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Old 05-03-2009, 10:01 PM   #401
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Ok so i finally got my car up and checked.. the passenger side ball joint isnt seated as tight as the drivers side.. i've never run the whiteline ball joint kit.. so seems like theres still a bit of a issue with seating..
was this visible? did u try using a metal rod to try prying it to check if it was indeed loose?
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:45 PM   #402
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was this visible? did u try using a metal rod to try prying it to check if it was indeed loose?
it was visible.. i used my hand to shake to see if its loose.. was not loose by hand.(yes i know thats not saying much)

Gap was the same as rexworx's pictures.. so slight.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:57 AM   #403
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Did you clean out the receiver in the knuckle ? When I did mine I had less than 30,000 mi. and there was some rust and crud inside. I used a scotch pad and worked on it for a few minutes, a lot of stuff came out. I also used the jack under it to apply pressure when I seated it. Don't know if any of that will help. I haven't had any issue with mine, 10 auto-x runs is the hardest I have pushed it though. I probably have 3000 miles or so on them to date.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:26 PM   #404
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Did you clean out the receiver in the knuckle ? When I did mine I had less than 30,000 mi. and there was some rust and crud inside. I used a scotch pad and worked on it for a few minutes, a lot of stuff came out. I also used the jack under it to apply pressure when I seated it. Don't know if any of that will help. I haven't had any issue with mine, 10 auto-x runs is the hardest I have pushed it though. I probably have 3000 miles or so on them to date.
yes sir i did.. maybe anti seize could be culprit as well? either way we now know that it does not seat correctly on knuckles that have never seen a white line balljoint..

i have over 3000 miles and 2 track days on them going on 3 this weekend.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:44 PM   #405
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I guess anything is possible, but I used what I presumed to be a decent amount of anti-seize, and mine locked in fine. Also I did not have Version 1, so mine went into knuckles that had never seen anything but stock parts prior. Casting tolerances maybe ? Who knows, good luck with it though I hope it turns out to be no big deal.

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Old 05-04-2009, 07:19 PM   #406
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STi-MAN, we're struggling to understand why this might be happening to you as our guys are very confident that the new design ROCK body is even a better fit than stock. That is, in the last design change, particular care was taken to make sure the external mount dimensions were as good as they could be and dare I say, potentially better than stock with a tighter tolerance.

There are a number of possible explanations but an important thing to keep in mind is that the design of any of these sort of performance products must lead to greater side loads on the knuckle meaning everything else needs to be in good order. Fitment and related issues become even more important.

I guess Iím suggesting that fitting stock ball joint back in to these knuckles may or may not show the same symptoms but at the end of the day, we will always stand behind the product and provide a refund if customers arenít happy. Please let us know if there is anything we can do directly to help you here.

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Old 05-04-2009, 07:47 PM   #407
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G'day everyone

STi-MAN, we're struggling to understand why this might be happening to you as our guys are very confident that the new design ROCK body is even a better fit than stock. That is, in the last design change, particular care was taken to make sure the external mount dimensions were as good as they could be and dare I say, potentially better than stock with a tighter tolerance.

There are a number of possible explanations but an important thing to keep in mind is that the design of any of these sort of performance products must lead to greater side loads on the knuckle meaning everything else needs to be in good order. Fitment and related issues become even more important.

I guess Iím suggesting that fitting stock ball joint back in to these knuckles may or may not show the same symptoms but at the end of the day, we will always stand behind the product and provide a refund if customers arenít happy. Please let us know if there is anything we can do directly to help you here.

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I havent really noticed any noise.. or clunking from that side.. so after the track event this weekend.. i'll take some more pictures.. Thanks Jim.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:30 AM   #408
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Sorry I havent been around...

Yes the knuckles were tight. I cleaned them out, used anti-seize, the had to tap the in.

since then I popped it back in and havent had it pull out at all again.

