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Thread: LCA's worth saving??

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    Senior Member Trstno1's Avatar
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    Man...Heninger is pretty much 1k too, dang! So, here's the question. Who's is better? Heninger's, DPI's, or aluminum billet? Heninger's look more stout, but DPI's sure look pretty. DPI's look a little thin, are they stronger than stock? Any one know of aluminum billet that is about the same price as either Heninger's or DPI's?

    looks like DMCMW is a little over $1300 plus shipping and deloreanclub's black ones are essentially $942 after turned in cores.

    I suppose I should ask, does anyone have new LCA's they never got around to installing they would like to sell? Looks like I missed the boat on the last pair of Heninger LCA's that were recently sold.
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    UK also shows these aluminum LCAs. Click the photo at bottom of page.

    http://www.deloreanclub.uk/lower-control-arms.html

    Looks like they also buy back your old LCAs and sometimes the prices over the pond include VAT which is not charged to USA orders.

    I sold my old LCAs for a quick sale of $50 but I would guess someone would pay you $100 for the pair.
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    Hi - yes, that refurbished set that was in stock sold today, but there is another set currently being done and on the way in about a week, so you can order here and it will be sent when they are done: http://www.deloreanclub.uk/lower-control-arms.html

    However for not (relatively) that much more, I would strongly recommend the new black aluminium arms instead: http://www.deloreanclub.uk/aluminium...trol-arms.html - in stock ready to ship now, and a very robust and beautiful product. They will be similar to the other aluminium arms, but anodised in a black finish to improve the appearance and help protect against corrosion and wear.

    There are no taxes to pay - the price you see is the price you pay. If you're the person I think you are - are you waiting for some bushes from us?? - then there may be a bit of credit to work out since these are already loaded with (rubber) bushes - and I might be able to help with the shipping price if so.

    However in your case, there would probably be no core refund, since - only on the face of the pictures - I don't think either of your arms would qualify I'm afraid - they probably wouldn't suitable for us to rebuild safely, that's not saying someone else might have a go, but we wouldn't be happy reselling them I'm afraid. I could be wrong though - some clearer pictures of the bent bits might help. So read that as approximately $1250 including shipping but fully loaded with bushings and the good UK ball joints, and leaving you free to sell your old arms to someone who wants them, if they aren't suitable for us. Less than that if we already owe you something...?
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    Senior Member Trstno1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by arranj View Post
    Hi - yes, that refurbished set that was in stock sold today, but there is another set currently being done and on the way in about a week, so you can order here and it will be sent when they are done: http://www.deloreanclub.uk/lower-control-arms.html

    However for not (relatively) that much more, I would strongly recommend the new black aluminium arms instead: http://www.deloreanclub.uk/aluminium...trol-arms.html - in stock ready to ship now, and a very robust and beautiful product. They will be similar to the other aluminium arms, but anodised in a black finish to improve the appearance and help protect against corrosion and wear.

    There are no taxes to pay - the price you see is the price you pay. If you're the person I think you are - are you waiting for some bushes from us?? - then there may be a bit of credit to work out since these are already loaded with (rubber) bushes - and I might be able to help with the shipping price if so.

    However in your case, there would probably be no core refund, since - only on the face of the pictures - I don't think either of your arms would qualify I'm afraid - they probably wouldn't suitable for us to rebuild safely, that's not saying someone else might have a go, but we wouldn't be happy reselling them I'm afraid. I could be wrong though - some clearer pictures of the bent bits might help. So read that as approximately $1250 including shipping but fully loaded with bushings and the good UK ball joints, and leaving you free to sell your old arms to someone who wants them, if they aren't suitable for us. Less than that if we already owe you something...?
    Yeah I'm the guy waiting for the bushes. I may need to put that credit towards something else you have. Do you guys have those ss rear upper finishers?
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    DeLorean Club UK arranj's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trstno1 View Post
    Yeah I'm the guy waiting for the bushes. I may need to put that credit towards something else you have.
    Well if you end up not needing them just let me know and I will refund, I'll check before I send them



    Quote Originally Posted by Trstno1 View Post
    Do you guys have those ss rear upper finishers?
    Not until March, but they come from here: http://www.delorean.eu/catalog/produ...ucts_id=168046 - Ed will have one in stock - just bear in mind it is a long item, there are cheaper things to ship, although it probably isn't too bad.

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    Senior Member Trstno1's Avatar
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    ok guys -

    So I have emails out looking to see if my LCA's are rebuildable. If not what is everyone's thoughts between Heniger's lca's and DPI's lca's? which one is better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trstno1 View Post
    what is everyone's thoughts between Heniger's lca's
    I would suggest reading this thread: http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?14...-Joint-Failure

    Also note, this post: http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?14...l=1#post206948
    And then this subsequent thread:
    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?14...s-amp-Bushings

    Draw your own conclusions but it should tell you all you need to know.

    Personally I would put a little more money aside and go with either the solid ally arms, via DMCMW (not sure of price for fully loaded arms), or DCUK which come fully loaded ready to fit http://www.deloreanclub.uk/aluminium...trol-arms.html (approx $1185 plus shipping) - or the DPI arms.
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    If you're set on aftermarket replacements you should be able to sell what you've got to help offset some of the cost. If you spend a little money on your original arms to have them straightened out and painted you may be able to make a good dent in that 1k+ cost for the aftermarket arms.

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    I purchased DPI stainless LCAs through Rob Grady a few years ago now. My original arms are the LCAs on the right and middle. Having had a ball joint fail on me and knowing how flimsy the originals are - and I know, some will argue that the original arms lasted 30+ years and only need inspection and majority of the fleet is still running them etc etc - it is comforting knowing I have upgraded arms despite the price. I felt the condition of the original arms, pictured, was far too gone to clean up and reinstall especially while traveling highways to work. Whether it is DPI or DMCNW, I'd suggest replacement over originals either way. Pictured below this, is a picture of my current SS LCAs, although the picture is a little old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dn010 View Post
    I purchased DPI stainless LCAs through Rob Grady a few years ago now. My original arms are the LCAs on the right and middle. Having had a ball joint fail on me and knowing how flimsy the originals are - and I know, some will argue that the original arms lasted 30+ years and only need inspection and majority of the fleet is still running them etc etc - it is comforting knowing I have upgraded arms despite the price. I felt the condition of the original arms, pictured, was far too gone to clean up and reinstall especially while traveling highways to work. Whether it is DPI or DMCNW, I'd suggest replacement over originals either way. Pictured below this, is a picture of my current SS LCAs, although the picture is a little old.

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