FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

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#1 FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Post by flatfloor 3.8 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:15 pm

Anyone out there changed there upper wishbone ball joint recently. They seem to vary in price from £15 each including postage (e bay) to around £40 each (SC parts), is there any difference in quality or are these kits all made by one manufacturer ?
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#2 Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Post by Joes66 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:08 pm

I did mine recently
With kits from SNG
You need to be very carefull as to the sockets in the wishbones not being damaged or gone oval
Its not easy to see if they are damaged without carefully measuring them
I did both of mine despite measuring them and carefully setting them up with the shims, both ended up with play no matter what I did
I gave it up and just replaced both with sealed units
Expensive but job done
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#3 Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Post by Robbiee » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:48 am

I sent mine to Angus Moss and he machined and fitted new joints...fantastic service
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Post by Joes66 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:27 am

How much did it cost Robbie?
Was it a cheaper way than buying the SNG ones?
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#5 Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Post by mgcjag » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:32 am

Joe....better to give Angus a call for a quote (although yours are now done)......rather than haveing his prices put on the forum....he may have given Robbie " mates rates".....Steve
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Post by Joes66 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:41 am

Ahh ok
Was just curious as the SNG ones were quite a lot of money and I am wondering now if I should have got mine modified instead
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#7 Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Post by 1954Etype » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:53 am

Guys, we don't do this any more - we had a lot of problems when we *think* the supplier changed the material of the nylon insert. This caused them to squeak. I would dearly love a solution but until we can be confident, I have had to suspend this service.

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#8 Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Post by Joes66 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:22 pm

Ahh ok
Thx for the update
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#9 Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Post by phoenix » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:31 pm

I have a new pair £30 including postage (UK) Still sealed in package.
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#10 Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Post by flatfloor 3.8 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:19 pm

phoenix wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:31 pm
I have a new pair £30 including postage (UK) Still sealed in package.
Are you saying these are for sale ? Where did you get them from ie, SNG Barratts ?
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#11 Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Post by phoenix » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:43 pm

Yes for sale I cannot remember where from either Robey or Barratts.
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#12 Re: FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT KITS

Post by flatfloor 3.8 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:37 am

phoenix wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:43 pm
Yes for sale I cannot remember where from either Robey or Barratts.
Hi I will buy these from you i will pm you with my address how do you want payment ?
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