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Upper Control Arm Upgrade

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I need to replace the passenger front top arm which I'm assuming is the upper control arm (U shaped part at the top of the suspension).

 

Are these worth upgrading or should I just use an OEM replacement? The car really is only used for road and maybe the odd track day (like once or twice a year).

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Only if you require adjustable top arms.

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Hi Colin, the oem one is quite good to be honest, as Alex says unless you want to increase the -ve camber or have adjustable there is no point, did yours fail?

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@Colin747 what are the symptoms that determined the change., clonking or knocking 

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I hadn't noticed any symptoms myself but when it was in for a service I was told it would need replaced for MOT he said it needs a "passenger front top arm" the part he showed me matches the one in the Torqen link.

 

What symptoms would it show if it needed replaced? 

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i was hoping you could tell us!!  most are familiar with the usual clunks associated with banana arms, drop links etc...just wondered if this made a different noise or at particular times (low speed, when turning  etc.....)

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ahh sorry, I'll ask the mechanic how he spotted it and update you all

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He just got back to me there "Excsssive movement in the 2 bushes and balljoint is what they need to check for", in my case it was also causing vibration under heavy and motorway speed braking.

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Can't help but notice that didn't really answer my question haha I can understand if you're not allowed to directly compare manufacturers you sell or something though

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2 minutes ago, Colin747 said:

Can't help but notice that didn't really answer my question haha I can understand if you're not allowed to directly compare manufacturers you sell or something though

:lol:

 

I didn't mean to avoid your question, nor there is any law that forbids me to compare the products. Nissan doesn't really manufacture all their parts, they different suppliers, one of them being Dorman as far as I know. So they're the same parts. Moog ones look a bit different, Dorman look very OEM like. Other than that I don't know how else I can compare :) 

 

 

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haha fair enough, was just in case there was anything obvious like quality of material etc. I'll get one ordered now, thanks for your help!

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