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is there a stronger balljoint
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Post Post subject: is there a stronger balljoint
Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 09:12 PM
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is there a stronger balljoint i can use on my baja?

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Post Post subject: Re: is there a stronger balljoint
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hahahahahaha!

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Post Post subject: Re: is there a stronger balljoint
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No. They only balljoints available are sthe stock ones, and there is an aftermarket for more travel, but they are weaker than the stock ones. Bottom line go link pin if you want strength.


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Post Post subject: Re: is there a stronger balljoint
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I thought the thing used both balljoints pressed in from the top making them stronger, and rare.
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The thing does have both pressed in from the top, but it doesnt make them any stronger. The reason for them being pressed in from the top is the spindle design and resulting in 3 inches of lift.


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Post Post subject: Re: is there a stronger balljoint
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 06:40 PM
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wtracing wrote:
is there a stronger balljoint i can use on my baja?

Most people who race w/ball joint only use the German ball joints. Here is 1 from Chirco's:
www.chircoestore.com/c...ts_id=1159


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Post Post subject: Re: is there a stronger balljoint
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 01:13 AM
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I have a Thing beam on my baja. Link pin wasn't an option as I would have had to cut the head off my pan. The thing beam has the balljoints pressed in from the top so when you hit the bumps, the ball joints are pushed into thier seats. Limiting the rebound helps prevent them from coming un-seated when the suspension rebounds. The tie rods and tie rod ends are also heavier than the regular b/j beam...

Would be nice to have a linkpin, but when life gives you lemons.....

Wasn't there someone here that was designing a link pin conversion fro b/j pans??

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I have the beams done, just waiting on the l/p carriers to be finished. Should be ready after the first of the year.


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