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Front wishbones, to good an offer ???

Im getting the knock from behind the dash and the last MOT listed one of the lower wishbones as needing looking at. So I am looking at replacing the upper and lowers both sides.
Found on eBay Item number: 330320561286 which is 2xUppers, 2xlowers and 2x control links and 135. Is that a deal to good to be true, im seeing lowers for 112 each and uppers for 55 each elsewhere. Which leads me to think yes.

Is the opinion that they are most likely made out of cheese and should be avioded at all costs or has anyone bought such a deal and found them to be perfectly fine and Im being untrusting ? Maybe the garage got a good deal themselves and are passing on the savings.

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if you are looking to punt the car soon then why not, if its a keeper then they are probably cheese.
Speak to Chris Mchardy at Western Alfa Perth, he sorted me a good deal...
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I think you are right. Spoke to the guy i race with his father fitted some eBay sourced parts and 6 months later all the bushes were knackered.
Going to do the bottoms and save for the tops in a few months.
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Stay well away, oem are crap as it is, ebay are worse!!!
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I'd say it's down to personal preferance and even experiance with the item in question.
That seller on eBay has been selling on there since 2001 and has 100% positive feedback, I doubt very much he's selling crap.
There's far too much of the attitude that if it's on eBay and it's cheap then it must be crap.... So what's that "opinion" based on? Fact? I doubt it!

Anyway, back to the point, I've bought that exact same package and just had it fitted. Everything feels much more solid at the front end and the garage that fitted it said they were spot on.
After all where else would you buy them from? A motor factors? Halfords parts department? Let your local garage supply them? Well they all buy in pattern parts anyway, so who's to say they'll be any better quality and you'd be paying more for them!


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Does seem to good to be true...

Having said that, the (abay) ones I fitted to mine just over two years ago have lasted well so far
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Bit of a risk as you have recognised as you have posted here but I'd give it a go at that price!
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