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 Post subject: E series ball joints help wanted
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 4:09 am 
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apparently i need two bottom ball joints on the NF, was quoted $420 incl. wheel alignment, pedders who else, mates workshop said between $250 - $300, i say F**K!!! are these models so hard to change? really? they are only stinkin' ball joints right? i have done many X series what is the go with E series?

 

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 Post subject: Re: E series ball joints help wanted
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 8:33 am 
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You need a HUGE press to get them in and out.

You can get a set of 4 from Suzukisuper on Ebay for $55, and Wholesale Suspension in Penrith quoted Racedirector $70 to remove and replace them. Provided of course you take them the upright already removed.

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 Post subject: Re: E series ball joints help wanted
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:19 am 
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Once again it's BenJ to the rescue, thanks for that!

 

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 Post subject: Re: E series ball joints help wanted
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 3:48 pm 
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Yup, just did that. Like Ben said, Suzukisuper ball joints, picked up @ $55.00 a set. They are called CV Joints Australia in real life, in Auburn. Wholesale Suspension, Penrith changed them over (all 4) in an hour for $75.00. I took the stub axels in to them....

If you do get the ball joints from Suzkisuper, check they all have nuts! I am missing one and they have sent me the wrong replacements. Gotta get back on the phone again...

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 Post subject: Re: E series ball joints help wanted
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 4:01 pm 
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racedirector wrote:
Yup, just did that. Like Ben said, Suzukisuper ball joints, picked up @ $55.00 a set. They are called CV Joints Australia in real life, in Auburn. Wholesale Suspension, Penrith changed them over (all 4) in an hour for $75.00. I took the stub axels in to them....

If you do get the ball joints from Suzkisuper, check they all have nuts! I am missing one and they have sent me the wrong replacements. Gotta get back on the phone again...

Cheers
RD

can you give me the adress for wholesale suspensions-penrith,as i have a set to be changed also,do i get the ford mods discount? got the same labour problem down here :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: will come up early for a kks meet and have them done soon.

 

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 Post subject: Re: E series ball joints help wanted
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 4:05 pm 
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racedirector wrote:
Yup, just did that. Like Ben said, Suzukisuper ball joints, picked up @ $55.00 a set. They are called CV Joints Australia in real life, in Auburn. Wholesale Suspension, Penrith changed them over (all 4) in an hour for $75.00. I took the stub axels in to them....

If you do get the ball joints from Suzkisuper, check they all have nuts! I am missing one and they have sent me the wrong replacements. Gotta get back on the phone again...

Cheers
RD

can you give me the adress for wholesale suspensions-penrith,as i have a set to be changed also,do i get the ford mods discount? got the same labour problem down here :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: will come up early for a kks meet and have them done soon.

Dunno about fordmods discount :)

Address is 129 Coreen Ave, Penrith - phone 4721 2112.

Damn nice people, even offered a coffee while I waited....

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: E series ball joints help wanted
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 4:20 pm 
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thanks RD im still at home and more tests,reconditioning me at the moment,then the cars.

 

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 5:01 pm 
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thanks RD im still at home and more tests,reconditioning me at the moment,then the cars.

You get/stay well Hans, health is more important than cars!

 

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 Post subject: Re: E series ball joints help wanted
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 7:25 pm 
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yer i've got a dodgey 6 tonne shop press at home and i can't get them out. for the time it would take me to make proper dies n dollies etc it's cheaper for me to take them to pedders. thats the knuckle/stubaxle assembly out of the car of course.

took them to selby's once and had one flog out before 5,000k's wasn't happy n they didn't want to know about it. everyone i talked to or showed it to reckoned it mustve had at least 500,000k's on it, what a load.

 

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 Post subject: Re: E series ball joints help wanted
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 8:14 pm 
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I recently experimented with removing the ball joints from a spare set of spindles I had and I got them out easily by Hammer and water pipe. I then did the same on my car spindles but took it to repco to get them pressed in.

 

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 Post subject: Re: E series ball joints help wanted
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:43 am 
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The ball joints sre easy to get out, just used a long heavy drift and a decent size hammer, out in 3 to 4 whacks. I made some instalation tools to put them back in, but depending on what brand they are, you usually have to take the boots off, so as not to damage them.
I even made a tool to put the grease cap on.

 

 

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