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Old 21-05-2017   #1
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Control arm front right

Hi,

Need a new lower ball joint front right and thus need to get hold of a complete control arm since they don't come separately. I noticed that new ones can be quite difficult to find, for some reason more difficult for the right side.

However, I found that some of the "mainstream" part suppliers online (no Fiat experts, that is) offer complete control arms, cheap and for immediate delivery. But ... they don't look right in the pictures and the same part is claimed to fit on both sides of the car. Strange for a part that isn't symmetrical.

What do you think? Are there really different types of control arms for the X1/9 and does some look like in the picture I'm trying to attach to this message?
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Re: Control arm front right

Hi Luckor

It looks like its for a fiat 127?

It looks familiar but as you say not quite the same as here:

http://www.eurosport-uk.net/shop/ind...products_id=69

The x1/9 and lancia Montecarlo parts are the same if it helps...

Try calling eurosport and ask about availability. Looks like it might have been missed off the website?
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Re: Control arm front right

Thanks Purf,

I checked with Eurosport and they claim that control arms are no longer available from any of their suppliers. They just have a few left in stock, and only for the left side.

Well, I'll try to find some more sources ...
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Re: Control arm front right

I would have some good used ones in stock if that helps?
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Re: Control arm front right

There are loads of new ones on eBay USA really cheap but don't know about postage costs
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Re: Control arm front right

Actually I haven't managed to find that many control arms of the correct type neither on US eBay nor on any other eBay. I've found a few but they are quite expensive, especially when counting in shipping cost and custom fees. Sometimes I order parts from the USA, but postage fees feel more worth it the bigger the package is.

Well, I could get a new one from Italy for about 150 EUR including shipping.

Sledgehammer, would you be interested in posting one good control arm to Sweden ...?? Please tell me your price and I'll consider it.
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That's odd I found lots starting around 30 dollars for brand new which even if postage bit expensive is still cheap .
Find the correct type note the part number, aftermarket part number, then search eBay using just the part number.
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Re: Control arm front right

Search for 45D3025
Or FA1066
Or try rockauto.com
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You can do it.
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