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    Quote Originally Posted by dubdubz View Post
    I assume that you'll be replacing yours <ARB> - sooner than me - so please do report back!
    Rear ARB replaced this weekend, and drivers side sits lower by only 5mm now - which I can live with Much better than the 20mm previously.

    I bought the replacement from LK Spares; the guy said bent ARB's were common enough due to springs breaking (before I told him why I needed one).

    You live & learn!

    Replacing the ARB doesn't take long - an hour all told, including taking the wheels off etc.
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    well all good then......could I ask how much the arb rushed you? was it a 2nd hand one or new??

    it does kind of follow as the side which had the worst broken spring was the side that's the lowest - got any pics good sir??
     
     

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    just for a giggle I thought I'd see what a eibach ARB would be...?

    only available as far as I can see in a kit

    £305!!!!!!............
     
     

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    Yeah, the price of the Eibach kit put me off. I've Powerflex'd my ARB's anyhow, so I'm happy enough with their stiffness.

    No photos taken - sorry - but the 2nd hand ARB cost me £30, and came complete with the drop links & OEM bushes (which promptly went in the bin)!

    I can take a photo tonight of the final ride height - but it's currently 623mm on the drivers side (ground to wheel arch lip), 628mm on the passenger side.
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    the only thing that would put me off 2nd hand is the fact it too could be bent?? could you see your old one was foobarred??
     
     

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    I haven't checked it yet, but yeah, I know what you're saying about 2nd hand ones... I didn't price a new bar, but it's got to be over £100...
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    just rang the local dealer and a new one is £105inc - thats just the bar and doesn't include any bushes/hardware ...the round bushes he said were £3 each which seemed cheap but guess the round stabiiser bushes aren't that expensive anyway!
    didn't enquire about drop links as the usual suspects have them for around £14 each
     
     

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    Any update on your lop-sidedness?
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    fraid not - a slow thermostat got in the way ! which seems to be fixed now, mpg and temp increased by lots!

    so it's the front springs next then the rear arb for me I think

    how long for the fronts again Paddy?
     
     

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    if i want to disconnect the arb to check if its twisted, how, or where do i undo it?
     
     

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