Re: [DML] Super Strength Ball Joints
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Re: [DML] Super Strength Ball Joints



If you haven't heard of ball joints breaking then you haven't read 
enough about Deloreans.  And, most importantly, considering the cars 
are NOT driven that much, the fact that it's reported as much as it 
is shows there's a problem.  Imagine that these cars were driven like 
normal cars, say 10,000 miles per year.  If there were 5,000 cars out 
there, that would be 50 MILLION MILES a year.  You'd hear about ball 
joints breaking all the time, and they'd probably ban the cars from 
the road as safety hazards.  I have mine checked each time I get my 
oil changed, and it still worries me based on everything I've read, 
given the consequences if it happens at speed.  There are lots of web 
sites available to read up on stuff like this.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Andrew Prentis <aprentis@...> wrote:
>
> I think you can have plenty of piece of mind with the
> ball joints you have,provided they are the correct
> type.Tom's Ball Joint failure is the first I've ever
> heard of on a DeLorean,although it may have happened
> before.But since it was a non genuine part I don'think
> we've got anything to worry about.Sure, maybe they
> could be better, but why would a vendor go the 
> considerable trouble and expense to develop a new part
> when the one we have is perfectly okay.I bet a large
> majority of DeLoreans out there are still running on
> the original ball joints and I don't hear reports of
> ball joints failing all over the place.My car was a
> daily driver for several years and all that went wrong
> with my ball joints was the boots split and the grease
> leaked out.The joint itself was fine.
> IMHO a much bigger area of concern in the front
> suspension is the lower control arms.18 months ago my
> left one snapped in two near the ball joint.Luckily I
> was going slowly, backing into my garage when it
> happened, but if it had happened on my way to work
> going 100km/h the results could have been pretty bad
> to say the least.
> So check you control arms and don't worry about the
> ball joints.
> 
> Cheers,
> Andrew
> Australia
> 
> --- tuxr <tuxdarby@...> wrote:
> 
> > A question to any of the vendors:  What are the
> > chances of having 
> > super strength ball joints produced.  Same concept
> > as the Toby TABS.  
> > Ball joints cost about $50, I'd pay ALOT more for
> > ones that I can feel 
> > comfortable driving on (mine's a daily driver). 
> > Maybe take pre-orders 
> > like DMCH did with the headlight switches, to make
> > sure there is 
> > enough demand for them.  Charge me whatever you
> > want, I want the peace 
> > of mind.
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