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Offline instrument_guy

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J-Auto pillowball install tip
« on: March 17, 2017, 11:01:17 PM »
Hey guys, just wanted to pass this along, I was having a bitch of a time getting a couple of new J-Auto pillowballs into my rear upper control arms.  I followed all of the supplied instructions and was using a 50 ton press but they would only press in about 1/8" and seize solid.  Luckily, I was able to press the PB's back out without damaging them.  I ended up lightly sanding the UCA with some 600 then 1000 sand paper, put the pillowballs in the freezer over night and then heated up the hole area in the UCA to 130 degF with a heat gun before dropping in the frozen PB; worked like a charm, pillowballs pressed in all the way without binding.   

Offline Tbkonwso

Re: J-Auto pillowball install tip
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 06:41:42 PM »
remind me to buy a set of oem next time lol...seems like a lot of work

Offline Exidous

Re: J-Auto pillowball install tip
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 04:29:00 AM »
I think the big reason people are willing to try the J-auto is that they are sick of changing out the OEMs. My car will be on it's third set here in a few months and the chassis has about 105k miles.
94 BB SBE LS1 Full Mamo top, MS3ProU with TC, RONIN 8.8 and another custom dual 2.5" stainless exhaust. Too loud, need bigger muffler....

Offline Exidous

Re: J-Auto pillowball install tip
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 04:37:14 AM »
Just an update: I've install the j-auto pillow balls and had no issues. Just used my dinky 12ton press and everything went fine. No heating or freezing necessary.
94 BB SBE LS1 Full Mamo top, MS3ProU with TC, RONIN 8.8 and another custom dual 2.5" stainless exhaust. Too loud, need bigger muffler....

Offline spray

Re: J-Auto pillowball install tip
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2017, 07:45:08 PM »
How does everyone rate the J-auto pillow balls?

Any issues once installed?

Offline Exidous

Re: J-Auto pillowball install tip
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 11:37:15 AM »
None so far but only 1k miles on them so far.
94 BB SBE LS1 Full Mamo top, MS3ProU with TC, RONIN 8.8 and another custom dual 2.5" stainless exhaust. Too loud, need bigger muffler....

Offline spray

Re: J-Auto pillowball install tip
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 02:11:28 AM »
Any difference in ride or handling compared to OEM?

Offline Exidous

Re: J-Auto pillowball install tip
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017, 03:34:33 PM »
Nope.  They are just as rigid as the factory ones.  Perhaps a bit tighter on ease of movement.
94 BB SBE LS1 Full Mamo top, MS3ProU with TC, RONIN 8.8 and another custom dual 2.5" stainless exhaust. Too loud, need bigger muffler....

Offline Tbkonwso

Re: J-Auto pillowball install tip
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 05:57:31 PM »
Nope.  They are just as rigid as the factory ones.  Perhaps a bit tighter on ease of movement.

i ended up buying a set and had them installed as well...

everything he said