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    Front control arms - should I buy Volvo genuine, or are there good pattern parts?

    Front control arms - should I buy Volvo genuine, or are there good pattern parts?

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    Why replace the arms? Just replace the bushes. I recommend Poly on both.
    Dramatically improves handling without compromising comfort.

    2004 V70R 6spd manual:: Custom JRtuning REMAP @ peak 21psi :: Custom 2.75" exhaust :: TTV SMF + 07 Clutch :: WG 5.0 psi :: Tints :: IPD R gauge Rev.3 :: CFWerks door pod :: Forge CBV + yellow spring :: Windowed stock housing + blue filter :: Powerflex :: Superpro Engine mount :: Brembo Dot 5.1 :: TW FMIC :: Eibach 5mm spacers :: Brembo 330mm drilled discs :: iMiV 'Classic'+ BT :: D2R XENARC 5500k + LED H7 + LED H3 :: VolvoTech CFE OBD-V1 :: See garage for full mod list

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    Why replace the arms? Just replace the bushes. I recommend Poly on both.
    Dramatically improves handling without compromising comfort.
    Thanks Lee, i thought about that but my car has done almost 70k now so I'm expecting the ball joints to need replacing soon too

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    Why replace the arms? Just replace the bushes. I recommend Poly on both.
    Dramatically improves handling without compromising comfort.
    Cracking wagon by the way, and the best colour too B-)

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    Most control arms do not come with ball joints, including OE. A pair of Febi Bilstein arms will set you back around 150, OE is closer to 200. Then you gotta get the ball joints, around 40 ea for good quality ones.
    So for 300 you've gained a minor improvement but with the same slow deterioration of the parts!

    I would buy x2 OE Ball joints from Volvo. Then buy Powerflex bushes:

    PFF88-601 - Front wishbone front bush 100 (pair)
    PFF88-600 - Front arm rear bush 50 (pair).

    https://www.powerflex.co.uk/products...%29-238/1.html

    Total spend will be roughly the same as going stock BUT you'll get a huge improvement in steering and control plus total longevity and no degradation of parts! Win Win!!

    ECP stock the Powerflex bushes, so as an RSS you get a heavy discount on them

    Then just get a full wheel alignment and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    Most control arms do not come with ball joints, including OE. A pair of Febi Bilstein arms will set you back around 150, OE is closer to 200. Then you gotta get the ball joints, around 40 ea for good quality ones.
    So for 300 you've gained a minor improvement but with the same slow deterioration of the parts!

    I would buy x2 OE Ball joints from Volvo. Then buy Powerflex bushes:

    PFF88-601 - Front wishbone front bush 100 (pair)
    PFF88-600 - Front arm rear bush 50 (pair).

    https://www.powerflex.co.uk/products...%29-238/1.html

    Total spend will be roughly the same as going stock BUT you'll get a huge improvement in steering and control plus total longevity and no degradation of parts! Win Win!!

    ECP stock the Powerflex bushes, so as an RSS you get a heavy discount on them

    Then just get a full wheel alignment and enjoy!
    Thank you Lee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post

    ECP stock the Powerflex bushes, so as an RSS you get a heavy discount on them
    p.s. Lee excuse my stupidity/ignorance but what's an RSS ? and ECP is Eurocarparts?
    With thanks from your student Nick0!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick0 View Post
    p.s. Lee excuse my stupidity/ignorance but what's an RSS ? and ECP is Eurocarparts?
    With thanks from your student Nick0!
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    I asked this and as per Lee saying, I just did the original arms with the Polybushed (on the bottom arms) and replaced one top ball joint as that was out of spec at MOT as was play in lower arms.

    Much better after. Never gonna be a sportscar though
    PH > https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/profile.asp? I memberId=7660
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    Now available from VParts Sweden.

    https://vparts.se/eu/lankarmskit-for...o-s60-v70.html

    Comes with reinforced rubber bushing and Poly bush. All you need is the lower ball joint and your good to go!
    Absolute bargain!!!
    Last edited by LeeT5; Saturday 7th December 2019 at 04:44.

    2004 V70R 6spd manual:: Custom JRtuning REMAP @ peak 21psi :: Custom 2.75" exhaust :: TTV SMF + 07 Clutch :: WG 5.0 psi :: Tints :: IPD R gauge Rev.3 :: CFWerks door pod :: Forge CBV + yellow spring :: Windowed stock housing + blue filter :: Powerflex :: Superpro Engine mount :: Brembo Dot 5.1 :: TW FMIC :: Eibach 5mm spacers :: Brembo 330mm drilled discs :: iMiV 'Classic'+ BT :: D2R XENARC 5500k + LED H7 + LED H3 :: VolvoTech CFE OBD-V1 :: See garage for full mod list


 

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