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Post Front Ball Joints
Hi all, just looking for a bit of clarification as having searched I haven't found a definitive answer...not on the upper anyway.
Front ball joints, I'm thinking :

Upper is late Metro/R100?
Lower is apparently Mk1 Golf
Track rod ends Metro non GTI/A

Correct or not?

Cheers Stew.

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Post Re: Front Ball Joints
Can't comment on the ball joints but on the TRE's you are correct but beware that some sites list them as imperial thread and some as metric. I went metric and they fit fine. Also beware that the rack ends have extenders - when you take the old ones off makes sure you don't throw away the extenders!


Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:09 am
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Post Re: Front Ball Joints
Correct Stew, the upper ball joints are the standard Rover Metro / Rover 100 units.


Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:30 am
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Post Re: Front Ball Joints
TREs are non GTi/a.

Lower front:
post20655.html

Upper BJ are Rover Metro/100 front and rear. This might help with removal:
hub-top-ball-joint-removal-t3018.html

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Post Re: Front Ball Joints
Part no TC301 or FBJ5151 depending on your supplier for the upper ball joint on all 4 hubs.

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Brill, thanks all. I'll get busy filling my virtual basket!

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Post Re: Front Ball Joints
The mk1 golf lower ball joints come in 15mm and 17mm pin does anyone know which one for the Libra
Ian


Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:08 pm
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Post Re: Front Ball Joints
Hi Ian

I haven't got one in stock to check pin sizes but I have always got the right one with these part numbers,TC207 or FBJ5056 (depending on your supplier).

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Those part no's also fit Porsche 944. Can we claim our GTM's have Porsche suspension?


Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:23 pm
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Post Re: Front Ball Joints
Thanks Bob


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Anyone got any tips for removing the libra top ball joints I have a 46mm socket but the Rachet/bar will not engage hardly as socket is not deep enough
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Post Re: Front Ball Joints
It just so happens: hub-top-ball-joint-removal-t3018.html

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Post Re: Front Ball Joints
Many thanks great idea
Ian


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