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Ball joint part no. NS or OS?

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6n2stan
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Ball joint part no. NS or OS?

Post by 6n2stan » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:22 pm

I've got a pair of lower ball joints from TPS. No where on the packet does it say nearside or offside.

I have:
6N0 407 365
6N0 407 365 A

Which is which please?

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Re: Ball joint part no. NS or OS?

Post by alexperkins » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:05 pm

365 left
365 A right

That’s looking at the front of the car from memory. You can tell looking at the one you take off as the holes are different

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Re: Ball joint part no. NS or OS?

Post by 6n2stan » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:36 pm

Slight problem there, I've junked the old wishbones and ball joints :roll:

I'll give tps a call tomoz, I've had enough tonight, time for a beer 8)

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Re: Ball joint part no. NS or OS?

Post by 6n2stan » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:47 pm

I can see they are different in shape. It's strange as the invoice tells me which track rod end is which side and then nothing for the ball joints. :?

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Re: Ball joint part no. NS or OS?

Post by 6n2stan » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:31 am

Just confirmed with tps. The 'A' suffix is the near side ball joint.

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Re: Ball joint part no. NS or OS?

Post by alexperkins » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:16 am

I thought that would be the case. So left is from the front of the car view then 8)

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Re: Ball joint part no. NS or OS?

Post by 937carrera » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:12 pm

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=67477&p=502420&hilit=ball#p502420

If you think you've got it sorted in your own mind now, you can have a read of the above thread and get confused again :)

(sorry I haven't had the opportunity to re-host / link the pictures again)

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