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    Default Rear upper control arms fitting time/cost??

    Does anyone know how long it should take a garage to fit a pair of banana arms? Or if youve paid to have them fitted how much did it cost??

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    i done mine myself took 15mins each side, only hed in with two bolts and some clips for abs wiring. extremely easy job

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    just noticed you stay in glasgiow i'm not that far away from you if you want a hand fitting them?

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    Thats a good offer mate, i got quoted £160 to fit them plus 2 shocks, i know that the shocks are only 2 bolts aswell, thats why i thought id check on here! Can it be done on the street or would we need a ramp? I live in a nice flat street or can come to u if u want.pm if u like

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    £50 to fit both arms on mine, i was quite happy with that.

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    Eek 15 mins ???

    Quote Originally Posted by signumturbo04 View Post
    i done mine myself took 15mins each side, only hed in with two bolts and some clips for abs wiring. extremely easy job
    15 mins? Maybe on planet lego but not here on planet earth , the passenger side one has very limited room due to the exhaust....a total pain in the backside to get at, Driver side not to bad...but 15 mins ? I dont think so,more like 2 hours....
    My advice ... Book it in and let a mechanic do it up on a lift,with air tools ,but not on ur drive like me...arghhhhhhhhh

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    I just fitted these to my signum last nyt only took me around 30 minutes a side and i was also fitting springs aswell.....but really easy job if you have the correct tools ie extension bar to fit over the exhaust, total cost was £40 fitted by myself.

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    got father-in-law,let him do all the swearing!!! bout 45mins each side with springs changed aswell

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    Eek Wow.....

    Quote Originally Posted by bazal View Post
    I just fitted these to my signum last nyt only took me around 30 minutes a side and i was also fitting springs aswell.....but really easy job if you have the correct tools ie extension bar to fit over the exhaust, total cost was £40 fitted by myself.
    Wow ...£40 quid for two rear upper track arms and two rear springs,you should really share with us where you picked these items up at such a reasonable price..i paid £37.50 a side for my rear track arms from my local motor factors,guess ive been done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjsteed View Post
    Wow ...£40 quid for two rear upper track arms and two rear springs,you should really share with us where you picked these items up at such a reasonable price..i paid £37.50 a side for my rear track arms from my local motor factors,guess ive been done...
    Mine were £32 + vat each side and vx are about £70 a side so you have not been done. There are ones on the bay at about £20 i believe.

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