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Hi everyone,

Good to see so much positive feedback about the new product but lets deal with the questions too.

blahhblahh, probably best to contact our US distributor, Global Performance Parts about a replacement set. They'll look after you.

rexworx, talking to the engineers the only conclusion they can come to is that the knuckle or mounting is worn. Did you remember how tight they were going in? They should be very snug as we tweaked all the tolerances. Did Tim come back to you?

Let me know and I'll follow up.

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Old 05-26-2009, 12:31 PM   #409
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G'day everyone

STi-MAN, we're struggling to understand why this might be happening to you as our guys are very confident that the new design ROCK body is even a better fit than stock. That is, in the last design change, particular care was taken to make sure the external mount dimensions were as good as they could be and dare I say, potentially better than stock with a tighter tolerance.

There are a number of possible explanations but an important thing to keep in mind is that the design of any of these sort of performance products must lead to greater side loads on the knuckle meaning everything else needs to be in good order. Fitment and related issues become even more important.

I guess Iím suggesting that fitting stock ball joint back in to these knuckles may or may not show the same symptoms but at the end of the day, we will always stand behind the product and provide a refund if customers arenít happy. Please let us know if there is anything we can do directly to help you here.

Cheers

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Its statements like this that make me want to buy whiteline products and not the competitors!!
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:37 PM   #410
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Many miles of performance driving at the limit and mine are seated properly. No issues, no complaints.

Good product.

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Old 05-26-2009, 02:20 PM   #411
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i'm getting mine this week i hope they work out good.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:28 PM   #412
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I've installed mine on my GC1 Impreza over 2 months ago and the ball joints are still in their original position. Good product Whiteline
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:04 AM   #413
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Whiteline had their unit sent to me directly from Australia (am in Dubai) UPS Express. Installed the new kit, a couple of autox and a few track days. No noise, no fitment issue all the benefits of the kit.

I do understand in R&D sometimes issue(s) can rise. But the fact that WL stood behind their product and the excellent customer service...As they say "atta boy!"

Thank you folks.

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:22 PM   #414
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I just installed this kit onto my 03.

The ball joints have that same gap, however, there's no movement or associated nasty clunking noises. I took it out after a test drive and everything's tight.

The issue with this knuckle design is that the knuckle essentially becomes a wear item. Some of the knuckle will absolutely come off when you take out the old ball joint (which is why most companies don't use this design).

I'll see how things hold up.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:13 AM   #415
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I installed mine with no issues. huge improvement!! I'm very happy.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:59 AM   #416
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Checked mine and they're fine after 2 weekends of track.

Nothing to do with the RCA Kit, but it does make it diffucult to route the hose for the RCE brake ducts.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:25 PM   #417
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Just wanted to update.

I checked my Whiteline joints today after hearing a clunk for about a day. I was concerned it was the lower ball joints coming out. The ball joints are fine with no sign of coming out whatsoever.

What was making the noise however was a broken sway bar link, which will be repaired tomorrow afternoon.

I just want to say thanks to Whiteline in the end for a great product. Even without that link I my bumpsteer has decreased immensely. While I was worried about the ball joints not fitting, I can safely say they are well updated and are seated perfectly, even after some horrible potholes only to be found in Boston came across them. Well done Whiteline!
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:49 AM   #418
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Any feedback on people running the new version of Whiteline RCA?
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:50 AM   #419
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Any feedback on people running the new version of Whiteline RCA?
It works. Get one.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:42 AM   #420
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Did you read the whole thread?
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:44 AM   #421
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Update from me after ~5000mi





These seem to be rusting a lot faster than the old ones. One is seated flush, one is not by about 1mm?

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Old 08-24-2009, 09:06 AM   #422
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Weird. Mine are both fully seated and neither is rusting here in Central Ohio, the Rust Capitol of the World.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:02 PM   #423
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I loosened the bolt on the passenger one that was showing the gap (above) and popped it back in to place this weekend.

Re-torqued to 45ftlbs, will see how long it stays that way.

I need to grab an alignment before driving the car out, but after that, I'll drive it daily till winter and see if it moves at all...

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After 3 more track weekends, mine are still fine. And not a hint of rust.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:25 PM   #425
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^same here.. but im in california. no winter. no salt
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