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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:44 pm 
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grrr!

well day one didnt get the balljoints out at joes, will have to take them somewhere else to get them out! stupid things. cant believe how difficult they are! although whlist im at it i shaved my rotors and did a few other things ..

just so you guys try to do this, dont eEVVEEEEEEEEEEER do this at home, thank god i didnt and still they're not coming out evne on a presS! argh!
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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:07 am 
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I drill the rivets and use an air cold chisel....never have a problem

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:11 am 
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Or do what most of the lazier mechanics do.

Buy change over spindles. Only a few $$$ dearer than new ball joints, and a lot less heartache.
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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:32 pm 
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arm, el gt spindles. it wont be cheaper lol :P

all done, amazing how stiff and nice the front end is. whilst i was at it chucked in some competition gulf western oil in too and FINALLY got those heater hoses back on .. so everything done for now i think!
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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:35 pm 
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fuzion wrote:
arm, el gt spindles. it wont be cheaper lol :P


My answer wasnt referring to yourself... It was to everyone else in this thread that was asking the question. :oops:
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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:05 pm 
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haha yeah, i totally agree with what ur saying.. GET SECOND HAND ONES! or new.
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Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:58 am 
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i've done so many ball joints, and yes they are a pain the a***, But once u have a press, you're all good :)
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Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:21 am 
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I'll be finding out soon if mine need doing or not .. when i get a chance to look at the stupid thing.

 

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