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Few little jobs suggestions please

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ex_scoobydoo, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. ex_scoobydoo
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    hi sorry again for yet another post,
    i have a few little jobs to do and would like some advice on which is best

    1. thermostat genuine or aftermarket (as good)
    2. front cv boots genuine or aftermarket (as good)
    3. rear droplinks genuine,aftermarket,upgrade ?
    4. Front Anti Roll Bar Mount x2
    5. front wishbone rear bush x2


    i was looking at powerflex for the bushes on ebay are these ok bushes
    or would just standerd bushes be as good.

    suggestions/links please guys
    thanks
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    1. thermostat genuine or aftermarket (as good)
    GSF aftermarket, as good + cheaper... don't forget the o-ring too

    2. front cv boots genuine or aftermarket (as good)
    Again GSF but not the cheap one... they do a cheap one and a GKN one, GKN prob make the OEM VAG ones tbh...

    3. rear droplinks genuine,aftermarket,upgrade ?
    I used GSF (again) for my front ones but picked the best out of the aftermarket as they vary.

    4. Front Anti Roll Bar Mount x2
    Prob a dealer only job on this but try GSF anyway

    5. front wishbone rear bush x2
    As above..

    Best advice realistically is to give the dealers a call, ask for the best price then call either GSF, Europarts or if you can gain access to a trade account, TPS...

    Sometimes its not that much more expensive to by OEM parts and TPS only so OEM AFAIK, GSF get from the same suppliers as OEM but they don't carry the logo's and therefore cheaper.


    Powerflex are ok under certain conditions, not sure about whether its worth the price difference unless you are planning on doing the whole suspension at some point.

    IMO...

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    I agree as tufty say's (he does no his stuff):) I use europarts and have no issues with them or there part's
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    thanks guys, i will forget about the powerflex and go for the cheaper option :)
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    a little off topic, but how easy is it to change the front CV Boots? mine have slight splits next to the clip securing it onto the driveshaft. its MoT time in Jan and i fear these may fail the car. cheers
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    I went for GSF's better range and they're great. Seem to be lasting better despite Leeds' roads. About a fiver I think.
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