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    Thread: ** GruvenParts.com Releases AFFORDABLE Adjustable Front Upper Control Arms !! **

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      01-31-2011 09:37 AM #1

      A4/B5 Front Adjustable Control Arms

      Audi A4/S4/RS4/A6/RS6 and VW Passat B5 Adjustable Front Upper Control Arms

      BY FAR – THE BEST VALUE IN ADJUSTABLE CONTROL ARMS ON THE MARKET !


      You asked GruvenParts.com for affordable, bulletproof, and fully rebuildable Audi A4/S4/RS4/A6/RS6 and VW Passat B5 Adjustable Front Upper Control Arms and we have delivered!

      Just like the GruvenParts.com popular TT/R32 rear adjustable control arms, we designed these based on years of fabricating rock crawler suspension systems for racers and weekend warriors alike. They are made from a special aircraft grade of 4130 chrominum-molybdenum alloy and then powder coated in high gloss black for maximum durability. The AMERICAN MADE racing heim joints are CAD plated, PTFE lined, and can be ordered with dust boots all around for those planning to re-enact a Grouppe B Ralley race. Finally, all parts are fully rebuildable.

      Don’t waste your hard earned money with the over-priced competitor versions. The quality and performance of the GruvenParts.com adjustable upper control arms are second to none!

      These come as a set of 4 and fit the following models :

      Audi A4/S4/RS4 – 1996-2008 (B5, B6, B7, C5)
      Audi A6/RS6 (incl. AllRoad) - 1998-2004
      VW Passat - 1998-2005

      This product replaces OEM Part Numbers 8E0-407-505C, 8E0-407-505A, 8E0-407-506C, 8E0-407-506A, 8E0-407-509C, 8E0-407-509A, 8E0-407-510A (and possibly others). (8E0407505C, 8E0407505A, 8E0407506C, 8E0407506A, 8E0407509C, 8E0407509A, 8E0407510A)

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      01-31-2011 09:47 AM #2
      finally.. i'll be picking a set up soon

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      01-31-2011 10:08 AM #3
      The hype made it seem like they were going to be a lot cheaper than $400.00

      The TT and R32 parts used as examples were in the $200.00 range. To be honest, $75.00 cheaper than the competition isn't really "blowing the competition out of the water"
      Last edited by bryangb; 01-31-2011 at 10:14 AM.

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      01-31-2011 10:40 AM #4
      the reason the price for the tt/r32 is only 200 bucks, is because that includes 2 arms.

      you need 4 to have it fully adjustable, these control arms are on the same price point as those.. you just get 4 arms, instead of 2

      also,
      stern arms are $600
      034's are $525
      and the cpp arms were around $600 also when you could still get them

      so id say the price is pretty good
      Last edited by Lazer Viking; 01-31-2011 at 10:49 AM.

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      01-31-2011 11:26 AM #5
      As it was pointed out, the R32/TT arms are $249.99 for 2 and $469.00 for 4.

      For the A4 front suspension, you need 4 arms, this price is LESS expensive than R32/TT.

      Some other things to keep in mind :

      The heims on these are not readily available off the shelf.

      These require custom manufactured hardened steel end pins

      Everything is fully rebuildable

      A boot kit is available

      Price is a good bit less than competition

      I * PROMSE* when you see these parts, you are going to wonder how we can sell at this price. Very little margin in it, but we want to break into this market. I would expect pricing on this product to increase from this introduction, this is nearly the material and machine time cost alone.

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      02-02-2011 09:37 AM #6
      Guys, working on special group buy pricing of $350/set if we can get 20 orders.

      Please email me directly if you want to be included on this. Paul@GruvenParts.com

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      02-03-2011 12:24 AM #7
      Can you explain why one ball joint is so much longer than the other? stock ones already can hit the chassis. with such a long ball stud, it's going to be so much easier for them to hit the chassis during a hard bump. Plus the geometry is going to change considerably due the angle on those ball joints.

      there's a reason the stock arms have a bump stop on the ball joint end.
      Last edited by MikekiM; 02-03-2011 at 12:29 AM.

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      02-03-2011 09:00 AM #8
      Mike I will update the picture, the pins installed in that picture are longer than the final design. It doesnt hit the chassis. The reason for the height offset is because at full turn lock the heim body actually contacts the jam nut, so we have to offset 1 slightly. I will update the picture soon to show the correct pin length.


    9. 02-08-2011 01:34 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Lazer Viking View Post
      the reason the price for the tt/r32 is only 200 bucks, is because that includes 2 arms.

      you need 4 to have it fully adjustable, these control arms are on the same price point as those.. you just get 4 arms, instead of 2

      also,
      stern arms are $600
      034's are $525
      and the cpp arms were around $600 also when you could still get them

      so id say the price is pretty good
      There has been GB's on the Stern for $500 and 034 for $475 both including free ground shipping in the USA.

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      02-10-2011 08:49 AM #11
      Ours are priced at $399.99, everyday. No group buy needed.

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      02-10-2011 06:44 PM #12
      This design was tried years ago by CPP, and sucked miserably. They clunked to no end, even when they added rubber boots. Good luck with them..


