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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by TANK 2.0, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. TANK 2.0

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    Now that I have your attention, help me save my cousins life by not killing him for damaging my 08 SS.

    Apparently someone tried to run him off the road and swerved and drove up a gutter (LH damaged but RH ok)

    I'm in hospital with complications of a heart transplant so I have plenty of time to find parts.

    Massive help to me if you guys can point out the parts needed to basically replace and fix the left hand side.

    So far I need a lower control arm (slightly bent) I think I need the "other" arm too and strut. Sorry, I know a few things but I'm not an expert.

    Thanks for your help guys, much appreciated it.
     
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    PS should I change just the LH or both sides too? Bit strapped for cash but if I'm gonna fix it, might as well do it properly.
     
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    You can buy the control and caster arms as new items from SuperPro because the ball joints on the arms can't be replaced. Ideally you'd do both sides because of the different bushings but it shouldn't be a problem. Would also be worth your while making sure the strut isn't bent first too.
     
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    Thank you brother!

    PS can I trust Pedders with that 28 point inspection? I've only heard they try to rip you for parts not needed.
     
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    Eh, seems to be a franchise by franchise basis. If you've got a preferred mechanic I'd just go there, the arms aren't hard to install. Will just need to be wheel aligned afterwards, particularly if they have to replace a bent tie rod.
     
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    Geez,all the best with your Health problems...

    Eezy peezy repairs if the sub frame isn't damaged,just bolt on new bits as suggested above.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies.

    Puts my mind at ease a bit at this stressful time.

    Much appreciated.
     
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    Thank you for your well wishes my brother! Hopefully St Vincent's will look after me like always.
     
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    Hope you get well soon

    Things I would check:
    Outer tie rod end
    Inner rack end
    Control arm
    Caster Arm / Radius Arm (this already has a factory bend so don't mistake this for damage)
    Sway bar link
    Strut
    Subframe (highly unlikely there's any damage)

    I would recommend wreckers for second hand parts if you're not changing parts on both sides
     
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    Thank you brother, much appreciated.

    PS I love this forum!
     
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    Nope. I would personally stick with a known brand name.

    FE2 suspension would obviously be stiffer than standard and who knows what those are Webco ones are like.
    They might have a sports version though which might be more like FE2
     
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    Any recommendations my bro? Monroe? Any others?
     
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    Pedders, Fulcrum (I believe they're owned by superpro) or KYB
     
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    Thank you kind sir! I will do my research.
     
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    Also, I know shocks need to be changed around 80k kms, do the springs need to be changed as well?

    Just asking to save a bit of moola, plus the stance she is currently sitting is perfect for me.
     
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    Springs should be ok. They need changing if the car sags a lot
     
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    Thank you again for all the info.
     
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    I was going to buy them for my cheap VE but decide to buy a set of Monre struts and other, Cost a little more but its 50/50 if those cheap struts will last.
     
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    Had one heart attack and three strokes and plenty of other issue with my health. Don't drink,smoke, 77 kg, Worked all my life. Negative of this is my Family id full of heat attacks and strokes. Take car my Old friend
     
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