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Old 06-26-2019, 12:25 PM
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For the love of god, don't buy any more eBay parts of unknown origin. If I were you, I'd fully plate the original control arms, unless you can find and afford a quality tubular arm made on this continent.




I never thought of that, but you're right. If the ball joint was piled up, the stud would turn inside the spindle and therefore, turn back and forth inside the seated nut... that kind of action could chew off a titanium cotter pin...

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Yeah, when I said the arms are getting cheaper I was referring to the nice stuff made by companies like Ridetech, Global West, and UMI.

http://www.globalwest.net/
http://www.umiperformance.com/catalog/

That too, if that's the case you would probably see wear on the spindle. What I was thinking was during suspension action, if the ball joint is stiff it's going to put extra upward force on the nut against the threads.
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:49 PM
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I'm glad you're no offended by my post, Larry. The old adage, "You get what you pay for" applies... again, I'm happy you lived to tell the tale!

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I'm battling a severe case of Plantar Fasciitis and going to therapy twice a week.
I understand that's a painful affliction. My brother had it and I hope you can work through it, if it's possible.

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Yeah, when I said the arms are getting cheaper I was referring to the nice stuff made by companies like Ridetech, Global West, and UMI.
Understood. Unbeknownst to me, a "fringe friend" sent his ill-handling, bagged, MII suspended disaster to a shop for a complete "undoing". (Had I known, I could have helped solve the problems.) Anyhow, the car came back chock-full of RideTech components and despite the cost, I was wholly impressed.

My comment was aimed at persons who buy Speedway and eBay crap on price alone. If RideTech wants $200 for a single control arm and Johnny Blow Hard Hot Rods wants $200 for all four, there's a significant difference...

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Old 06-27-2019, 10:06 AM
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My comment was aimed at persons who buy Speedway and eBay crap on price alone. If RideTech wants $200 for a single control arm and Johnny Blow Hard Hot Rods wants $200 for all four, there's a significant difference...

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Now Doc, you know these are quality parts you're talking about
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:29 AM
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My comment was aimed at persons who buy Speedway and eBay crap on price alone. If RideTech wants $200 for a single control arm and Johnny Blow Hard Hot Rods wants $200 for all four, there's a significant difference...
I'm with you. If you want to buy a budget fuel pump or radiator, go for it. Parts that, when they fail, won't potentially cause a hazard to other highway users are just fine with me if that's what you choose to do. However, suspension and steering parts, driveline parts, and wheels and tires shouldn't be skimped on. Anything that is somewhat responsible for the control between your vehicle and the road, cost shouldn't be the major consideration when buying the parts.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:58 AM
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You guys have triggered a rant from me.
There are lots of people out there that, after a lifetime of acquiring wisdom, [making mistakes and learning from them], still giggle and chortle all the way home with their new purchase, [a $50.00 item for $2.36]. But anger flares up when the piece breaks while they are unwrapping it. These people are not angry at the real villain, no, no, no, they are angry at the store that sold them the crap. ------ You get what you pay for.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:08 PM
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You guys have triggered a rant from me.
There are lots of people out there that, after a lifetime of acquiring wisdom, [making mistakes and learning from them], still giggle and chortle all the way home with their new purchase, [a $50.00 item for $2.36]. But anger flares up when the piece breaks while they are unwrapping it. These people are not angry at the real villain, no, no, no, they are angry at the store that sold them the crap. ------ You get what you pay for.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:26 PM
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Right you are, Snopro.
I don't mean to be offensive to you animal, I'm sorry. I was as surprized as you are to see a new ball joint fail. That was the second best place for it to break, though. Nothing ever breaks down in the best place, right by the shop.
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July has been a tough month for us...I developed Plantar Fasciitis that makes it hard to stand or walk much...then I developed a mysterious inflammation that causes muscle and nerve spasms in my neck, shoulders and back.and yesterday a big chunk of one of the exterior adobe walls of our house fell out, exposing some really serious structural problems. Long story short, I think I need to get the front end fixed, have an alignment done, then sell the car to help finance a trailer house so we'll have a place to live after we knock the house down. I may need to go back to work, as well, if anyone will hire a 67 year old who can't walk or turn his head. I wonder what a 67-year-old "gently used" kidney is worth on the open market these days.

If things work out (and I win the lottery), I'll post any further progress on the car here. If not, I'll post a for sale ad in the appropriate thread.
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:30 AM
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Difficult circumstances Animal. Wish you the best with the health issues. Any way to repair your house and avoid a costly replacement.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:57 AM
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I hope things will get better for you. Good thoughts sent your way.
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