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Washatonian 01-04-2013 12:34 AM

2002 wrx hit curb, bent lower control arm
 
I am considering trying to fix this myself and was looking around for a used lower control arm. It apears there was a problem with them rusting out. So I guess I have to go with a new one which is 300 bucks but probably the way to do it anyways. The dealer says the part number changed sometime in 2003 and is probably a different size. There is a site selling pairs of used aluminum JDM 02-05 Subaru WRX STI Front Lower Control Arms for around 260 shipped. These should fit right? Is there a better way to go on this? Thanks.

pzr2874 01-04-2013 05:26 AM

Links?

Washatonian 01-04-2013 09:32 AM

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/02-03-04-05-SUBARU-WRX-STI-FRONT-LOWER-ALUMINUM-CONTROL-ARMS-IMPREZA-STI-EJ20-/140879489233?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20cd1268d1&vxp=mtr]02]02 03 04 05 Subaru WRX STI Front Lower Aluminum Control Arms Impreza STI EJ20 | eBay[/url] 03 04 05 Subaru WRX STI Front Lower Aluminum Control Arms Impreza STI EJ20

pzr2874 01-04-2013 12:27 PM

Buy from the dealer or used. I'd stand clear from eBay control parts

man show 01-05-2013 09:12 AM

Yeah, I'd be skeptical. How many miles were on the donor car? What kind of miles were they? How much life is left in the moving parts? Was the donor car in a wreck? Are the parts warped or bent?

Based on the pictures, they look ok, but you have to ask yourself: are you willing to risk installing a potentially damaged vital part on your car in exchange for saving a few dollars?

Vew 01-14-2013 01:05 PM

If you're paying that much, might as well upgrade and get it from a reputable source.

[url=http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_68&products_id=653&osCsid=95e63c6391504a36bdeea76c4065c9ce]Impreza Aluminum Control Arm Kit - Sedan 2002-2007, SubaruGenuineParts.com[/url]


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