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BostonBlkS4
12-16-2009, 12:23 PM
This is a group buy request to gauge interest for the FCP Groton Control Arm Kit for the b5 s4. Trying to move over the interest from the B5 S4 forum to here.

Additional Info: The have kits for both the early/late models of the b5 s4 (aluminum/steel)
13 piece kit
Usual price is $310, we can get them for $210 (maybe lower if we have lots of people!)
We'll wait until Mid-January 2010 to place the order.

Post up if you're interested.

Mooseimage
12-16-2009, 12:41 PM
Interested.

Mooseimage - aluminum uprights. (My car is first month of US production S4s, lucky me.)

headshok2002
12-16-2009, 12:50 PM
9/10 I'd be down for this. I have a kit from them already and have only used the uppers... but I'd probably take another because I plan on owning B5/6/7 A4's for the next 5 years haha :P

CONTROL ONE
12-16-2009, 12:55 PM
100% In.

2000 S4 - Steel Uprights. May also be interested in motor mounts as well.

BlkdoutS4
12-16-2009, 01:00 PM
I'm in!

2001.5 S4 - steel uprights.

wannabeS4
12-16-2009, 01:32 PM
I'm in need some really bad just starting rattling over bumps.

2001.5 S4 steel uprights.

jibberjive
12-16-2009, 06:53 PM
Interested. Maybe a set for both steel and aluminum uprights.

joules
12-16-2009, 07:09 PM
Affirmative also...

biturbos44
12-16-2009, 08:19 PM
IN

wesS4
12-17-2009, 12:33 AM
Interested...

2001.5 S4

RubiRock
12-17-2009, 11:51 AM
In!

2001.5 S4 - steel uprights.

RusS4
12-17-2009, 03:22 PM
Deffinitely In!

2000 w/ steel uprights

jeproks
12-17-2009, 07:25 PM
In.

2001.5 S4 steel uprights

Kruat
12-17-2009, 07:38 PM
I'd be in also, 01, steel.

500HPS5
12-17-2009, 08:02 PM
Who is the AZ Advertiser hosting the group buy?

blmlozz
12-17-2009, 08:04 PM
Id get one too, just because it's such a good price.

BlkdoutS4
12-17-2009, 08:43 PM
damn thats a lot of people already... lets get this going!

tdn
12-18-2009, 03:06 PM
Very tempted to jump in on this, but hate the idea of driving around with bad control arms for at least another month before this group buy even gets started.

headshok2002
12-18-2009, 03:11 PM
Talk to Mike... he'll hook you up with a great price regardless. Probably not 210... but maybe 250-260 which is still a bargain.

tdn
12-18-2009, 03:12 PM
Thanks for the heads up.

CONTROL ONE
12-18-2009, 05:19 PM
Can someone get a final count? It looks as though this GB is definitely a go!

FrnkWhte
12-19-2009, 01:30 AM
I'd be interested in a set, 00 Aluminum uprights

splatt
12-19-2009, 01:39 AM
I might be in depending on when in January the buy winds up being, 00 Aluminum uprights.

doctorheine
12-19-2009, 02:52 AM
I might be in depending on when in January the buy winds up being, 00 Aluminum uprights.

+1

stapo69
12-19-2009, 02:43 PM
I'm in, I'm assuming my euro 1999 model will have aluminium uprights? Also need shipping quote for the uk please

Trigger Happy
12-19-2009, 05:19 PM
interested

tgiblin
12-21-2009, 12:44 PM
In, steel uprights

nthusiastt
12-21-2009, 02:37 PM
In 110% with aluminum.

Mooseimage
12-21-2009, 05:19 PM
Can someone get a final count? It looks as though this GB is definitely a go!

So far over 20 saying in. By the time January comes, we might hit high 20s to low 30s, maybe even mid 30s.


With a slight chance of rain. [>_<]

jamestown478
12-21-2009, 05:24 PM
in

2000 s4 aluminum uprights.

Alkivar
12-21-2009, 06:20 PM
Who is the AZ Advertiser hosting the group buy?

*cough*

don't ignore the man... rules is rules.

nthusiastt
12-21-2009, 07:09 PM
*cough*

don't ignore the man... rules is rules.

I don't think anyone is ignoring them. If the GB becomes official, the answer to that question will then be pertinent. For the time being let interest be generated as a hint towards retailers. A large enough accumulation of it and the inevitability of it will be realized.

