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My Febi-Bilstein control arm kit went in with great success today!
My (ex-VW/Audi dealership) mechanic assured me that he not
only pre-loaded the arms, but that he also used a special anti-seize
paste to prevent parts from seizing up again... I'll have to prod
him for more info on the paste.

I'm happy with the price... 6 hours @ $55 per for a total of $330 (no tax).
The mechanic is an ex-VW/Audi dealership mechanic and he's very easy
to talk to. The hours seem long-ish to me from what I gather talking
to others here, but I don't have a problem paying a little bit more for the
premium of knowing the guy takes his time and does it right.

Anyone interested in why I didn't DIY just needs to read this thread:
http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=216480

Anyway the guys name is Derrick (sp?) and he's in Lisbon:
DCCS Performance | 304 Lisbon St. | 713-6605

All I need now is a proper alignment. Cheers! :beer:
 

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Colin,

I replaced six control arms, Febi-Bilstein as well, myself a few weeks ago. The two lower fronts were replaced under recall a year ago. It took me more than six hours, however, I did tie-rod ends, break rotors and caliper bushings (http://www.tyrolsport.com/vwperformance.htm) too.

Can you feel the difference? I sure can.

You may not need the alignment if no tie-rod work was done. I was careful to replicate the length of the old tie-rod ends and can feel no alignment issues. I will get a proper alignment though before mounting new tires next week.

Enjoy the new ride,
Scott
 

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Thanks Scott,

And yes I can tell a BIG difference. The car is an 99 Audi A4 new/used
with over 100k on the clock so I didn't bother chasing after that recall
because the dealerships here are such BS when it comes to that sort
of thing. Plus, I really needed to replace ALL the arms and taking everything
apart twice to replace what the dealership could not, IF they replaced
the lower arms, would only negate what they did anyway. I also replaced the
TRE's they needed replacing. I'm going to need an lignment soon too. But
man what a big difference, the car was violently shaking above 35 MPH...
very scary. :nervous:

Febi-Bilstein did some updating to the control arms, so they should last
a long long time. The TRE's I don't know if they updated... but we'll see.

:cool:
 

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ddouble ppost doh! doh!
 
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