Originally Posted by JoePGT5S
I was just about to ask the same question. It would seem the best approach is to use the Audi parts and just replace bushings. I wonder if there is some number/code just on the rubber part that could hint at the bushing source.
ETKA, same #'s for all yrs FL and PFL D2's:
Fr Upper front...4D0 407 516 C
Fr Upper rear....4D0 407 515 C
Fr Lower front...4D0 407 182 G
Fr Lower rear....4D0 407 183 AC
Lower strut mount...4D0 407 181 H
Any place that stocks OEM parts should carry them...Like GAP, ECS, etc..
A lotta work and taking the chance that the ball joint will last as long as a 2nd bushing. On most past VW's, the upper arm ball joints were the 1st to go on me, especially if there's the least little breach in the boot. I'd want a fresh new arm while I'm in there, if it was me.