S-Power
12-21-2009, 07:14 PM
INTERESTED

2000 alum

Anthony
12-21-2009, 11:30 PM
*cough*

don't ignore the man... rules is rules.

FWIW, FCP Groton themselves contacted us and they may become Official Audizine Advertisers the first of the year. [up]

S4 Big Head
12-23-2009, 12:28 PM
Definitely in on this one.

2000 s4, aluminum uprights.

DonnieD
12-23-2009, 01:34 PM
I have a 2001.5 S4 TIP. Do I need aluminum or steel? All I know is that some of my control arms are clunking pretty badly. I am in!

Mooseimage
12-23-2009, 01:41 PM
I have a 2001.5 S4 TIP. Do I need aluminum or steel? All I know is that some of my control arms are clunking pretty badly. I am in!

You use steel.

pablocaparro
12-23-2009, 02:10 PM
I'm in!

2001.5 S4 - steel uprights.

cu52
12-23-2009, 02:46 PM
Interested.

2000 and 2001.5

stamps
12-23-2009, 06:47 PM
DO IT DO IT, Bacardi and cola, DO IT

(in for steal)

shadwarr1
12-23-2009, 11:45 PM
IN!

I'll check back with alum. or steelies

Mooseimage
12-24-2009, 11:37 AM
Posted this in the 2 B5 S4 threads, so I'm gonna add it here as well. Has DIY links relevant to when we do this:

And to provide the links that are relevant, so it exists when we search for it and because I know I won't find it if I put it off:

Front Control Arms (with pics) (http://www.audiworld.com/tech/wheel43.shtml)

Front Control Arms (w/o pics) (http://www.audiforums.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-124865.html)

Tie Rod End Replacements (http://www.audiworld.com/tech/wheel29.shtml)

Alignment (http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=190406)


Remember, do an alignment once you replace your control arms and tie rod ends, or you'll go through tires faster and probably hurt your car going straight or handling as good as it could.

Can't find rear control arm replacement, but it might be in the Tech Manual. The manual can be downloaded here, courtesy of SoCALS4:

Repair Manual (http://www.socals4.com/repair/)

mhorsfield89
12-24-2009, 12:09 PM
i will buy a set. steel uprights

Static
12-24-2009, 02:39 PM
I'm in for sure

mkturbo3
12-24-2009, 04:21 PM
any chance u can add the b5 a4's in this too. im sure alot of the a4 guys will be in also

Monaro-Azz
12-25-2009, 06:19 AM
I'm keen for a set. 2000 I think I have aluminium uprights but will have to check.
Edit: I'm in for the steel ones, just checked.

bharv001
12-25-2009, 12:59 PM
possibly in on this (steel)

RubiRock
12-26-2009, 07:06 PM
In!

2001.5 S4 - steel uprights.
just bought a set of stern adj uppers, so i'm going to call and see what they can do for a kit with everything but the uppers. depending on the cost, i may still be in for a full set and sell/keep the stock uppers

Flossin
12-27-2009, 02:10 PM
Not sure if the kit is interchangeable with B5 A4. If so I'm in.

Anthony
12-27-2009, 02:24 PM
Update on FCP Groton: They have officially signed on as Audizine advertisers, and should be on the forums by the 1st to assist with your parts needs. [up]

CONTROL ONE
12-27-2009, 02:27 PM
Great news. This GB is going to be huge, haha.

S4 Big Head
12-27-2009, 09:07 PM
Great, can't wait!

Mooseimage
12-27-2009, 09:35 PM
Woop woop! Good to know.

RusS4
01-02-2010, 10:50 AM
Lets get this started already...[wrench]

wannabeS4
01-03-2010, 11:03 AM
Lets get this started already...[wrench]

I need control arms badly!!

CONTROL ONE
01-03-2010, 12:08 PM
Ok, it's January, where is the Advertiser? Let's put this together!

stapo69
01-03-2010, 02:30 PM
Agreed, I NEED these!

S4 Big Head
01-03-2010, 03:51 PM
I need control arms badly!!

x2!

Let's do this!

headshok2002
01-03-2010, 03:53 PM
x3.
My credit card is ready. :P

I imagine if we call Mike and tell him about Audizine he'll just deal with us individually. That's what I plan to do, as I need some other stuff as well.

tdn
01-03-2010, 04:06 PM
Yeah, I'm still in on this, never bought them seperately. My car is illegal at the moment, so the sooner the better.

I'm in - s4 w/ steel uprights.

