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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:07 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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  2. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:08 AM
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    Greg.Brakes.Tacos Don't Feed the Animals

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    Upper and Lower BJ work by HANDy-Randy, and doing it for free (not even Burgers!!!)...sounds like you've hit the jackpot!!
     
  3. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:11 AM
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    FadedComa Failed Porn Star.........

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    We go way back.....:anonymous:
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:12 AM
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    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Good idea. I think my off-road set has lost a weight or two.
     
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  6. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:13 AM
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    One of my LBJ boots is starting to go and needs to be replaced. I just don’t wanna
     
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  7. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:15 AM
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    Some people dread it but I think it's super easy. Heat the LCA with a torch and a powerful impact and it comes right on out. Put the new one in the freezer, torch the LCA and the new one presses right in pretty easily.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_JhoRVU1-w
     
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  8. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:21 AM
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    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Don't forget: if you used the #randyfab method for installing your Hammer Hangers you already have a ball joint press! (unless you rented it, and in that case you suck balls)
     
  9. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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    I've always just rented one even though I use them all the time. One time my rental was brand new and I was tempted to just keep it (aka buy it) but the budget said otherwise.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:24 AM
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    Gunshot-6A Not a Fed

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    CORRECTION: Camburg released an UpDaTed ball joint design and now the cost is 160 ea!!! :eek: Thank god I bought a pair before they changed it.
     
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  11. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:25 AM
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    I always just rent them as well. I have been thinking about buying one because I use them allll the time and renting them gets annoying.

    there are some decently priced ones on Amazon though. Even cheaper if you get one without all of the adapters. Orion Motor Tech 21PCS Master Ball Joint Press | Upper and Lower Ball Joint Removal Tool | Automotive Mechanic Tool Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBF1R6Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_HSTDS7BTYB3GG35VQTWS
     
  12. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:27 AM
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    I bought the HF one which I think is the exact same with a different name. It was like $60 with the coupon, and I figured was cheap insurance for U-joints, ball joint swaps, etc and inevitably the tool will be rented out when I need it.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Think I got the Harbor Freight version as well. It's not something I'll use all the time, but it's nice to have for non-ball joint duties. You never know what the local Auto Zone is going to have on hand. And I hate going out to get parts/tools while I'm working on stuff.
     
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  14. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:36 AM
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    Impact is definitely the way to go. I pressed out the first one with a breaker bar (after I cut the cams and removed the bushings, so it couldn't go back in because I'm an idiot), so for the second one I bought an impact. Way easier lol
    1vz7BwZULtMLA3xWCg9mL-3aK954m2mNDqmsFfjr_6d89139a2ff9938b27c3053c27aabc733505aa21.jpg
     
  15. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:37 AM
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    That looks properly crusty!
     
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  16. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    I hate having to go places while I’m working on stuff but it ALWAYS happens! Got a little better when I got a welder because I can just redneck whatever tool I don’t have.
     
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  17. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:40 AM
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    yeah lol It came from PA and was sold in VA. I purchased it before I knew anything about cars. Thankfully frame not really that bad, I've been needle scaling and wire wheeling her.

    the shells that hold the bushings in were proper crusty lolol
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  18. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:42 AM
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    Whooo doggy, that's gross.
     
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  19. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:46 AM
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    y=mx+b Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to derail your thread with my crusties lol. LCAs cleaned up nicely, they were slightly pitted, but not terrible. Some of this is also from me being a monkey with a needle scaler as well. Bushing shells made from an inferior metal, idk?
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:48 AM
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    The pic isn't working but no need to apologize. There's no rail for this thread to derail from. Pretty much anything goes in here.
     
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