Sidem, the European manufacturer of steering and suspension parts, is presenting its newest additions to the range of steering and suspension parts. Article references are now immediately available from stock for: DS 7 (CROSSBACK).
A ball joint with protection plate? They mainly occur with cars that have ball joints with cylindrical pins, such as Renault applications. But why do these ball joints have a protection plate and are there any tips on how to install them? We tell you all about it below.
The reason certain ball joints have a protection plate
A protection plate protects the top of the dustcover from wear. If this is not fitted for that top, water or dirt can infiltrate. Furthermore, there will be wear on the top of the dustcover because it constantly turns against a rough surface. The protection plate in its turn creates a smooth surface, making sure that the top of the dustcover seals perfectly against this plate.
Tips & tricks for installation of a ball joint with protection plate
Before installing a ball joint with protection plate, we can give you two pieces of advice.
First, if the constructor supplies a protection plate, please install it. This way the original plate is installed with the original ball joint. Besides that, some protection plates have a clip on them. If that’s the case, be sure to always fit the clip in the notch in the steering knuckle. This way the protection plate stays in place.
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