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BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:02 pm
by nivek
IF ANY ONE HAS BOUGHT BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY I WOULD URGE YOU TO REPLACE THEM.
I PUT THEM IN MY CAR LAST YEAR AND I WAS DRIVING LAST WEEK AND THE BALL JOINT SEPERATED ON MY DRIVERS SIDE. CAR COLLAPSED ON ROAD AND MADE s@3! OF WING, BUMPER, UPPER SUSPENSION ARM AND TRACK ROD END. THANK FU*K I WASNT GOING FAST AS I WAS ONLY PULLING OUT OF A JUNCTION. THERE WAS NO KNOCKS OR RATTLES OUT OF THE CAR BEFORE THIS .
REPLACED THEM WITH BLUEPRINT ONES THE DAY AFTER AND THE BLUEPRINT ONES WERE AT LEAST 40% BIGGER.
CHANGE THEM IF YOU HAVE THEM.
BIGGEST MISTAKE I EVER MADE PUTTING THEM IN MY CAR

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:13 pm
by nenaghcorolla
was considering getting these till you put up this thread... wat company was it you got them off ?

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:23 pm
by Damok
Sorry to hear about this, You cant go wrong with getting parts from Nick the site trader :wink:

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:25 pm
by nenaghcorolla
must get onto nick on monday so......

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:31 pm
by poTTa
:shock:

scary story there mate......

good thing no one was hurt!!!...

i always say.....buy only genuine brake, suspension and steering parts......dont 4uck about with cheap stuff...

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:59 pm
by Damok
Am i right in saying you were going to take the car to the ring :?:

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:24 pm
by jarocki
wow that is terrible. do you have the pictures of what the lower ball joints looked like?

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:30 pm
by Alex-evita
i have ones from ebay my self cheap ones :shock: will check it 2moro morning . :shock: :shock: but so far looks fine :?

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:32 pm
by jarocki
why is there a way to check if they are gone or not? but like was said there was no sign anything was wrong?

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:37 pm
by Alex-evita
jarocki wrote:why is there a way to check if they are gone or not? but like was said there was no sign anything was wrong?

if i remove it i can check torque and visual damage.ball joint not easy to brake. ball join pressed in with huge pressure weigh .

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:47 pm
by jarocki
yeah true i wonder what caused it to go so wrong because i got mine off ebay too. trying to save a few quid.

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:35 am
by dr_jetz
Thanks for this information, I just replaced mine
3 months ago, got them from ebay :(
I think better to change them again as soon
as possible than sorry.

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:21 am
by nivek
first of all. Been to the ring in her already. All went fine. As for parts off nick i got all new bushes off him and fitted 3 days ago. Ordering upper arms and track rod ends off him now. As for checkin ball joints, i check my cars suspension every month. Had car on lift 3 weeks ago and there was no play or knocks in ball joints. I would recommend changin them if you currenty have them even if the APPEAR fine. They were the only cheap part i put in car in two years and the only one 2 fail and 2 fail without warning. I was just aboot 2 take her for a nice rip!! Tank fu.k it happened wen it did

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:40 am
by poTTa
ive been hearing this slight knock - like a distant short knock - coming from the front wheels....

only if im driving with the A/C on do i hear it....

and only when i drive over abrupt bumps on either one or both wheels...

is this related?........ :shock:

Im freakin out now.....i already set up a meet with the mechanic tomoro...

Re: BOTTOM BALL JOINTS FROM EBAY!!!

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:52 am
by Damok
Main thing is your alright and no one was hurt :wink: As much of a pain it is, the car can be fixed. :?