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FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted October 17, 2005 11:17 PM  
Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes an extended threaded ball joint?? I am wanting to use threaded ball joints on my upper and lower control arms, but I'm currently using the press-in lowers that are 3/8" longer. So I need a threaded ball joint the same length and also with the small taper if possible. I know I can use mono-balls but I'm trying to stay away from them.

Thanks,
Dale

[This message has been edited by FlyNLoIMCA17 (edited October 17, 2005).]

NJantz
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posted October 18, 2005 05:13 AM  
Give Coleman a call.

Kromulous
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posted October 18, 2005 07:30 AM  
Mono-balls is the only way i think, to get the extension. Why dont you like them?

rob66
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posted October 18, 2005 10:59 AM  
Moog 727 i believe is only .050 shorter and is 7 degree taper and they have a wider range of travel than the Colman monoball style and most auto parts houses stock them


the_one
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posted October 18, 2005 12:05 PM  
do they make mono-balls in a screw in type

Kromulous
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posted October 18, 2005 12:42 PM  
U-B Machine does.

aggressive
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posted October 18, 2005 01:10 PM  
I spent a week looking for the same thing....never found any..the UB stuff works well we use them in the uppers and lowers and they have different size shims if u like to play around with roll centers.

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted October 18, 2005 03:43 PM  
Yeah it looks like I will be going with mono-balls. Southwest Speed also sells them "the_one" they are $54 each.

Krom,
The only reason I was trying to stay away from them is because I run non-sanctioned IMCA here in AL. There is VERY little tech on the mods so I can probably get away with it. The rules don't say no mono-balls. But they say OEM ball joints. I guess one interpretation is that they are OEM just modified a little LOL!!

Thanks for the replys guys!!

superdave
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posted October 18, 2005 03:59 PM  
The Howe precision ball joints look much more stock than the mono balls and have almost double the range of motion. Still not legal for IMCA but maybe a good choice for you.

Good luck,
Superdave

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted October 18, 2005 04:06 PM  
well the range of motion isn't as big a factor to me as the length. Because of the roll center.

showtime13
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posted October 18, 2005 07:06 PM  
I know AFCO sales a screw in lower but u have to ream the spindal

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