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Old 02-27-2011, 01:40 PM
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The thread length of the ball joint stud is of little importance. As long as it extends through the spindle enough to engage the threads and properly secure it with a cotter pin, it doesn't matter how long the threads are. The importance is that the taper of the stud is the correct degree, the taper is the correct diameter and that the OD of the ball joint housing is the correct for the LCA boss.

Any part store with a dial caliper can answer all of the questions pretty easily...except the taper and if everything else matches, just slide it into the spindle and ensure it fits securely with no rocking at all on the spindle bore.
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