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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by dougal, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. dougal

    dougal Rookie

    Nov 21, 2003
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    Has anyone had problems with there 360 ball joints. It is a common problem with 360's as i've been told
     
  2. 348paul

    348paul Formula 3

    Dec 27, 2002
    1,098
    Kent - UK
    Full Name:
    Paul Hill
    Dougal,

    Very common problem - Lower ball joint suffers the worst. My local F-shop had four 360's in for ball joints the other week.

    I personally believe it’s a bad design of the wishbone arm. The spherical bearings can withstand a huge amount of load, but only providing that the housing that the bearing is pushed into can withstand the force. I have 360 lower wishbone sitting on my desk at work at the moment and the wall thickness is only about 6mm and in aluminium it looks fairly obvious why these fail.

    If you need any more help - feel free to PM me

    Paul
     
  3. spyderman

    spyderman Formula 3

    Nov 4, 2003
    1,436
    Toronto - Canada
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    Spyderman
    Was Ferrari created a fix with the newer 360's?
     

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