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#1 s'ko

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:49 PM

Anyone ever made a ball joint protector?

That nut at the bottom of the control arm seems awful vulnerable to damage.

Who has ever had problems with the nut sheering off or is this not a common problem.

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#2 archemitis

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:55 PM

nope, its tough. as hell. when peepl loose wheels, the ball joint breaks the fall.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 08:46 PM

I had a wheel come off at 80km/h ( 50 mph ) on a freeway and slid to a stop on the balljoint nut. The nut / bolt were damaged but were still good. I didn't need to replace them ( but I did anyways ) as long as I didn't want to ever undo that nut :)

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 12:08 AM

i recently had an incident with my drivers front wheel coming off and that nut and balljoint stud was pretty nuch my saving grace.i think i am gonna put ski's on mine...

#5 MorganM

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:28 AM

i recently had an incident with my drivers front wheel coming off and that nut and balljoint stud was pretty nuch my saving grace.i think i am gonna put ski's on mine...


Or some caster wheels LOL :lol:

#6 monstaru

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 01:16 PM

yeah, the really burly industrial kind that can hold thousands of pounds.go ahead,come off now wheel, i dare ya:burnout:

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 01:59 PM

Or some caster wheels LOL :lol:

Or Training Wheels!!! :lol:

#8 s'ko

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 02:12 PM

hmmmm.. that's weird.

I lost a wheel and I ended up shearing the ball joint nut off.

#9 monstaru

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:17 PM

i guess i was going slow enough for it to just weld itself to itself......nut to bolt.i was going about 40mph when it happened.guess i was just lucky.




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