Originally Posted by B8blacks4
I have a 2010 S4 with 55K miles and I recently took my car into get the Revo tune (which I love!) and after a courtesy inspection I was told that I need to replace the upper control arm bushings and that this is a common problem for this car. The price seems reasonable but I am not sure it is necessary. I called the dealer to get a quote on the service and there price was higher, as expected, but they informed me that I would not need an alignment after and the independent shop had that on there as part of the quote. So my question is, am I right to be suspicious that this is unnecessary work? Anyone have this issue with theirs?
It is necessary, but you should just get adjustable upper control arms from the aftermarket. In other words, don't replace the bushing but replace the whole arm with a threadable one. The bushings will be spherical and of much higher quality. Additionally, you can dial in a VERY precise alignment with 6-7 degrees of caster which will make your car handle like a dream. There isn't much adjustability in a stock Audi.