View Full Version : control arms... duhn duhn duhn.

05-01-2007, 10:27 AM
I was thinking of purchasing this control arm kit, with hardware. It says its a FEBI-Bilstein kit, and for the price, you can't really go wrong. I know its ebay, and I know most of you are gonna say don't do it, but I was wondering if there is anyone who had purchased this kit before. I'm getting the dreaded front-end squeak, and its getting annoying. I figure if I am going to be putting my suspension on in a couple weeks, I may as well replace all the components too. I was also thinking of cleaning up the new control arms, and polishing them all (because I get bored, I know no one is going to see it, but if someone does look close they'd notice it).

I dunno, just a thought. I am kinda hesitant, but if they are FEBI-Bilstein that beats the hell out of buying them somewhere else.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Audi-A4-A6-Volkswagen-Passat-Control-Arm-Arms-Kit-HD_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33583QQihZ015QQitemZ 250109114485QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

and edit - I just noticed only the hardware kit has FEBI/Bilstein next to it, so maybe thats the catch).

05-01-2007, 10:30 AM
doesn't look too bad. Waht kind of squeak are you getting?

05-01-2007, 10:49 AM
A very annoying one. It happens when I turn, and occasionally when I hit bumps at slow speed. I figure if I am in there, and gonna have most of it out anyways to put my shocks/springs in, I may as well replace it all.

05-01-2007, 10:59 AM
I had a squeek like that, it was my upper strut mount. The bolt had loosened and was rubbing on the mount plate.

05-01-2007, 12:55 PM
yeha i have the same squeeks just 10 times worse... as far as i know its control arms.. ones above the hub and brake.. so i guess they are called "upper control arms" haha that kit looks ok but they make better spend the extra 20 bucks comon guy

05-01-2007, 01:22 PM
for another 20 bucks through who?

05-01-2007, 01:49 PM
FCP sells garbage. I wouldn't touch any of their products with a ten foot pole.

05-01-2007, 02:39 PM
FCP sells garbage. I wouldn't touch any of their products with a ten foot pole.

Thats what I was wondering. Is this from personal experience?

05-01-2007, 05:49 PM

Thats all you need to know.

05-02-2007, 08:25 AM

Thats all you need to know.