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    ok so when i get paid at end of month I'm gonna get myself some axles stands and do the front arb links and bushes. I have a 1.8ls
    Been reading threads on here, it sounds like I'm best getting both sizes (24.2mm and 25.2mm?). I don't want to get it up on axle stands and get wheels off and find out I've got wrong size.
    I have found plenty of cheap drop links on e-bay, but all the front arb bushes are like £5 EACH+postage so that would be over £20 for both sets, this seems too much, especially if I'm gonna have to do the same for the rear ones.
    Most threads seem to talk about them being 3-4 quid a pair, so what I want to know is where can I get em at this price? Can I just walk into my local main Vx dealer and ask to buy parts? Will they be cheapest? thanks, jim

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    phone them first and the compare. I found vx for arb's reasonable enough. Drop links, just get from motor factors if there way cheaper, however if not a big diff, just get the vx ones, Peace of mind and that..

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    Try these drop links. Fit all vectras.

    http://www.partsforsaabs.com/product...oducts_id=4013

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    looks good but a little expensive if thats for just one. Are they better than the standard vec ones? The old ones have lasted 60,000 miles. Now hopefully my car will do another 60,000 at least, but do I need to fork out for heavy duty ones? As you can tell, I'm quite the skinflint...

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    Suppose you pay for what you get. Might as well buy uprated ones, at least they will last longer.

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    Genuine arb bushes from Vauxhall's are only £2.50 each.

    Please dont pay rip off ebay prices...

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    Quick question and not wanting to threadjack but if you're replacing the drop links, do you need to buy ARB bushes too or will they come with?

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    Arb bushes are seperate,you dont have to replace them but as you already have the wheel off and car jacked up .why not..they have probably been on there a long time and will tighten up the front suspension.

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