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I am installing the upper control arm. I don't see any mention of using washers but it looks like 4 are provided? Do i use them and where do they go?
Yes, you are correct they are factory style sealed ball joints. You should not have to tap them they will be fine until they wear out. I suppose tapping them wont hurt tho.[email protected],
The build looks awesome so far! From your photo, I see the zerk fitting in the front upper ball joint but I don't see a view of the lower ball joint. On my MkII which I purchased as a partially completed kit, the lower ball joints just had untapped holes where I would have thought zerk fittings should be. Is yours the same way? I plan to drill and tap the holes for zerk fittings so that they can be lubed like the uppers. Hoping I'm just not misunderstanding something.
Stupid question, Did you contact the shipper? You would think they could track the package.
So long story short the package was mishandled during shipping and came open. At some point it was taped back up but only after one shock had already been lost.What??? did you ship them individually, not in one box?
The fact that we have to insure somthing we are shipping through a company that "specializes" in shipping has always frustrated me. Once it is in their hands it is their responsibility. Unfortunately it does not work that way.So long story short the package was mishandled during shipping and came open. At some point it was taped back up but only after one shock had already been lost.
Sadly, I checked the receipt to make sure the address was right but I neglected to check that they added the $300 insurance I requested. The value was set to N/A and defaults to $100.
As I told the clerk helping me.."We are here because on an inability to DELIVER a package, not because I didn't check my receipt to make sure you did your job."
As Craig said the rear end needs to go over, not under the panhard bar brace. As for shock spacers just buy a stick of this and cut to fit:So here is where I am at.. I need a little guidance please. We put the rear end in this weekend. I don'have the correct spacers to mount the rear coilovers.
Yes we discovered that ROFL. After we had a few things hooked up and it didn't line up. That picture was taken before we finished, Good eyes.I am sure you discovered this already but the axle needs to go over top of that forward brace tube for the 3 link. This jumped out at me because I did exactly the same thing back in about 2006.
Too cool, I cant believe how lucky I am to have picked up this kit. Nice color!I too found and bought a MKll complete kit (5299K) . Not only found it, but it was in a garage only about 20 miles from me, Original buyer bought it in 2004 and never started the project. Everything was still in original boxes. I was able to complete the car within a year. (I'm retired). Original buyer actually bought a lot of upgrades. Dual roll bars, IRS, Street Performer Seats
which was upgrade at the time. Good luck in your build. I will be happy to answer any questions. Most my frustrations are still fresh in my mind. lol. Best advice is follow the not so clear MKll manual. It doesn't tell you alot, but does help with what goes on when. Trust me, you will be drilling out a lot of rivets.
Jack Lundquist, Las Vegas, NV
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