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Mr H

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Sunday, February 11th 2018, 2:04am

Extended ball joints

Hi... I have to replace the lower right hand side ball joint on my Tuna, do I have to replace the upper one too? Meaning do I replace ball joints in pairs. I have a 50 mm AmadaXtreme suspension that was done by Kobus, looking at getting grease-able ball joints. Can I replace my standard bj's with extended ball joints and what is the function of extended BJ's?

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Monday, February 12th 2018, 10:00am

Extended BJ's is when she takes her time. :)

Sorry, I just had to.

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Wednesday, February 14th 2018, 2:15pm

;) ;) was expecting that... now answer my question. They should rename this site to Forplaytuner.. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Anyone with answers to my questions?
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Thursday, February 15th 2018, 9:49am

Try 4x4 community.
This forum have became rather quiet.
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Thursday, February 15th 2018, 10:08am

Extended ball joints are only effective for lifts around 75mm. However they dont last very long as the extended places more pressure on the ball joint,

Why do you want extended Ball joints?
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Thursday, February 15th 2018, 10:36am

I have to replace the lower right hand side ball joint on my Tuna, do I have to replace the upper one too? Meaning do I replace ball joints in pairs.
looking at getting grease-able ball joints
Thought the extended ball joints are a upgrade of some sorts. Do you know where I can get the greaseable type? I have heard you buy the normal one's then you tap your own grease nipple.



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Friday, February 16th 2018, 6:58pm

Cobus, you put the extended BJ's on my 75 lift. You are now saying they won't last long. Do you now have a different option? Mine are alright at the moment...just thinking ahead.

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Tuesday, February 20th 2018, 5:46pm

Cobus......Would the extended ball joints not help in assisting in better articulation in a 50mm lift?

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Wednesday, February 21st 2018, 6:59am

No, the main reason for the extended ball-joints to raise the upper control arm as the more you raise the Fortuner, the more the upper control arm angle downwards. Travel on your front suspension is limited by the anti roll bar, the Fortuner/Hilux is fitted with a very stiff anti roll bar which limit the articulation, even with longer shocks the flex are not more.
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Wednesday, February 21st 2018, 9:48am

As I do not know, how do you get more flex? ?(

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Wednesday, February 21st 2018, 9:59am

Easiest is on the rear... longer shocks and coils - you cannot fit just longer shocks or to long shocks otherwise will the coils fall out under articulation.

But on the front... like the jeep guys, disconnect your anti roll bar... but easier said
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