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kevin steel
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Username: kevin_steel

Post Number: 16
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 28 February, 2006 - 23:23:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

hi gentlemen,do any of you guys know of anywhere that i can buy a upper and a lower ball joint for my shadow 1 and the approx cost please and does anyone have any information on my car srh13720 many thanks regards kev
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Richard Treacy
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Username: richard_treacy

Post Number: 963
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, 01 March, 2006 - 01:08:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Your ball joints are adjustable and repairable unless badly shot or rusted due to long-term split boots. If the rubber boot is split, you will need a repair kit. If you have time, it is best to order in the UK. You can order by telephone, web or email with your credit card for same-day despatch. Expect delivery in 4 days. As benchmark undiscounted list prices:

Flying Spares offer:

Repair kit 30
Upper ball joint 160, or 75 used and rebuilt
Lower ball joint 130, or 60 used and rebuilt
Shock absorber ball joint 44

Introcar:

Repair kit 35
Upper ball joint 127
Lower ball joint 100
Shock absorber ball joint 38

If you compare these prices to local Australian outlets you will see a marked price difference.

There are other very reliable outlets, including Montagues, and main dealers such as Broughtons and Jack Barclays are also usually competitive.

There is a cheaper outlet I shall not name as it is unreliable.

I buy everything from Introcar into Australia and Europe. They are very reliable, and are run by a New Zealander, John Tupper, a really great guy who really knows his business inside out.

RT.
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kevin steel
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Username: kevin_steel

Post Number: 17
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Sunday, 05 March, 2006 - 15:22:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

hi richard
thanks very much for the information you have given me,i have placed an order for the repair kits and will do the repair when time permits,once again many thanks regards kev
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Bill Coburn
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Username: bill_coburn

Post Number: 614
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Monday, 06 March, 2006 - 23:28:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Interesting. I have just pulled the lower ball joint from a pristine Shadow II and the ball has ground its way through the plastic seat and cut out a nice furrow in the cup.