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#4658753 - 02/07/18 07:28 AM Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue?
atikovi Offline


Registered: 04/27/10
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Looking on Rock Auto for my 04 Vue https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/saturn,2004,vue,3.5l+v6,1431803,suspension,control+arm,10401 I see Moog R line and Mevotech for around $75 each and AC Delco at $95 plus a few cheaper off brands I wouldn't even consider. All made in China. I can understand some Chinese brands are pretty good, but are the Chinese AC Delco worth the price premium? Any other choices besides OEM which would be over $200 each not including the bushings?

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#4658773 - 02/07/18 07:48 AM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
Donald Offline


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Its a 14 yr old Saturn. Get them from the "economy" section on RockAuto.
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#4658789 - 02/07/18 08:02 AM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
atikovi Offline


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And then I'll be replacing them within a year if they even fit in the first place.

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#4658798 - 02/07/18 08:15 AM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: Donald]
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Its a 14 yr old Saturn. Get them from the "economy" section on RockAuto.


It's a 14 year old Saturn with the updated Honda transmission and the best non-VCM Honda V6 ever made. With proper maintenance, only rust and accidents stand in the way of another decade or more of service.
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#4658804 - 02/07/18 08:20 AM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
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Spend more and get the dealer ones, or at least inquire with the dealer to check for availability. Bought them for an '05 Cobalt about three years ago and they were made in Canada. Not much more in cost than the aftermarket ACDelco on Rockauto.

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#4658855 - 02/07/18 09:05 AM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: drtyler]
atikovi Offline


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Originally Posted By: drtyler
Spend more and get the dealer ones, or at least inquire with the dealer to check for availability. Bought them for an '05 Cobalt about three years ago and they were made in Canada. Not much more in cost than the aftermarket ACDelco on Rockauto.


If they were not much more I would, but they're a [censored] of a lot more. https://www.wholesalegmpartsonline.com/s...trimLevel=25923 Control arm with ball joint, $200. Front bushing $50. Rear bushing NLA so I'd have to buy a Chinese made equivalent anyway. Would cost 3 times as much for dealer parts.

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#4658885 - 02/07/18 09:39 AM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
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These were seriously GOOD vehicles.
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#4658894 - 02/07/18 09:46 AM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
atikovi Offline


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I handle the Redline version of the Vue with Honda V6. This will be my 4th one to redo and have had them with over 200,000 miles still looking and running great.





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#4658985 - 02/07/18 11:40 AM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
JMJNet Offline


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I would get the ACDelco, not sure if that is a relabeled Moog, though.
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#4658991 - 02/07/18 11:49 AM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
atikovi Offline


Registered: 04/27/10
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That's what I'm leaning towards. Already bought ACDelco front wheel bearings made in USA and Monroe Reflex struts made in USA. But the Monroe strut mounts were made in Taiwan. Oh well. Almost impossible to tell county of origin before buying the part.

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#4659031 - 02/07/18 12:40 PM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
zzyzzx Offline


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Do you really need a control arm, or just a bushing?

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#4659094 - 02/07/18 01:28 PM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
atikovi Offline


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Don't really need either but I have everything apart to replace the struts and wheel bearings and it would only take a few minutes to replace now vs. hours starting from the beginning. It has 190,000 miles so having everything replaced would help it sell when I'm done.

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#4659149 - 02/07/18 02:11 PM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
Donald Offline


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Put on some brand name ones and they will last the remaining life of the vehicle.
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#4659151 - 02/07/18 02:12 PM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
atikovi Offline


Registered: 04/27/10
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But of course, I would never consider putting used one on.

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#4659307 - 02/07/18 05:23 PM Re: Any USA made front control arms for Saturn Vue? [Re: atikovi]
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Loc: USA
The OEM control arms are about $125 each on a few sites I found online. Just google "GM [part number]" smile

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