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GTI 3rd party Ball joints

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As we all know the GTI has different ball joints to a standard Lupo and all the 3rd party ones never fit because they just give you standard ones. Well I was on buycarparts just having a look and noticed these https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/rts/7883717 From the picture they looked like GTI ones so I figured for the price I'd just have a go and see, no harm done if they were the wrong ones...Well it arrived and they are identical to the GTI ball joints. Got a brand new VW one for comparison so here's a few pictures comparing them.  balljoint2.thumb.jpg.fbf8ee6289b166f9baa766bf3b5af9d9.jpgballjoint3.thumb.jpg.b34206ceed2c89d58fc2f54b9fcdda59.jpgballjoint4.thumb.jpg.4dddc06a4f3674cffd784a2d0a4be9ab.jpgballjoint5.thumb.jpg.3893c7fcaef009d7a28fdd5d07e27a0a.jpgballjoint1.thumb.jpg.3080408b8dba4692fdf3c1c7b7fb4327.jpg

Definitely handy seeing as the OEM one's are a pain in the arse to get hold of!

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Excellent spot buddy.

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16.83 delivered to the door.

i got two genuine ones delivered to my door from a guy in the street for 27 each.

good spot though.

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Does anyone have a picture of a normal one for comparison?

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They’re much shorter, there is a build thread on here with a blue gti and it shows a lupo gti and a normal lupo one.

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12 hours ago, jon_273 said:

Does anyone have a picture of a normal one for comparison?

I took a picture ages ago, as said. A lot shorted

 

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i have that exact OEM one on my car. been on there for about 6 months no trouble at all.

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Sorry for the resurrection, but thanks for sharing!

 

I've just received my two, left and right but they look identical even though left and right have different part numbers, can anyone confirm if the ball joints are exactly the same either side?

I can't check at the moment as the car is in the shop till the end of Jan, so want to make sure it's right for when I get it back 😊

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3 hours ago, Nathan94 said:

left and right but they look identical even though left and right have different part numbers, can anyone confirm if the ball joints are exactly the same either side?

Should be different, LH one below (non gti BJ's) is Left side - joint slightly forward off centre right hand side mirror of LH

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Sorry for the resurrection (again).

I have bought some ball joints after reading this thread. i opened them up today to find they are quite different from what has come off.

i was under the impression that the longer bases were for the GTI. but the bases on these new ones seem a longer than the ones i took off.

any information on this would be great. 

Thanks

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gti ball joint 4.jpg

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Your old ones are not GTI ball joints, they look like they have been replaced at some point with standard ones. The new ones are the right size!

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