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Old 23-09-2020, 13:24   #1
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Question Rear ball joints Evo 8 - aftermarket solutions

Hey guys Greetings from Germany!
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I'm planning to restore the rear axle of my Evo 8 in the coming month and I assume many of the EVO drivers in the UK already did this in the last years!

I want to replace all 6 rear ball joints and want to avoid replacing the whole suspension arm, as intended by greedy Mitsubishi

Found following aftermarket solutions:

Hardrace or Febest (both quite expensive) and RoadNutz provided by a UK based shop named "spring-loaded". Has anyone fitted the RoadNutz joints on his Evo for a longer time and can recommend them? I want to avoid replacing the ball joints after a few thousand miles due to bad quality.

Thanks for your help
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Old 23-09-2020, 13:35   #2
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I went for hardrace. Haven't installed them yet, but honestly for such an important part of the car, I would choose quality over price.
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Spring Loaded is a company owned by Viamoto, I have just bought from them every bush and ball joint for the rear axle. I spoke to one of the owners about the ball joints and they're not some chinese junk they're manufactured in the UK and as far as I can see they are well made.



Febest make quality OEM parts.
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Old 24-09-2020, 13:28   #4
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Spring Loaded is a company owned by Viamoto, I have just bought from them every bush and ball joint for the rear axle. I spoke to one of the owners about the ball joints and they're not some chinese junk they're manufactured in the UK and as far as I can see they are well made.



Febest make quality OEM parts.
Thanks for your help. That's what I wanted to hear and I have more trust into the product now! I will give it a shot Will keep you posted in case I'm not happy.
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Old 24-09-2020, 19:29   #5
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Spring Loaded is a company owned by Viamoto, I have just bought from them every bush and ball joint for the rear axle. I spoke to one of the owners about the ball joints and they're not some chinese junk they're manufactured in the UK and as far as I can see they are well made.



Febest make quality OEM parts.
Think Viamoto are the guys that were Camskill (parts not tyres) - might be wrong on that, didn't know they owned a manufacturing g company
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