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I believe there is only one post on here with someone who got the correct sized aftermarket ball joint, the brand they got was not mainstream, unfortunately the PN they shared didn't work.

Lots of comparison pictures in posts, Gti ones have a longer tab that fits into the control arm. When you search online they just lump the Gti in with standard Lupo ball joints. some people have had the short ones fitted by garages who didn't check size and had problems with drive train.

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yeah  I found that post the other day, was the RTS Spanish Ball joint. 93-90973-156 for right and last 3 digit 256 for left.
Looked them up  but it says  for  - 6X1 AND  6E1,  but skajme seemed to get the right ones

http://www.rts-sa.cn/fr/actualidad/nouvelles-sur-les-produits/93-90973-156256-available-vws-ball-joint-right-left-sides
 




 

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1 hour ago, axe said:

yeah  I found that post the other day, was the RTS Spanish Ball joint. 93-90973-156 for right and last 3 digit 256 for left.
Looked them up  but it says  for  - 6X1 AND  6E1,  but skajme seemed to get the right ones

http://www.rts-sa.cn/fr/actualidad/nouvelles-sur-les-produits/93-90973-156256-available-vws-ball-joint-right-left-sides
 




 

Their the puppies i got to, hopefully they work!

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2 minutes ago, imaparana said:

Their the puppies i got to, hopefully they work!

Let us know :D , I got a set of new ball joints in boxes with my car, but the also seem to be the non GTI ones. 
I looked into it and I Can get genuine here in Japan but they're well over 100 GBP a side! 

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Hope they work

On 11/19/2019 at 9:49 AM, axe said:

I Can get genuine here in Japan but they're well over 100 GBP a side! 

I will never moan about UK prices... until the next time!

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Not much up an update as i keep forgetting to take photos, but.

The car is back from the body shop and all back together

On 11/19/2019 at 9:49 AM, axe said:

Let us know :D , I got a set of new ball joints in boxes with my car, but the also seem to be the non GTI ones. 
I looked into it and I Can get genuine here in Japan but they're well over 100 GBP a side! 

Got the aftermarket ball joists all fitted and seem like the right fit! :)

ive made up a fibreglass bootlid with integrated boot hinge mounts which needs a lick of paint and will be able to be thrown on the car.

I managed to get a Dbilas Dynamic intake manifold, which ive gold tape wrapped and fitted with a thermo spacer intake gasket to try and keep the intake temperatures down (the exhaust up to the 2nd cat has also had exhaust wrap on it). Ive had to re-route my induction kit also.

The project silver top mounts id fitted developed a knock after the crash so i have reverted to standard for now. 

Polycarb windows are in also to replace the smashed ones. The tailgate window and right rear quarter window will need to be done after the next rally.

Both seat mounts have had to be replaced as these got pretty bent up in the crash also.

Next event is the Bovington stages at the end of the month so will update again after that. 

 

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These are the ball joints: 93-90973-156 & 93-90973-256, I ordered through autodoc.

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Top mount bearings should be replaceable -I looked at mine, seems to be a top hat insert needs pushing out to reveal a cir-clip.

usually they use standard sized bearings -try Merlin Motorsport for NMB or Aurora ones.

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