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Old 06-18-2011, 11:31 AM
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Ball joint press adapter kit?

It is time for the ball joints on the Ex. I have all the parts needed to do the job even got a ball joint press. It is just a simple kit with 2", 2 1/2" and 3" cups and the installing and removing adapters. Is that enough to get the ball joints out of my Ex or do I need to get a kit like the OTC 6731 (see link below)?

OTC Tools 6731 - OTC Ford Ball Joint Adapter Upgrade Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com
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Anybody do their ball joints lately?
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:11 AM
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I can't remember offhand. I wouldn't hurt to have the actual superduty adapters though

here is that kit cheaper and free shipping

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Old 06-19-2011, 09:15 AM
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Thanks for the link, unfortunately to get stuff shipped up here cheaply i gotta use USPS. At the border it goes to Canada post and they are on strike!
I am also planning on doing the job this week. So I am stuck paying even more at a local parts store. I was quoted over $100 for that kit locally. I am going to try to get a hold of the local Mac Tools guy and see what he can do for me.
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Please keep us posted. I'm getting ready to do my ball joints here once it cools off (like late October ) so I'm interested in your findings. Thanks!
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The kits posted say they are for 2004 and down. I would double check to see if they work with the 05 since that is a different suspension. I don't know the answer but am bound to need the info at some point as well.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:41 PM
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With my Ex I can get away with stuff labeled 04 as it has the 04 suspension.

I watched a video on you tube and the Ford tech was using stuff that was included in that OTC kit. Luckily my brother-in-law is going down to Helena to get gun parts at my dad place, so I am getting the kit from Amazon. I will just put the job off till next week.
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With my Ex I can get away with stuff labeled 04 as it has the 04 suspension.
exactly. leafs, hubs, it's all carryover from 04
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