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Old 12-08-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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what are some decent control arms for a 2006 sti? i need some new ones.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:04 AM   #2
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Your car comes with what most people consider the best control arms. The 05-06 STI arms are it.

You are talking about control arms (front) and not lateral links (rear) right?
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
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and why do you need new ones???
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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Your car comes with what most people consider the best control arms. The 05-06 STI arms are it.

You are talking about control arms (front) and not lateral links (rear) right?
yes laterals, well I bought the car from a dealer and I took it to a mechanic(after buying) and the guy said they were so loose they stripped, he could tighten them with his fingers. the dealer said they don't see anything because they don't want to fix it I'm guessing. they said they are just bent, and they aren't the stock ones they are Perrin
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:17 AM   #5
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If your talking lateral links, unless there was a reason for the perrin ones, stock would suffice and you can get them all day in the classifieds...
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:28 AM   #6
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I agree with Aaron. Unless you need some adjustment in the back, you best route is to go stock (used is great and cheap) and just replace the bushings on them before installing.
Stock lateral links with some fresh bushings are hard to beat.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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Once you replace the Perrin units and have them out of the car, you can see if they are repairable.
The dealer was probably not too keen on doing anything on aftermarket parts.

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:37 AM   #8
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googled perrin lat links and they're spherical bush one end, and adjustable. nice bits. I have whiteline lat links and the nuts/threaded arms are very robust.

suggest you determine exactly what the problem is. Start by learning how the arm works.

+ ask the mechanic to explain what the problems are,
+ you might ask to see the problem
+ Or jack the car up (use jackstands) and take a look yourself.

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