As far as I can understand, rose joint and ball joint is the same thing. And a rod end uses this type of bearing in the end.
The Mercedes bushing that everybody talks about, as far as I understand this is a ball joint with a rubber sealing. Similar to the OEM solution fitted on the outer springpan bushing. Is there any difference between the OEM bearing, and this Mercedes bearing? Is it steel-nylon-steel bearing or is it a steel-steel bearing? Can anyone give me a part number or link?
The inner OEM springpan bushing is not a ball bearing. Correct? Just a rubber bushing.
For the rear trailing arm, the OEM solution looks like a ball joint on the outer and inner bearing, but what about the damper bearing?
I haven't seen any link to where to by new "Mercedes" like bearings for these? Does anyone have a link or part number?
I uppdated my springpan inner bearing with hard nylon plastic, like the black Powerflex. The outer bushing is of some green plastic, a softer one. It was almost to soft to machine.
Now is my rear outer bushing broken on the rear trailing arm, and I would like to put in ball joint rather that "Powerflex" to keep the movement, hence the question.