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post #1 of 15 Old 11-16-2008, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Under the Knife Again!

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I hate seeing these trucks like this!

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sweet. did you use a press?

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Were they hard to remove? I was thinking about doing mine and the rest of the front end components.
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yes, they are a pain without a press

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sweet. did you use a press?
I rented one but it did not work
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Were they hard to remove? I was thinking about doing mine and the rest of the front end components.
Getting the spindles off was simple...but removing the ball joints was impossible...i has to take mine to the local NTB because that was the only place open on Sunday...and i still did not get them back yet

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2wd ball joints are a lot less work to do than a 4wd.

It is not that bad of a job if you have the tools and are prepared.

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Hope you get your truck back together soon.

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What he said. I did my first set of ball joints in about 8 hours lol. My last set was under 2 hours... you'll get it stick with it!

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Yeah I did mine no press. Big pain in the rear but got her done

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