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Author Topic:   mono-ball joints
36 Race Team
posted October 17, 2003 06:51 PM
On dirt they suck, okay for asphalt.

36 Race Team
posted October 17, 2003 07:03 PM
Quality of the stud material. It cant take the beating like a Moog ball joint. You can run them but be ready to check them every time the car comes off the track, have several spares with you.

JDF Motorsports
posted October 18, 2003 09:42 AM
If you bent a good mono ball joints stud, I bet you would get a small grand prize from the manufacturer.

I was using them on my pavement late model the last 3 years and have never seen or heard of anyone bending one, I have folded up a arms around the clip and still had good mono balls.

they are much stronger than a standard ball joint.

neil rucker
posted October 18, 2003 09:53 PM
i have considered using them in our car. my question is how well do they work on dirt with all the mud and grit that gets in em. do they work ok with no binding? do you have to take em apart and clean em good all the time? thanks

posted October 19, 2003 06:49 AM
I used U-B studs and(upper) couldnt keep them tight in the spindle. Thats what I base my opinion on.

posted October 20, 2003 07:45 AM
I'm not using them as ball joints but I run them in place of the control arm bushings.Put the left front back to the firewall and the bottom arm didn't get bent the mono ball had enough travel to deal with it.I only have one inner control arm bushing on the lower arm anyway.When I had bushings it would have bent the arm to move it that far.I' been running loose bolts with stock bushing on the rear .Changed front and rear over end of last year and have'nt had any problems with either.

posted October 20, 2003 10:30 AM
You guys should check out the Howe precision ball joints.

available for all popular applications, replaceable stud (available in stock length, +.100, +.200, +.300, +.400 and +.500).

they have the full range of motion that a stock ball joint has (approx 36 degrees) vs. the limited range of most mono-ball joints (17 or 18 degrees?).

they are virtually resistance free and nearly indistructable (I bent 1 and they relaced it for free).

they are pricey (about $70 for a complete assy, $25 for replacement studs) but could be considered legal if you have a stock type ball joint rule that states "no mono-balls).


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