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Old 03-05-2019, 05:42 PM
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Mark, I am waiting to hear back from them again, I received an email today, the dialogue has been cordial. I do not expect to have problems.
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Mark, I have heard back from POL, the refund process in currently in the works. The folks at POL have been great(other than the arms donít fit). I certainly regret the time lost but itís not eternal, just inconvenient.

In reference to the measurement of the Global West upper control arm, I am measuring 9.5 inches from the centerline of the shaft to the center of grease zerk on ball joint.
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Mark, I have heard back from POL, the refund process in currently in the works. The folks at POL have been great(other than the arms donít fit). I certainly regret the time lost but itís not eternal, just inconvenient.

In reference to the measurement of the Global West upper control arm, I am measuring 9.5 inches from the centerline of the shaft to the center of grease zerk on ball joint.
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Eddy, with everything you've been through with these arms, you have been remarkably tolerant and understanding!

9.5" on the upper arm is very close to OEM. My measurements were approximate since my shafts are in the POL arms. It's undoubtedly a perfect match to their lower arm. GW is top notch so you'll have no issues whatsoever.

I've sent an email to POL regarding what I've found. Rather than put my OEM arms back, I'd welcome one more try at the upper arms by POL if they're willing to turn it around in a reasonable time frame. Mark
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Eddy, with everything you've been through with these arms, you have been remarkably tolerant and understanding!

9.5" on the upper arm is very close to OEM. My measurements were approximate since my shafts are in the POL arms. It's undoubtedly a perfect match to their lower arm. GW is top notch so you'll have no issues whatsoever.

I've sent an email to POL regarding what I've found. Rather than put my OEM arms back, I'd welcome one more try at the upper arms by POL if they're willing to turn it around in a reasonable time frame. Mark
I believe a great deal if patience has been exhibited by all of us who have purchased the POL arms. I would like to see them get it right for the sake of everyone. I appreciate all that has been contributed to this thread, maybe others will benefit.
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My car has now had an alignment performed with the Global West control arms installed. The camber was set to -.5 degrees and the caster set to + 5.5 degrees. The car drives fabulous I am pleased with the results.
Primoz, this is a great thread, an excellent exchange of information. Thanks to all whoíve contributed.
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My car has now had an alignment performed with the Global West control arms installed. The camber was set to -.5 degrees and the caster set to + 5.5 degrees. The car drives fabulous I am pleased with the results.
Primoz, this is a great thread, an excellent exchange of information. Thanks to all whoíve contributed.
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This is all disheartening. I just got around to installing these uppers last night. Really wondering how much of an issue this will be with the offset shaft and the stock lower arms.

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This is all disheartening. I just got around to installing these uppers last night. Really wondering how much of an issue this will be with the offset shaft and the stock lower arms.

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Hopefully it will work out for you. I have been advised that out of 71 sets, only two have had issues. It just happens mine were 50 percent of that. I still believe the POL arms are a good option for street driven C3's and I trust fully that POL will make it right, my dealings with them have been good and I'll say again that I will do business with them in the future.
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Hopefully it will work out for you. I have been advised that out of 71 sets, only two have had issues. It just happens mine were 50 percent of that. I still believe the POL arms are a good option for street driven C3's and I trust fully that POL will make it right, my dealings with them have been good and I'll say again that I will do business with them in the future.
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Thanks Eddy. I will need to take some measurements when I get home tonight.
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