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New Front Wishbones - Aftermarket safe or not?

I have bought a pair of new front wishbones to fit the spider:-

Wear seems to be a common problem, whether its original Alfa or not. I'm now concerned about potential failure, I don't want to jeopardise safety, are there any known cases of failed/broken aftermarket wishbones?

Are these as safe as Alfa originals?

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Not heard of any failures, they are heavier than the originals, probably a little "over engineered" if anything.
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Can't understand why these wishbones and rear spring arms/upper/lower arms aren't cast alloy (as on 166) would have made suspension set up whole light lighter.
Suspect cheap pattern parts aren't over engineered (unless to compensate for poorer material) just not copied or cast very well. Weak point is likely to be the ball joints - cheaper means lower quality ball joint.
Shame they didn't do like the rear with seperate ball joint part.
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