!


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    The lemforder kit is 460 ish

    il ring them up tomorrow an see what they say.

    I think il try and squeeze my wages and et them this month.
    If I buy oem quality it will last the life of the car. 170k with original arms. So could easily get 300k mile mark
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    Mine just hit 170k this last week, and I only changed my top arms when lowering it a few months back, they were original before that. I only had to change them as we melted the bushes trying to remove the pinch bolt ha!

    I plan on doing a full kit at some point though if I end up keeping it, as I'd hope it'd last for the rest of the cars life as you say. I think 170k on original arms is impressive.


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    I've just replaced the original clutch too
    mines never had a hard day in its life. Until I got coilovers for it haha.

    im keeping mine until I can afford a Quattro b8 avant
    at least another 2years

    il give them a ring and find out the crack. Might be able to do a discount for the forum
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    My next car will be a quattro of some sorts, but if I get my way it'l be a b6 s4. Just trying to save and persuade the wife that we need a v8 haha!

    Mine had a new clutch at about 130k, just before I bought it.

    And yeah, mine had an easy life until i lowered it and now it hates me, i can just tell! It keeps breaking random little things which is my punishment for lowering it.


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    Couldn't of put it better myself mate.

    rattles left right n centre, knocks, whining.

    Dosent help this year it's a clutch, needs new arms, timing belt is due in a few months. It's had 4 new tyres. Service on jan. and oil change next month.


    might buy a moped!
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    I purchased a Meyle HD control arm set, was around £460 delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexGSi2000 View Post
    I purchased a Meyle HD control arm set, was around £460 delivered.
    Alex can I ask how much difference did it make?
    Is it completely noticeable?

    I have a few fooked arms and the rest are just old.
    so I think I can justify the price if its going to completely transform the handling, stiffness etc.

    i was tempted by an rs4 arb. As they only £80 and if I'm pulling out £400+ no harm the extra few bob.
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    I replaced mine as I was fitting coilovers at the same time - I plan on keeping the car for a few more years so wanted to freshen things up.

    Main reason is that I had a slight knocking from the front over uneven surfaces, it turned out to be one of the ball joints on the top arms.

    The car had done 140,000 when I replaced them, however the bushes and other ball joints appeared to be in good condition.
    If it wasnt for the dodgy ball joint, there probably wouldnt be any need to replace them.

    As far as difference goes, I lost the knocking sound - I wouldnt say there was any difference in the ride really.
    The kit did come with "solid S4" tie rod ends, which are supposedly better - I didnt really notice any difference.

    034 motorsport do a kit with slightly stiffer bushes I think;
    Control Arm Kit, Density Line, OE B6 and B7 A4 and S4 - 034Motorsport | Performance Parts for Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen

    I fitted the RS4 rear anti-roll bar - that I did notice. It induces oversteer as opposed to understeer now, definatley worth it.

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    Cheer Alex.
    mine has 170k on so maybe worth it.


    just had insurance renewal today and tax is due this month too another expensive time.
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    That's cars for you... always seem to sting you for cash when you are short!

    Your not a shop-fitter by any chance are you? A friend of mine was telling me about a car that pretty much matches your signature that was outside his shop a few weeks ago.

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    lemforder from ECP are cheap as especially if you can get some one to get them through there buisness account

    2003 B6 Audi A4 Avant. 3.0 V6 Quattro Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul26982 View Post
    lemforder from ECP are cheap as especially if you can get some one to get them through there buisness account
    I hav a family member who has a trade account.
    Il pop through tomorrow and ask
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    How much did you pay Paul?
    if you don't mind me asking ??
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    seriously cant remember was a while ago now. they wernt much at all think they might have been around £23 each then the VAT

    2003 B6 Audi A4 Avant. 3.0 V6 Quattro Sport

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    Just ran euro via trade account.
    £300 plus vat

    so I'm treating myself this payday along with a rs4 Arb I think

    plus new top mounts
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    need a rs4 anti roll bar in my life

    2003 B6 Audi A4 Avant. 3.0 V6 Quattro Sport

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    treat ya self mate

    im getting an exhaust made up for my votex rear too 100mm rears
    03 Mig blue 1.9tdi 130 saloon:- GMBH front, dark tints all round, fk coilovers,
    BMW TIGERCLAWS 19" 9j front + 10j rear, debadged rear. HIDs 6k, egr delete
    cominig soon:- votex rear,front end respray, parrot kit, remap, full paint correction

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    One thing I need to finish the car off is the exhaust, badley

    2003 B6 Audi A4 Avant. 3.0 V6 Quattro Sport

 

 

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