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Honda Acura Traction Balls: 2001-2011 Multiple Applications
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Honda | Acura Traction Balls: 2001-2011 Multiple Applications
Are you looking for more traction, reduced wheel hop and superior handling? If so, the rubber LCA (lower control arm) bushing is your enemy! During acceleration, braking and turning, the lower control arm rubber bushings distorts and causes the lower arm to move back and forth as the forces from the car compress and squish the bushing.
Full-Race Traction Balls are the solution. The concept of the traction ball is simple: when the suspension does not have any sloppy movement (due to bushing flex) the suspension geometry will stay correct and significantly improve acceleration, braking and handling. Traction balls stop LCA deflection with the use of solid-mounted heim joints.
Honda FG/FA/FN/EP Civic & Acura DC5 RSX Traction Balls Fits:
- Honda Civic, Si and Type R (2001-2011)
- Honda EP3 / FG2 / FA2 / FN2 Civic Si and Civic Type R (2006-2011)
- Acura DC5 RSX (2002-2006)
- Honda CRV (2002-2006)
- Honda Element (2003-2006)
With Full-Race traction balls installed, the flex is gone and the LCA is rigid. The suspension is drastically improved as the steering is now very sensitive and a lot lighter. The durability of Full-Race Traction Balls is superior to the stock bushings and perfectly suited for both street and track use. This design is not uncomfortably harsh during driving and really an improvement in all regards. Full-Race Traction Balls are precision CNC machined in the USA from 100% billet stainless steel to provide a long service life and perfectly consistent press fit. Traction balls are securely locked in place with double retaining clips at both the inner and outer mounting surfaces.
HOW TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN YOUR TRACTION BALLS: Traction balls use spherical bearings which are tight tolerance bearings. They require periodic cleaning and lubrication particularly in wet and dusty climates. All spherical bearings will make some form of noise with use, but most times more frequent noises are associated with a dirty bearing. The best way to clean and lubricate the bearing is to first wipe off the top and bottom of the spherical bearings including the misalignment spacers. We recommend using a dry lube spray with teflon such as Tri-Flow or Lucas Oil "Tool Box Buddy". Simply spraying the top of the spherical bearings. Allow this to soak down into the bearing. We suggest moving the suspension slightly to allow the lubricant to fully penetrate. After about five minutes wipe the spherical bearings & spacers clean. You won't need to use much. Following these steps, your traction balls will last longer and stay quieter. Do not use harsh chemicals like brake cleaner to clean them as it will break down the teflon liner. Also don't use a grease or non-drying lubricant as this will collect and hold onto dirt and wear the spherical bearings faster.
"Over the weekend I received and installed my set of Traction Balls and I am thoroughly impressed with both the product and the customer service. The components of the traction ball and there combined tolerances exceeded my expectations as well as the fitment of competing products. The level of precision and attention to detail in the traction balls alone was enough for me to recommend Full-Race to others but it was the other small touches that have guaranteed that I will be a Full-Race customer again for any other components that I need. The packaging of the parts was excellent and I have no complaints to offer about the shipment as a whole. The attention to detail on the packaging was impressive and truly conveys that you care." - John G
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