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Old 07-02-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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GS bushings in non-saab manufactured control arms

Does anybody have any experience with installing the genuine saab poly bushings in non-saab manufactured lower control arms? Febi, profesional parts of Sweden.

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Febi is a known brand name, but I'm not sure I'd want that level of risk.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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I have them installed in febi control arms.. Only thing you'd have to worry about would be ball joints as the control arm bushings are now poly and don't wear or need replacing
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Didn't Febi make OEM parts?
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Didn't Febi make OEM parts?
They do for some parts, and they're far, far better than Scan-Tech
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I am looking for new control arms myself, the deutsche parts label in your link doesn't sell brand parts. They don't sell bilstein-febi parts, look for Meyle HD, or Febi.
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I am looking for new control arms myself, the deutsche parts label in your link doesn't sell brand parts. They don't sell bilstein-febi parts, look for Meyle HD, or Febi.
Not all Meyle HD parts are very good. I had a pair of their Turkish-made sway bar links that didn't seem high quality at all. BTW, Febi and "Bilstein-Febi" are the same. Febi is short for Ferdinand Bilstein.
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I don't see how you would have any issues unless the aftermarket manufacturer used smaller diameter bushings. I know when I replaced my control arms on the viggen, I used the scan tech ones and put the GS bushing right in.
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I used deutsche parts and they're fine. I don't think they can use different diameter bushings since the bushings are a replaceable part.
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