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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dani_B19, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Whats peoples thoughts on ball joints?

    Going to do mine while fitting the rest of my set-up. I know karl bought some from ECP and they didnt fit correctly, they needed the wishbones filing down, dont fancy doing this plus you shouldnt have to.

    Audi seem a fortune, think its about £40 each side, thats just a rip off.

    But, what about these: AUDI S3 QUATTRO TT QUALITY LOWER FRONT BALL JOINTS NEW | eBay UK

    Seem a good price and look ok.
     
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  3. S3 AUO

    S3 AUO Member

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    I brought these 5 days ago, will be fitting when I next get a day off,
    they arrived and do look good, obviously will know better when fitted
     
  4. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Dont supose youve got a spare set of wishbones to trial fit them have you?
     
  5. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    I wouldn't expect any aftermarket non oe ones to fit perfectly, mine werent much of a pain, just a bit of filing, only took a few mins, and they seemed good quality to me.
     
  6. AGU-TURBO

    AGU-TURBO Audi a3 1.8t AGU

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    i just replaced my whole wishbone both sides £30 each from my local motor factors. have been on there over a year now and have had no problems. reason fo me replacing the whole lot as i no from personal exsperiance that as soon as 1 bush gets worn you can guarantee the rest will need doing shortly after
     
  7. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    Yeah slight difference in a3 and s3 wishbones though, as the s3s are cast units. I'd just go genuine
     
  8. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    May risk it :), genuine ones are just too dear, that could ut my drop links :) haha.
     
  9. Y83OLK

    Y83OLK Hulk Smash!

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    Ive got GSF ones on mine, The brand was Vibring, Fitted fine.

    Even got the partnumber (42vg0620)
     
  10. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    How much where they mate?
     
  11. Y83OLK

    Y83OLK Hulk Smash!

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    Cant remember now Dani, Not a lot though.. Plus i got a good amount of trade discount.
    They were a good fit though, Took minutes to do with a jack and a few sockets.
     
  12. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    no worries mate, ill phone them tomorrow, im not registered with them and it says a 48 hour wait for online set-ups.
     
  13. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Been using these for some time without issue....
     
  14. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    So you bought the ebay ones too welly?
     
  15. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Yup. No problems here dude.
     
  16. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Shating, ill be buying them :).
     
  17. S3Lol

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    purchased. Think I have everything now for the wishbones. Bushes and ball joints :)
     

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