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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #15 on: 22 September 2018, 18:28:00 »

Best advise then is to spend 340 on the bones..100 on the belt kit and another 50 on a water pump .Factor in the labour and see how many more handbags and pairs of shoes you could buy.....and have your Omega still in perfect working order
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #16 on: 22 September 2018, 18:38:00 »

Vauxhall don't make handbags ,so finding a genuine OEM vauxhall one may be hard  :-\
they don't even have them made by someone else,then stick vauxhall stickers on and charge ten times the original price  :P
they do make shoes though ,they go inside the rear drums and are part of the handbrake mechanism ,but if fitted correctly and adjusted correctly and used correctly ,they should last 100k +  :y

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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #17 on: 22 September 2018, 18:43:08 »

Best advise then is to spend 340 on the bones..100 on the belt kit and another 50 on a water pump .Factor in the labour and see how many more handbags and pairs of shoes you could buy.....and have your Omega still in perfect working order

Now that appeals to me amba  :-* :D :y

Does anyone on here deal with Mister Auto online parts?

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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #18 on: 22 September 2018, 18:43:40 »

Vauxhall don't make handbags ,so finding a genuine OEM vauxhall one may be hard  :-\
they don't even have them made by someone else,then stick vauxhall stickers on and charge ten times the original price  :P
they do make shoes though ,they go inside the rear drums and are part of the handbrake mechanism ,but if fitted correctly and adjusted correctly and used correctly ,they should last 100k +  :y

 ;D ;D ;D ;)
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #19 on: 22 September 2018, 20:48:11 »

Would now be a good time to mention theses...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUSPENSION-CONTROL-ARMS-WISHBONE-KIT-LOWER-FRONT-OPEL-VAUXHALL-OMEGA-B-/381141643466

Poly Bush before fitting and call it done  :y
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #20 on: 22 September 2018, 21:19:32 »

Then spend the balance on uprated front dampers, stiffer springs, Monaro top mounts and bearings - better handling than a new Omega.  8)
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #21 on: 22 September 2018, 22:19:59 »

And still cash over to buy a genuine GM Bag or 2 + a set of "Shoes"...as Dave so wisely advised :y
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #22 on: 23 September 2018, 11:14:41 »

Would now be a good time to mention theses...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUSPENSION-CONTROL-ARMS-WISHBONE-KIT-LOWER-FRONT-OPEL-VAUXHALL-OMEGA-B-/381141643466

Poly Bush before fitting and call it done  :y
Its never a good time. The quality is poor, and that's on the offchance they ever bother to dispatch.

Plus I can prove now they tell porkies ;)
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #23 on: 23 September 2018, 12:26:16 »

Yep, they told me lots of them.  >:(
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #24 on: 23 September 2018, 12:54:45 »

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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #25 on: 23 September 2018, 12:58:27 »

Would now be a good time to mention theses...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUSPENSION-CONTROL-ARMS-WISHBONE-KIT-LOWER-FRONT-OPEL-VAUXHALL-OMEGA-B-/381141643466

Poly Bush before fitting and call it done  :y
Its never a good time. The quality is poor, and that's on the offchance they ever bother to dispatch.

Plus I can prove now they tell porkies ;)

Those particular ones are apparently not suitable for my 2003 3.2 anyway according to their "suitable vehicles" lists.

However DG and others have set me on a course now to source quality but less expensive "control arms" :y
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #26 on: 23 September 2018, 13:27:11 »



Those particular ones are apparently not suitable for my 2003 3.2 anyway according to their "suitable vehicles" lists.

However DG and others have set me on a course now to source quality but less expensive "control arms" :y


The Lemforder wishbones from ECP are as good as any Lizzie and much cheaper again.  :y

If they're good enough for TB and Chrisgixer.....  :)
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #27 on: 23 September 2018, 13:52:46 »



Those particular ones are apparently not suitable for my 2003 3.2 anyway according to their "suitable vehicles" lists.

However DG and others have set me on a course now to source quality but less expensive "control arms" :y


The Lemforder wishbones from ECP are as good as any Lizzie and much cheaper again.  :y

If they're good enough for TB and Chrisgixer.....  :)
The last Lemforder ones from ECP I saw were fake.  Very, very obviously fake Chinese tat.

I would source them from a reputable supplier, if that was the route I was taking.  Obviously, I would much rather refurb my existing GM ones if they were still serviceable.  Hence, TBE is on original GMs. Granted, its on its 3rd or 4th set of rear bushes, and is poly'd at the front.
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #28 on: 23 September 2018, 15:01:37 »

Would now be a good time to mention theses...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUSPENSION-CONTROL-ARMS-WISHBONE-KIT-LOWER-FRONT-OPEL-VAUXHALL-OMEGA-B-/381141643466

Poly Bush before fitting and call it done  :y
Its never a good time. The quality is poor, and that's on the offchance they ever bother to dispatch.

Plus I can prove now they tell porkies ;)

Those particular ones are apparently not suitable for my 2003 3.2 anyway according to their "suitable vehicles" lists.

However DG and others have set me on a course now to source quality but less expensive "control arms" :y
They lie...

Omega wishbones are universal across the range ::)
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #29 on: 23 September 2018, 15:25:34 »



Those particular ones are apparently not suitable for my 2003 3.2 anyway according to their "suitable vehicles" lists.

However DG and others have set me on a course now to source quality but less expensive "control arms" :y


The Lemforder wishbones from ECP are as good as any Lizzie and much cheaper again.  :y

If they're good enough for TB and Chrisgixer.....  :)
The last Lemforder ones from ECP I saw were fake.  Very, very obviously fake Chinese tat.

I would source them from a reputable supplier, if that was the route I was taking.  Obviously, I would much rather refurb my existing GM ones if they were still serviceable.  Hence, TBE is on original GMs. Granted, its on its 3rd or 4th set of rear bushes, and is poly'd at the front.


I am totally confused now ???

Is the supplier Mister Auto online parts or the supplier that DG is recommending not to be trusted, or is it another?

Are the Lemforder arms the ones fitted by GM / Vx, or is it another brand?

From what TB says is it still best for me to pay the money (although questioning the parts manager about the price) at the Vx dealer to get the guarantee of quality and a genuine part?


 :o :o ??? :)
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