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Old 09-12-2003, 08:30 PM
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Nylock nuts on ball joints?

What's the general concensus on the nylock nuts shipping with ball joints? Drill the ball joint stud for a cotter pin and replace the nylock nut with a castle nut? Double-nut the stud? Or are these nylock nuts OK to use on their own?

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Old 09-12-2003, 09:09 PM
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Make sure that at least a couple of thread come through the nylon insert. I still prefer the castle nuts myself.
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Those nylon nuts are becoming more and more popular on newer cars, especially tie-rod ends. We do tons of front end work where I work and we always try and get a replacement part that matches what the factory installed. Nylon originally - replacement part nylon, cotter pin originally - replacement cotter pin.


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Old 09-12-2003, 09:22 PM
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I had not though of than angle DMorris, but I would totally agree with that as i am not an engineer, just a dumb old hot rodder that learned something new today, thank you.
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We all learn something new every day, especially in this field.
They change these darn cars so often sometimes the best we can do is to just try and make sure the replacement part we're putting in the car matches what we took out. It's not rocket science but it usually helps.
Also we don't mix parts, don't put a nylon nut on a stud meant for a castle nut/cotter pin.


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I have my reservations about using nylocks on front end parts, but maybe I'm just turning into an old f@rt or something. I definitely wouldn't use one on a joint that came anywhere close to headers (inner tie rod end, etc.), nor would I be comfortable using the same nut more than once or twice.
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I had not though of than angle DMorris, but I would totally agree with that as i am not an engineer, just a dumb old hot rodder .
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Seamed like he was just making a joke to me. I don't think he really was calling himself dumb or bustin' on me.

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I know. I was just jokin'. I hope nobody thouhght I was serious. I know EBlack 36 is not disrespectful to any one. It was just one things that come out funny, so I gave it a shot.

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I was not taking a shot at anyone but myself in a little fun which is what the site is about to me. Have a good evening all.
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