Trailing Arm Comparison - Repro to Original

One of the major advantages of having a specialist workshop next door to our warehouse is that when the opportunity arises we can make comparisons between original parts and aftermarket parts.
Today we had some original trailing arms removed from a T3 for new bushes, so took he opportunity to do a weight comparison - Original against New Aftermarket (JP Group) arms.

Considering the original arm has at least a few years of muck on it, not to mention wax, and the usually cut/broken bolts left in it... they're pretty similar in weight which suggests they're pretty similar in material thickness and quality of weld.

We expected nothing less to be honest... but now we know :)

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