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Mevotech Front (aluminum?) Control Arms

I am looking at my options for replacing my front control arm bushings and I came upon a Mevotech part on Amazon.com... Curious if anyone has experience with the part.

http://www.amazon.com/Mevotech-Front-Suspension-Control-CMS80181/dp/B00YWD1EGK/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1447356610&veh icle=2008-13-66-233--16-6-6-167-1737-1-1---3-0&sr=1-1&ymm=2008%3Asubaru%3Aoutback

There is no real description and no reviews, so I am skeptical, but they appear to be complete aluminum control arms at a decent price. What do you think?

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Seen these on RockAuto too, slightly cheaper. I looked at them when I was thinking about replacing my front control arm bushings, but was too cheap to buy them. A friend of mine put a pair of Mevotech cast aluminum arms on his '02 Impreza though (different design) and they looked pretty nice.
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Just ordered 2 of these for my 08'.
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Has there been any evidence of the Mevotech's failing?

I read the thread on LGT about carid pricing them ridiculously low but haven't heard or found any evidence that they are failing. I have them on my wish list along with the whiteline anti lift - I miss my perrin setup but the feedback was too much.

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Mine were way easier. I found that the ball joints on the Mevotech...were if anything, on the small side...they slide right in and needed significantly more tightening to clamp the knuckle at the cinch bolt. You may find the same, especially since you "cleaned it". There was some information floating about...saying the ball joints had issues fitting. Not in my case at all.

I also weighed them vs my stock (disclaimer....stock were filled with high impact urethane as an NVH procedure) vs the JDM that I also have.

I will post those weights in a bit.

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Has there been any evidence of the Mevotech's failing?

I read the thread on LGT about carid pricing them ridiculously low but haven't heard or found any evidence that they are failing. I have them on my wish list along with the whiteline anti lift - I miss my perrin setup but the feedback was too much.
I am going to test them vs the true JDM I have. I just need to take my time getting the large LCA bushing pressed into the JDM arm. The Mevotech $ was so right. My theory is they were massively over produced. Production errors happen. You can buy a BugEye WRX performance clutch for $30. Same reasons.

Best you can do is take advantage...if someone records a failure. That's bad, but good if it gets posted. I certainly will. Denver streets have bent the eye on my LCA to chassis underbody brace...from AVO. I have also bent stock control arms on Denver streets.

I plan on finding out. Hopefully not by accident.

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I found that the ball joints on the Mevotech...were if anything, on the small side...they slide right in and needed significantly more tightening to clamp the knuckle at the cinch bolt. You may find the same, especially since you "cleaned it". There was some information floating about...saying the ball joints had issues fitting. Not in my case at all.
Nope, my cleaning just allowed them to fit in nice and snug. I had read where some people sanded the ball joint thinking they were too big.....I think it may have just been dirty/rusty knuckles.

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