    12. 02-10-2011 08:04 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by MikekiM View Post
      This design was tried years ago by CPP, and sucked miserably. They clunked to no end, even when they added rubber boots. Good luck with them..



      034 also offers a set that is of the same design. $475 retail


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      02-15-2011 12:02 PM #14
      Sounds like they used poor heim joints, ours are very high quality. We have had excellent results

      You wont find these at a better price, I promise. I doubt we'll even be able to hold price for too long.

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      02-17-2011 09:09 AM #15
      We also offer ours with dust boots, so that will certainly help for grimy environments!

      Again, we are not new to building adjustable control arms, we have sold many kits for R32/TT rear.

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      02-21-2011 11:40 AM #16
      And now ...

      adjustable (affordable) rear A4 control arms are coming


      www.GruvenParts.com



      Stay tuned ...

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      02-21-2011 12:36 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by GruvenParts.com View Post
      And now ...

      adjustable (affordable) rear A4 control arms are coming


      www.GruvenParts.com



      Stay tuned ...
      Can you give us any timeline on these?

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      02-22-2011 11:31 AM #18
      Timeline depends on demand - post up if you want the adjustable rear control arms too.

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      02-22-2011 11:46 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by GruvenParts.com View Post
      Timeline depends on demand - post up if you want the adjustable rear control arms too.
      Yup.

      Still waiting on this front Group Buy too. Status on that?

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      02-22-2011 11:59 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by GruvenParts.com View Post
      Timeline depends on demand - post up if you want the adjustable rear control arms too.
      If the price is good i'd be interested in getting a set.

    20. 02-22-2011 07:34 PM #21
      maybe maybe i'm thinking it would be nice but idk if it would be necessary

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      02-24-2011 04:01 PM #22
      Sorry for delay in posting the GB for the fronts. Super busy down here, should have time to put that together next week.

      If you want to be notified you can email us and when the GB page goes up I will email you.

      Thanks

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      03-28-2011 01:49 PM #23
      Bump for billet goodness and lots more is on the way !

      www.GruvenParts.com

      Our TT/R32 + A4/Passat Adjustable control arms are now available fully booted for extreme environments.


      TT/R32 Rear Adjustable Control Arms



      A4/B5 Front Adjustable Control Arms

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      04-05-2011 02:02 PM #24


      A4 / Passat 1.8T Billet Dipstick

      www.GruvenParts.com is proud to release these gorgeous Billet Dipsticks to replace OEM part number 053-115-611C (053115611C). Our billet dipstick is CNC’d from a solid block of 6061-T651 aluminum with a stainless steel cable permanently attached. The cable end has a flitting with hash marks to signify oil level min and max.

      As an added bonus, this part is made to perfectly fit our Billet Dipstick Funnels and can be ordered as a set to save! If you are ordering the billet funnel with the billet dipstick, please ensure your car uses dipstick funnel OEM P/N 053-103-663 (053103663).

      This billet dipstick replaces OEM part number 053-115-611C (053115611C) and fits the following vehicles :

      1996 - 2002 Audi A4/S4/Avant Quattro 1.8T (AEB)
      1998 – 2001 VW Passat 1.8T (AEB)
      1988 – 1992 Audi 80/90
      1982 – 1987 Audi 4000
      1987 – 1993 VW Fox
      1982 - 1985 VW Quantum 1.8L

      Don’t see your car listed here? Don’t worry! We have many more of these billet dipsticks coming for nearly all makes / models. Visit www.GruvenParts.com for the latest.


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      04-11-2011 10:27 PM #26
      I'm in for some adjustable rear control arms!!
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      04-12-2011 09:57 AM #27
      I have been working with Paul in getting this GB together. I have a list of 12 guys already who are in, and I am looking for another 10+ to make sure this GB Happens.

      The parts are in stock and ready to ship so lets get moving on this guys.

      PM Me or E-mail Paul (Paul@Gruvenparts.com) if you haven't gotten a hold of either of already if you are in on this GB for some great control arms at an amazing price.

      Also when you send either of us the message let us know if you would be interested in adjustable rear control arms as well so Paul can put some priority on them.

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    27. 04-17-2011 04:18 PM #29
      So for the group buy of the adjustable upper control arms, how much will it come to?

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      04-19-2011 01:52 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by $teady$upreme View Post
      So for the group buy of the adjustable upper control arms, how much will it come to?
      Please see the group buy thread for latest :

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...nParts.com-***

      Thanks


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      04-19-2011 10:27 PM #31
      Do you guys offer the dust boot kit like the 034?

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      04-20-2011 11:23 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by SaiB View Post
      Do you guys offer the dust boot kit like the 034?
      Yes we offer complete dust book kit for these. Same boots they use in Nextel Cup racing, really nice stuff

      I will be changing picture soon to show control arms with dust boots installed.


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      05-10-2011 12:15 PM #34
      well after having these on for 3 weeks now I am loving life. The Fronts sit flat on the road again, and with a proper alignment all of the vibration and chatter from the front end is gone.

      Thanks Paul

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