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    Default upper control arms grrr

    not sure how many has changed these on the vec c rear, but what a ball ache.

    tried my best to undo the two inside bolts on either side but couldnt for the life of me, so ended up removing the rear sub frame to do.

    If anybody is going to do this make sure you have a free afternoon first!!

    i imagine somebody is going to tell me know another way of doing this but the bolts were completlt seazed

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    both my rears are due, not a job for me, I will get some quotes, well done for doing this job it does look a ball ache

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    not too bad a job really, 3hrs on axle stands an hour if you get into someones garage and borrow their ramps.. Best bet is to go above the sub frame with extension bars to get to it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    not too bad a job really, 3hrs on axle stands an hour if you get into someones garage and borrow their ramps.. Best bet is to go above the sub frame with extension bars to get to it..

    did try that but found the arb was in the way, even though it was a pig of a job id do it again

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    it gets easier with experience, first time it took all afternoon, then only 3hrs, then 3rd time on the ramps just an hour
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    paid £60 for mine to be changed i got the parts myself (£25) £85

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris1804 View Post
    paid £60 for mine to be changed i got the parts myself (£25) £85
    thats cheap i payed £60 just for the control arms on trade

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    Ebay mate got 2 control arms with bushes for £25

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris1804 View Post
    Ebay mate got 2 control arms with bushes for £25
    ffs lol, what make were they?

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    not sure mate it was back in feb or march when i had then done there still ok tho touch wood. I always think you pay for quality but i thought i would try them and as i say touch wood there alright.

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