FCPGroton
01-03-2010, 04:38 PM
w00t! Were Here!

headshok2002
01-03-2010, 05:05 PM
w00t! Were Here!

Welcome!

Thanks for doing this! :) [drive]

S4 Big Head
01-03-2010, 07:06 PM
w00t! Were Here!

Saweet!

And yes, thank you for doing this [up]

naudlee
01-03-2010, 07:26 PM
2000 s4, IN for sure... any word on the upgraded HD tierod ends included or how much extra?

Anthony
01-03-2010, 08:11 PM
w00t! Were Here!

Hey you got it to work. Welcome aboard, Scott! [up]

Monaro-Azz
01-04-2010, 04:27 AM
2000 s4, IN for sure... any word on the upgraded HD tierod ends included or how much extra?

Yeah I'm also keen for the HD tierods even if I've got to pay a little more.

FCPGroton
01-04-2010, 06:11 AM
Going to try and get the details worked out today.

BostonBlkS4
01-04-2010, 10:34 AM
Hey Scott!
Great to hear you became an AZ advertiser. I chatted with you back in December about trying to coordinate this group buy. If there's anything else I can do to help you out, please don't hesisate to ask.

Here's the list of the people who posted in the forum saying they were interested / would be in (sorry if I forgot someone, please just let me know and i'll add you!)

bostonblks4
mooseimage
headshok2002
control one
blkdouta4
wannabes4
jibberjive
joules
biturbos44
wesS4
rubirock
russ4
jeproks
kruat
blmlozz
frnkwhte
splatt
doctorheine
stapo69
trigger happy
tgiblin
nthusiastt
jamestown478
s-power
s4 big head
donnied
pablocaparro
cu52
stamps
shadwarr1
mhorsfield89
static
monaro-azz
bharv001
flossin
tdn
naudlee
GermanIron

nthusiastt
01-04-2010, 11:03 AM
Fantastic, really excited for this group buy! Thanks FCP!

GermanIron
01-04-2010, 11:11 AM
I'm in....for 2001 S4 with steel uprights. Need the HD tie-rod ends, too....

Thanks for organizing the GB and thankd to FCP for going ahead![wrench]

FCPGroton
01-04-2010, 12:20 PM
http://www.fcpgroton.com/images/products/large/AUDIKIT1.jpg


Option 1: (SEE PICTURE BELOW)
13 Piece Control Arm Kit Contains:
4 Lower Control Arms
4 Upper S4 Upgrade Control Arms
2 Tie Rod Ends (Rubber Dampening Shaft)
2 Updated Sway Bar Links
Hardware Kit
Audizine Group Buy Cost $205 (Shipped Free to US Lower 48)

http://www.fcpgroton.com/images/products/large/AUDIKIT2.jpg

Option 2: (SEE PICTURE BELOW)
13 Piece Control Arm Kit Contains:
4 Lower Control Arms
4 Upper S4 Upgrade Control Arms
2 Complete Tie Rod Assemblies (Rubber Dampening Shaft)
2 Updated Sway Bar Links
Hardware Kit
Audizine Group Buy Cost $230 (Shipped Free to US Lower 48)

http://www.fcpgroton.com/images/products/large/AUDIKIT3.jpg

Option 3: (SEE PICTURE BELOW)
13 Piece Control Arm Kit Contains:
4 Lower Control Arms
4 Upper S4 Upgrade Control Arms
2 Complete Tie Rod Assemblies (Updated Full Metal Version)
2 Updated Sway Bar Links
Hardware Kit
Audizine Group Buy Cost $250 (Shipped Free to US Lower 48)

http://www.fcpgroton.com/images/products/large/AUDIKIT4.jpg
http://www.fcpgroton.com/images/products/large/AUDIKIT5.jpg

Shipping to Canada flat rate of $30.00 (all duties and taxes paid by FCP Groton)

To purchase: send paypal to sales@fcpgroton.com with your Audizine user ID,Vehicle, Vin, Option # you would like to purchase, and obviously the correct amount OR call Mike Rivera directly at 877-634-0063 ext 206

Let me know if you have any questions.

S4 Big Head
01-04-2010, 01:33 PM
You have a PM

Excited about this [:D]

FCPGroton
01-04-2010, 01:48 PM
Question: Which option is Aluminum or Steel?

Answer: Just pick an option and give us your make model and Vin and we will put the appropriate lower arms in the kit!

Admin
01-04-2010, 07:41 PM
The full and official thread has been made here: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=336019

Thank you, FCP.