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Old 27-02-15, 09:59   #1
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Ball Joint issue

I need some opinion on lower call joints in VL.

I bought a set and they didn't fit. They were slightly too small and they fell back out of the control arm after they were pressed in.

I have now learnt that there is an oversize ball joint available which is 7thou (0.176mm) oversize which I have found was already fitted to my control arms.

Am I ok to get the oversize ball joints again and press them in or should I replace my control arms (expensive)

I am worried that if I fit oversize ones again into these arms that they have been stretched too far and they may works themselves out again.

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Old 01-03-15, 19:24   #2
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should be fine if it took so effort to get the old ball joints out in the first place. but if in doubt just get new/2nd hand arms for peice of mind
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Old 02-03-15, 07:31   #3
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Thanks for the opinion, I think I will get them pressed into my existing arms. Should be ok.
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Old 13-06-16, 23:54   #4
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Never knew of oversized ball joints.

Makes sense though.
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