versus pressing in New Ball Joints
Your ball joints are worn. The boots are cracked or missing and you have slop in the joints. It is time to tackle this job. Purchase new ball joints
right? Sure. Are you going to purchase Chinese versions or German versions? How are you going to get the old ones out and the new ones in? Don't have a press and the dies to do the job safely and correctly? Did you line up the ball joints correctly so they can articulate nicely? Maybe a machine shop can press them in. Have they done this before? There might be a problem, as technique, finesse and know-how matter here. Install them and wonder why the suspension does not cycle or return to center on the steering wheel. This is not a happy outcome. How about a bolt on solution with broken in German Ball Joints pressed in powder coated OE control arms? Yes sir! The PRO's make this happen weekly. The PRO's start with OE control arms that are checked for straightness, chemically stripped, blasted and powder coated. The PRO's then emory cloth polish the bearing surfaces for a nice smooth finish. Meyle German Ball Joints
are expertly pressed into the arms. After this process, the PRO's check the thrust on the joints. Wait, what? Kind of sounded like it was done already and for most shops, that is where it stops. When the joint is pressed in, it compresses the outer shell into the delrin cup inside and around the ball of the joint. This creates a tough moving joint that needs to break in before it will allow the steering wheel to return to center after turning. The PRO's have created yet another tool to properly check the pressure needed to turn the joint. If it takes more pressure than the PRO's want, another tool is used to break in the joint. It is checked again and once it passes our tests, do we can ship them to our clients or use them in our #PRObuiltBeams
. So you have to choose a possible frustrating undertaking of proper installation of ball joints or purchasing a set of PRObuilt Arms
that go right on and work perfectly. Which one sounds better?