Out of interest, how many people have had rear pannier rods replaced at their 17.5k service? A colleague with a 147 "needed" the work done last summer, and sure enough when my 156 went in to the same dealer 2 weeks later, so did I. They also changed my timing belt - they warned me when I checked the car in that this was a known fault, and they replaced it free of charge. However, they deny the rear pannier rods are a known fault and they charged me for them, and they feigned surprise when I told them that I knew someone else who'd had the same problem. If I were cynical I would say that they chanegd the timing belt under warranty to avoid me lunching my engine and claiming £2 grand off them for a new one. For the suspension though, it's a consumable item!
They are having to order out for the AR bar (about 80quid ex vat) ..
However the labour charge is a killer I tink they are quoting 3-4 hours as they have to dismantle half the suspension or summat....
It's being done under warranty tho so I'm not complaining.
Wishbones - expensive
Drop link - cheap
Replacing the anti-roll bar requires a lot of work. Had mine replaced a few years back with a thicker Novitec one. The garage managed to damaged the rubber boots for the ball joints on the lower wishbone in the process - hence now I need to replace the lower wishbones.