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View Poll Results: Replace with OEM or after market?
OEM 9 60.00%
Aftermarket 4 26.67%
Other 2 13.33%
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OEM or after market parts?
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delphi ones are great. One of the few aftermarket ones that fit like OEM in my experience
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Is the question 'would you' or 'have you'?
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I've done both .. because the after market ones where sh1te and lasted about 5 mins
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Well.......I ordered uppers from EBSpares which were original items.....no issues.

The lowers that I ordered from them and will finish fitting on Sunday 'aren't' original Alfa parts....but I'm sure EBSpares wouldn't deal with carp parts............

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do it once, first time, OEM.
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I seem to remember that Autolusso were fitting another make when I had my GTA. In speaking about it to Ned, he said they were longer-lasting, IIRC. Unfortunately, I do not know which make he used to fit, nor if he still uses them.

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We use Delphi lower wishbones on 147/156 & GT in our workshop, most pattern one are utter rubbish and what we have found when fitting these for people (when they supply their own parts) the bolt holes donít line up and they take twice as long to fit. Also we get a no quibble guarantee from our supplier so we can offer the same no quibble guarantee. We had one this Saturday where there was slight play in the ball joint on an arm we fitted so it was changed without any issue, it is rare we get any problems with them

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