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post #1 of 19 Old 07-17-2011, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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EPI Ball joints!!!!!!

Hey guys I was just wondering if any of you have had this same problem.
I bought an EPI ball joint and was putting it the castle nut on(it was a different nut than stock) and I barely put any torque on it and the bolt snapped off at the holes where the cotter key goes.I exchanged it and got a new one and it did the exact same thing.Ive never had a problem with a stock one doing that so could EPI ball joints just be crappy?

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Did the nuts you use come with the ball joints? Did they thread on easly? I have heard of some snapping the post off but usualy its because of over-torqueing and it snaps at the base, not up high like that....that's why i asked.

Just FYI..all the reviews and tests show that Quadboss makes the best ball joints for the Brutes.. although EPIs are right up near the top as well....and allballs....are near the bottom.

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Did the nuts you use come with the ball joints? Did they thread on easly? I have heard of some snapping the post off but usualy its because of over-torqueing and it snaps at the base, not up high like that....that's why i asked.

Just FYI..all the reviews and tests show that Quadboss makes the best ball joints for the Brutes.. although EPIs are right up near the top as well....and allballs....are near the bottom.



no they didn't come with it,and they are easy to thread until it starts getting tight and once you put pressure on it,it snaps

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5" TC lift, HL triple flow rad, relocated snorks,
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no they didn't come with it,and they are easy to thread until it starts getting tight and once you put pressure on it,it snaps
Cool...and when they start getting hard, are they starting to get tight against the knuckle? They have a wierd touque value...give me a second to look it up....yeah..22 ftlbs is all it is. Seems kinda light but that's what they say.

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ya its getting tight against the a arm.and then you put just a little torque on it and snap,it pops right off.

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5" TC lift, HL triple flow rad, relocated snorks,
HMF exhaust, 2000k Warn winch w/ wireless remote,
HL springs, Clutch kit, HMF optimizer, HMF exhaust
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2" HL lift, HL triple flow rad,
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EPI ball joints are junk IMO. I broke 3 brand new ones in one ride on the kitty... all OEM for me from now on.

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i just bought some asr ball joints hopefully they do good.

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I heard of EPI doing it, but I have them on my bike since last year...they are nice and tight still. I used brand new oem nuts from the dealer

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i just bought some asr ball joints hopefully they do good.
keep us updated on the asr ball joints, I need some new ones and if there ball joints are anything like there tie rods i'm sure there top notch.

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Just FYI, Quadboss Balljoints are ranked #1 in tests and on most all forums.

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epi balljoints are junk, put less than 100 miles on all 4 new joints and had to put old oem joints back in they got so loose

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im hoping the asr ones are good. they looked tough on the pics lol

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epi balljoints are junk, put less than 100 miles on all 4 new joints and had to put old oem joints back in they got so loose
I agree...I have learned with ball joints OEM is the way to go.




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Well got the asr ball joints in!!!
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