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Old 10-21-2010, 07:48 PM   #476
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Update:

It's been a year since I put these on, including one New England winter. Still no signs of movement or odd noises. Everything is nice and tight!
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:48 PM   #477
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I've had my "new" set in for almost 2 years now. They're still going fine although I tore a boot on one due to being clumsy the other day. When I swapped it, they were both seated fully, no problems with anything. The current design obviously works.
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:17 AM   #478
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People are actually getting more than 12 months out of these things? I replace mine every year. I know plenty of others that do too. Some folks here refuse to use them in competition because they "wear" so quickly.

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Old 10-22-2010, 12:23 PM   #479
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Yup, 22 months, about 50k miles or a bit more, no problems. Given the amount of offroad driving I do during road rallies, I'm pretty impressed with it. The only thing I can suggest is that while I see way more impacts and way more steering that most people who track, I do see lower heat. Maybe that's the issue.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:56 AM   #480
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G'day everyone,

Good feedback williaty, great to see they're just doing what they're supposed to be doing.

If anyone is experiencing issues, just check what version you have and let us know so we can help if we can.

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Old 02-22-2011, 11:12 AM   #481
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People are actually getting more than 12 months out of these things? I replace mine every year. I know plenty of others that do too. Some folks here refuse to use them in competition because they "wear" so quickly.

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They wear that quickly? That seems pretty contrary to many of the other posts in this thread, but out of curiosity, what would make the whiteline ball joints wear so much quicker than OEM units?
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:43 AM   #482
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They don't. That problem was corrected years ago.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:59 AM   #483
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I just installed mine today...They feel Awesome. I am getting an alignment tomorrow.
Hopefully the movement in my steering wheel goes away with this install.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:39 AM   #484
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Anyone know how to go about acquiring replacements boots for the outer tie rods? Found my passenger side one was torn last week, will be looking at the driver side today to see if it's also bad. I don't know if Whiteline sells replacement boots, or if I need to just find a generic boot to put on there.

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Old 05-14-2011, 10:12 AM   #485
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I'd try contacting Whiteline first to see if they will sell you a replacement boot. Try PMing Jim here on NASIOC, he can probably point you in the right direction.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:03 PM   #486
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Anyone know how to go about acquiring replacements boots for the outer tie rods? Found my passenger side one was torn last week, will be looking at the driver side today to see if it's also bad. I don't know if Whiteline sells replacement boots, or if I need to just find a generic boot to put on there.

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Hey Pat, WL does make a boot kit for the RCA's Part # W0907 (Roll centre/bump steer - service kit for KCA313)
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:00 AM   #487
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Thanks, Arnie. I was just on their site today and completely forgot about looking for service parts.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:21 AM   #488
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Very welcome. Gee,how about that? Service and maintenance items! And I thought we lived in a throw-away society!
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:41 PM   #489
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I have read through this thread and have not seen confirmation of anyone running these on the stock suspension? My two outer tie rods are shot and wanted to replace them with these (may as well do the ball joints too). I plan on doing a coil over set up, but not for at least another year since winter is fast approaching. Was wondering if these may be worth while?
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:44 PM   #490
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Wife's car is that way. Works well.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:41 AM   #491
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Wife's car is that way. Works well.
Did this reduce the amount of achievable static camber? (although I'm guessing it improved dynamic camber)
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:24 AM   #492
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You know I hadn't put two and two together on this, but yes, it did. At the time, I was just confused about why I was .2-.3 short of where I expected the particular combination to come out. However, dropping the control arm, considering where it was to begin with, probably explains that.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:53 AM   #493
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Installed mine couple of days ago.

Single word "WOW"

My car has apexi coilover along with other goodies. It appears front of the car takes bumps a bit softer or refined way(hard to explain, probly has to do with corrected control arms angle) than before. Steering feel is much improved. Hard to explain but whenever I give steering input, that very first moment of vagueness or mushness is completely gone. I can't wait to try them out in autox and winding roads.

I honestly could not believe why I hesitated to get one! Another "bang for the bucks" in terms of feel product.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:32 AM   #494
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How long ago did you install these? I see that you are also from an area where you would get a good bit of snow/salt. The roads here are awful and I read previous in the thread that the boots were tearing within a year. I also read that Whiteline made that better, but also offer the replacement boots for ~$25.

I am really between this kit and Moog replacements.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:54 AM   #495
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so is there a reason why whiteline doesn't make a version that lowers the roll centre anymore?

for those track junkies out there...
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:05 AM   #496
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so is there a reason why whiteline doesn't make a version that lowers the roll centre anymore?

for those track junkies out there...
This kit corrects a lowered roll centre, you don't want to lower it.

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Old 10-25-2011, 10:35 AM   #497
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oh hell. missed a space.

any more. as in more than the 25mm it does...
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:21 PM   #498
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How long ago did you install these? I see that you are also from an area where you would get a good bit of snow/salt. The roads here are awful and I read previous in the thread that the boots were tearing within a year. I also read that Whiteline made that better, but also offer the replacement boots for ~$25.

I am really between this kit and Moog replacements.
The oldest set we have on one of our cars is just barely over 2 years old. One boot totally failed. The other 3 were in pretty sad shape.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:16 PM   #499
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The oldest set we have on one of our cars is just barely over 2 years old. One boot totally failed. The other 3 were in pretty sad shape.
You contact Whiteline for replacement boots? I'm sure they are willing to send you some new ones
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:10 PM   #500
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I just got a replacement kit. They were that far gone that I didn't trust there not to be severe wear inside.
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