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    CelicaSupra.com Member SkoonMA67's Avatar
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    Ball joints... definitive answers?

    Hey guys,

    I HATE to be this guy, but I need to ask. I've searched the forum, searched the internet and searched the facebook groups and NO ONE has a definitive answer on what ball joints fit the stock MKII control arms. After ordering the rock auto.com control arms and finding they have the wrong ball joints, I'm on a mission to find out once and for all, what I need.

    The most popular part on rock auto.com is the MOOG K9085 unit. Can anyone confirm that this is indeed a ball joint that fits our lower control arms AND the steering arms?

    Please dont hate me. If this gets a definitive answer, perhaps we can have it added to the parts list thread?

    Thanks a bunch,

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    For ball joints on rock auto, go to 1985 toyota celica, NOT celicasupra. Choose the 2.8l engine. it has the right balljoints, but the control arms are wrong. You need control arms for a 85-88 cressida.
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    William, thanks for the confirmation on the balljoints.

    I appreciate your help on a popular nagging question.

    Any chance that this info can be posted in the thread regarding popular part numbers?
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    Link me to the thread and I will post it. I didnt see it stickied in the FAQ section and searching "Popular part numbers" didnt return anything either.
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    Be aware, that I have never really found pressing in replacement joints to work very well - they often come loose eventually. Some tack welds around the bottom can fix this, but makes cutting the joint out a real pain.
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    After they are pressed in, there is a snap ring that holds them as I recall. I put new ones in my 85 back in like 2010. Still going strong.
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    Yeah I had a set come loose even with the snap ring - they had about 1/8" of 'travel' up and down, and thumped when driving. Ended up going to the full adjustable front control arms from T3.
    '84 P-type, 5spd, torrid red, black/grey leather
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    William,

    sorry, this is the thread i was thinking about. Didnt find any balljoint info in there.
    Thanks

    https://www.celicasupra.com/forums/sh...-list-resource

    -Aaron
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    I have the moog ball joints from rockauto. Both had some wiggle in them after installing the snap ring. I ended up putting two tacks on the ouside (wheel side) and one on the inside (control arm bushing side). They have not come loose yet
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    Same here with the Moogs and wiggle. Had them do some tack welding to keep them solid.

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