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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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Cheap rear camber arms?

Took my car in for an alignment and they said they couldn't get left rear wheel within spec. -3.3 camber, actually increased -0.2. They told me I need new rear camber arms as is common with small mazdas. They quoted me $136 each plus $135 labor. Thought that was bit much so I went to rock auto and found these for $22.89: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...928&cc=1444217

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Is it too good to be true? Looking at other ones on there, they all look to be the same, so are the Dorman ones really worth $127 more?

MEVOTECH CMS40125 - $44.79


MAS CA85506 - $56.79


MEVOTECH GS40125 - $69.79


MOOG K100002 - $75.89


DORMAN 522674 - $149.89

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 10:03 AM
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It's always such a crap shoot...on the one hand, it's not like there are 10 different companies make these aftermarket parts, sometimes even the least expensive part will be made by the OEM....or even the aftermarket part is made better than the OEM(think MOOG Problem Solver), Other times you get what you pay for...cheap part = cheap price. Mevotech is famous for this...their control arms are outstanding! While some of their other parts are just Czech pieces of crap.
IMO, you never go wrong with MOOG (especially problem solever's)...Dorman could be anyone's guess (same with Mevotech)..could made by Federal Mogul, could be made in Czech Republic or Chinese knockoff...just depends who was the low bid.
Short answer is, unless you know who made the part and where nobody can really answer your question about the $22 part with any certainty.....maybe it's a first quality overstocked item that a big box retailer quit stocking so they sold it to Rock for peanuts....OR....priced where it is because there were so many returns on it that the big box guys said get rid of this $hit!
Good Luck.....let us know what you went with and how it turned out

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I would personally choose moog out of the brands you presented in the original post, moog parts have never failed me and tend to be very high quality. corksport makes some as well you may check them out as well. I have a few corksport items and they are high quality items. I don't have suspension stuff from them but if the stuff I have is any indication of their quality throughout I would not hesitate buying their suspension stuff.


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maybe somewhat risky but who knows I'd prefer to get a branded known item then to take a guess with some random cheap item especially with suspension components. Again who knows maybe superior quality and last a life time best of luck to you!
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