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Old August 22nd, 2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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Suspension newbie needs some help

So my car is in the shop right now for an alignment, along with some other stuff. The shop called me yesterday to let me know that my passenger front and rear balljoints are goin, along with one of the control arms (can't remember if it was front or rear), my endlinks need to be replaced, and I need new suspension bushings. Sounds about right since the roads in Winnipeg are jacked the f up. The mechanic quoted me $1100 for parts and labor which seems a little steep. My uncle is a mechanic though, so I'm sure he'd be able to install everything for me, but I'm wondering if I'm looking at the right parts. Let me know if I'm missing anything..

2 UCA's and 2 Balljoints - http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

2 Rear UCA's - http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Should I replace the lower control arms too?
Also I'm going to replace the OEM endlinks with Moogs.
Any and all feedback helps. Thanks
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Old August 23rd, 2009, 06:12 AM   #2
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Are you planning on lowering your car...or is your car lowered already? If so, you may want to look into replacing the front UCA and upper ball joints with a control arm camber kit.

Just ask the shop which parts you're looking at having to replace and use that list. They should be able to itemize it for you...especially if they're trying to get $1100 out of you.
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