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Old 06-17-2009, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy GEO Metro Control arms

Just a heads up to you people with GEOs and the like...

My front driver side lower control arm is starting to fail. (Ball joint is wobbly)
Called 3 local shops, and no one can get them. Out of stock, and DISCONTINUED!
The local dealership had none in stock, but is still available though the system.
At a (local) cost of $530.00cnd EACH! (Plus tax)

So just a heads up if your control arms are showing thier age.
I managed to find some over ebay for $50us bucks plus shipping.
I ordered 4!!! (two left, and two right)

I'll corner the local market with these babies!!

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Old 06-17-2009, 04:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wonder if the control arm from the later years will fit... They made them up to 2000 (or 2001).
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not too sure, but I kinda doubt it.
They have seperate listings for the 89-94 and 95-2000yrs

But geez, are they ever ripping us off up here!!
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Could anyone make them from tubular steel? (I don't remember what they look like... but it's worth a look)
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Heres what it looks like:
I'd be pretty hard to make one.
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not the easiest things, for sure, but not nearly impossible, either. The two attachment points look to be on one plane w/ the ball joint, so at least the jig could be 2 dimensional.
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Heres what it looks like:
I'd be pretty hard to make one.
What about the Metro performance forums like this one :

TeamSwift - Index page

I would think they have some answers up their sleeve.

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