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Old 02-17-2009, 04:35 PM   #351
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How can you tell the difference between old and new? I bought mine last summer and haven't had any trouble with them. Who do I talk to about getting the new ones if mine are outdated?
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:36 PM   #352
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How can you tell the difference between old and new? I bought mine last summer and haven't had any trouble with them. Who do I talk to about getting the new ones if mine are outdated?
the rings around the boot are silver on the newest.. the boot itself is greener in color. also there is whiteline etched in on the ball joint.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:39 PM   #353
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they look like this. with a laser etched part number.

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G’day everyone,

Well the good news is that the new KCA313 ball joints arrived in the US late last week and should be delivered to Global any day now. We got our stock here today and have rushed through a picture to post on the forum.

Main points;
  • Redesigned body with every dimensions subtly changed.
  • Redesigned stud profile for closer fit
  • Thicker, redesigned boot. Still using high temp silicon but using a more durable design, thicker moulding and with more careful packaging to minimise transit damage.
  • Redesigned internal cage for better stud control and support.
Our engineers are confident that this will deliver the goods and they’re looking forward to your feedback, hopefully soon. Note that you can also spot the new model thanks to the laser engraving on the OD of the body. Now, to answer some questions;

EarlQHan, appreciate the vote of confidence, it really gives our guys a lot of satisfaction. Unfortunately we don’t have any real plans for a more radical version because frankly, we don’t believe it's needed technically, even down to 50mm lower. However, that’s just our opinion but I know that there are other products out there now that change the ball joint position a lot more.

DuckStu, glad you’re having a good run with Global, we’re very proud of them too and will pass on your comments to the guys. It's been a long road but I think you’ll be happy with the new KCA313’s once you get them.

MasterKwan, according to our data, the same part number ball joint is common across both the 07 and 08 models so KCA313 fits both.

And in the interests of goodwill, anyone that is really concerned that our kit has been responsible for the premature wear of their hub or knuckle, contact us directly and we’ll see what we can work out.

Overall, I’d like to thank everyone again for the patience on this one, we’ve done our best to turn this around as quickly as possible and I hope that you have the stock in hand very soon. As mentioned before, your goodwill through this process has been awesome and it really makes our day.

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Old 02-17-2009, 07:57 PM   #354
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How do I get them? Are they free with proof of having the old ones? Is the balljoint the only part that needs to be replaced?
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:32 PM   #355
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contact judy at global and she'll provide you with all you need. they will provide you with a complete new set of ball joints and tie rods.
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:59 PM   #356
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installing mine today (again )
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:25 PM   #357
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Any one have a picture of the new kit installed. Not sure they fit rite. There is a lot of play. Oh crap, know what the problem is never mind.

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Old 02-21-2009, 10:41 PM   #358
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what did u do just finished up with mine. I think I didn't measure one side right cause my wheel is cocked to one side oh well I needed an alignment anyway
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:53 AM   #359
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the new ball joints seem to fit so much tighter you might need to hammer them in a lil

preliminary results are good! no more clunking when I turn!

thanks Jim and Judy!!
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:27 PM   #360
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I haven't gotten a response at the people at GPP. I've just been using their general e-mail inquiry...is there a specific e-mail that Judy uses?
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:16 PM   #361
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I haven't gotten a response at the people at GPP. I've just been using their general e-mail inquiry...is there a specific e-mail that Judy uses?

judyb {at} globalperformanceparts.com
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:22 AM   #362
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Thanks.

I talked to them yesterday morning and got them this afternoon. Great Service
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:12 PM   #363
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i'd like to bump this thread as i am seriously considering this mod.

I'd like to know if you all think the problem has been resolved, and the improvment in handling you have(or have not) noticed
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:52 PM   #364
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I've got the new ones on. Bump this next week. I'm currently in the mountains flogging the crap out of the car. When I do a post-mortem on the car once I'm home from vacation, I'll be able to tell you if there's any wear or movement to the RCAs.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:49 AM   #365
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Ive just purchased this kit and hoping it cures this bumpsteer, ill post after an alignment.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:41 AM   #366
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Still noticed a gap in the new version whiteline RCA when working on the car today.
I hope Jim can comment on this.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:42 AM   #367
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Dammit.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:59 AM   #368
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hmmmm...
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:02 AM   #369
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Still noticed a gap in the new version whiteline RCA when working on the car today.
I hope Jim can comment on this.
Can you do us all a favor and email that directly to Jim and Judy?
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:09 AM   #370
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For those who have version 2 of the RCA. I suggest you check and take a picture of the RCA. If you are noticing a gap, please post it up. So we can be sure this is not a isolated case.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:13 AM   #371
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is it possible the hub is worn out from the ver. 1?
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:53 PM   #372
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damn again.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:46 PM   #373
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i checked mine before hitting up the track.. there was no gap.. i'll check again soon.
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:31 PM   #374
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mine still look good. the problem could be in the knuckles
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:05 PM   #375
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Well that sucks! Did you have any of the older kits installed before this one? I wonder if the knuckle got beet up and the hole opened up too much from one of the old kits.

Ill have to check mine.

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