Most 1996 - on Audi models have a sophisticated multi-link front control arm suspension. The Audi A8 struts are mounted onto the control arm and the integral Audi A8 control arm ball joint is at an upside down installation position.
The weight of an Audi A8 chassis rests on the upper side of the control arm ball joint. Such significant dynamic loads can lead to eventual failure of the control arm bushings hydro filling. Too, due to the force of gravity, the lubricant in the control arm ball joint flows from the upper side downwards into the sealing ring. This loss of lubrication leads to wear and eventual failure of the integral Audi A8 control arm ball joint. Audi A8 owners become aware of this by the front suspension squeaking noise when braking.
Ocap control arm kits are a great replacement option. Ocap of Italy has improved Audi A8 control arms. The materials used in these improved Ocap Audi A8 control arms prove to be a long-term solution for Audi A8 control arm problems. The control arm bushing material is composed of an updated resilient material for improved steering input, handling and durability. Ocap control arm kits also include improved control arm rubber dust boots, made of a high quality material which prevents cracking and exposure of the ball joint as well as better moly grease for less wear and more miles.
Ocap is a renowned high quality Italian company that specializes specifically in the area of steering and suspension parts. We've used these Ocap kits in our own service facility and have had great results. Not much is know about Ocap in the Audi A8 Vw realm because their replacement suspension parts are used more on Mercedes, Volvo, and BMW models. However, they are the OEM supplier for Maserati and Lamborghini. They are a TUV and ISO 9001 certified company. This is one of the most important certifying bodies in Europe. Ocap has also achieved two more important ISO 14001 and ISO/TS 16949 quality certifications. We encourage you to check out their site for more information. www.ocap.it
Improved Ocap Audi A8 Control Arm Kit Includes The Following:
• Qty2 4D0 407 151P Audi A8 Control Arm - Lower DS & PS or
Qty2 4B3 407 151C Audi A8 Control Arm - Lower DS & PS
• Qty1 8E0 407 693Q Audi A8 Control Arm - Lower Rear DS
• Qty1 8E0 407 694Q Audi A8 Control Arm - Lower Rear PS
• Qty1 8E0 407 505A Audi A8 Control Arm - Upper DS or
Qty1 4D0 407 505H Audi A8 Control Arm - Upper DS
• Qty1 8E0 407 506A Audi A8 Control Arm - Upper PS or
Qty1 4D0 407 506H Audi A8 Control Arm - Upper DS
• Qty1 4D0 407 509J Audi A8 Control Arm - Upper Rear DS
• Qty1 4D0 407 510J Audi A8 Control Arm - Upper Rear PS
• Qty2 4D0 411 317K Audi A8 Sway Bar Link - DS & PS
• Qty2 8E0 419 811B Audi A8 Tie Rod Ends Outer DS & PS
• Plus All Necessary Installation Hardware
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Do you have a loose Audi A8 control arm, ball joint, or suspension rattle? Does your Audi A8 front suspension clunk every time you hit a pothole? You may need to replace your Audi A8 control arms and control arm bushings. Replacing Audi A8 control arms one by one can cost a lot of money. You'll save big on installation costs when replacing all of your Audi A8 control arms at once. If some of the control arms are on their way out, the others aren't far behind. You're better off getting the job done right the first time.
Save hundreds of dollars by replacing all of your Audi A8 control arms, tie rod ends, sway bar links, and hardware with our convenient updated kit! In the event of an Audi A8 control arm failure, look to the nation's leading Audi A8 control arm specialist for the solution!
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