121531 - Front Lower ipd HD Control Arm Right - P2 S60 V70
|IPD ITEM NUMBER||121531|
|CLASSIFICATION||REPAIR & MAINTENANCE|
|POSITION||FRONT RIGHT (USA PASSENGER)|
|QUALITY LEVEL||BEST (BETTER THAN OE)|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||TAIWAN|
|UNITS PER CAR||1|
|WARRANTY||ONE YEAR PARTS WARRANTY|
For several years IPD has been working and testing to find solutions for the control arm bushing failures on the P2 chassis line. The issue is common to all of these cars, but we have first focused on the S60/V70 2001-2007 since they are the bulk of the cars on the road. There are products on the market already that use more rubber in the bushings (which doesn’t really address the issue) and there are products made with polyurethane (which does not adhere).
The design of these cars relies heavily on the quality of the rubber used and its ability to recover and remain stuck to the metal components. Failure of the rubber causes the car to lose alignment under acceleration and deceleration even though the alignment appears fine at rest. This manifests in inconsistent response to braking, bumps and lines in the roadway. In other words, the car will pull different directions at different times without much rhyme or reason.
The heart of the issue is recycled material. Sometimes recycled material is used to lower the cost of manufacturing but Volvo intentionally uses high levels of recycled materials as part of its corporate “green” identity. This is something that the average Volvo customer would usually applaud and part of what makes us fans.
We have aimed these IPD HD control arms directly at the core of the issue causing unacceptable failure rates in these vehicles. Using recycled rubber product in bushings is typically done by mixing in pulverized old rubber with new rubber during the manufacturing process. This recycled rubber then acts as a filler, but doesn’t bond as well with the new rubber. Using rubber that contains far less recycled material increases the ability to recover and the ability to adhere. This means the bushings are far less likely to develop cracks, tears and separations when stretched and flexed in the way that the Volvo engineers designed when this chassis was on the drawing boards.
We feel that using the best quality materials is the only real answer to lowering your maintenance costs and increasing your driving enjoyment. The rubber in these control arms will give extended life and consistent performance allowing you to keep your money in your wallet and behind the steering wheel.
Potential Product Fitment Issues
If you have a 2007 model year V70 or S60 you will need to visually inspect your car to determine which style control arm you Volvo is equipped with to ensure you order the correct parts.
Two different style control arms and ball joints were used on 2007 model S60 and V70 models. The obvious difference between the two designs in that the earlier control arms are aluminum and the later design are steel. They are not interchangeable.
This aluminum control arm fits these models:
- 2001-2006 S60 & S60R
- 2001-2006 V70 & V70R
- 2007 S60 and S60R w/ aluminum control arms (up to and including chassis number 626501)
- 2007 V70 and V70R w/ aluminum control arms
(Factory Code 1 up to and including chassis number 647148, FC 2 up to and including chassis number 645617)
Product Status & Availability
Adding items to your shopping cart and placing an order is only an intent to purchase. We will not charge you for anything until we can ship the products you ordered (if paying by credit card. PayPal is a prepayment method.) We will do everything we can to fill your order in a timely manner. You can cancel your order at any time prior to shipment.
This stocked product is available to order plus backorders are allowed.
We consider this a stocked product and normally try to keep some in stock. If you need more than we have available, feel free to order it and we will get it for you. It typically takes 90 days for additional stock to arrive and be packed for shipping.
|Units available to ship:||10+|