I just got these installed over the weekend and wanted to give my impressions on everything.
Bauer Limited Productions had excellent customer service. Communication was great and he got the parts shipped out to me the same day that he received them in. The group buy price was unbeatable. I was on the fence about ordering a set from Flyin Miata but the fact that they did not have an estimated ship date was concerning. I’m glad I held off and got in on this group buy.
Out of the box, the parts looked exceptional. The casting quality was on par with the oem piece with no noticeable imperfection or casting flaws. The dust boot looked to be thick and very durable. Once you crack the ball joint free for the first time the joint was smooth with absolutely no looseness or slope like my 100k stock ball joints. Overall I can’t find any complaints here.
No Idea. They withstood a canyon run without any hiccups. Only time will tell. I hope to put many track miles on them in 2016 and will report back if there are any issues.
Excellent! They do exactly what their advertised to do. My last miata was only about to get a maximum of 2.7 degrees of camber. With the extended ball joints I was able to get the car aligned to -3.5 degree and hit the 949 Racing “Race” alignment spec. I’m sure they could achieve more camber but I did not ask the shop to max them out. In the pic bellow you can see the dimension change from the OEM ball joint to get an idea of how this part shifts your eccentric bolt camber adjustment range.
The only quirk is that the OEM castle nut is a 21mm and this one uses a 22mm. No idea why but just a heads up since 22mm is a less common socket size.
All in all I’m very pleased with this purchase. It’s nice knowing that I’ll never have to worry about the LBJ bushing tearing or failing for the next 6+ years. And that I’ll be able to hit any front camber spec that I’d ever want to run.
EDIT: Alignment Specs are with a 4.2" front pinch weld height