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91vr4auto
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247781 posted 11/26/19 04:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi, does anyone know if there are any differences between the FLCAs for LHD and RHD cars? Need to replace my balljoints, and looking at RockAuto's site it has complete FLCAs starting at $61 each, with new balljoints, and I guess, new bushings. Also, the site lists Mevotech arms for $61 and ACDelco for $144, any real difference between the two? Thanks, Mike.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247785 posted 11/27/19 07:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
There should be no difference for these vehicles RHD v. LHD.

I can't speak to the relative quality for the price difference. I will say that I put a Dorman part on my car a few years back (probably longer ago than I think...), and the ball joint boot basically has rotted away on it. Very disappointing, buy maybe I should not be surprised.

I will also add that I have not used a Mevotech control arm, but I have purchased their tie rod ends and sway bar links. They seem decent quality and their boots sometimes are made of a different appearing rubber, maybe silicone.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247789 posted 11/27/19 01:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi, i have used the mevotech lower control arm from rock auto.
I can not remember if i had to order left or right specifically, but i replaced both. It has seen 6 years of chicago weather. I only noticed this past summer the passenger side lower control arm has a slight movement. The control arm bushing are on its way out not the tie rod. So i was able to get 6 years out of them. Hope that helps.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247796 posted 11/27/19 06:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes it does, thanks very much. Six years is probably more than you'd get out of poly bushings I would think.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247800 posted 11/27/19 11:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
there is a post some where showing one of the replacements with very poor construction. I don't remember which, but its worth a search before you order junk we have been warned about.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247821 posted 12/02/19 08:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I used some Mevotech ball joints and tie rod ends before on my wifes old Honda Accord. I ended up having to replace one of the ball joints a year later due to the ball rusting out FWIW. I might have just got a bad one Ended up selling the car not too long after that so I am not sure how the others held up.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247823 posted 12/02/19 09:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've gone through Mevotech ball joints and tierods in less than 2 years too on my Subaru. How much should you expect from 12-15$ parts though.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247850 posted 12/06/19 09:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I used a Mevotech control arm. Modd it to fit a Chrysler upper ball joint. part # Speedway 910-34323
Installed a steel ball sleeve #106-20041
welded a 1/2 threaded block to attach the sway bar to the control arm
Machined a steel bushing for the rear bushing
You can see photos on Tunners
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