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    Why you should avoid cheap rose joints



    This is after ~2,500km. I've since replaced them with MadMax bush replacement ends. Decent rose joints would last way longer.
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    wow, that's pretty severe!!!
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    Yeah. I'm tempted to take a look at the joint itself but it has a rubber boot on that if I remove, might effect my refund. I think it must be a real cheap joint though.
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    Seen it before... utter crap...
    rose joints are for track/racing cars and are a throw away item after each race....

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    Cheap ones yes Dave. Decent ones can last much much longer. There's a dude on vortex with a rose bushed setup all round and he's done 75,000 miles !
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    Interesting! I'll put mine on and see how long they last - if the same thing happens then i'll be going to a bushed adapter too!

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    Jeez that's bad, good luck to the guys that bought those cheap tie bars.
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    You never know they might have used decent joints! I think someone commented on the thread that they'd been running them for quite a while without issue. Mine were making a noise (squeeking) over bumps which got worse and worse until any movement made a noise.
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