New front subframe
ready to fit at
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Bottom Arms and Headlights
Can someone suggest the cheapest source for front bottom arms and headlamp units? I'm wary of ebay sources, but if needs must.....
Basically my '06 jtdm just failed its MOT because the rubber insert of the large diameter bush in the nearside bottom arm had basically torn badly (at 105K miles). Duncan at Alfanet has replaced the arm for me but the MOT document has an advisory note saying that the other side was in imminent danger of going the same way very soon. Because of the time limitation on getting the car through the MOT, I paid around £200 (I think) for the complete arm because the cost of bush replacement worked out to be about the same cost as a complete arm, and of course it was quicker/easier/cheaper labour-wise to replace the arm.
Anyway, Duncan reckons that I've got a few thousand miles left before the next service and the offside arm will be knackered by then probably, so I want to source the arm in advance this time. Also my headlamp lenses have gone cloudy and the nearside one seems to have a deflector misplaced or something as the beam seems to be mainly focussed in the kerb rather than on the road. Many people have mentioned to me that my headlights are a bit ineffective for a relatively modern car. I can't afford an HID setup and lamp washers, so thats why I'm looking to replace the headlamps with standard new ones as well.