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LR UCA Ball Joint Seal?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bjmoose, May 21, 2011.

  1. May 21, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    bjmoose

    bjmoose [OP] Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    Hey guys,

    I installed my Light Racing upper control arms today.

    Only thing is - the rubber ball joint seal doesn't seem to snug up tightly against the spindle. I don't think it's going to keep dirt out very well.

    I checked and double checked to make sure I've got the correct arm on the correct side, right side up vs. upside down. So I don't think that's it.

    The ball joints themselves didn't seem to have a left/right side. DO they?? If so, I wonder if that's my issue. But if they do, how the heck do you tell left from right??

    EDIT - I really don't think that's it. I recall double checking that the ball joints had the identical same part number stamped into both ball joints. So I'm left with - did your rubber ball joint seal well against the spindle? If not what'd you do about it?
     
  2. May 21, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    Valley Viking

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  3. May 21, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Same here .
     
  4. May 21, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    Hmmm. OK, that's weird. I won't worry about it, but I wonder why they're like that?

    I wonder if I could put a zip tie on there to snug the boot up to the spindle bolt...

    OTOH, I live here in balmy Cali, while you, OZ live in snowy-salty BC. So if you're not worried 'bout it, I can probably let it go.
     
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