: Lower Control Arm Bushings



AwfulSmokey
10-11-07, 06:37 PM
I need to get some bushings for my Catera. I called the dealer and the front goes for $110/each and the rear 2 are $69/each(need 2). Basically i would need to spend $280 on 4 bushings. Does anyone know of a place/website to order them from? Would it be better to get them from an Omega website?

Warez
10-11-07, 11:58 PM
www.ebay.co.uk

http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/search.dll?satitle=bushes+omega&category0=&fsop=32&rpr=78

They use different terms for automotive parts in the UK. So searching using the term "bushings" wil yield very few hits.

They are much cheaper on www.ebaymotors.de though not all sellers speak english.

Cadi Cat
10-12-07, 12:24 AM
Call this number 708 848 7600. It's a cadillac dealer in Illinois. $53 for the front $33 for the rear, each. I just bought some. I'm looking at my invoice from them right now.

AwfulSmokey
11-13-07, 12:23 PM
Call this number 708 848 7600. It's a cadillac dealer in Illinois. $53 for the front $33 for the rear, each. I just bought some. I'm looking at my invoice from them right now.

I called to order the bushings, and as my luck would have it... the place closed down! :hmm: I guess you will need to find a new place to get parts

yellowxhoodie
11-13-07, 12:36 PM
the best way to go is to make friends with people who work at car dealerships or parts stores. thats what i do, i get all my parts for really cheap and do the work myself.

frank moran
11-13-07, 02:26 PM
I bought bushings from this dealer up in your area...Puritan 1866-363-7278

AwfulSmokey
11-13-07, 09:14 PM
www.ebay.co.uk

http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/search.dll?satitle=bushes+omega&category0=&fsop=32&rpr=78

They use different terms for automotive parts in the UK. So searching using the term "bushings" wil yield very few hits.

They are much cheaper on www.ebaymotors.de though not all sellers speak english.

i went to that link and asked the seller if he would ship to the USA. He then changed the page so now it shows US currency. Are these the correct bushings for the front? I need the rear 2 bushings for the front control arm.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330004289766&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014

frank moran
11-13-07, 11:33 PM
Smoke, Puritan Pont in Hyannis Port, I bought from them and I think the rears were $38 US, got them in a couple of days. Their site is down at this time....

elvin315
11-14-07, 06:42 PM
The bushings and ball joints for both sides total $370 at GMPartsCheap.com.

Two lower control arms (with bushings & ball joints installed) on ebay/de go for $77.50.

Even with overseas shipping it's a no brainer.

http://cgi.ebay.de/Opel-Omega-B-Querlenker-rechts-links-Satz_W0QQitemZ160179613891QQihZ006QQcategoryZ61896 QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Elvin

elvin315
11-14-07, 07:00 PM
This is a better deal. The loaded control arms, drop links, and tie rods with ends for $190.

http://cgi.ebay.de/QUERLENKER-KOMPLETTSATZ-OPEL-OMEGA-B-VORNE-NEU_W0QQitemZ150179549243QQihZ005QQcategoryZ61896Q QtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Elvin

frank moran
11-14-07, 08:26 PM
that is a very good deal.

AwfulSmokey
11-15-07, 12:43 AM
This is a better deal. The loaded control arms, drop links, and tie rods with ends for $190.

http://cgi.ebay.de/QUERLENKER-KOMPLETTSATZ-OPEL-OMEGA-B-VORNE-NEU_W0QQitemZ150179549243QQihZ005QQcategoryZ61896Q QtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Elvin



DING DING ...we have a winner! That's a really good deal. I need to replace all of that stuff anyhow. I'm going to look into it. Someone should sticky that somewhere. When i find out the shipping costs i will let you all know.

Now i guess i need to find a translator and figure out how to ask how much to ship

Warez
11-15-07, 05:23 AM
This is a better deal. The loaded control arms, drop links, and tie rods with ends for $190.

http://cgi.ebay.de/QUERLENKER-KOMPLETTSATZ-OPEL-OMEGA-B-VORNE-NEU_W0QQitemZ150179549243QQihZ005QQcategoryZ61896Q QtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Elvin



There was an eBay UK listing for 2 control arms as well, but shipping across the pond was ~$150-200 if I recall correctly. They are quite heavy parts.

Warez
11-15-07, 05:41 AM
DING DING ...we have a winner! That's a really good deal. I need to replace all of that stuff anyhow. I'm going to look into it. Someone should sticky that somewhere. When i find out the shipping costs i will let you all know.

Now i guess i need to find a translator and figure out how to ask how much to ship

I ordered my swaybar end links from eBay Germany. It took a while to find a seller that would ship them to North America, most didn't when I asked.

It was still a good at $40 including shipping.