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Old 08-23-2008, 12:10 PM
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Hello.

99 S80 with 144k miles

I have some noise coming from the front end and I left the car at a Local Mechanic and he called me and said that I need 2new ball joints $498 parts and labor. Im looking to find the parts cheeper online so can you tell me where I can look. I want OEM and genie parts only.

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Old 08-23-2008, 12:28 PM
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http://www.fcpgroton.com/product-exe...ategory_id/183
Call them and see if they can get the OEM ones.Give them the part number listed from the link.
 
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:49 PM
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Ahmed,

Scan Tech parts in most cases are as good as original. I have in my hand right now tie rod ends and sway bar links from FCP Groton and the quality is just fine. I have purchased many parts from FCP and have had ZERO problems.
 
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:48 PM
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Thanks Tech

The part is pretty cheap but I see that it is an aftermarket part. Will it last long. I heard some aftermarket parts dont work well on volvo's. Please give me your opinion before I place the order.

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Old 08-23-2008, 01:56 PM
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And I will call them and ask how much the OEM parts are. But I still want your opinion on me buying the Aftermarket part.
 
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:37 PM
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SCANTECH sucks!!! We have had way to many problems with scantech parts. Aftermarket isn't that bad as longas they aren't scantech.
 
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:45 PM
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Tech,

What Scan Tech parts are to be avoided? The Sway Bar endlinks I have are Scan Tech. The Tie Rod bags have FCP stickers but are not Scan Tech bags.

Your advice has been great in the past so I would like to know what to look out for in way of Scan Tech parts.
 
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Only a very few things from scantech are ok. Those parts you have are the better ones. We have had to warranty about 10 lower control arms that were scantech this year already.
 
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:34 PM
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What you think of Lemforder OEM Ball Joints. Ifound them on autohausaz.com for $45.71 a piece.
 
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They aren't bad parts. We have used them before.
 
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i have an idea that they all arent far off the volvo oem parts price..just look them up and pay the extra 10 bucks please
 
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