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Old 03-14-2017, 11:48 PM   #1
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ECS Tuning rear trail and control arms

They just released these and was curious on feedback. Might be a little over kill but it could save quite a bit of money by making these more of a direct swap instead having to press out and in all the new bushings.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assemble...697ecs01-01kt/

Obviously you can get them all separate, but just curious on what the benefits would be of doing them all or just certain ones like the trailing arms?

Also, I wonder why they used the street poly compound in the rear trail arm and the stiffer race compound for the upper and lower control arms??

Any feedback would be appreciated.
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I was really hoping that they were going to be some special lightweight material or tubular...but...they look like stock arms painted black with bushes pressed in...

not impressed
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:14 AM   #3
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I was really hoping that they were going to be some special lightweight material or tubular...but...they look like stock arms painted black with bushes pressed in...

not impressed


That's what I was assuming as well. I mean the only benefit would be the trailing arm to cut down on installation costs and not be too stiff. Otherwise I wonder where they source their hardware from since they aren't overly priced?


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Old 03-15-2017, 12:17 AM   #4
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I was really hoping that they were going to be some special lightweight material or tubular...but...they look like stock arms painted black with bushes pressed in...

not impressed
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Yeah the more I look at them the more I question them. Not much of an improvement. Thanks.


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I'd be interested in their weight vs. OEM.
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:57 AM   #7
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I'd be interested in their weight vs. OEM.


I wonder if they would have figured if I reach out to them?


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They are OEM
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They are OEM


Definitely a pass then.


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Seems as though we're all in agreement here....

They're OEM painted black with better bushings..

But how much is a bushing kit? And if you have a press.. why would you bother buying these?

Notice the front arms they released with these don't show that they fit.. st least not a GLI but they do fit the sport wagon.. interesting
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Seems as though we're all in agreement here....

They're OEM painted black with better bushings..

But how much is a bushing kit? And if you have a press.. why would you bother buying these?

Notice the front arms they released with these don't show that they fit.. st least not a GLI but they do fit the sport wagon.. interesting


Bushing aren't terrible in price. I'd rather have SuperPro over the Powerflex since SuperPro are vastly used and I like the ones in their front control arm kit that I have on my car. Anyway, for people like myself without a press it could be helpful but there are plenty of shops around me that can press bushings in at a good price. Plus, I'd rather keep the stock parts for durability. Hard to say how durable theirs will be.


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They are OEM
dey iz?

Wow, you mean they are repainted and badged OEM parts?
If that's the case maybe I should buy some, and swiss-cheese them so they get lighter. And weaker.
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Wow, you mean they are repainted and badged OEM parts?

If that's the case maybe I should buy some, and swiss-cheese them so they get lighter. And weaker.


Weight reduction bro!


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It's funny, I'll be powder coating my rear control arms soon and may press some SuperPro bushings in, way less expensive.
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