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As your Audi B8 ages, so does the suspension. Depending on where you live and your driving style, you may need to replace suspension components sooner than you realize. Our kit contains everything you need to refresh your front suspension back to its former self.

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Audi B8 Control Arm Kit Replacement Symptoms

Over time your suspension wears out, and you might not immediately notice as it happens gradually. If you could compare your car's handling back-to-back from the day you purchased it to after you've racked up 70,000 miles, you'd immediately become aware (I know when I refreshed my suspension I had the "So that's what my car is supposed to feel like" revelation). As rubber ages, it becomes brittle and loses the ability to dampen movement. Eventually, the rubber can separate from the sleeve of the bushing and allow a considerable amount of motion; the opposite of what you want in a properly functioning suspension. Some of the symptoms when this begins to happen are:

  • Clunking noises
  • Rattle noises
  • Noticeable degradation in handling

There isn't an exact mileage that you will begin to see symptoms of a worn suspension. It all depends on where you live, the condition of the roads you drive regularly, and how you drive. 

If you decide to tackle this job yourself, it is fairly involved. We have a written DIY as well as a video which you can find here: How To Replace The Front Control Arms On Your Audi B8 A4, A5, And Q5

 

Audi B8 Models Applicable

  • 2010-2011 Audi A4
  • 2010-2011 Audi A4 Quattro
  • 2010-2011 Audi A5
  • 2010-2011 Audi A5 Quattro
  • 2010-2011 Audi Q5
  • 2010-2011 Audi S4
  • 2010-2011 Audi S5
 

 

Parts Included with Audi B8 Control Arm Kit

 

Additional Parts Required with Audi B8 Control Arm Kit

  • This suspension control arm kit has everything you need to replace your front control arms. That includes all of the bushings and ball joints pre-installed. 

 

Special Tools Required with Audi B8 Control Arm Kit

  • You don't need special tools, but you will need an assortment of tools to complete this job. You can find the full list of tools in the DIY article

 

Additional Parts Recommended with Audi B8 Control Arm Kit

  • This control arm kit includes everything that we recommend replacing while doing the job. 

 

Aftermarket Upgrades for Audi B8 Control Arm Kit

  • These Meyle control arms are the aftermarket upgrade for your B8. We don't recommend Genuine as these have a longer lifespan. 

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It's a good thing that this front control arm kit comes with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell, as there's a good chance these will all need replacing sometime down the road. Drive your car for another 70,000 miles or however long they last, and replace it again after using our incredibly simple return procedure. 

In the video below, Aaron Davis, our Audi Catalog Manager, gets up close with this Audi B8 front control arm kit. If you're unsure if these arms will fit your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.

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Written by :
Evan Madore

Writer/Editor at FCP Euro and owner of a daily R53 MINI Cooper, a track-built R53 MINI, and a 1997 Dakar Yellow E36 M3 Sedan. ••• Instagram: @evan.madore


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