Most 1996 - on Audi models have a sophisticated multi-link front control arm suspension. The Audi struts are mounted onto the control arm and the integral Audi control arm ball joint is at an upside down installation position.
The weight of an Audi 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 control arm ball joint. Audi owners become aware of this by the front suspension squeaking noise when braking.
Blauparts' Partner Ocap of Italy
Certified Official O.E. Supplier to VAG
Most discerning Audi and VW owners carefully research and choose high quality control arms. Blauparts have teamed up with Ocap, a renowned Italian company that specializes specifically in the area of steering and suspension parts. Partnership with an O.E. manufacturer means Blauparts can ensure absolute quality control through a direct supply chain.
Ocap of Italy is a certified Official O.E. (original equipment) supplier. This means that they're a direct supplier of suspension componentsfor VAG (Volkswagen Audi Group), along with their other exotic high performance companies Lamborghini, Bugatti, McLaren, Lotus, Renault Sport, and Porsche straight off the production line. They also supply Maserati, Mercedes, Volvo, and BMW. Ocap is also certified by TUV (Germany): UNI ISO-9001, TS 16949 (Quality System) and ISO 14000 (Environment System). Read more about Ocap at www.ocap.it.
BLAU® Ocap Audi Control Arm Replacement Kits feature arms that have been made under O.E. requirements: aluminium alloy 6082 material, bushings, ball pins, Klüber grease, rubber seal bellows, and plastic shells. Take advantage of the very best in quality control arms at Blauparts!
Blauparts employs statistical quality anaylasis with the philosophy of preventing problems before they're even detected. In a recent quality query for the previous 2011-2012 sales year we found that the return rate of Ocap control arms was only .0026%, way below 1%.
Complete IMPROVED Italian Ocap Control Arm Kit Includes:
- Qty 4 Ocap Audi Control Arms w/Hardware - Front Upper
- Qty 4 Ocap Audi Control Arms w/Hardware - Front Lower
- Qty 2 Ocap Audi Sway Bar Links w/Hardware
- Qty 2 Ocap Audi Tie Rod Ends w/Hardware - OEM Style
- Qty 2 Meyle Audi Tie Rod Ends w/Hardware - Improved Style
Are you unsure how to install Audi control arms or bushings? Curious as to how long it takes to replace them? Wondering if any special tools are required for control arm replacement? Then check out the following page:
Technical tips on how to replace and install Audi control arms.
Blauparts can save you up to 80% on genuine and aftermarket replacement Audi control arms. We carry a full line of new German and European control arms at discount prices. Our 27 years of Audi control arm removal and repair experience will save you time and money with our Audi control arm kits. Blauparts packages all the control arm parts together in an updated kit with everything you need to replace your squeaking front Audi control arms and fix your Audi suspension problems.
Do you have a loose Audi control arm, ball joint, or suspension rattle? Does your Audi front suspension clunk every time you hit a pothole? You may need to replace your Audi control arms and control arm bushings. Replacing Audi control arms one by one can cost a lot of money. You'll save big on installation costs when replacing all of your Audi 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 control arms, tie rod ends, sway bar links, and hardware with our convenient updated kits! In the event of an Audi control arm failure, look to the nation's leading Audi control arm specialist for the solution!