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Old 29 Mar 2016, 10:53 am
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I have an 07 GT 58,000 miles. It needs front control arms. The mechanic quoted me $300 labor an $234 parts for Dorman control arms. Are Dorman good? Is the price fair? I appreciate any feedback, as always. Thanks
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Old 29 Mar 2016, 10:58 am
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The DOORMANS are good quality but you might have him check out and quote MOOG with the problem solving parts complete lower control arm. It is a improved version from the original design.

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Old 29 Mar 2016, 11:36 am
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I found out I can bring my own parts. I can get the Dorman for $101. includes shipping and Moog problem solvers $165 from Rock Auto- I want the most reliable and best ride. I am driving a lot less now only 5-6,000 miles a year. Are the Moog worth the extra $$ ?
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I'll be putting the Moog ones on my PT in a few days. Frigging rain here is really messing me up. My garage is still full of stuff from where we moved and the wife can't decide what to keep or toss. I've got all my crap organized to where I at least know where it is and it's out of the way.
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Old 29 Mar 2016, 12:02 pm
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The OE replacements will last 50k+ proven miles or more. There are exceptions like perhaps you live in Mexico that pot holes in the street are as big as houses. lol

To be honest... The Moog new version "problem solver products" most likely will last longer then other brands LCR assemblies. However they have not had a long time year or mileage use record yet on PT Cruisers forum members or PT Cruiser owners to report complete success using them . I personally will only install MOOG suspension product on all our customers vehicle when and if they are available.

As for bringing your own parts to your shop to install, read or understand completely what that means. Ask your shop what will be covered if the part you bring to install fails!


What many member's do not understand is that many times the higher price of parts from a shop doing the repair is to cover labor cost in the event a part that they install and supply fails under the manufactures warranty period. Most parts will state that they will only replace the part and no labor reimbursement. It is next to impossible these days for shops to make labor claims from part manufactures and get paid.

What am I talking about ...lol it has always been hard to get labor coverage from manufactures of failed parts..
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