Choose your rose joints wisely

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Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Contaminated » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:06 pm

Anyone bought any recently and have a good supplier? It seems to me that there are:

1. Cheap rod ends being sold cheap
2. Decent ones being sold for decent money
3. Cheap ones being sold for the money of decent ones!
4. Decent ones being sold for stupid money!

A fish on Locost Builders and a few phone calls and it seems these guys are decent suppliers.

http://www.mcgillmotorsports.co.uk/

The ultra high performance ones are lasting well apparently. As per my metalastic bush post make sure you know if you are metric or imperial.

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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Contaminated » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:12 pm

These are the ones I'm going for. Look at the radial static load specification near the bottom. That's higher than joints I've seen this week (by well know kit car manufacturers) at £50 each!

http://www.mcgillmotorsports.co.uk/inde ... ductId=603
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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Nash » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:13 pm

They don't seem bad prices Dan. I would steer clear of the bronze insert one. They'll wear out in no time.

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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Nogoingback » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:16 pm

They are not really for road use as they should be kept clean and lubricated regularly.
OK they look good easy to adjust and we all have them but they are a throw away item.

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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Contaminated » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:21 pm

Nogoingback wrote:They are not really for road use as they should be kept clean and lubricated regularly.
OK they look good easy to adjust and we all have them but they are a throw away item.


I agree, but I've got no choice, I have 4 on each side at the front! I can also see the consequence of bad lubrication. Rust and dirt sets in, the joint moves, a void is created and they move! Only one joint is bad and I think thats because it won't budge. I think the previous owner must have replaced the others. An angry grinder and these are the solution.

http://www.mcgillmotorsports.co.uk/inde ... ductId=181
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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Nogoingback » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:36 pm

MNR do them 1/2" UNF for £10 or i can let you have one if you are going to Brooklands this weekend.

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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Ben_Copeland » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:00 pm

It's a good idea to check all joints, Rose joints, polybushes etc. It doesn't take long for them to seize up and put additional stress on wishbones. There's been quite a few cases of wishbone bush tubes snapping!
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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Contaminated » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:05 pm

Ben_Copeland wrote: There's been quite a few cases of wishbone bush tubes snapping!


Yup, hence what I'm doing now ;)
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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Nash » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:01 pm

do yours squeek to then Dan?

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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Contaminated » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:05 am

Nash wrote:do yours squeek to then Dan?

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No squeaking, but I have play in one of the joints. Since I've already refurbed the lower bones I may as well do the top ones.
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