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Hyundai Tiburon 2003


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Joel85
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Jun 7, 2014, 9:38 AM

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So today I got up on a curb and had to get my car towed. The guy that towed me noted that he didn't think the axis was bad since he could reverse it and drive forward a bit and wasn't sure the suspension was damaged either. So I had it towed to GoodYear for an estimate.

They quoted me $434 for a Left Control Arm "to get things started" to put in and align. And $440 for a rim. I told them to hold off because I knew I could find a rim cheaper than that. I did, easily. But then I searched control arms for the hell of it. I found some for $50 - 60 for my car. So now I'm suspecting I'm being taken for a ride much worse than I originally expected.

Some friends recommended me a few mechanics but both ended up not doing Hyundais so now I'm not really sure what to do. Can anyone tell me if that's a high enough mark up where it would be worth eating a towing fee to take it somewhere else or is that going to be pretty much what it's going to cost? I'm just scared that the arm is only going to be the beginning and they are going to just keep finding things and marking them up high. Dealing with these places is like my worst nightmare so I'm really just looking for some good advice if possible


Hammer Time
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Jun 7, 2014, 9:47 AM

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I don't know what you are pricing but I seriously doubt you are finding a new control arm for $50 to $60. The dealer gets $229 just for the part



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Joel85
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Jun 7, 2014, 9:58 AM

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I don't know what you are pricing but I seriously doubt you are finding a new control arm for $50 to $60. The dealer gets $229 just for the part


Just looked again and I guess it's a sale. Original price is $238 but they have it marked down to $64. It's on PartsGeek, maybe I'm just dumb and they sell sub standard parts though, I have no idea.

And sorry. I understand, I just no almost nothing about cars and I was hoping for an opinion on if that sounded right. I understand if that's not a thing you guys can do here. If so I'm sorry for posting and this can just be deleted.


(This post was edited by Joel85 on Jun 7, 2014, 10:02 AM)


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Jun 7, 2014, 10:04 AM

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Don't think you are being taken because that estimate includes labor to install the part and alignment also. They probably won't install customer's parts. If they do, they won't warranty the job.

$60 for a control arm? That doesn't include shipping. Must be really cheap China stuff.

Beware of the friends recommending mechanics unless they are licensed and insured. Many people been burned by goober wantabes fixing their cars.





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Hammer Time
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Jun 7, 2014, 10:06 AM

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Oh, you can be sure that it's Chinese made junk. We call it "white box" stuff. No brand name at all, just a distributor's name.

You look right below that one and you see the same part for $208. What do you think the first one is?

They are using deceptive pictures because they all picture the same part with a Hyundai logo.



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Joel85
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Jun 7, 2014, 10:21 AM

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Alright, sounds like I'm just being paranoid and this is going to be pretty much the standard cost then.

Thanks for your time guys, I really appreciate it.


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Jun 7, 2014, 10:26 AM

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You're welcome.

I will close this now as solved to keep the spammers out.

Any Mod can re-open it for you if necessary.



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