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    1. #1
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      Nov 2011
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      Howe Precision Ball Joints on the Street

      Howdy,

      I'm working on my '64 Riviera front spindle/upright redesign and need to start fixing parts like ball joints and was wondering if anyone had street miles on the Howe Precision units as they offer some interesting tuning options with different studs and both steel and Al caps. Is the boot just retained by the spindle and friction with the housing?

      Thanks
      Central TEXAS Sleeper
      Experimental Physicist

      '64 Riviera T-type: 4.1L Buick Turbo6, 4L80E, L67 OBDII SEFI swap

      ROA# 9790

    2. #2
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      They work just fine. I have 30k+ miles on mine.

      I would suggest using poly dust boots. The Howe ones deteriorate and crack quickly.

      Tim

      67 Camaro RS

      64 Nova SS


    3. #3
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      Sackville, NB, Canada
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      I put 20K street miles on mine without issues, even through Canadian winters.
      Tyson
      '95 Firebird Formula: suspension + 315's
      '66 Mustang Coupe, 289

    4. #4
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      I've easily got 30k miles on a set of Howe tall lowers
      Scott from NJ.

      Vent Windows Forever! ... My junk, featuring the Red Dragon ... NastyZ28 ... NJ Camaros & Firebirds

      Feather-light suspension, Konis just couldn't hold
      I'm so glad I took a look inside your showroom doors

    5. #5
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      Nov 2011
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      Thanks for the reports and suggestion to upgrade the dust boots. I'll keep planning around the joints and rings.
      Central TEXAS Sleeper
      Experimental Physicist

      '64 Riviera T-type: 4.1L Buick Turbo6, 4L80E, L67 OBDII SEFI swap

      ROA# 9790