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Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joint Upgrade! 1 year 8 months ago #7316

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I have someone interested in these ball joints also, are they as easy to find in other countries as they are here in Australia?

Perhaps someone that can arrange a purchase and post option for a member here?
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Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joint Upgrade! 1 year 8 months ago #7380

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I'm getting some socket heads put into these ball joints so I can still use the micro-adjust if I want.

The guy who sells them said they are used a lot in marine applications, so salt water isn't a problem.

Of course that would be great for whetstone use as well as a dusty environment. :cheer:

Perhaps we can persuade Clay to offer these as an option?
Any interest?

Clay?
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Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joint Upgrade! 1 year 8 months ago #7381

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I have searched several US parts houses. While there were many similar, not the same. None with that part number that I found.

Not that I have to have them but how much would they be in US$ plus shipping to the US?

Thanks.
Sometimes I ain't that sharp.
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Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joint Upgrade! 1 year 7 months ago #7382

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Billabong wrote:
I'm getting some socket heads put into these ball joints so I can still use the micro-adjust if I want.

The guy who sells them said they are used a lot in marine applications, so salt water isn't a problem.

Of course that would be great for whetstone use as well as a dusty environment. :cheer:

Perhaps we can persuade Clay to offer these as an option?
Any interest?

Clay?

I had our machine shop order some and they're putting the socket head in the shank for me to test out. I'm just waiting on the samples now :)
--Clay Allison
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Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joint Upgrade! 1 year 7 months ago #7384

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mr.cheapguy wrote:
I have searched several US parts houses. While there were many similar, not the same. None with that part number that I found.

Not that I have to have them but how much would they be in US$ plus shipping to the US?

Thanks.

No eyed deer where you would find them in the US, but it shouldn't be hard.
The part number would apply to a brand.
I think if it looks like it and has the same thread it will do.
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Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joint Upgrade! 1 year 7 months ago #7385

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Good grief...this is another shining example of how we work together to make some thing great even better.
I'm just jealous I never thought of this.
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Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joint Upgrade! 1 year 7 months ago #7389

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Billabong wrote:
No eyed deer where you would find them in the US, but it shouldn't be hard.
The part number would apply to a brand.
I think if it looks like it and has the same thread it will do.

That brand wasn't listed in any catalog I looked in and I did go through 20 at least.

None had the rubber dust cover.

Oh Well.
Sometimes I ain't that sharp.
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Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joint Upgrade! 1 year 7 months ago #7390

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mr.cheapguy wrote:
Billabong wrote:
No eyed deer where you would find them in the US, but it shouldn't be hard.
The part number would apply to a brand.
I think if it looks like it and has the same thread it will do.

That brand wasn't listed in any catalog I looked in and I did go through 20 at least.

None had the rubber dust cover.

Oh Well.

This is where I first found them, but only metric.
wickededgeusa.com/index.php?option=com_k...rt=40&Itemid=63#6093
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Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joint Upgrade! 1 year 6 months ago #8167

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Billabong wrote:
I'm getting some socket heads put into these ball joints so I can still use the micro-adjust if I want.

Put the socket head into a few of these, but not really worth the expense, as I don't use the micro-adjust.

May be able to offer some of these to members for cost.
Perhaps a WE voucher after arrival rather than cash changing hands?
An extra two inches on the arms is a great upgrade also, loving this.

edit - All gone, thanks.
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