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      07-03-2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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Need Lower & Upper Control arm

Hey Everyone! Long story short, I let my friend drive my car on the way back from downtown LA because I had drank, and he didn't. After the 50 mile drive, he attempted to take a turn a bit to quick, and the car snapped on him and he ran over a 5-6" curb which snapped both control arm and damaged my rim (no bending because steering wheel didn't shake after the incident).

I'm pretty pissed about it. I've never crashed before and I alway said, if it were to happen in my car I wanted to be the person who did it, not someone else.

That being said, I'm now looking for those two control arms for the front right wheel, if anyone has them laying around or knows of a place where I can buy them in SoCal I would appreciate it.

The dealer wants approximately $450 per piece which makes no sense because I can find the exact OEM piece online from ECS and realoem for <$200.
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      07-03-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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The price of the control arms are a few hundred dollars total. Your friend could have caused alot more damage than just a few bolt on parts
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Did you get another friend yet? I would.
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Did you get another friend yet? I would.
haha, I'm not to sure what to think of him right now. Unfortunately, you always learn how good of a friend a person is to you when you are in a bad situation.
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He turned DSC off?
Good luck Op.
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He turned DSC off?
Good luck Op.
Yes he did, I should have picked that up. However I didn't see him do it, I thought I made it pretty strict that he shouldn't dare turn it off unless you are Schumacher.
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Yes he did, I should have picked that up. However I didn't see him do it, I thought I made it pretty strict that he shouldn't dare turn it off unless you are Schumacher.
Sorry to hear that. Hope he wasn't a good friend because there's NO REASON to turn off DSC.
On the other hand, had you driven, and caused an accident or gotten a DUI, you'd gladly trade it for a couple control arms. He's still a douch-bag for turning off DSC, but you made the right choice. I don't suppose he offered to repair the car?

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