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

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by spuddie007, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. spuddie007
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    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
    Spuddie
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    could it just be the rods that hold the arb in place?
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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.

    Chris.
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    I blame our shitty 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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    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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    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 :eek:)
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    Just give us a shout mate and we'll sort you them out! :thumbsup:
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    Cheers Mate - will drop you a line during the week if that's okay?
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    No problem... When ever you want dude, just shut Christmas Day and Boxing Day!
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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!
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