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lower ball joints

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:10 am
by johnjohnson
hi guys there movement in my lower ball joints. and my car seems to be handling bad.

does this make sense.

also whats the difference in these.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEXUS-IS200-G ... 3cd3460b27

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEXUS-IS200-I ... 4606e728ae

thanx

jj

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:28 pm
by jarocki
trust me get the genuine. not expensive from nick.

I changed mine. you car will handle a lot better if these are worn and you change them

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:26 pm
by sxe10mike
My car was handling badly and pulling to the left. The ball joint was cracking like mad.

I replaced the two lower balljoints with blueprint version balljoints and they are good I think.

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:46 am
by mike_01
Genuine parts, unless there are ones which have a warranty which on ebay seem to be very far and few between

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:40 pm
by E910
As already mentioned, use genuine ball joints only :!: Aftermarket will fail again in no time

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:55 pm
by daveo
id use blueprint if i were you . 34 euros and they do last. when blueprint is as good as it is , why buy genuine??? waste of money if your getting what you want from them. you more than likely will never see the end of the new balljoints !! :)

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:36 pm
by peter0991
My ebay ones didnt cope too well :lol: :lol:

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But yea! f*** genuine stuff, its not worth the money

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:39 pm
by peter0991
Id get the set thats the first of the two links, the second set looks weird :D

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:02 pm
by daveo
christ......what the heck happened to them ^^^^ :)

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:14 pm
by peter0991
Balls got too big :lol: :lol: Knocked the wheel when I came off the track. Its supposed to be upright, but its slightly angled now. Not gonna need that bit with new knuckles ;)

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:00 pm
by dr_jetz

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:49 pm
by a2pen
I have had 3 sets under warranty.
Now have genuine money well spent

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:31 am
by peter0991
To be honest, I had a major go at the ebay company that was selling those balljoints. The nuts that came with them weren't high enough to engage with the split pin. Most people would have just fitted them, put the pin in and not even bothered to check the engagement. Lucky I had the old set of joints at hand and it caught my attention. Othewise they could have easily popped out.

But still.....twice as much to pay for genuine when I have bent at least 3 sets in the past year, can get a bit expensive. And before you say it....first set i bent was genuine :wink:

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:00 pm
by JordanCoupe
daveo wrote:id use blueprint if i were you . 34 euros and they do last. when blueprint is as good as it is , why buy genuine??? waste of money if your getting what you want from them. you more than likely will never see the end of the new balljoints !! :)


I wouldnt rate blueprint quality at all, had a set of ht leads literally fall apart after two months and then a fuel filter on my old Teg burst itself open a month after fitting. Iv heard a lot more horror stories off others about them as well but thats from my own experiance with my own cars. I wouldnt trust them with suspension components :?

Re: lower ball joints

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:19 pm
by tezza21
Same here lad got a lot of stuff of blue print and. Its just dirt