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front lower wishbones
« on: 21 September 2018, 12:24:03 »

are front lower wishbones the same on all migs ??
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #1 on: 21 September 2018, 12:38:25 »

Yes
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #2 on: 21 September 2018, 12:53:11 »

Left and right are different...
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #3 on: 21 September 2018, 14:41:35 »

Not all makes have pre drilled holes for the bracket for the headlight levelling sensor on the n/s wishbone.
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #4 on: 21 September 2018, 15:34:14 »

Not all makes have pre drilled holes for the bracket for the headlight levelling sensor on the n/s wishbone.
They generally have the hole but inevitably untapped.
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #5 on: 22 September 2018, 11:49:08 »

Left and right are different...

Indeed, as for mine the genuine ones from Vauxhall, pre-bushed, have the numbers:  090576788
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they are called by Vx "Control Arm's" and are expensive, as TC is now not applied to them although my dealer gave me a 10% discount!! :o :o :D ;)
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #6 on: 22 September 2018, 14:18:33 »

Over 500 for the pair last time I enquired  :o
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #7 on: 22 September 2018, 16:58:12 »

Over 500 for the pair last time I enquired  :o

656 now, even with the 10% discount! ::) :D ;)


..............and only available from Germany according to my Vx dealer parts manager.
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #8 on: 22 September 2018, 17:05:26 »

A used pair of genuine wishbones refurbed with polybushes etc. would cost around 150 and do a better job, but we all make our own choices.  :)
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #9 on: 22 September 2018, 17:12:40 »

Absolutely ridiculous spending that money on GM bones (made by Lemforder), far better with a new pair of Lemforders or refurbished original GM's and a pair of powerflex front bushes. The rest of the money is a good way on the journey to Shocks, springs, droplinks, top mounts, bearings.... Which will all need doing on any Omega that hasn't had a front end rebuild now.

No surprise about parts being in Germany as all parts stock for cars over eight years from production that aren't used in anything newer are stored in Opel's German storage centre as no VX storage facility in Blighty...
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #10 on: 22 September 2018, 17:22:39 »

That's a crazy price for 2 wishbones even at GM prices,and you've had a 10% discount.

I was luck and got a set of Lemforders off ebay for 85 which included the droplinks..guy was selling off as had sold his Omega.Paid another 60 for polybushes and then bought TRE from Jason again Lemforders for sub 100.

Think your having you leg lifted there Lizzie :o
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #11 on: 22 September 2018, 17:24:57 »

LEMFORDER  wishbone 62 quid at ecp clicky
you can probably get cheaper too  :-X
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #12 on: 22 September 2018, 17:40:07 »

Thanks for all the comments above but it is MY decision for all the reasons as I stated in my thread:

https://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=143552.0

I don't smoke, drink or gamble so I use my money on the car I love, like I do on handbags and shoes!!. ::) ::)
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #13 on: 22 September 2018, 18:17:49 »

Fully accept that ,just advise as to how you could get the same parts for considerably less.

I like a good red wine ,but would never consider buying a bottle of " Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru 1949 "even if I could afford it .


A decent 20 bottle does the same and the pain of the purchase is less ;D
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Re: front lower wishbones
« Reply #14 on: 22 September 2018, 18:23:23 »

Fully accept that ,just advise as to how you could get the same parts for considerably less.

I like a good red wine ,but would never consider buying a bottle of " Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru 1949 "even if I could afford it .


A decent 20 bottle does the same and the pain of the purchase is less ;D

Yes,I know and I AM very grateful for all the comments :-* :-* :-* :y

Indeed, as a result of all the feedback I will be asking my Vx dealer parts manager  how come they ARE so expensive!! ??? ???

I am no fool, so I am going to do some digging on this; the dealer has still to satisfy on the labour price, so the deal is not completely done yet :D :D ;)

I know I could get two Lemforder control arms, fully bushed for 340. :-X :-X
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