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Old 04-30-2019, 04:04 PM   #1
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ball joint leak

2013 frs 125k.
1 in lowered on coils
some negative camber from camber bolts.


The boot is ripped and leaking grease on one side. But no play in the ball joint yet.
Do i have to replace the whole control arm? Does anyone sell just the ball joint?
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Old 04-30-2019, 04:41 PM   #2
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I only see complete arms with the ball joint for sale on rockauto, but honestly that's what you want anyway. Have you ever replaced a ball joint? It can be a real pain in the ass, and the tool to do it is at least $150 for a half-ass decent one that won't tear out the threads immediately.


While you're at it, you might go for aftermarket arms that are adjustable, depending on your build goals.
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I believe Subaru discontinued the ball joint as a part number a while ago. They only sell the whole control arm now.
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I only see complete arms with the ball joint for sale on rockauto, but honestly that's what you want anyway. Have you ever replaced a ball joint? It can be a real pain in the ass, and the tool to do it is at least $150 for a half-ass decent one that won't tear out the threads immediately.


While you're at it, you might go for aftermarket arms that are adjustable, depending on your build goals.
i've done one accord before. The plan was to just beat it with hammer. I didn't have plans to upgrade the controls arms, not trying to have crazy cambers, i like the handling with stock arms.
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Rockauto has them for $136. OEM replacements. No fancy adjustable parts.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...trol+arm,10401
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125k if it needs a balljoint, it needs caster and camber bushings as well.

Do the whole arm, in and out in 20 minutes

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