ohh, that's brilliant!
what's the difference between the fai one and the qhazel one?
i can get the oem one from mangoletsi for £57-58, but i don't understand what the difference would be with getting either one of them..
as for "genuine parts" they will be good quality but there is a very good chance they are made in the same factory as the ones ive mentioned then branded for ALFA. i dont know which one, as neither ALFA or the manufacter is going to give out that info to anyone. we have supplied many parts of all types to dealers close by. i often wonder if they tell the customer as they are gona assume "genuine parts" at a dealer arnt they?
well they both look pretty much the same. both have a proper warranty but i believe the QH ones will cover labour charges (if professionally fitted) if found to be faulty. both look very nicely finished but i think its more about the engineering you cannot see. in the 3 years working at this factors ive not seen ANY faulty QH wishbones and only one FAI but to be fair it was a vectra II which was a taxi and we had supplied loads to the same taxi fleet without any problems. just imagine the miles they are doing.
firstline (which are dearer than mangos £62) all have a gap at the top of the balljoint packed with grease and sealed, (so not just around the bottom in the rubber boot) which is to extend there life beyond that of standard ball joints.
personally i would be happy to fit any of the makes ive mentioned to my own car in the knowledge that they are safe and relaible and the price is good.
we did try another brand(too remain nameless to compete with ebay etc) which were unbelievablely cheap eg £8 mondeo wishbone. the finish was very poor, steel parts where not primed and paint came off/ very thin coating. we sold a few but a lot failed in weeks so we sent them all back, just not worth the trouble.
hope i havent confused you more