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 Post subject: Skunk 2 alloy lower control arms
PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 5:22 am 
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As above seen these floating around on the fto club, could be the potential to get a pair very cheap if we all order together.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Skunk2-L ... escription


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 Post subject: Re: Skunk 2 alloy lower control arms
PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 11:14 am 
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They are very cheap, unlikely to be genuine skunk 2 though, but cheaper than buying new bushes for std arms.

$90 = £56

then there will be an import duty on that and then VAT to pay on the whole lot, from what I can gather its 3.5% then 20% on top of that

Which brings it to about £70 for a pair + however much to send them to each buyer in the uk.

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 Post subject: Re: Skunk 2 alloy lower control arms
PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 12:21 pm 
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My concern is where do the rear arb attach with the fto setup?

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 Post subject: Re: Skunk 2 alloy lower control arms
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forgottenlegend wrote:
My concern is where do the rear arb attach with the fto setup?



If you look carefully in the pics you can see they include a bolt on bracket. Its more visible in the individual listing for the arms - http://www.aliexpress.com/item/SKUNK2-L ... 56173.html

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 Post subject: Re: Skunk 2 alloy lower control arms
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sptb wrote:
They are very cheap, unlikely to be genuine skunk 2 though, but cheaper than buying new bushes for std arms.

$90 = £56

then there will be an import duty on that and then VAT to pay on the whole lot, from what I can gather its 3.5% then 20% on top of that

Which brings it to about £70 for a pair + however much to send them to each buyer in the uk.


States about $60 to ship to the UK 3-7days.
Found these for $70
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/SKUNK2-L ... 56173.html

Works out at £80 + Customs = Approx £100

But they are from CHina, so unlikely they are Genuine Skunk2 products.


Look the part though!

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 Post subject: Re: Skunk 2 alloy lower control arms
PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 1:33 pm 
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Probably precisely the same arms from the same manufacturer. They certainly look it.

The bulk buy from the OP would save £20+ per pair of arms which is not to be sniffed at really.

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 Post subject: Re: Skunk 2 alloy lower control arms
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Has anyone used this aliexpress before?


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 Post subject: Re: Skunk 2 alloy lower control arms
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Spetz wrote:
Has anyone used this aliexpress before?


Its a store front type interface like ebay etc for Alibaba.com but ultimately you are dealing with the individual companies not aliexpress.

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 Post subject: Re: Skunk 2 alloy lower control arms
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Don't even bother. I can see a solid polyurethane bush on those with slots. Lower control arms need a spherical type of bearing in the bushes that are free to rotate over uneven road surfaces. If you want to keep better traction on the road, go with genuine Mitsubishi bushes pressed into the old arms in this case.
The poly bushes in these would prematurely wear out also due to the resistance to the natural rotation which the arms should undergo. While the arms may "feel" fast, it's effectively because the car isn't holding the road properly.

Complete waste unless you can press in a spherical type bearing into them.

Just to back up what I've being saying;
http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=3014214

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