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    I'll have another inspection and will probably give the BJs a try.

    Cheers for the tip kev

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    Yeah it can't hurt as it's £30 + an hour's labour.

    Hope it sorts your problem, or reduces it at least.

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    Just been out hunting down all the **** roads in my area and all of the clonking, tugging, tramlining has totally vanished.

    Country lanes are no longer the battle they used to be, with each front wheel trying to do it's own thing. The steering wheel doesn't budge off centre over bumps at all.

    And *now* I can see why the motoring journalists at the time heralded the C as one of the best FWD handlers of all time, because it is

    Ask my mate in his Scoob trying to keep up with me yesterday.

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    Dunno where you get your BJs from Kev, current parts pricing says: £17.80 + VAT!
    GSF only want £9!
    Wonder if GPC can beat that for a genuine part..
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    Mine weren't that much, but then I did buy them last year

    As I said, with heavy metal parts, VAG only. Don't even think about putting £9 ball joints on your car. I've used Febi/Bilstein ones before and they don't last terribly long.

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    Yeah, I'm agreeing. It's just a tiny bit of a surprise when I was expecting £26ish for parts and it's going to be £40..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevhaywire
    And *now* I can see why the motoring journalists at the time heralded the C as one of the best FWD handlers of all time, because it is
    certainly the best handling FWD car I've ever driven, by a LONG way.
    Builder of The World's first 3.2 24v 4WD Corrado :-D

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    Kev,

    Hi - first log-in this week and another topic close to my heart!

    Lowered my C with a mate at the weekend using Koni TAs and H&R springs and took the opportunity to fit new TMs and strut top bearings. Corners like it's on rails now and as a bonus seems to have got rid of the slight clonking noises I had around bumpy corners, but the steering wheel still seems to want to wrench out of my hands - is that the infamous BJs? Are you talking inboard or outboard joints here? Inboards means rack off doesn't it?

    Cheers, G.
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    "Inboard BJs"?
    Whatchew talkin 'bout, Lewis?
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    Am I being a gimmer?!

    I guess from that we're talking outboard then Dr-Mat?!

    Never looked how the inboard trackrod-to-rack joint looks on my car, but I'm used to looking at race car racks which traditionally have a ball/socket arrangement that could be called a ball joint amongst other things.
    I just wanted to clarify you're all talking about the trackrod end / outer ball joint / thingumywhatsit attaching the trackrod to the upright/hub carrier etc! :wink:

    Good old terminology - always catches me out. Anyway - d'ya have the answer to my question! Is it the o/b trackrod joints giving my wrists a hard time through the twisty stuff?

    G.
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