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Old 09-30-2012, 05:19 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by IrocThe325i View Post
why cant they make something as simple as a ball joint spacer?
Originally Posted by drift.mechanic View Post
A ball joint spacer won't allow for the tapered section of the ball joint stud to sit properly in the knuckle.
I think it could be done.

Take a cylinder, machine a matching female conical seat, and a matching female thread to the control arm ball joint. Put wrench flats on the cylinder, and then you can tighten the "spacer" onto the ball joint. At the other end cylinder, give it an external thread and conical seat just like the ball joint. Mount everything like normal.

You would have a minimum length because the entire ball joint would need to fit within the spacer, but any ideas why that wouldn't work?

Last edited by mkodama; 09-30-2012 at 05:20 PM.
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