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    Can you get powerflex bushes for upper control arms? I replaced the arms 2 years ago and I've got banging again I've pulled the wheels and there's slight play in the wheels

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    Yes you can, but they're £120 for just a pair of outer bushes (one for each side of the car). Inner bushes are extra.

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    I got inners recently from here:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2209256671...ht_6235wt_1270

    e-parts-centre

    the cheapest I could find.

    Your outers will probably be still ok.

    They are dead easy to fit too, probably easier than standard ones.

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    Were can I get the outer ones from ? So its 120 for just 2 so 240 for the complete lot? That's pricey aint it


    Also do I need to buy any special tools to change them

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    Just had a look on powerflex website and F**K me its going to be pricey for 4 outer and 4 inner bushes I brought the arms with bushes for only £30 so they must of been cheap bushes I can't tell the mrs I'm going to buy them. But I can't be doing with knocking,

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    Going to buy these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VECTRA-C-R...item4cff07d222 anybody brought these? Going the buy powerflex ARB bushes front and rear and the saab uprated drop links, are the control arms easy to change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by honigstrauss View Post
    I got inners recently from here:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2209256671...ht_6235wt_1270

    e-parts-centre

    the cheapest I could find.

    Your outers will probably be still ok.

    They are dead easy to fit too, probably easier than standard ones.
    I did a poll last month and two thirds of people who voted said it was the outer ones that failed, not the inner ones. Armed with that info I replaced the outer ones and they were indeed like jelly.

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    ooops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris1804 View Post
    Going to buy these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VECTRA-C-R...item4cff07d222 anybody brought these?
    As there's no brand name on those, it's hard for anyone to know if they're the same ones they've fitted in the past. Even if somone here has bought a pair from the same seller, there's no guarantee that the seller is using the same supplier/manufacturer all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    I did a poll last month and two thirds of people who voted said it was the outer ones that failed, not the inner ones. Armed with that info I replaced the outer ones and they were indeed like jelly.
    Are they easy to change? I take it I need 4 ? I'm sure there just over £60 for 1


    Checking my ebay history them ebay ones were what I brought last time so aint going to buy them again.
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