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Old 06-03-13, 12:06 PM
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Old 06-11-13, 03:16 PM
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more studio parts acquired! i need to get new ball joints before installing these. what should i get, OEM or aftermarket moog, etc?

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timmy can you pos ta DIY on the ball joint replacement?
i probably need to replace mine also
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Originally Posted by timmy0tool View Post
here is my wheel of choice, SSR Vienna Kreis for that original VIP look that i am going after, and yes i have the center caps as well. lots of work went into cleaning the wheels w/o actually fully disassembling them. the diamond cut faces though slightly oxidized are all original.
19x9 +6 hi disk to clear the calipers
19x10 -1 lo disk for maximum lip
What did you use to polish the lip of the wheels? They look a lot shinier than mine and I paid someone to do it.

The car looks great btw.
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Old 06-17-13, 11:23 AM
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What did you use to polish the lip of the wheels? They look a lot shinier than mine and I paid someone to do it.

The car looks great btw.
long, the lips were professionally done by the previous owner before i purchased them so i couldn't tell you what products were used. the shop was in norcal somewhere too so the information is lost. i've had another set of wheels done by wheelflip, and the lip polish isn't as consistent and shiny as these viennas. i'm amazed myself!

i'm sure over time they will dull out so i must have a good upkeep to them. what products do you recommend on raw metal like this?
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I would stick with OEM, after being super low static, my old ucf30 ball joints started leaking and I went with oem, worked perfectly and no issues after, even with current owner at the same ride height.

Also - Car looks amazing.

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Old 06-17-13, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by timmy0tool View Post
long, the lips were professionally done by the previous owner before i purchased them so i couldn't tell you what products were used. the shop was in norcal somewhere too so the information is lost. i've had another set of wheels done by wheelflip, and the lip polish isn't as consistent and shiny as these viennas. i'm amazed myself!

i'm sure over time they will dull out so i must have a good upkeep to them. what products do you recommend on raw metal like this?
I've used mothers mag and aluminum polish (cheap, effective, and easy to use), surf city garage metal polish (worked a lot better than I was expecting it to), and an older version of menzerna metal polish (works great, but kind of tough to work with).

These wheels were done with surf city:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/9...72f525ec_b.jpg

Menzerna on my exhaust:
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...s/DSC02490.jpg
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Any update on the install of the studio rca?
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Old 06-17-13, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by timmy0tool View Post
more studio parts acquired! i need to get new ball joints before installing these. what should i get, OEM or aftermarket moog, etc?
Moog quality has been falling fast lately, I can't believe that so many formerly great companies are ruining their reputation by slapping their name on crap just to stay cheap and yet make a huge profit, not a smart plan long term - people would pay for parts that are better than Chinese junky but not quite OEM level.

I wish I knew who that brand is right now, but it's not Moog

go OEM if you can afford it

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sick.. I just picked one up too.. cant wait to drop it!
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Old 06-17-13, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by timmy0tool View Post
what products do you recommend on raw metal like this?
same product you hopefully are using to to wax your car!

you know, the 9227, what they use on Ferraris!

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Originally Posted by LScowboyLS View Post
same product you hopefully are using to to wax your car!

you know, the 9227, what they use on Ferraris!
I don't know if I would use a makita to wax my car. I've always preferred to do that part by hand.

I'd imagine using a makita inside the lip of a wheel would be pretty tough to control.
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Originally Posted by Mr.Doback View Post
I would stick with OEM, after being super low static, my old ucf30 ball joints started leaking and I went with oem, worked perfectly and no issues after, even with current owner at the same ride height.

Also - Car looks amazing.

thanks for the response and kind words. i will definitely go OEM.

Originally Posted by Blkexcoupe View Post
I've used mothers mag and aluminum polish (cheap, effective, and easy to use), surf city garage metal polish (worked a lot better than I was expecting it to), and an older version of menzerna metal polish (works great, but kind of tough to work with).

These wheels were done with surf city:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/9...72f525ec_b.jpg

Menzerna on my exhaust:
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...s/DSC02490.jpg
mag and alum i've used before and i still have some left. that will do for now. where can i get the surf city stuff?

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Any update on the install of the studio rca?
i'm ordering the balljoints soon. when i have them in i will be installing the RCAs. i'm pretty sure they will make my wheels poke out more though. we'll see.

Originally Posted by LScowboyLS View Post
Moog quality has been falling fast lately, I can't believe that so many formerly great companies are ruining their reputation by slapping their name on crap just to stay cheap and yet make a huge profit, not a smart plan long term - people would pay for parts that are better than Chinese junky but not quite OEM level.

I wish I knew who that brand is right now, but it's not Moog

go OEM if you can afford it
thanks for the recommendation, i appreciate it. i will go with OEM as i have not found any MOOG or other brands other than Beck Arnley. the price difference is so far though, but i'd rather pay more than risk a catastrophe. hopefully toyota revised their ball joints to be stronger.
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Originally Posted by LScowboyLS View Post
same product you hopefully are using to to wax your car!
you know, the 9227, what they use on Ferraris!
i'm in the market for a DA instead of a full on rotary at this point. i'm not skilled enough to paint correct using a rotary, yet .

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I don't know if I would use a makita to wax my car. I've always preferred to do that part by hand.

I'd imagine using a makita inside the lip of a wheel would be pretty tough to control.
using a rotary would be ideal but i polish the wheel lips by hand as well. you can always use a smaller pad.
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Originally Posted by timmy0tool View Post
mag and alum i've used before and i still have some left. that will do for now. where can i get the surf city stuff?
They're based out of Huntington Beach, but I believe Walmart and Pepboys should still sell surf city. I know a few other local stores stopped carrying it because it wasn't selling well.

Originally Posted by timmy0tool View Post
using a rotary would be ideal but i polish the wheel lips by hand as well. you can always use a smaller pad.
Even with a smaller pad I would be worried about bumping the face of the rims with either the head of the rotary or the edge of the pads.
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