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post #11 of 70 (permalink) Old 03-23-2016, 03:44 PM
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Nope, my cleaning just allowed them to fit in nice and snug. I had read where some people sanded the ball joint thinking they were too big.....I think it may have just been dirty/rusty knuckles.
Or maybe...."They"...were just nun-too-smart.

Dunno...I would not have been trying to "skinny up" the ball joint...in any scenario. Especially if there was any corrosion involved.


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Hope to get mine installed in the next couple of weekends. Need to get an OEM axle first to replace the non-oem one that leaks a little (had the same thing happen on my saabaru). The Mevo and Spec b arms need a cone sleeve for the bolt right? Anyone have that part # handy? If not, I'll search I have it in my bookmarks somewhere.

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Hope to get mine installed in the next couple of weekends. Need to get an OEM axle first to replace the non-oem one that leaks a little (had the same thing happen on my saabaru). The Mevo and Spec b arms need a cone sleeve for the bolt right? Anyone have that part # handy? If not, I'll search I have it in my bookmarks somewhere.
Cone sleeve for which bolt? The Mevotech bars come loaded already with a ball joint. And they include a new cinch bolt for the knuckle. I am not sure what you are referring too. If you have a record of that...post it. I have had no issues with my install.

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Cone sleeve for which bolt? The Mevotech bars come loaded already with a ball joint. And they include a new cinch bolt for the knuckle. I am not sure what you are referring too. If you have a record of that...post it. I have had no issues with my install.
Ah, it is for the oem ball joint with the spec b arms. Part #14 here :
http://opposedforces.com/parts/legac...nt_suspension/
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Hmm...

Got it. I will have to look at all three LCAs. Unfortunatley the ball joint hasn't been seperated from any of them. I can punch the trashed BJ out of the true JDM arms I have and compare that to a stock oem USDM ball joint and see that the cone looks like ys the BJ.
@coffeynjager That's good catch...I didn't know anything about that. JDM gets a better ball joint too, well SpecB does at least....then so does STI.

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This thread could not have come at a better time, I am looking at these right now. I have a clunking while light braking, and some bumps. Already replaced the struts and mounts as well as sway bar end-links.


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Has anyone used the bushings that come in these control arms? I'm thinking they are probably as good as stock, so will have to be replaced eventually, but in the meantime how bad could they be?

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The area at the 90 looks far more beefy on the stock part vs the cast aftermarket part. Just looking at it I'd opt for stock. But we also pack our car heavy for trips. Id like to see nicer aftermarket parts too. But not to crazy about those.
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Just got mine installed today along with new axles, endlinks, swaybar bushings and front struts/springs! Car feels like it is new!!! No more creaks, groans or knocks! I still need to replace the rear shocks and endlinks.









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Hey @Farnsrocket u have an H6...or just an '08. I see chassis and subframe minor differences. I am wondering if it is '08 plus or H6 differences, They made some chassis changes in '08 and I am trying sort it all out.

Please clarify the motor on your rig if you can for me...thx...

I also had to tighten down the ball joints after 500 miles, they were clunking like h*ll.


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